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Prayer
'Come unto me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest' Matthew 11: 28-30
Father, there are so many voices, so many ideas, so many thoughts. Help me to hear only your voice, to understand your thoughts, to let your ideas become my own. Thank you.
The rise of the occult and paranormal phenomena is the third powerful force predicted at the end of time. This section is dedicated to the many social forces shaping our world view that promote this activity. Prophecy says that these beliefs and practices will permeate the behavior of the other two forces (a dominant government and religion) and will be the glue or link to Satan that combines all three end time forces with the rest of the world. Acceptance of this false trinity will culminate in an overpowering delusion, when Satan himself will appear and deceive the world.

While many topics that will be discussed seem outlandish and far fetched, they nevertheless represent systems and beliefs that will play a role in the end. Many of these incidences center around the paranormal and the miraculous. And because they are miraculous people assume that they must be from God.

This section also presents views that are different from the beliefs of the authors of this site but it presents groups that we feel will be important in the last days.

All the occult forces are based on one or both of the two great lies used to seduce Eve.

  1. I Am God. First, you shall 'be like God'. Therefore you can determine your own destiny and what is right is what you want to do.
  2. I Am Immortal. The second is that 'you will not die'. The immortality question, which opens us up to communication from outside sources and a belief that whatever you do will generally have no consequences because you will live for ever or at least get a chance to start over and over again for as long as you want.

From these lies came the practice of communicating with the dead, from that came communication with any unknown entity.

The Effect Of Miracles
One significant binding event in the future will be miraculous occurrences.
Some people say that they would believe in God if only they could see some spectacular miracle. Well, miracles prove nothing because not all miraculous events come from God.

The Bible clearly indicates that signs and wonders and miracles will accompany the believers in the end as they did while Christ was with us during his public ministry.
However, the Bible is equally clear that the forces of evil will also attest to their claims by the use of miracles. So convincing will these be "that if it were possible it would fool the very elect" The beast power in Revelation uses great miraculous heavenly signs to get the whole world to acknowledge their spiritual supremacy and to "wonder after the beast".

The gospels themselves state that Satan will be transformed "into an angel of light" and that he will attempt to fake the Second Coming of Christ. Unfortunately for him he is not omnipresent. So Paul warns us that if someone has to tell us that Christ has come so that we have to go here or there to see him, do not believe it.

Miracles
While miracles may cause a rise in the "interest" meter for voyeuristic reasons, eventually they mean nothing as far as obedience to God and truth are concerned. People overwhelmingly disobey God while in the presence of astounding miraculous events. They always returned to what was "right in their own eyes", or their immediate needs. And since the forces of evil can also perform some miracles, these miracles are not a test that the people performing these signs are from God.

The fact of the matter is, that Israel worshipped a golden calf while God was present on Mt. Sinai, while the pillar of cloud and fire was with them daily, while manna miraculously fell from heaven every day and all this happened three months after they saw the waters of the Red Sea part on their behalf.

The people in the time of the days of Noah did not turn to God after they saw the animals miraculously and inexplicably walk to the ark.

Christ was crucified days after he raised Lazarus from the dead and just 5 days after the people wanted to crown him king!
The Bible gives us the authority to question any supernatural being based on the Word of God. If these beings teach us anything other than what is in the Word - walk away.

Therefore signs, demonstrations of power and strength and even someone not human, who looks superior is not a test of truth. They are excellent at telling lies.

Will they lead you from God to a system of false worship? Will they contradict the word of God? These are the true issues.

How have miracles been used in the past?

  1. The evil ones will be able to do some spectacular miracles also. Pharaoh's magicians were able to duplicate the first 3 miracles of Moses.
  2. Events of the past show that people eventually stop responding to miracles and instead respond to their immediate needs.
    After witnessing the miracle of the parting of the Red Sea and being fed by manna, and having a pillar of fire and a pillar of clouds and a Rock which supplied them water, and a personal visit from God. The people still complained and turned against God. And all these great miracles occurred in the space of three months!
  3. After the raising of Lazarus from the dead days before, and then praising Jesus and wanting to crown him King, 5 days later Jesus was dead at the urging of the same crowd.
  4. 1 Kings 11: 9 states that Solomon turned to idol worship and rejected God even after God had personally visited him twice. Not only did God visit him, but he gave him wisdom, wealth and honor, yet Solomon turned to the gods of the women he lusted after and abandoned the true God. What else could God have done?

Miracles are not a test of truth. They only show someone who is either more powerful or more knowledgeable than you are.
Miracles are not the ultimate evidence for God's claims because people eventually follow their own lusts - no matter what powerful evidence exists.

The Paranormal And The Occult
For all engaged in the occult, a miraculous deception is simple for this group. Already, they are willing to talk to the unknown, allow their bodies and minds to be possessed and to take any message as truth from anyone except "church people". This behavior only reinforces their moral background that everything is relative, truth is what I want and there is no authority outside of me. There is also the belief that whatever is out there is wiser and trustworthy if it is not the Christian God.

Alien Aliens From Outer Space
Often people dismiss stories of alien sightings with derision. It usually cannot be verified, and appears to happen to some fool or two out in the middle of nowhere. They are usually never visible in places where the vast majority can see. Even when a respectable person like former president Jimmy Carter, or a trusted news anchor give their testimonials the underlying reaction is one of skepticism. But privately more than half of the population believes in this and that is all that is needed. If you believe, you will accept them when you see them for yourself. If you do not believe, something equivalent to a paradigm shift in you understanding of reality will occur and you are basically vulnerable.
Alien
Aliens
What were those strange lights in the sky?
Are they secret Military Aircraft, are the witnesses unreliable, are they really beings from another planet? Or could they be forces of Evil getting ready for the overwhelming delusion.

The forces of evil are preparing us for an extraterrestrial visit from the gods. Whatever it is, everyone will become an instant convert to their messages the moment they visit us openly.


What do I believe? Some of them are hoaxes, some may be secret military systems but the rest are supernatural events not extraterrestrial.

With the exception of angels, I do not believe that people from other planets are visiting us. The angels seem to be under strict rules about visible appearances. God does not want our freedom of choice to be overwhelmed by a such a show of force and superior powers. I believe some of these are hoaxes or secret military experiments, but I also believe that Satan is capable of bringing about these phenomena, possibly for the purpose of preparing us for the massive delusion to come. He has been called "the prince of the power of the air ..." They may arrive in space ships ... who knows. It may be a strategy to have the people of God distracted, looking elsewhere. This visit could be characterized as anything:

  1. Unidentified Flying Objects believers, astrologers, psychics, mystics, clairvoyants will all believe that this is an extraterrestrial visit from the gods.
  2. Atheists, agnostics, evolutions might believe these are extraterrestrial visits from a more advanced species
  3. Non Christian churches will believe that it is their god.
  4. Many Christians might believe that it is the Second Coming
  5. Catholics might believe that it is Mary, in a replay of the Fatima visions worldwide. If the Fatima scenario plays out, then the whole world will turn to the pope for spiritual leadership and guidance.

Heaven's Gate Cult. this group mixed science fiction with Christianity and came to the conclusion that the 1997 Comet Hale-Bopp had a space ship travelling behind it and that it was ready to take those enlightened humans who were ready to give up their earthly vessel (body). In May of 1997, 39 people committed suicide thinking that their souls will be transported to the alien ships.

Mass Sightings. These significant sightings are difficult to ignore because they were witnessed in large metropolitan areas and were captured by news reporters.

Alien The Psychic Revolution
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While in under graduate school in the midst of a science class, I wondered how we could prove something about God. The world seemed determined to extinguish all knowledge of God based on science, reasoning and logic and their own standards of what constituted proof. I wondered on what basis we could approach the wisdom of the scientific mind.
Christianity was condemned as irrational.

Then a curious thing happened. I would not have noticed it except for a crucial decision I made. I got rid of my television set for five of the nine years I spent going back to graduate school part time. When I finally got a television set, I was amazed at what I saw. There were psychics everywhere (and I didn't even have cable television). These were not any old junkyard psychics. It was celebrities and daughters of Christian ministers. I saw Dionne Warrick pitching her 'Psychic Friends'. Major movie stars gave testimonials about how their psychics have guided them to the right decisions. More amazing is the fact that the conservative Wall Street uses psychics. The police force uses psychics. Nancy Reagan had her own psychic advisor in the White House. And this was the president of the conservative religious right. The actress Shirley Maclaine had given it respectability in her 1980s book and television show.
The cat was out of the bag then when Maclaine told her story. Now the whole zoo was running around!

Now that I had armed myself with even more scientific knowledge, I was now dealing with a world full of irrational behavior. Logic had taken a back seat to myths and fables (II Timothy 4: 4). Experience and feelings were trusted above rational thought.

I then realized that in less than five years a major force that would be in power at the end of time had taken its seat on the stage. I knew that it would come, but with the popular thinking five years before, I didn't think that this change would come so quickly. This single event alone caused me to take a look at other World events. Then the Berlin Wall fell, 2 days before I heard the "Experts" say that it would happen but not for another ten years or so! Two days later! This set a second piece of the prophetic puzzle firmly in place - The absolute power of the United States of America. I knew that the third was waiting, but when would it reveal itself?

Now I saw another prophecy more clearly ... because they refused to acknowledge God, he gave them over to a reprobate mind.
With over $300 million in calls per year rational people, the wealthiest, the trend setters, the rich and famous were talking to dead pets!
People are crippled by simple everyday decisions. They want guaranteed answers about money and love. They want affirmation about their behavior. Their interest is selfish.
Psychics and those who communicate with the dead readily tell people to break God's laws. They encourage adultery and immorality and always spread the religion that what you want is what is right. They tell you what you want to hear.

Satan will use this reliance on other worldly advice to tell people what to do in the end. Having given up their God given right to think and reason, and being crippled with even small decisions, they will be unprepared to think about what God requires when faced with the delusion to come.

Alien Out of Body and Near Death Experiences
This phenomena has been gaining widespread attention in the past few years. Increasing numbers of people are describing "dying" and leaving their bodies in an out of body experience. They are able to see their body and those around them, then they travel down a long tunnel which has a bright light at the end. In this state they may see a bright figure who tells them it is not their time, or they may see a dead relative. The curious thing is that all of them believe that they have eternal life and that they do not feel the need to be converted or to accept Jesus Christ or turn to any God. It's the same message, you are immortal, you have no need to change, everything will be alright.
Death
Near Death Experiences

The Bible says there is no knowledge of you in the grave. This is a grand delusion to exploit a natural biochemical phenomenon or to provide an avenue into the occult.



These occurrences seem to be a twentieth century phenomena. This is one more string in the web of deceit in the last days. It should be noted that the very same experience is reported by those who actively delve in the occult and undergo what they call "astral travel". Similar accounts are reported by those under a drug-induced psychoses. This leads scientists to conclude that this is a phenomena related to a chemical malfunction in the brain and not a real experience. But I believe that some of this is an experience engineered in the dark minds from hell. The bright lights are an illusion from Satan.

What is most alarming is that Christians are beginning to use such accounts as "proof" that there is a heaven. They ignore the fact that the Bible says "in the grave there is no memory", "the thoughts perish that very day", and that you can no longer praise God in death. They also ignore the fact that many of these people express no need for repentance or for seeking God. They do not know what the Bible says about the dead.

This is therefore just one more method by which the evil one continues to entrap people into believing that they have no need for change, that they will live for ever and gets them accustomed to accepting messages from alien sources.

Astrology
Astrology
What do the stars have to say about your future Love, relationships, money, business, career, health
As usual they offer answers to questions for which we want clarity. With this comes a moral framework of our own making. Everything goes. But I see a pattern of slavery and control, people unable to make decisions about simple things in their life.

Alien Astrology
Another class of behavior God condemns is astrology. People consulting the creation rather than the creator. From a logical standpoint it makes no sense, that the date on which you are born determines your future. If that were the case twins would have identical experiences and so would every one else born under the same 'sign' especially those born on your birthday.

God put the planets in place for seasons, to mark time and to use as signs.
For many years this was the benign window into the occult. For years respectable news papers have been printing horoscopes. Psychics and other occult practitioners use these tools to determine the future. These call their abilities 'gifts' from god and call themselves prophets. While God in turn condemns them.

Alien Witchcraft
Width
The Witches Brew
I put a spell on you
They offer us life on our own terms, morals of our own making, the chance to manipulate our world and change our lives.

Morality is a buffet table. Come choose what you like!

To women dispossessed of power, it offers them a structure within which they can take control.

But does God approve?
More young people are turning to the pagan crafts. It promises them a sense of power and control over themselves and others. They are "Masters of the Universe". Riding on the popularity of cartoons, television shows and books like the " Harry Potter " series, children are turning to the pagan religions more and more.

Trendy soap operas are including witches among their cast. God forbid that they would show a Baptist minister. But, having built a reputation of glorifying people without good reputations it is not surprising that they would stoop this low. What bothers me is that people are hooked on this garbage. Most seem to think that this is real, true to life issues.
A guide for living.

A guide for going to hell. They glorify adultery, sexual deviation, evil, abuse of power, ridicule of God, glorification of self, the evil powers and everything that God condemns. Why should a Christian feed himself or herself on this?

Witch craft is a system that God clearly condemns in the old testament. King Saul lost his kingdom because he consulted the witch of Endor. God condemns these kinds of communication because he knows that no truth comes out of it. You cannot talk to the dead. They are unconscious. The facts you hear, that you naively believe that only you and the dead person knows is known by all the agencies of the unseen forces. They know you, your great grand parents, they knew Adam and Eve! They are in your homes right now, studying you, trying to find a method to deceive you. While they are doing that they will keep you busy with problems and obstacles so that you have no time for God. No time to study and learn about your defenses.
This group will also be deceived in the end time because they have no moral foundation, no absolutes but themselves. They have a strong desire to control their world and feel that they are in charge.

While watching a religious news forum, I became aware that Christian women ministers are turning to this religion because it gives them power and control that the traditional churches do not. This begs the question of whether or not they believed God's word and take it as a source of moral absolutes or whether or not they were in the business of just being psychologists. So, a Christian congregation was just a set of people on which to practise their skills. If the Christian men will not give them the forum to exercise their gifts and skills then they will take their trade elsewhere.

When did your rights or your hurt feelings supercede the words of the God to whom you once claimed allegiance?
The established hierarchy cannot stop a freight train sent by God, and God cannot fire up your engines if you get off the track. Its not about human accolades. Christ is the head of the church. Work with Him. Those who would stifle the gift of God in you will someday find themselves governing a group of dry bones.

God clearly condemns witchcraft, because you are communicating with a lying spirit. And learning to communicate with spirits who lie will not save you from the delusion to come.

God's counsel on witchcraft is "Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritualist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord, and because of these detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do so. (Deuteronomy 18: 10 - 14)

Alien Secret Societies
Many secret societies exist in which secret rituals are carried out. Some societies are political and others are religious. Some of the most powerful, influence politics worldwide and many leaders join them - probably because of their power and influence.

While many people track secret societies and speculate about who are the members, I tend to not concern myself with keeping track of this information. I cannot verify secret memberships. In addition, may people probably join because they see these groups as people of power and influence, not servants of Satan. So I tend to only concern myself with the activities of the three most powerful groups and trends mentioned by prophecy because every other group will submit to them.

Alien The New Age comes to Church
The new age Church
Self Made Religion
Tell me what I want to hear
If you do not like the rules - change them. Who is this God anyway? I make the rules, I control my own destiny, I am the master of my fate.
'Satan is disguised as an angel of light'.
Now that he has taken over the world with his philosophies and with the media and entertainment business as his marketing tool. It is now trendy to communicate with the mystics. To create your own religious experience like a patchwork quilt.
So, dressed up, boots shining, money in the pocket, a flashy sports car, fame, popularity, riches and super stardom the new age is ready to go to church.

A new movement has started to take over the church emphasizing personal revelation over doctrine. Either through advocating experience over doctrine or tradition over doctrine.
I believe it got its inroads into the church through television and the music industry. Desperate to attract young people and to appear trendy to the world, Christians are using their gifts to attract the world. The argument used to be that they would attract the world to God. Instead they are leading our children to the world.

Catholicism
Catholicism calls herself the "mother" church. The church is responsible for several significant changes in the doctrines and their basic world view is also troubling. Let us take a look at some of these views and doctrines and recent events that I believe are prophetically significant.

The Role of the Pope
The pope is seen as the supreme leader of the entire Christian Church, even if the rest of Christianity doesn't recognize it. In fact he is the leader of spiritual matters over the entire world - even if other religions do not recognize that yet. He has the divine right to lead nations, chastise rulers, wage war against heresy and use the state to complete its goals. He is superior to the state.
He is infallible when he speaks about doctrine. He cannot be questioned. He answers to no human, only to God. He can forgive sins and withhold forgiveness. He can grant tokens of release from purgatory.
He is god on earth.

Political Aspirations
The church believes that it has the absolute right to rule and should be the only one to determine spiritual affairs (actually only the Pope should) and that it is also the best one to rule in political matters because of the Pope's unique relationship to God. Therefore, the notion of church and state separation is pure blasphemy in their eyes. The church has the right to rule from God and it demands the right to do so from national leaders.

Praying to the Saints
The thought of praying to someone other that our Father God is astonishing, but the reasons given for this is so revolting it makes me weep for God and his reputation. This picture of an angry, revengeful God who does not want to be near us, who only tolerates requests on our behalf through special human beings, is certainly not the picture of God that Jesus Christ came to demonstrate to us.

The Rosary
The rosary is a string of beads that the Catholic Church uses during prayer. The reverence shown to Mary is obvious in the fact that in each decade of beads on the rosary -for every 10 prayers said to Mary only 1 is said to God.

This is a corruption of the tithing principle. We give back to God one tenth of what he gives us for our personal and physical use. But God requires 100% of the things that belong exclusively to Him. See a more detailed explanation of the rosary.

The Role Of The Virgin Mary
The worship of Mary, today acclaimed as an infallible dogma, was once condemned by the same 'infallible' Church as a deadly sin. Starting in the year 600, the church has made prayers to the virgin, queen of heaven a dogma.
She has been called Mother of God, Queen of Heaven, Refuge of Sinners, Gate of Heaven, Mother of Mercies, Ark of the Covenant, and Spouse of the Holy Ghost.

As we honor God by capitalizing words that refer to Him like (He, Him, His), some honor Mary in the same way by capitalizing pronouns such as (she and her).

A well-known publication, entitled The Glories of Mary, by of Alphonsus Liguori, now a canonized saint of the Church of Rome canonized in 1839 . It has been authoritatively declared by the Church of Rome that all the writings of Alphonsus Liguori contain "not one word worthy of censure".

Mary
The Virgin
Mary, Mary quite Contrary
We shall be heard more quickly if we call on her holy name that we should if we called on the name of Jesus our Saviour.
    The Glories of Mary
        by Alphonsus de Liguori
In 1803 the Congregation of Rites stated that "In all the writings of Alfonso de Liguori there is not one word that can be justly found fault with."
Here is what Liguori believes and teaches:

Even Christ owes a debt of Gratitude to Mary

"Nothing resists your power, because the Creator of all honours you as his mother, making your glory his own. Mary owes her Son an infinite gratitude for choosing her for his mother; but it is not less true to say that Jesus Christ has contracted a species of obligation towards her for the human existence he received from her, and in recompense for this benefit he honours her by hearing her prayers."

She Is A Savior And Mediator
"The way of salvation is open to none otherwise than through Mary." In his book The Glories of Mary, Alphonsus de Liguori writes concerning Mary:
      [...] she is truly made a mediatrix of peace between sinners and God.
      Sinners receive pardon by [...] Mary alone.
      [...] We shall be heard more quickly if we call on her holy name than we should if we called on the name of Jesus our Saviour.
      [...] The holy Church commands a worship peculiar to Mary.
      [...] Mary is called the Gate of Heaven because no one can enter that blessed kingdom without passing through her.
      [...] The way of salvation is open to none otherwise than through Mary.  
Five Dogmas of Mary
#Description
1431 Council of Ephesus - Mary is the mother of God (Theotokos )
2Perpetual Virginity, the eternal Spouse of the Holy Spirit and the New Eve. and Mary's salvation role as the Ark of the New Covenant
31854, Pope Pius IX : Immaculate Conception, Mary was preserved from the stain of original sin from the moment of Her conception
41950 Assumption - she participated in her Son's resurrection by being raised up into heaven both body and soul after her death.
51997 petition to be officially defined. Our Mother The Lady of All Nations: Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate.

God Obeys her Commands
Rome exalts Mary to such a degree that it holds that "all things, even God, obey the commands of Mary". Rome considers Mary to be a far more powerful mediator than the Lord Jesus Christ:

"Sometimes we shall be heard sooner by invoking the intercession of Mary than by praying to Jesus our Saviour" (page 209).
"I am fine, if my Redeemer cast me off on account of my sins, I will throw myself at the feet of His mother, Mary, and will remain prostrate before her, until she obtains my pardon" (page 183).

Rome exalts Mary to such a degree that it holds that "all things, even God, obey the commands of Mary" (page 265).

Christ The angry Judge, Mary The protector
The Lord Jesus is entirely ignored as the Advocate of - and Intercessor for - His people, these titles and offices being given to Mary.
Christ is represented as an angry Judge from whom Mary saves sinners; thus she is called "the only advocate of sinners" (page 190f.), and we are told (page 282) that

"her Son, the Judge of the world, cannot bring Himself to condemn the criminals whom she defends", and that (page 193) "when God is angry with a sinner whom Mary takes under her protection, she restrains her Son, that He may not inflict chastisement, and saves the sinner".

Salvation Through Mary
"Most holy Virgin, take us under your protection, for we have no other hope of salvation than through thee." (Page 257)
In Mary, then, the Romanists place all their hope. For they say (page 252) that "he who is protected by Mary is saved; he who is not protected by her is lost".
Thus Romanism is Marianism, and Rome teaches the same today. Even the Mass has been converted into Mary worship by the addition of prayers to her, and the prominence given to them. Pope Leo XIII outstripped his predecessors in this regard and was thus fittingly styled the 'Pope of the Rosary'. The Rosary consists of 166 beads, on which are recited one Creed, 15 Pater nosters and 150 Hail Mary's. Its recitation was said by Leo XIII to be "the most powerful and most pleasing" manner of "honouring" Mary. Every Pope today still issues an encyclical on "The Devotion of the Rosary", in which he preaches Mary-worship.
Again, the following idolatrous language is addressed to Mary by the same author:

"Nothing resists your power, because the Creator of all honours you as his mother, making your glory his own. Mary owes her Son an infinite gratitude for choosing her for his mother; but it is not less true to say that Jesus Christ has contracted a species of obligation towards her for the human existence he received from her, and in recompense for this benefit he honours her by hearing her prayers."

The same writer adopts the following blasphemous address to Mary:

"O great Queen, it is by you the miserable are saved; and because their salvation is your work, they shall form your crown in heaven."

Mary the Intercessor

"It is the opinion of many, and I hold the opinion to be true and indubitable, that all God's graces are dispensed through the hands of Mary, and that all the elect are brought to salvation through the divine mother. In conformity with this opinion, it may be said that the salvation of all depends on preaching devotion to Mary, and confidence in her intercession."

Mariolatry - Worship of the Virgin Mary
The dogma of the immaculate conception.

she was preserved from original sin at the first moment of her existence and, as well, that 'Mary was free from personal sin and moral imperfection throughout her life'

Other official or authorized works of the Catholic church such as the book Ten Series of Meditations on the Mystery of the Rosary by John Ferraro and The Glories of Mary by Alphonsus de Liguori describe the following roles for her:

The Virgin Mary Apparitions
Title Location Visionary Year
Our Lady of the Snows Italy John of Rome and wife 352
Our Lady of Walsingham England Richeldis de Faverches 1061
Our Lady of the Rosary Spain Dominic de Guzman 1208
Our Lady of Sorrows Italy Seven noblemen 1233
Our Lady of Mount Carmel England Simon Stock 1251
Siena Italy St. Catherine 1347
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mexico Juan Diego 1531
Our Lady of Mercy Italy Antonio Botta 1536
Agreda Spain St. Mary of Agreda 1600s
Our Lady of Czestochowa Poland Painting of Mary 1655
Our Lady of Lavang Vietnam A number of parishioners 1698
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Rue Du Bac, France Catherine Laboure 1830
Our Lady of Victories France Father Genettes 1836
Blangy France Sister Justine Bisqueyburu 1840
Our Lady of La Salette France Maximin Geraud
Melanie Mathieu
1846
Our Lady of Lourdes France Bernadette Soubirous 1858
Our Lady of Hope France Six children 1871
Pellevoisin France Estelle Faguette 1876
Gietrzwald Poland Justyna Szafrynska, Barbara Samulowska 1877
Our Lady of Knock Ireland Fourteen or 15 witnesses 1879
Rome Italy Pope Leo XIII 1884
.: Poland St. Maximilian Kolbe 1904
Our Lady of Fatima Portugal Lucia dos Santos her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta 1917
San Giovanni Italy Padre Pio 1918
Our Lady of Beauraing Belgium Gilberte Voisin and 4 other children (Degeimbre) 1932
Our Lady of Banneux Belgium Mariette Beco 1933
Secretary of Divine Mercy Poland Blessed Faustina (Saint Faustina in 2000) 1937
Zeitun Egypt Thousands 1968
Our Lady of Akita Japan Sister Agnes Sasagawa 1973
Cuapa Nicaragua Edward Bernardo Martinez 1980
Litmanova Slovakia Ivetka Korcakova and Katka Ceselkova 1990-1995
While Marian apparitions are reported to have occurred in the past, until the last two centuries they have been rather infrequent. The sightings seemed to have escalated during the Great Awakening. It was a counter-revolutionary move by the forces of darkness.

The Catholic Church has taken note of these appearances by constructing basilicas, churches or chapels to honor Mary's special presence at these locations. Some of the more well-known of these are listed below:
These are just the approved visions. There are thousands more.

There have been many others reported, some have been disapproved of by the church while the others are waiting validation based on an ongoing church investigation. But this is the frequency with which they are being reported.

This does not include images of Mary in office buildings or on rose petals or tea leaves or bleeding hosts or bleeding icons or bleeding bread. These are based on peoples accounts of direct visitations by 'Mary'.

The Visions Of Fatima
The Fatima visions of 1917 are important in understanding the phenomena that reportedly occurred and current Catholic expectations.

The Catholic church believes that in these times God is calling Mary to bring us back to Him. One of the pivotal events leading to this expectation are the 1917 apparitions of Mary in Fatima, Portugal.
Apparitions
Years Total
Years
Total
Visions
  352-1829 1478 11
1830-1899 60 10
1900-1929 20 8
1930-1939 10 4
1940-1949 10 4
1950-1959 10 6
1960-1969 10 6
1970-1979 10 8
1980-1989 10 33
1990-1999 10 23
One year after the image of a slightly transparent angel appeared to her and three other young girls, Lucia de Jesus dos Santos was tending sheep with her two cousins, Francisco (8 years old) and Jacinta Marto (6 years old) when the angel appeared with more distinguishable features. In other visions, the children were repeatedly told to "make reparations for the crimes of sinners to console God who is offended by us." Here is an example of such a request:

"Do you wish to offer yourselves to God, to endure all the sufferings that He may please to send you, as an act of reparation for the sins by which He is offended and to ask for the conversion of sinners?"

Six successive visions occurred on the thirteenth of each month starting from May 13, 1917 to October 13, 1917 at a place called the Cova da Iria. Our Lady of Fatima, as she is now called, promised a miracle on October 13 so that the world might believe. The apparition promised a seventh and last appearance. This has not yet happened.
On the June 13 appearance, it stated "I want you to come here on the thirteenth day of the coming month and to recite five decades of the Rosary every day." She prophesied the death of Jacinta and Francisco but said Lucia would have to remain to help establish in the world devotion to Her Immaculate Heart.
On September 13 vision she said "Continue to say the Rosary to bring about the end of the War. In October Our Lord will come also, and Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and Saint Joseph with the Child Jesus, to bless the world"

The September 13 Vision of Hell
The children saw demons and people immersed in a sea of fire. From them came shrieks and groans of despair. The apparition said:

"You see Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them God wishes to establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If they do what I will tell you, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace. The war is going to end. But if they do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pius XI. When you see a night illuminated by an unknown light, know that is the great sign God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its crimes by means of war, of hunger, and of persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father.

The October 13 Vision and the Miracle of the Sun
October 13 was a very rainy day. There was an estimated crowd of about 70,000. The apparition of the lady came at noon and granted some requests from Lucia. As she ascended from their sight she opened her hands and pointed toward the sun. Then, (only the children saw this) in the sky three tableau of the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. Then the Holy Family appeared. Joseph and the Infant Jesus blessed the crowd three times. Next only Lucia saw Our Lady of Sorrows beside Her Suffering Son Who also blessed the crowd. Finally the children saw Our Lady of Mount Carmel with the Infant Jesus upon Her knee.
Total Catholic Feast Days
Date Feasts to Mary Other
Saints
January 1 Solemnity of Mary, mother of God 528
January 23 Espousal of Mary and Joseph
February 11 Our lady of Lourdes 354
March 23 Our lady of victories 339
March 25 Annunciation
April 26 Mary, mother of God counsel 341
May 13 Our lady of Fatima 408
May 13 Our lady of the blessed sacrament
May 24 Our lady, help of Christians
May 24 Our lady of the way
May 31 Our lady, mediatrix of all grace
May 31 Visitation
June 13 Our lady of Fatima (second apparition) 448
June 17 Our lady of perpetual help
July 1 Immaculate heart of Mary 453
July 2 Visitation of the virgin
July 13 Our lady of Fatima (third apparition)
July 16 Our lady of Mount Carmel
August 2 Our lady of the angels 422
August 5 Our lady of the snow
August 5 Dedication of the church of St. Mary Major
August 13 Our lady of Fatima (fourth apparition)
August 15 Assumption of the blessed virgin
August 21 Our lady of Knock
August 22 Immaculate heart of Mary
August 22 Queenship of Mary
August 23 Our lady of Czestochowa
September 8 Birth of Mary 441
September 12 Most Holy name of Mary
September 13 Our lady of Fatima (fifth apparition)
September 15 Our lady of Sorrows
September 24 Our lady of Ransom
October 7 Our lady of the rosary 448
October 7 Victory of the blessed virgin Mary
October 11 Maternity of the blessed virgin Mary
October 12 Our lady of Aparecida, patroness of Brazil
October 12 Our lady of the pillar
October 13 Our lady of Fatima (sixth apparition)
November 21 Presentation of the blessed virgin Mary 395
November 27 Our lady of the miraculous medal
December 8 Immaculate conception 302
December 10 Our lady of Loreto
December 12 Our lady of Guadelupe
December 18 Expectation of the blessed virgin Mary
December 25 The Birth of Jesus


The crowd, on the other hand, saw something very different. The people stared at the sun which started dancing in the sky. Then it whirled rapidly, emitting flames of fire which reflected many different colors upon the earth. Finally it appeared to be plummeting from the sky toward the crowd which frightened the people. Some thought it was the end of the world. Then the sun reversed its direction and returned to its normal position in the sky. As the people regained their senses they noticed still another miracle. Although it had been a very rainy day now the ground and even their clothes were dry.

Francisco died in 1918 and Jacinta died in 1920. Both Jacinta and Francisco were beatified by Pope John Paul II on May 13, 2000. Lucia is still alive. She is now known as Sister Maria of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Setting Up Devotion To Mary
By 1986 there were at least 46 separate masses to Mary. Over the years, the devotion has shifted from a celebration of her special gifts to her role in salvation.

In a subsequent 1929 vision to Lucia, the apparition made a request for the Pope to consecrate the world to Her Immaculate Heart in union with all the Bishops of the world, making a special mention of Russia.

The First Two Secrets of Fatima
In 1927, at the Convent in Spain while in vision Lucia received permission to reveal two parts of a three part secret which she received during the July 13 apparitions:

  1. The vision of Hell
  2. The urgent need for devotion to the Immaculate Heart. The apparition made a request for the Pope to consecrate the world to Her Immaculate Heart in union with all the Bishops of the world, making a special mention of Russia.

    To do this the faithful are asked to do the following:
  3. The third part of this secret was given to the Bishop and later was given to the Pope. Lucia asked that it not be made public before 1960 and it was never made public until June 26, 2000.

The Third Secret of Fatima
There has been lots of speculation about this final secret. Many saw it as a prophecy of the breakup of the church. In 1997, due to a series of earthquakes in the city of Rome, which fueled suspicion that it was the prophecy of the third secret, the Vatican made a statement about what the prophecy is not about. Cardinal Ratzinger, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith stated that reports that the Third Secret referred to the collapse of the papacy and Church were untrue. He also noted that the Secret is not a prophecy of apocalyptic doom.

In 1997 Archbishop Capovilla said that it relates to "an extraordinary event" and "a manifestation of the supernatural". In 1984, the Bishop of Leiria-Fatima gave a speech in Vienna in which he said,

"The Secret of Fatima speaks not about atomic bombs, nor about nuclear warheads, nor about SS-20 missiles. Its contents concerns but our faith. To identify the Secret with catastrophic announcements or with a nuclear holocaust is to distort the meaning of the message. The loss of faith of a continent is worse than the annihilation of a nation; and it is true that Faith is continually diminishing in Europe."

This is the actual text of the third secret which was finally revealed.

We saw an Angel with a flaming sword in his left hand; flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire; but they died out in contact with the splendour that Our Lady radiated towards him from her right hand: pointing to the earth with his right hand, the Angel cried out in a loud voice: Penance, Penance, Penance!'. And we saw in an immense light that is God: something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it' a Bishop dressed in White we had the impression that it was the Holy Father'. Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough hewn trunks as of a cork tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God.

This brings to mind the prophecy in Daniel - 'He shall come to his end and none shall help him'
In Revelation, the European kingdoms who give their power to the church will destroy it.

The Prophetic Messages of Blessed Faustina, 1937
Sister Faustina Kowalska died at the age of 33 (25 August 1905 to 5 October 1938).

"Before I come as a just judge, I am coming first as "King of Mercy"! Let all men now approach the throne of my mercy with absolute confidence! Some time before the last days of final justice arrive, there will be given to mankind a great sign in the heavens of this sort: all the light of the heavens will be totally extinguished. There will be a great darkness over the whole earth. Then a great sign of the cross will appear in the sky. From the openings from where the hands and feet of the savior were nailed will come forth great lights - which will light up the earth for a period of time. This will happen before the very final days. It is the sign for the end of the world. After it will come the days of justice! Let souls have recourse to the fount of my mercy while there is still time! Woe to him who does not recognize the time of my visitation."

Could the days of Justice be the period of persecution. Is the vision preparing people for the terrible acts they will do? Will they call it justice? Will we be punished for not acknowledging this visit as from God?

The Vision of Akita
1973 Vision of Akita which essentially continues the visions of Fatima. There were 3 visions which were accompanied with the usual crying statue (cried 101 times), stigmata on the nun who received the visions and claims of healings. The visions came to Sister Agnes Sasagawa at the chapel of the Eucharistic Handmaids of the Sacred Heart in Akita Japan.

  1. June 6, 1973: A call for prayer and sacrifice for the glory of the Father and salvation of souls.
  2. August 3, 1973: For prayer, penance and courageous sacrifices to soften the Father's anger.
  3. October 13, 1973: The annihilation of a great part of humanity "If men do not repent and do not better themselves . . ." .
    As usual our only hope is to commit idolatry by praying to Mary. The Devil always wants worship.
    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 have 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 the priests.

    The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their Conferes. The Church and altars will be vandalized. 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 rage especially 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 no longer be pardon for them."
    The devil does not know the future but he knows his plans and the true prophecies. What is interesting about this is that the devil is anticipating two events that will be negative for the Catholic church:
    1. The effects of the true revival of God when many will leave the church.
    2. The collapse of the global union under the fifth and sixth plagues when the United States, the European Union and the Churches turn against the Catholic Church.
    ... if mankind does not repent, the Heavenly Father will inflict a very serious punishment on the whole world; a punishment the likes of which has never happened before. Many people will perish. Pray the Rosary often. Only I can prevent the disaster. Whoever entrusts themselves to me will be saved."

Our Lady of La Salette
These apparitions started on September 19, 1846 in La Salette, France. The appearances were made to two children - Melanie Mathieu Calvat, aged 14, and Peter Maximin Girard, aged 11. She complained about the sins of blaspheming God's name and working on the Sabbath. She was greatly distressed by the blatant disregard and disrespect for God and His Commandments, especially the first three Commandments. At that time, She reminded the children that there are consequences for men's sins against God and that She, as the Loving Mother, has held back the hand of God and suffered and prayed continually for us

Our Lady of All Nations
This was a series of 56 apparitions which came to Ida Peerdeman in Amsterdam, Holland from March 25, 1945 to May 31, 1959. By May 31, 1996 approval of these visions had been given by the Bishop. The visions are supposed to be detail about the events given in the visions of Fatima. They focus on a new devotion to Mary with a new prayer, and they introduced the fifth Marian dogma - she is : Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate. She is described as a woman with her feet planted on the earth.

Apparition 27, Sunday, February 11, 1951 (A new prayer) - Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, send now Your Spirit over the earth. Let the Holy Spirit live in the hearts of all nations, that they may be preserved from degeneration, disaster and war. May the Lady of All Nations, who once was Mary, be our Advocate. Amen."

Apparition 29, March 28, 1951 (False prophets) - Rome must be conscious of its role in these days. Does Rome know who the enemy is that is lying in wait for her, like a serpent stealthily making its way in the world? I am not referring to Communism alone; there are yet other ' prophets ' to come false prophets!

Apparition 37, November 15, 1951 (the coming of the "Spirit of Truth") - " Tell the world that I wish to be the ' Lady of All Nation .' Let the world pray to the Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father, that He send the Holy Spirit, so that the Spirit of Truth may dwell in the hearts of all nations. Ask the Lady of All Nations, who once was Mary, may be the Advocate. ' The Lady of All Nations ' is standing here before the Cross of her Son. Her feet are placed on the center of the earth; around her is the flock of Jesus Christ. I come as the Co-Redemptrix-Mediatrix at this time. Co-Redemptrix I already was at the Annuciation." This means that the Mother became Co-Redemptrix by the Will of the Father. Tell your theologians this. Tell them, moreover, that this will be the last dogma in Marian history. " This picture shall prepare the way. Have this picture brought to the world; and thereby I mean the whole world, not only your country. The world is degenerating. The world is being afflicted with disaster upon disaster. The world will be and is - economically and materially at a dead end. Wars will continue until the Spirit of Truth comes with His help. Get the people back to the Cross." "... This world can be saved only through the Church that holds this doctrine". " Tell all those you cooperate with, to spread the prayer picture in even greater numbers farther afield. I shall assist them."

Apparition 44, December 8, 1952 (A new dogma) - I am entering these times as the ' Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate. "The Lady of All Nations" promises to aid mankind if they acknowledge this title and invoke her under this title. Make this message know. It is high time! Fear not, I will help."

Appariton 31, April 15, 1951 - " ...For I stand as the Lady in front of the Cross of the Son. This picture [of the Lady of All Nations ] will precede" - and the Lady repeats ' will precede ' - a dogma, a new dogma ...

" The Lady, however, really stands here as the ' Co-Redemptrix ' and ' Advocate.' About this much controversy will arise. The Church, Rome, however, should not be afraid to take up the struggle. It can only make the Church stronger and more powerful.

Apparition 45, March 20, 1953 (the eucharist, meteors) - Before the Lord Jesus Christ returned to the Father - before the Sacrifice of the Cross began - the Lord Jesus Christ gave to the nations of the whole world the Daily Miracle. " How many are there who experience this Great Wonder? They pass this Great Miracle by. The daily Sacrifice has to have its place again at the center of this degenerate world."

" ... great powers will be overthrown; a politico-economic struggle will arise; be on your guard against false prophets; be on the lookout for meteors; there will be disasters; there will be catastrophies of nature."

Apparition 46, May 10, 1953 (Universal Calamity) - " I have come today to give you a special message: ask (petition) the Holy Father if he would kindly say, and lead all nations is saying, the prayer with Mary, the Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate, under the title of ' the Lady of All Nations, ' which She has given to the world. Say to him: Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ, teach your people this simple but profound prayer. It is Mary, ' the Lady of All Nations,' who is asking this of you. You are the Shepherd of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Tend your sheep. Know well that great and threatening dangers are hanging over the Church, over the world. Now the moment has arrived when you should speak of the Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate, under the title of ' the Lady of All Nations. Why is Mary asking you to do this? It is because she is sent by her Lord and Creator, so that, by means of this prayer and this title, she may save the world from a universal calamity. You know that Mary wishes to come as ' the Lady of All Nations.' Now She is asking that the nations might hear this title from you, the Holy Father."

Apparition 51, May 31, 1955 (the coming of the Holy Spirit) - " ...Satan is not banished yet. 'The Lady of All Nations' is now permitted to come in order to banish Satan. She comes to announce the Holy Spirit. The Holy spirit will only now descend over this earth. But you should say my prayer, the one I gave to the world. Every day and every moment you should think of the prayer ' the Lady of All Nations ' gave to this world at this time. "You do not know what great value and power this prayer boasts before God! He will grant the requests of His Mother, when She comes to plead for you as Advocate.

" Great events are impending...This will be a time of stupendous and awesome inventions; so that even your pastors will stand amazed and will tell you: we too are at our wits' end. Then take to heart the words the Lady spoke to you on May 31st. The Father knows, and permits, all that will come and pass in the world. " Know well that the Holy Spirit is nearer than ever. The Holy Spirit will come now only, if you pray for His coming. He has always been ready; now, however, the time has come. " Why do you not ask the Holy Father to pronounce the dogma the Lady demands? ... Once the dogma has been pronounced, ' the Lady of All Nations ' will give Her blessing... Then ' the Lady of All Nations ' will bestow peace. She will help you when this dogma is proclaimed. " Nations be mindful of the Daily Miracle given to you by the Lord Jesus Christ. He gave it (the Sacrifice of the Mass) to you, so that you might experience it every day. Do you realize what it is you are going without?...Bring your children back to the Sacrifice. Let all nations come back to the Sacrifice! " When you begin to ask the Holy Father for the dogma, the Lady will fulfill Her promise and true peace will come. True Peace, nations, that is the kingdom of God. God's kingdom now is nearer than ever. Understand these words well.

"...You members of the Church of Rome, appreciate your great, your own great happiness. Realize what it means to belong to the Church of Rome! Do your actions bear this out? Your Mother, ' the Lady of All Nations,' may come to you once a year under this new title; later this will change. Understand my words well when I say: make sure that every year the nations will be assembled around this throne, before this picture. This is the great favor that Mary, ' Miriam ' or ' the Lady of All Nations ' is allowed to bestow on the world. " Satan is not banished yet - it is for you to see to that, you people of the Church of Rome. Remember your Sacraments; they still exist! You Christian people, by your example bring others to Him, to the daily Miracle, to the daily Sacrifice...the Holy Spirit will help you. Implore Him now. I cannot repeat this often enough to the world: HAVE RECOURSE TO THE HOLY SPIRIT NOW. ( The Lady said this very slowly, stressing every word )..." ' My signs,' - I said ' are inherent in my words.' "

Satan on the Offensive
As I said, these visions from Mary are a way to prepare Catholics for what Satan sees as real future prophetic events. He must provide a reason for people to hold on. So he has an explanation for everything that is occurring. All three visions have these messages in common.

Here is a look at what the prophecies predict and satan's possible counter attack.
Bible Prophecy Meaning Vision Detail of Vision from "Mary"
The woman pursued by the dragon (Revelation 12) The persecution of the church by Satan and his representatives on earth. This important vision introduces the religious and political powers at the end of the world. Ida Peerdeman The woman is "Our lady of all nations".
The message of the mighty angel (Revelation 18:1) Fall of Babylon. Come out of her my people. She is guilty of idolatrous worship and is the location of every foul spirit. Fatima Second Vision - devotion to the immaculate heart
Faustina All men to approach the throne of her mercy
Akita Only devotion to Mary will save us. Pray the rosary.
Hearts failing for Fear An event that makes people turn to religion Akita Days of Justice, fire falling from the sky. The threat of this event will lead to the mark of the beast.
The mark of the beast A call to global worship as a way to appease the angry God. Akita Days of Justice
Persecution For those who do not follow the rest of the world Akita Days of Justice
Satan the angel of light A false Second Coming Faustina Coming as a king of mercy
Fifth Plague Confusion in the church Akita Cardinals against cardinals and bishops against bishops, souls will leave the church
Sixth Plague Loss of international support. Anger by the international community. Akita Church vandalized
Fatima Third vision

Summary of Important Catholic Messages
All these messages are from apparitions pretending to be the virgin Mary.
MessageVisionaryDetail Message
Only Mary can save us The purpose is to set up a new, idolatrous means of salvation in the world that is supposed to be our only hope. The implication is that if we do not submit to this worship, we will cause a global catastrophe. God is very offended by our continued disobedience and only her ministry will help us.
Akita (1973-1976) Confidence in me will save.
Matous Lasuta, Czechoslovakia 1958Chastisements can be avoided or made lighter by prayer, saying the rosary, penance and good works.
Lucia dos Santos, Fatima 1961She is giving us the last anchor of salvation, that is the holy virgin in person.
Ida Peerdeman (1945-1959) A demand that Mary shall be confirmed as co-savior, mediatrix and intercessor in a new religious dogma.
Fire from the sky The purpose is to give credible evidence of a coming chastisement or punishment from God for not believing in his instructions. These are called the "days of justice" in the visions of Akita. The signs and wonders of the apparitions of Mary are supposed to be proof of devine endorsement.
Our Lady of all nations ... be on the lookout for meteors and a universal calamity
Akita (1973-1976)Fire will fall from the sky and shall wipe out a great part of humanity. Confidence in me will save.
Elena Leonardi (1970's)The earth will tremble in a most frightful way, and all humanity will stagger. An unforeseen fire will descend over the whole earth, and a greater part of humanity will be destroyed.
Global appearance of Mary and Jesus before the Second Coming. The purpose is to convince the world to listen to "Mary" and "Jesus". They are appearing before the final appearance of God as prophesied in the Bible. The reasoning is that at that final appearance he is coming to destroy the world. But this other appearance is to convince us to be obedient so that we will not perish at the next appearance.
Blessed Faustina (1937)Before I come as a just judge, I am coming first as "King of Mercy"! Some time before the last days of final justice arrive, there will be given to mankind a great sign in the heavens of this sort: all the light of the heavens will be totally extinguished. There will be a great darkness over the whole earth. Then a great sign of the cross will appear in the sky.
Our Lady of Carmel, Spain October 18, 1961Our lady has promised that all mankind will receive a warning from heaven. The warning comes directly from God and will be visible to the whole world from any place where anyone may happen to be. It ... will be seen and felt by everyone, believer and unbeliever alike.
Lucia dos Santos, Fatima 1961When the other means of salvation are exhausted and despised by men, she is giving us the last anchor of salvation, that is the holy virgin in person.
Ida Peerdeman, 1951Wars will continue until the Spirit of Truth comes with His help.

The End of the World
How do you boil a frog?
Being immune to doom
Boil a frog Place a frog in a pot of hot water and he will immediately jump right out of there. Yes, he is smart, quick and agile! He listens to all his internal and external warning signals. He is not a fool.

But humans are smarter. We invented psychology!

There is only one way to boil a frog while making him believe he is in a luxurious spa. The trick is not to put him directly into hot water. You see his natural defense mechanisms will take over and he will escape from danger because he immediately notices the deadly temperatures. He is prepared.

To get by his body defenses you have to put the frog in normal temperatures, then slowly raise the temperature. As each new temperature is reached, the frog's defense mechanisms will compensate for it and accept the new environment as normal. Soon the water will be at the deadly boiling point and frog will still not be able to recognize the danger.

Are you a frog?
Everyone is waiting for it. Scientists say it will occur in about 5 billion years when the sun becomes a big red giant and engulfs the earth. Nostradamus says that it will occur in 3797 - after a 27 year war between the United States and the third Antichrist from the middle east and a 1000 years of peace. Others say it is already here. For a while, the disciples thought it would occur in their day. But many more predict its coming in the immediate future.

Despite the fact that Jesus says "No man knows the day nor the hour" (Matthew 25: 13) and "I will cut the time short in righteousness" or "It is not for you to know ...". Still the Bible tantalizes us with words such as "You know the changing of the seasons, you should be able to discern the signs of the times". This leads me to conclude the final generation might know that they could be the last one, but to say "within 2 or 3 or 5 years" is not guaranteed.

Surprised! People will be "surprised" at his coming. I often wondered how that could be possible with the signs surrounding us. I now can see why. We are so accustomed with adapting to changes and signs that we become immune to their significance. Life under the influence of a prophetic trend does not seem all that bad. And behavior once attributed to respectable people and groups does not seem possible anymore. We have quietly stopped printing books about the horrible atrocities of the church in the spirit of ecumenism and forgiveness. Believing in the moral evolution of man, we choose to forget as we forgive, oblivious to the claims of our medieval torturers that they still have the right and the duty to continue these purges - when the time is right.

The museum dedicated to Pope John Paul II is praising the church and his leader as "defenders of human rights", when the truth is that the church has killed about 100 million people for their faith and its current canon law still reserves the right to punish heretics. Yes, we are slowly being immunized to the signs of the times. And with our increasing technological and scientific capabilities we are beginning to feel that we can outsmart and survive any doomsday prophecy.

Diversions. Life offers many diversions that take our attention from the word of God. We have problems, sporting events, pursuit of financial success, life, responsibilities, pleasure, fun and they all seem to demand our attention.

Soon is 2000 years in the future - Despite all the reasons not to do so, many are unwilling to live with the realization of "soon" or "possible in my life". In the 1970's I thought that it may not be possible in my life because there were so many seemingly insurmountable pieces that were not in place. And I did something wrong. I started looking for the sign. The one crucial event that would signify a break in the stalemate. We should always be prepared for our Lord's return and not tie it into any single prophetic event.

Watch the Trends - The wisest strategy is to always be prepared no matter what the worldly climate appears to be. There is always the danger that you might have become accustomed to your situation and are unable to discern the signs of the times. "Knowing" is not a prerequisite, loving God and longing to meet him are. Since we all wait with expectation and the signs do give us hope, then look for the major trends and watch the players. The fact of the matter is, that long before they appear as significant blips on the horizon they have been preparing for their roles in ways of which you are unaware. So that by the time they have burst upon the scene to take their place in history they may be more prepared that you realize.

It could be too late.

A Great Delusion: What is the Prophecy
Before we begin to understand the significance of the role of these forces, we must first see them from the prophetic viewpoint. Men and women refuse to do God's will, but they turn to theories that allow them to do whatever they desire

I have been alluding to a great delusion in this article. It is now time to discuss what it is or could be. The Bible predicts a crisis at the end that makes our decisions more difficult because of the presence of miracles. This unprecedented entrance into earth's history probably signifies that this is the last generation, it also means that those who hold to certain world views will be unprepared to deal with the emotions and decisions that they have to make in this short time, especially when they have ignored the Word of God has having no useful significance in favor of personal experience.

A population at Risk. When the great delusion arrives, who will be at risk and what will be the devilish falsehood designed to gain their allegiance?

  1. Everyone who does not believe in the authenticity of the Word of God.
  2. Evolutionists - he will either confirm their beliefs or blend it in a belief that the Earth was started by a race of intelligent aliens, thereby overcoming the difficulties in the creationist theories of biogenesis and the development of the sexes.
  3. For the occult and paranormal set he will just confirm that all they believed was correct. He will probably precede his coming by a series of visions to these psychics and astrologers.
  4. For religions that believe everything is acceptable as long as you believe it and that Jesus Christ was just a good man like any other prophet, they will have no basis on which to question what is before them.
  5. For the drugged and those under mind altering influences anything is acceptable as long as they can see a way out or an opportunity to stay in.
  6. For Christians whose religion is very conservative and who believe in a lying devil it is another story. We could fall in a trap designed for us. Therefore the lying deception must be of a Christian nature and it will be even more accepted if a trusted Christian Leader of high moral standing endorses, or is endorsed by the deceptive one, or if this leader predicts the date of the appearances.

Summary of Catholic Expectations. Since these prophecies are not from God they are subject to failure.

A Christian Deception. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. (2 Corinthians 11: 14 - 15)
In another verse, the apostles warned that there shall be 'false Christs and false prophets' and if it were possible 'it would fool the very elect'.

The Catholic church is expecting the seventh and final vision from the apparition that appeared in Fatima in 1917. Some are expecting Mary to appear before the whole world, possibly with Jesus. According to the Marian apparitions of Blessed Faustina, before the coming of God as judge he will come as a king of mercy to the world. This will be seen worldwide first as darkness, then as the sign of the cross in the sky. The visions of Akita in 1973, adds more detail to the drama. A worldwide punishment is coming from the sky. Mary can no longer hold back God's anger (although she is trying). This vision speaks of worship to Mary and a "Sign" from her son as our only hope. The vision of Faustina says there will be the sign of a cross in the sky.

The Purpose of this Delusion
For a long time (since the late 1800's) we believed the following would occur at the end:

  1. The United States will be the last Super Power. This was globally recognized in 1992.
  2. The Protestant Churches would try to take control of the government in order to put a stop to the evil allowed in the country. (1980's).
  3. They would join hands with the Catholic Church in achieving this goal.
  4. Then, this is what we were not sure how it would play out - but through fearful incidents we will be forced to give up our rights. The events of September 11, 2001 with the bombing of the World trade center towers of New York have set the ball in motion.

    But September 11 is not enough. Because according to the incidences that play out, we will not be able to solve our problems. Some event or events or series of events will make us think that even God himself has abandoned us. I wondered if we would have a series of unprecedented natural and man-made disasters in close proximity.

    What ever triggers this fear and this reaction will cause us to look to religious solutions not just military or technological ones. It must also cause us to give up more of our rights. This part essentially happened in 2001.
    Then the church will step in with a remedy. Who better to represent the world than the one who is making it his business to be seen as that legitimate role model to every world leader. The one who claims this position as his right. That's why I believe the September 11 events are not enough to get to this level of despair. As of September 26, 2001 we still think we can solve the problems with technology and the military and a call to prayer.

    A few may listen to the Christian church, but others will look to their own brand of religion. This is when the strong delusion steps in. It is obviously a Christian event. An unprecedented worldwide supernatural event.
    You tell me which Moslem, which atheist, which terrorist, which person who has not studied the bible, has not known God will not be effected by this. Who would dare challenge a being of pure light coming from the sky with words of love and peace and warning.

    I would. You should. Being supernatural does not give you automatic credentials as God.

    If someone has to call me and tell me to look out my window. It is not Christ. If I have to see it on television, it is not Christ. If it tells me to disobey God, it is not from God. And trust me, it will eventually tell you to disobey God. Because it wants worship and it wants to humiliate God and enslave his people with guilt. And how will you know that what it requests will be a violation of God's will unless you are studying. And, this is the problem, what they request might not seem unreasonable - at first. It will appear harmless. No big deal. Why not go along?

    At this point, you cannot have the mental attitude of the liberal or the mainline churches. Either God said it and meant it. Or he did not. That fact that you do not know why it is important to God is irrelevant.

    Making these decisions at the time the delusion is staring you in the face is not the best mental and psychological circumstances. This is peer pressure at its maximum. According to the scriptures, Now is the accepted time. Now is the day of salvation.
  5. The strong delusion will point to the Roman Church as its representatives. If we do not do as the pope says, we will be called trouble makers, disturbers of the peace. Current Catholic Cannon law makes this a sin punishable with a just punishment - death was the punishment in the middle ages!
    An appeal will be made to all to 'get on board', be unified. We will be shown examples of how God punished the whole camp of Israel under his theocracy when one man disobeyed.

    But the fearful problems that triggered this worldwide reaction will continue and we will be named as the source of it. The request will seem so simple, that people will wonder why we are obstinate about it. But remember, we are in this trouble because Adam and Eve failed a very simple test. They just has to stay away from one fruit tree. They had thousands of others to choose from. The rest is history.
  6. We believe an appeal will be made to abandon the Saturday Sabbath and worship together on Sunday. While we would go to church on Sunday, we would not defile the Sabbath - especially not under these conditions. To buy pizza maybe, but not when the devil himself is making his last stand.
    This will be the mark of the beast. He will try to destroy the covenant sign set up at the beginning of the world. The sign that God gave as his promise to give us rest from sin, just as we weekly rest from work.
  7. With the church as the moral force and the United States as the military power, we will force the rest of the world to comply. And they will. Osama Bin Laden will bow to the United States if he thinks God wants it. After all, he just witnessed a supernatural appearance of Mary and a cross in the sky.

    But none of this will solve our problems. The fearful events will still continue. Whatever these events are, they will make us think that we must turn back to God as our only hope.

    But having the church control the government is not the answer. It is the problem.
    A time will come (and has happened) when he who kills you thinks he is doing God's business.

Satan now has us trapped into a situation where we have to make the decisions we are making. Future decisions will be seen to be just as reasonable - given the circumstances. Good men and women making what appears to be reasonable decisions in bad times. Just two weeks ago (September 1, 2001), we would have complained about rights we are now willing to give up - gladly. What has changed? You are now in fear.
Please remember that the decisions made by the church and the government will be made with the best intentions. At a loss as to what to do to curb the tide of evil, we will fall into the trap of thinking that good people will rule justly. Read your history. Look at the longstanding problems in the world. It is all about religion. Religion by force.

The Love of God - You are the Apple of His Eye
Jesus In many places God talks about how precious you are to him.
... For he who touches you touches the apple of His eye. (Zechariah 2: 8)
Look, I have inscribed you in the palms of My Hand; your walls are continually before me. (Isaiah 49: 16)
You are continually before him. Wherever you go, even in the most terrible places your daddy is coming to get you.
Come and talk to Him anytime about anything.
Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4: 16)

Each of you have seen at some point or another, the parents who bring out the family pictures and the videos to boast to their friends about how wonderful you are. 'Look Junior said 2 new words today!'
Well God is like that - and worse. 'See, my daughter called and talked to me this morning!'

He doesn't simply have the pictures in His pocket to whip out at a moments notice to show to His friends. He has your picture stuck on His head, He carved you in His hands, your image is stuck on His eyeballs, when He opens His eyes you are always standing before Him. He doesn't even close His eyes, because perhaps your image might not be in His brain for that brief moment.
He can not help but see you, His friends can not help it either, because He has plastered your image all over His body for all to see what He is most concerned with. You!
Are you important to Him?
Jesus is continually praying for you. Every second.

After all this, is it reasonable to believe that your papa wants you to speak to Him through another person? A dead person? That you are so revolting to Him that He cannot hear you directly?
A million times, no!

Summary
So, putting all the above together, we can look at significant trends to discern the signs of the times. In this section we covered the rise of spiritual and new age forces and the church. We looked at the various groups and speculated about how they would respond to the great delusion of a fake Second Coming. Many people will accept this phenomena because they are actually looking for it. Many will accept because it requires no change in behavior, only worship.

Many will accept because of the miracles performed. The theology does not matter, only results and actions count.

The people of God will reject it - if they take God's counsel to test the spirits. They will not be blinded by glitter.

End Time Group Expected Response to Delusion Coming Leader
Scientists Accept along with alien colonization theory. Superior alien
Alien Watchers Accepts because of miracles, superior technology and they have been waiting. Superior alien
Psychics Accepts because of miracles. Superior reincarnation
Witches Accepts because of miracles Superior reincarnation
Satanists Accepts this is their King. Satan
Leaders Accepts greater, benevolent power. Superior power
China and atheistic states Accepts because of their "scientific" beliefs in the truth of extraterrestrials Superior alien
Jews Accepts as a Christian symbol Messiah
Moslems Accepts as a Christian symbol Imam Mahdi
Hindus Accepts as a Christian symbol Krishna, Kalki the tenth incarnation of Vishnu
Buddhist Accepts as a Christian symbol Fifth incarnation of Buddha
New Age Accepts as a Christian symbol Maitreya
Other Religions Accepts as a loving Christian symbol and then as an affirmation of their beliefs. Superior reincarnation
People of world Accepts because of soothing words, miracles and no rules. Superior life
Churches (liberal) Accepts because of lack of rules and miracles. Jesus Christ
Catholics Accepts long awaited Mary Mary
Churches (no conscience) Accepts as the God who is hard on evil Jesus Christ
People of conscience Rejects the eventual cruelty Satan
Saints Initially accepts, but rejects the disobedience to God's word and the enforced religion. Satan
Saints Rejects because they have been expecting it, and it fails the test by contradicting the word. Satan

It is crucial for this delusion to endorse the papacy. Therefore, after affirming their beliefs, people will be pointed to the papacy as the chosen earth leader. You might be concerned that with this attitude we might reject the true Christ. Do not worry. When He comes we will be immediately taken away. There will be no argument, no delay, no convincing people of truth. The very fact that the false Christ has to run around convincing people of his credentials is a clue about his utter lack of any right to rule.

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity [cowardice, fear] but of power and love and discipline.   II Timothy 1: 7 Time: 150 minutes
Print: 26 pages
Copyright     Updated : January 20, 2003
Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (March 2008)
Credits: The information was compiled from various sources.
1 - LaRondelle, Hans How to Understand the End Time Prophecies of the Bible
2 - This phrase only makes sense in English because of the similar sounds of 2 words