By David Moorcroft
- IS THE ANTICHRIST ABOUT TO APPEAR?
- IS CHRIST’S SECOND COMING JUST AHEAD?
- WHAT DOES APPROVED PROPHECY SAY?
We must first of all distinguish between “that PROPHECY OF FOREKNOWLEDGE” [which] takes place when God reveals future events WHICH DEPEND UPON CREATED FREE WILL and which He sees present from eternity” and“That PROPHECY OF PREDESTINATION [which] takes place when God reveals what He alone will do, and what He sees present in eternity and in His absolute decree.”
(Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913.)
Prophecy from approved sources – e.g., Popes, Saints, Fathers, Doctors, Blesseds and Venerables of the Church, as well as from Sacred Scripture – tell of
(1) A Minor Chastisement in two parts:(a) A period of wars, revolutions, heresies and schisms in the Latin Church.(b) A chastisement sent from heaven.
- The Minor Chastisement is prophecy of foreknowledge, and is conditional upon our cooperation with grace.
- The Great Chastisement of Antichrist. This is prophecy of predestination, and no cooperation with grace can mitigate it. It will happen according to God’s absolute decree.
THE MINOR CHASTISEMENT
Blessed Anna-Maria Taigi (19th cent.) For 47 years she saw in mystical vision, events in the whole world, past, present and future, and prophesied many events which came to pass):
|Blessed Anna-Maria Taigi|
“God will ordain two punishments: one, in the form of wars, revolutions and other evils, will originate on earth; the other will be sent from heaven. There will come over all the earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights. Nothing will be visible and the air will be laden with pestilence,which will claim principally, but not exclusively, the enemies of religion.’If the first punishment was not fulfilled during the 20th century, we can only dread what might be coming.
These words were given to Sr Marianne de Jesus Torres at Quito (17th century):
“My Justice will be tried to the limit by the evils and sacrileges of the 20th century”
“This punishment will be for the 20th century…I shall punish heresy,blasphemy and impurity.”
Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified, the ‘Little Arab’ (19th century):
“During a darkness lasting three days the people given to evil will perish so that only one fourth of mankind will survive.”This will probably happen at the end of a tribulation:
St Caspar Del Bufalo (19th century):
“The death of the impenitent persecutors of the Church will take place during the three days of darkness.”
|Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified,|
the ‘Little Arab’
“France shall fall into a frightful anarchy…Then the Pope shall send to France a special legate…In consequence of the information received, His Holiness himself shall nominate a most Christian king for the government of France.
“After the three days of darkness, St Peter and St Paul, having come down from heaven, will preach in the whole world and designate a new Pope…He is the Holy Pontiff, chosen by God to withstand the storm.”
A prophecy given to Abbot Werdin D’Otrante (13th century)
“The Great Monarch and the Great Pope WILL PRECEDE ANTICHRIST. THE NATIONS WILLBE AT WAR FOR FOUR YEARS and a great part of the world will be destroyed. The Pope will go over the sea carrying the sign of Redemption on his forehead. The Great Monarch will come to restore peace and the Pope will share in the victory. Peace will reign on earth.”
From the prophecies of the Ven. Bartholemew Holzhauser (17th century), from his Commentary on the Apocalypse:
|Ven. Bartholemew Holzhauser|
“The powerful Monarch, who will be sent by God, will uproot every republic…The empire of the Mohammedans will be broken up, and this Monarch will reign in the East as well as in the West. All nations shall come to worship God in the true Catholic and Roman faith…no one will be able to pervert the word of God since, during the sixth period, there will be an ecumenical council which will be the greatest of all councils. By the grace of God, by the authority of the Holy Pontiff, and by the union of all the most devout princes, atheism and every heresy will be banished from the earth.”This Age of Peace is sometimes called the Age of Mary.
St Louis-Marie-Grignionde Montfort:
“The power of Mary over all devils will be particularly outstanding in the last period of time. She will extend the Kingdom of Christ over the idolaters and Moslems, and there will come a glorious era when Mary is the Ruler and Queen of Hearts.”
The Ven. B. Holzhauser again:
“The sixth period of the church will begin with the powerful Monarch and the Holy Pontiff, as mentioned previously, and it will last until the revelation of Antichrist. In this period God will console His Holy Church for the affliction and great tribulation which she has endured during the fifth period [from 1520until the Great Monarch]. All nations will become Catholic. Vocations will be abundant as never before, and all men will seek only the Kingdom and His justice. Men will live in peace, and this will be granted because people will make their peace with God. They will live under the protection of the Great Monarch AND HIS SUCCESSORS.”Sister Jeanne de Royer was wholly illiterate. In 1790 she told her visions and previsions to her spiritual director. She foretold the French Revolution in great detail.
“I see in God that – A LONG TIME BEFORE THE RISE OF ANTICHRIST – the world will be afflicted with many bloody wars. Peoples will rise against peoples, and nations will rise against nations, sometimes allied, sometimes enemies, in their fight against the same party. Armies will come into frightful collisions and will fill the earth with murder and carnage.
“As well as that, I see that the earth will be shaken in different places by frightful
earthquakes. I see whole mountains cracking and splitting with a terrible din...I see come out of these gaping mountains whirlwinds of smoke, fire, sulphur, and tar, which reduce to cinders entire towns. ALL THIS AND A THOUSAND OTHER DISASTERS MUST COME BEFORE THE RISE OF THE MAN OF SIN.”
Sister Jeanne de Royer
“I see in God that the Church will enjoy a profound peace over a period WHICH SEEMS TO ME TO BE OF A FAIRLY LONG DURATION. This respite will be THE LONGEST OF ALL THAT WILL OCCUR between the revolutions from now till the General Judgment.”
THE GREAT PROSPERITY OF THE AGE OF PEACE WILL RESULT IN A DECLINE IN MORALS AND A BREAK-UP OF THE LAST ROMAN CHRISTIAN EMPIRE. ONLY THEN WILL ANTICHRIST APPEAR.
St John Chrysostom (4th century):
“In the same way as those kingdoms which existed before the Roman Empire were destroyed…so will the Roman Empire be destroyed by Antichrist. This will happen when the Roman Empire shall have been divided into ten kingdoms.”
St Ephraem (4th-5th century, Father and Doctor of the Church):
“Then the Lord from his glorious heaven shall set up his peace. And the kingdom
of the Romans shall rise in place of this latter people, and establish his dominion upon the earth, even to its ends, and there shall be no one who will resist it. After iniquity shall have [subsequently] multiplied, and all creatures have become defiled [a universal apostasy], then Divine Justice shall appear, and shall wholly destroy the people, and coming forth from perdition,the man of iniquity shall be revealed upon the earth, the Seducer of men, and the disturber of the whole earth.”
NB - St Ephraem is referring to a Roman Empire which will arise ‘after this latter people’, not the first Empire.
St Caesar of Arles (6th century Father of the Church):
“All nations shall recognise the Holy See of Rome, and shall pay homage to the Pope. BUT AFTER AN EXTENDED PERIOD.OF TIME fervour will cool, iniquity will abound, and moral corruption shall become worse than before, which shall bring upon mankind the last and worst persecution of Antichrist, and the end of the world.”
According to prophecy and prophetic commentary from Church-approved sources, the following events AT LEAST must happen before Antichrist can appear:
(1) After a period of wars, revolutions and tribulation for the Church – this has probably happened in the last century – a period of tribulation from God ending with ‘three days of darkness’.
(2) The rise of a great Pope and a Great Monarch who will defeat the enemies of the Church in a devastating war lasting four years. The ‘three days of darkness’ may happen at the end of this war.
(3) A considerable period of universal peace and prosperity, during which all peoples will be subject to the Catholic faith, ‘one faith and one shepherd’. Vocations will flourish as never before, and the Church will hold the last and greatest of Ecumenical Councils.
(4) An eventual decline in faith and morals leading to a break-up of the empire into ten kingdoms, and finally to a general apostasy.
HERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS ACCORDING TO THE ALLEGED DIVINE MESSAGES OF ‘MARIA DIVINE MERCY’
- 2009(?) to December 2012: The first part of the Tribulation, during which Antichrist prepares his plan. The Warning, or Illumination of Conscience, happens in 2011.
- December 2012 to July 2016: The three-and-a-half-year Great Tribulation, or Persecution, of Antichrist. The Warning comes before this. Pope Benedict XVI is forced into exile. He will lead the Church from his place of exile, although his death is foretold ‘within a few weeks’ of 28th February 2013.The Warning comes after his exile from the Vatican. The appearance of the ‘false prophet’ triggers wars instantly around the globe.
During this period, one third of which has passed, Antichrist will prepare a Third World War, a One World financial system and One World government, microchips containing the ‘mark of the beast’ to be implanted in everyone worldwide, a deadly vaccine to murder millions of children. The ‘false prophet’ will abolish the sacraments and doctrines of the Church, set up a One World religion, build a huge pagan temple in the Vatican and replace the Eucharist with Satanic ceremonies.
DO NOT LISTEN TO SIREN VOICES CLAIMING THAT ANTICHRIST IS IN THE WORLD TODAY, OR THAT POPE BENEDICT, OR POPE FRANCIS, IS THE LAST TRUE POPE.
Prophetic texts quoted in this article have been taken from Desmond A. Birch’s scholarly study, ‘Trial, Tribulation and Triumph: Before, During and After Antichrist’. (Queenship Publishing Company.)