Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Fr Gobbi's Prophecy of the Chastisement of America
In his book To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons, Fr. Stefano Gobbi speaks of a great chastisement that is to befall humanity, and specifically mentions that the United States is to bear the brunt of this impending catastrophe:
15th November 1990
Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA.
"I announce to you that the hour of the great trial is on the point of arriving. The great trial has arrived for your country. How many times, as a concerned and sorrowing mother, have I endeavored to urge my children to follow the path of conversion and of return to the Lord. I have not been listened to. You have continued to walk along the way of rejection of God, and of His law of love. Sins of impurity have become ever more widespread, and immorality has spread like a sea which has submerged all things. Homosexuality, a sin of impurity which is against nature, has been justified; recourse to the means of preventing life have become commonplace, while abortions - these killings of innocent children, that cry for vengeance before the face of God - have spread and are performed in every part of your homeland. The moment of divine justice and of great mercy has now arrived.
You will know the hour of weakness and of poverty; the hour of suffering and defeat; the purifying hour of the great chastisement...
The great trial has arrived for all humanity. The chastisement, predicted by me at Fatima and contained in that part of the secret which has not yet been revealed, is about to take place. The great moment of divine justice and of mercy has come upon the world."
Fr. Gobbi is somewhat of a controversial figure, chiefly for making the purportedly failed prediction that the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary would occur at the turn of the millennium:
I confirm to you that, in time for the great Jubilee of the year two thousand, the triumph of my Immaculate Heart, which I foretold to you at Fatima, will come about and it will be brought about with the return of Jesus in glory to establish His Kingdom in the world.
However as I pointed out in the previous post Our Lady of Assiut (in which I argue that these apparitions in the year 2000 were directly connected to the prophecy of the Woman Adorned with the Sun in Rev 12), we may be able to rescue the above prophecy made by Fr Gobbi if we accept the various other prophecies which foretold that Satan would be cast out of heaven during this same time period, such as those of La Salette and Pope Leo XIII (see the earlier post The Year of the Dragon). In another of his messages, Fr. Gobbi appears to relate the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to her defeat of Satan - the point when she crushes the Serpent's head and Satan is cast to earth by the Archangel Michael, as foretold in Rev 12:
I am a great sign of battle between Me and my Adversary, between the Woman and the dragon, between my army the army guided by the enemy of God. You are entering into the times of the desicive battle.
You are preparing to live through the most difficult hours and the greatest of sufferings. It is necessary that all of you come as quickly as possible to form part of my army. For this once again, I invite my children to consecrate themselves to my Immaculate Heart and to entrust themselves to Me as little children...
I am a sign of great victory.
I am the victorious Woman. In the end, the power of Satan will be destroyed, and I Myself will bind him with my chain and I will enclose him within his reign of death and eternal torment, from which he will not be able to get out...
The above message is analogous to the words of Sr. Lucia during her interview with Fr. Fuentes:
"Father, the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Blessed Virgin. And the devil knows what it is that offends God the most, and which in a short space of time will gain for him the greatest number of souls. Thus the devil does everything to overcome souls consecrated to God, because in this way the devil will succeed in leaving the souls of the faithful abandoned by their leaders, thereby the more easily will he seize them."
"That which afflicts the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Heart of Jesus is the fall of religious and priestly souls. The devil knows that religious and priests who fall away from their beautiful vocation drag numerous souls to hell. … The devil wishes to take possession of consecrated souls. He tries to corrupt them in order to lull to sleep the souls of laypeople and thereby lead them to final impenitence. He employs all tricks, even going so far as to suggest the delay of entrance into religious life. Resulting from this is the sterility of the interior life, and among the laypeople, coldness (lack of enthusiasm) regarding the subject of renouncing pleasures and the total dedication of themselves to God...
"Father, the Most Holy Virgin did not tell me that we are in the last times of the world, but She made me understand this for three reasons.
The first reason is because She told me that the devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Virgin. And a decisive battle is the final battle where one side will be victorious and the other side will suffer defeat. Also, from now on we must choose sides. Either we are for God or we are for the devil. There is no other possibility."
(see the full text here).
As I suggest in the book, and the post The "Fourth" Secret of Fatima?, the real reason the purported hidden part of the Third Secret may have been surpressed by the Church was because, like Fr. Gobbi, it may have mentioned an exact date pointing to the turn of the millennium in relation to the timing of the struggle between the Woman and the dragon. Therefore it is kept hidden because like the prophecies of Fr. Gobbi, it would be percieved by the public to have failed to materialise (when in fact it did - just that so far, it has simply went unnoticed).
Before I was aware of Fr. Gobbi's messages, I had already composed the chapters in my book which argued that the prophecy of the mark of the Beast and the fall of Satan occurred at the turn of the millennium, and that these events were heralded on earth by a series of astronomical and geophysical omens (see the post Signs in the Sky). So I was quite struck when I came across Fr. Gobbi's prophecy that the mark of the Beast would be implemented in a period of history beginning in 1998. As I point out in Unveiling the Apocalypse, this was just a year shy of the merging of cell phone technology with the worldwide web (www), with the introduction of the first internet enabled WAP phone. Since all future commerce will be conducted through cell phones via the www (which is the numerical equivalent of three sixes in Hebrew gematria), it seems that Fr. Gobbi was spot on with this date (see the posts Fr Gobbi on the Mark of the Beast and The Seal of God), and identfies the cell phone as the ultimate fulfillment of the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast. It was because of this striking conformity to my own conclusions that compelled me to include mention of this prophecy in the book - which generally steers clear of unapproved private revelations.
The mention of the return of Jesus in glory by Fr Gobbi in relation to the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary can probably be reconciled by the inclusion of the word "and" in this context (which I have highlighted above). It is possible to interpret this statement as prophesying that the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary would take place in time for the Great Jubilee Year 2000 and that it would also be brought about at the Second Coming. If this is the case, it would mean that the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary would take place between two points in time - a period of time which began at the turn of the millennium with the casting of Satan from heaven to be confined to the earthly sphere (possibly in the person of the Antichrist - see the post The Fall of Satan which explains the difference between the primordial fall of Satan at the moment of creation, and the eschatological fall of Satan - which occurs towards the end of the world), and it would be brought to completion during the Second Coming - which remains at some point in the future away from the turn of the millennium. This would mean that the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary would take place over an extended period of time. A time period which would also encompass the era of the Second Pentecost before it would be brought to its ultimate fulfillment in the Second Coming of Christ, after which comes the period of the final tribulation.
It is worth noting that Fr. Gobbi relates the aforementioned prophecy of the coming chastisement of America to the Third Secret of Fatima. Yet there is no explicit mention of a chastisement in the text of the Third Secret that was published on 26th June 2000. This would seem to imply that the message of a coming chastisement would be found in the purported "hidden text" of the Third Secret which has yet to be revealed to the public, and which Sr. Lucia specifically stated encompassed chapters 8-13 of the Book of Revelation - a portion of the Apocalypse which includes the "great mountain, burning with fire" being thrown into the sea, and the prophecy of the mark of the Beast (see the earlier post The "Fourth" Secret of Fatima?).
However Fr. Gobbi would certainly have known of the alleged words of John Paul II concerning the Third Secret given at the Fulda conference in Germany, 1980:
"On the other hand, it should be sufficient for all Christians to know this: if there is a message in which it is written that the oceans will flood whole areas of the earth, and that from one moment to the next millions of people will perish, truly the publication of such a message is no longer something to be so much desired."
(see the earlier post John Paul II: The Third Secret and a Prophecy of a Mega-tsunami)
So could this have be the content of the Third Secret relating to a coming chastisement that Fr. Gobbi was alluding to? If so, it could explain the use of the phrase used by Fr. Gobbi in this prophecy (underlined above), which states that sin has spread in America like "a sea which has submerged all things". Does this phrase contain an insight into the nature of the chastisement that has yet to befall the United States? A "punishment to fit the crime" so to speak? If so, then it appears that this is yet another prophecy of the threat of a mega-tsunami which will devastate the eastern seaboard of America, caused by a volcanic collapse in the Canary Islands.