Thursday 28 June 2012

The Third Secret of Fatima and the Angel with the Flaming Sword

Although it often regarded by some detractors as somewhat of an anticlimax in comparison to the level of hype generated by the Fatima phenomenon, the published text of the Third Secret is actually one of the most profound, if not the most profound, private revelations in the entire history of the Catholic Church. With the level of focus concentrated upon the speculative content of the so-called "hidden text" of Fatima, the great depth of symbolism behind the published text of the Third Secret is quite unfairly overlooked. Yet once we begin to explore this material by applying a spiritual exegesis, the true prophetic depth of the Third Secret begins to reveal itself to us.

There are a number of highly significant themes touched upon in the Third Secret alluding to various passages in Scripture, which invites us to search the relevant portions of the Bible, allowing us to gain a better understanding of what this text is attempting to communicate. The aim is to draw us into a deeper understanding of Scripture, illuminating its Sacred words by helping us to connect important themes found throughout the Bible. It seems that the hermeneutical key to the Third Secret is to be found in the motif of the angel with the flaming sword:

After the two parts which I have already explained, at the left of Our Lady and a little above, 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!'.

The "angel bearing a sword" motif has several important scriptural precedents which the Third Secret clearly alludes to. As I point out in the conclusion to my book Unveiling the Apocalypse, the primary biblical parallel which the angel with the flaming sword alludes to is found in the Book of Genesis, when God places a cherubim with a flaming sword in Eden to guard the way to the Tree of Life:

Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—” therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.
(Gen 3:22-24)

In the book, I argue that Third Secret warns us that humanity is beginning to pose a very real threat to the sanctity of the "Tree of Life", through the manifold technological innovations that infringe upon the very source of human dignity. Just as Eve was tempted by the Serpent to eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, now as we are approaching the edge of world history, her offspring is clasping for the most precious of fruit of all - that of the very fabric of life itself. Humanity is beginning to make an assault on the Tree of Life by abominations such as the possibility of human cloning, or by tampering with the genetic code through stem cell research.

Many scientists have mooted the ultimate goal of reaching the point of so-called "transhumanism" - when humanity will finally be capable of replicating "eternal" life through a combination of nanotechnology, bioengineering, and mapping the human brain through computer technology. Some futurists believe we are nearing the point where humans will be able to directly interface with computers - to the point of being able to "download" our conscienceness into a digital format, before "uploading" it again into a new synthetically created body, thus granting artificial "eternal" life. This ambition threatens to ultimately fulfil the promise of the Serpent - that we "will not surely die", but become "like gods" (Gen 3:4). The goals of transhumanism is the ultimate act of idolatory, with man placing himself in the role of the Creator - the chief aspiration of Lucifer, which caused his original fall from grace:

You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high;
I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’

(Isa 14:13-14)

While the possibility of achieving a culture of transhumanism is still at some point in the future, the assault on the Tree of Life is already well under way in the present, with what Bl. John Paul II described as the rise of the "culture of death". The rampant spread of abortion and euthanasia, and the continued foray into exploring the very essence of humanity by grotesquely manipulating the genetic code - even to the point of splicing it with animal DNA. These actions usurp the role of the Creator, replacing him with a distorted abomination which feigns life itself, dictating who is worthy to live and who should be put to death.

It is this threat to the Tree of Life that will rouse the angel with the flaming sword, envisaged in the Third Secret as about to strike the world with blazing flames. It appears to have been this same threatening gesture that was symbolised by the whirling movement of the Sun at Fatima, recalling the sword "that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life" in Gen 3:24. One of the most respected original witnesses to the Miracle of the Sun, Dr. Almeida Garrett, Professor of Natural Sciences at Coimbra University, gives us the following testimony:

"The sun's disc did not remain immobile. This was not the sparkling of a heavenly body, for it spun round on itself in a mad whirl, when suddenly a clamor was heard from all the people. The sun, whirling, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was terrible."

We find a similar account given by Dr. Manuel Formigão, professor of the seminary at Santarém:

"As if like a bolt from the blue, the clouds were wrenched apart, and the sun at its zenith appeared in all its splendor. It began to revolve vertiginously on its axis, like the most magnificent firewheel that could be imagined, taking on all the colors of the rainbow and sending forth multicolored flashes of light, producing the most astounding effect. This sublime and incomparable spectacle, which was repeated three distinct times, lasted for about ten minutes. The immense multitude, overcome by the evidence of such a tremendous prodigy, threw themselves on their knees."

So the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima on Oct 13th, 1917 appears to have symbolised the vision of the angel with the flaming sword described in the Third Secret - a threat which was first announced at the beginning of a century of genocide, and at the very moment of the rise of the militantly atheistic Soviet Union. And in the interpretation I forward in Unveiling the Apocalypse, this was the same time period which saw the opening of the first of the seven seals of the Book of Revelation (see the post The Four Beasts and the Four Horsemen).

We find the "angel with sword" motif arising again in another richly symbolic biblical passage - that concerning the collapse of Jericho, which is considered by New Testament scholars to be the template for the seven trumpet blasts of the Book of Revelation:

When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the army of the LORD. Now I have come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped and said to him, “What does my lord say to his servant?” And the commander of the LORD's army said to Joshua, “Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so...

...Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in. And the LORD said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Thus shall you do for six days. Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. And when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him.”
(Josh 5:13-15; 6:1-5)

We can find an analogy here between the collapse of the walls of Jericho, and the fall of Babylon described in the Book of Revelation - which is similarly overthrown after the Eschatological Earthquake occurs in Jerusalem. Jericho was encircled by the Israelites for a series of seven days, with seven priests bearing rams' horns before the Ark of the Covenant. The series of septets continues, and the walls of Jericho come tumbling down as the result of an earthquake after seven trumpet blasts by the Israelite priests. If we compare this passage with the relevant text in the Apocalypse below, we can see that this related septet of trumpet blasts also contains reference to the Ark of the Covenant and the eschatological earthquake:

Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever”...
...Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail.
(Rev 11:15, 19)

The fall of Jericho thus seems to be envisioned by the author of the Apocalypse as a precursor to the fall of "Babylon" during the eschatological age. The seven trumpet blasts are recapitulated again in the seven bowl plagues - at the end of which we find the pronouncement of judgment upon Babylon at the occurence of the eschatological earthquake. A vision which once again is partly based upon the collapse of the walls of Jericho after a bout of seismic activity:

The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake. The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath. And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found. And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe.
(Rev 16:17-21)

The sevenfold judgment by sword finds its origins in the Book of Leviticus, which we are told is the punishment that would be meted out to Israel for apostasy:

"And if by this discipline you are not turned to me but walk contrary to me, then I also will walk contrary to you, and I myself will strike you sevenfold for your sins. And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant."
(Lev 26:23-24)

So there is an additional warning here in the image of the angel with the flaming sword, given that we currently living during the age of the Great Apostasy. This means that we are calling down the greatest sevenfold judgment of all upon our own heads - the series of septets described in the Book of Revelation. And if we look to the Book of Isaiah, the judgment by a flaming sword takes a decidedly eschatological character, which describes the reckoning of "all flesh" by a trial of fire:

“For behold, the LORD will come in fire, and his chariots like the whirlwind, to render his anger in fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire will the LORD enter into judgment, and by his sword, with all flesh; and those slain by the LORD shall be many."
(Isa 66:15-16)

The sword itself is ultimately a symbol of war, and it is in this context that we find another biblical passage that the Third Secret alludes to, in the Book of Ezekiel. In the below passage taken from Ezekiel, there are references to God announcing the punishment of Jerusalem with His sword, which like the Third Secret is described as "flashing" ("flashing, it gave out flames that looked as though they would set the world on fire"). It is important to note that the Book of Ezekiel is one of the primary sources from which the Apocalypse derives its imagery concerning the Battle of Armageddon - an epic struggle which is also centred on the location of Jerusalem.

The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuaries. Prophesy against the land of Israel and say to the land of Israel, Thus says the LORD: Behold, I am against you and will draw my sword from its sheath and will cut off from you both righteous and wicked. Because I will cut off from you both righteous and wicked, therefore my sword shall be drawn from its sheath against all flesh from south to north. And all flesh shall know that I am the LORD. I have drawn my sword from its sheath; it shall not be sheathed again.
 “As for you, son of man, groan; with breaking heart and bitter grief, groan before their eyes. And when they say to you, ‘Why do you groan?’ you shall say, ‘Because of the news that it is coming. Every heart will melt, and all hands will be feeble; every spirit will faint, and all knees will be weak as water. Behold, it is coming, and it will be fulfilled,’” declares the Lord GOD.
 And the word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus says the Lord, say:

 “A sword, a sword is sharpened
and also polished,
sharpened for slaughter,
polished to flash like lightning!

 (Or shall we rejoice? You have despised the rod, my son, with everything of wood.) So the sword is given to be polished, that it may be grasped in the hand. It is sharpened and polished to be given into the hand of the slayer. Cry out and wail, son of man, for it is against my people. It is against all the princes of Israel. They are delivered over to the sword with my people. Strike therefore upon your thigh. For it will not be a testing—what could it do if you despise the rod?” declares the Lord GOD.

 “As for you, son of man, prophesy. Clap your hands and let the sword come down twice, yes, three times, the sword for those to be slain. It is the sword for the great slaughter, which surrounds them, that their hearts may melt, and many stumble. At all their gates I have given the glittering sword. Ah, it is made like lightning; it is taken up for slaughter. Cut sharply to the right; set yourself to the left, wherever your face is directed. I also will clap my hands, and I will satisfy my fury; I the LORD have spoken.”

(Ezek 21:1-17)

Here we are told that the sword comes down three times, which could refer to the three woes of the Apocalypse - which I equate in the book with three world wars. When we read a little further into this chapter in Ezekiel, we find a reference to the Second Coming of Christ, which we have also connected to the Battle of Armageddon previously (see the earlier post on this subject here). An important aspect of this portion of Ezekiel is that it contains another motif alluded to in the Third Secret - that of the sheathing of the sword of judgment, which in the prophecies at Fatima we are told occurs through the intercession of Our Lady. Yet while the sword is said to have been returned to the sheath in Ezekiel, destruction still looms over the city:

Exalt that which is low, and bring low that which is exalted. A ruin, ruin, ruin I will make it. This also shall not be, until he comes, the one to whom judgment belongs, and I will give it to him.
 “And you, son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord GOD concerning the Ammonites and concerning their reproach; say, A sword, a sword is drawn for the slaughter. It is polished to consume and to flash like lightning—while they see for you false visions, while they divine lies for you—to place you on the necks of the profane wicked, whose day has come, the time of their final punishment. Return it to its sheath. In the place where you were created, in the land of your origin, I will judge you. And I will pour out my indignation upon you; I will blow upon you with the fire of my wrath, and I will deliver you into the hands of brutish men, skillful to destroy. You shall be fuel for the fire. Your blood shall be in the midst of the land. You shall be no more remembered, for I the LORD have spoken.”

(Ezek 21:26-32)

We find that these same themes recur in the First Book of Chronicles, which also depicts an angel with a sword poised to destroy Jerusalem, centred on the threshing floor of Araunah (aka Ornan) the Jebusite - the future location of the Temple of Solomon:

And God sent the angel to Jerusalem to destroy it, but as he was about to destroy it, the LORD saw, and he relented from the calamity. And he said to the angel who was working destruction, “It is enough; now stay your hand.” And the angel of the LORD was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. And David lifted his eyes and saw the angel of the LORD standing between earth and heaven, and in his hand a drawn sword stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces...

...Now the angel of the LORD had commanded Gad to say to David that David should go up and raise an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. So David went up at Gad's word, which he had spoken in the name of the LORD. Now Ornan was threshing wheat. He turned and saw the angel, and his four sons who were with him hid themselves. As David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David and went out from the threshing floor and paid homage to David with his face to the ground. And David said to Ornan, “Give me the site of the threshing floor that I may build on it an altar to the LORD—give it to me at its full price—that the plague may be averted from the people.” Then Ornan said to David, “Take it, and let my lord the king do what seems good to him. See, I give the oxen for burnt offerings and the threshing sledges for the wood and the wheat for a grain offering; I give it all.” But King David said to Ornan, “No, but I will buy them for the full price. I will not take for the LORD what is yours, nor offer burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” So David paid Ornan 600 shekels of gold by weight for the site. And David built there an altar to the LORD and presented burnt offerings and peace offerings and called on the LORD, and the LORD answered him with fire from heaven upon the altar of burnt offering. Then the LORD commanded the angel, and he put his sword back into its sheath.

At that time, when David saw that the LORD had answered him at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, he sacrificed there. For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering were at that time in the high place at Gibeon, but David could not go before it to inquire of God, for he was afraid of the sword of the angel of the LORD.
(1Chron 21:15-16, 18-30)

Another image of a heavenly "flashing sword" of judgment can be found in the Book of Deuteronomy - which importantly, closely parallels an otherwise deeply mysterious passage in the Apocalypse:

“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand. For I lift up my hand to heaven and swear, As I live forever, if I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and will repay those who hate me".
(Deut 32:39-41)

This passage echoes the sevenfold sword judgment described in the Book of Leviticus, and is likewise issued as a threat warning against apostasy. But its true significance lies in its relation to the angel of the seven thunders in the Book of Revelation:

Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire. He had a little scroll open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land, and called out with a loud voice, like a lion roaring. When he called out, the seven thunders sounded. And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down.” And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, that there would be no more delay, but that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.
(Rev 10:1-7)

Here, the imagery of the flashing sword of judgment described in the Book of Deuteronomy is merged and transposed onto that of the angel of the seven thunders. The shared theme of the raising the hand to heaven to swear an eternal oath helps us to make this connection, granting us with the insight that the angel with the flaming sword described in the Third Secret is the same as the angel of the seven thunders, who holds the open scroll in his hand. The content of the seven thunders issued by the angel with the open scroll is then sealed up, and we have to backtrack to find reference to it again in Rev 5, where we are told that the open scroll is now shut with seven seals:

Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”
(Rev 5:1-5)

The description of the angel with the open scroll is highly symbolic in itself. We are told that his appearance is as if he is "wrapped in a cloud" with legs like "pillars of fire" - a scene which conjures images of the attacks on the Twin Towers during 9/11. The rainbow above the angel's head signifies the promise given to Noah in Gen 9:13-17 that God would not destroy the earth again by flood - instead 2Pet 3:10-12 tells us that the world will be consumed by fire at the end-time.
As we argued in the earlier post The Two Towers and the Sixth Seal, the 9/11 attacks appear to have been part of the sequence of events that occurred at the opening of the sixth seal of Revelation (which was marked by a series of astronomical omens) - and were connected to the Third Secret and "signs in heaven" described in the Apocalypse by no less a figure than Cardinal Tarcisco Bertone, the current Vatican Sectetary of State. And Cardinal Bertone's connection closely parallels the description of the "signs in heaven" given in the Book of Joel:

“And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes". (Joel 2:30-31)
A further connection to New York may be made here in the fact that the description of the angel with the open scroll is deliberately modelled on the imagery of the Colossus of Rhodes - one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. The angel is gigantic in stature - with legs spread apart, one standing on land, one in the sea, with a hand stretched up into the heavens - just like the Colossus.

It is a well known fact that the design, posture and dimensions of the Statue of Liberty was modelled after the Colossus of Rhodes. And a poem titled "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus is found engraved on a bronze plaque mounted on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Catholic evangelist Mark Mallet has recently posted an excellent blog article detailing the occult symbolism behind the Statue of Liberty, and how this is related to the identity of the Whore of Babylon - which you can find here. And as Rabbi Johnathan Cahn argues in his massively popular book Harbinger, the 9/11 attacks appear to foreshadow a chastisement still to befall the great city - which I suggest will come in the form of the Mega-tsunami threat posed by the collapse of the volcano Cumbre Vieja in the Canary Islands - the "great mountain, burning with fire" being thrown into the sea in Rev 8:8.

A further connection between the flaming sword and the seven seals of Revelation can be found at the opening of the second seal, where we are told that one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse is given "a great sword":

When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.
(Rev 6:3-4)

As I have already suggested previously, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse can be equated with the four major world powers of the Second World War. If so, then the Horseman being given the "great sword" here, would be a direct reference to the Manhattan Project and America's development of the Atomic bomb during the war. This "great sword" should be identified with the flaming sword held by the angel in the Third Secret - an insight that seems to have been shared by Cardinal Ratzinger in his Theological Commentary in The Message of Fatima:

The angel with the flaming sword on the left of the Mother of God recalls similar images in the Book of Revelation. This represents the threat of judgement which looms over the world. Today the prospect that the world might be reduced to ashes by a sea of fire no longer seems pure fantasy: man himself, with his inventions, has forged the flaming sword...

The world has already been brought to the brink of nuclear conflict before, with the Cuban Missile Crisis, which began on Oct 14th 1962 - the 45th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun. This event was extremely close to the date specified by Sr. Lucia as to when the Third Secret should be published - 1960, since by then the text would be "better understood". It was during the 1960's that we saw the beginnings of the sexual revolution, with the introduction of contraception and abortion, which in turn has led to the Great Apostasy we are enduring today. Could the Cuban Missile Crisis have been when the angel was about to strike the earth with his flaming sword - at the moment when the first threat to the "Tree of Life" began to emerge? If so, then it seems that Our Lady has already stayed the hand of the angel once already to allow for a period of penance. We must therefore accept this threefold call to repentance before the the cherubim with the flaming sword is roused once more to action:

Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth, and there were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.
(Rev 8:5)


Will said...

Check this out:


Also, I think it's interesting to think that the Cherubim was guarding the entrance right up till the Flood. So it's possible to theorize that a certain right of passage would be for young men to travel to the entrance to the Garden to see the creature with the flaming sword for themselves. This could've been going on for over a 1000 years. Could be the genesis of a lot of myths that were passed down by Noah's descendents.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Hi Will,

I read something on those genetically modified babies recently. It's exactly the sort of abomination that is concerned in this post (although of course the children themselves are completely innocent). Man should not place himself in the role of the Creator...

Anne said...

A Profoundly stirring and moving piece. This helps me to pray more and with fervour for the entire human race, in the short space of time that we have available. Thank you Emmett.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Thanks Anne!

It's good to hear from you again!
Your prayers are much needed and very welcome. Hope you are keeping well...

Jamey said...

Thanks Emmett another great read.

I didnt even hear of these genetic modified babies until you posted that link Will, it shows how little controversy we have over things that should be, streets should be ablaze yet the sport is on telly.

It will be merciful of God to put an end to this madness, the minds of most mainstream scientists have been hijacked by Satan himself, I find it hard to believe that humans could do stuff like this without help from below - trying to replicate the big bang, altering genetic codes, murdering babies in the birth canal, embryonic experimentation it has all come quick. No doubt we are in big kaka.

I thought it relevant to quote the following that I read on a blog where Novus Ordo and TLM Catholics turned on each other:

"Anonymous said...
Don't worry be happy.

By my reckoning, most of humanity will soon be dead through a huge chastisement. Humanity's sins stink to high heaven. The abortionists, perverts, and mass murderers will soon be worm food. Only the remnant will survive. Just stay in a state of grace so you can make it to heaven.

Ciao. "

Anne said...

Thank you Emmett, I went to Italy, a short break (I have family there). Thank you also for accepting my feeble comments, its good to be among distinguished and knowlegable commentators on your posts.

I am grateful to have found your book and your Blogsite. You are in my prayers.


Anonymous said...

"Cold Spring Harbor" laboratory I saw some time ago a program on PBS Phoenix AZ about this lab. Charles DAVENPORT said that at a certain point the eugenics experiments in the USA were not allowed to be continued. Hitler invited the US scientists to Germany. He liked their ideas and started his eugenics experiment. JOE WATSON was explaining the pre-engineering of human DNA and said to students he was teaching to :"if we don't play God then who will"
Arrogant bastards (pardon my French but I worked with people like that and their arrogance reminds me of Lucifer" ) Riki read about them on Wikipedia.

Anonymous said...

How is possible the Revelation 12 war in heaven to happen in a "blink of an eye" or to have happened already? Isn't it clear enough the Revelation speaks of Extraterrestrial powers on both sides, and it may take quite a while that cosmic war?

2. Why no one of the Bible scholars takes seriously 2 Esdras? It is in the Latin Vulgate and in the initial King James. 2 Esdras 15:28 till the end speaks of events that might or might not be upon us, and that includes extraterrestrial "stars":

29 Where the nations of the DRAGONS of Arabia shall come out with many chariots, ... and shall waste a portion of the land of the Assyrians.
35 They shall smite one upon another, and they shall smite down a great multitude of STARS upon the earth, even their own STAR...

Anonymous said...


Can you give a take on the recent "Ring of Fire" solar eclipse that took place?

Chuck said...

Do you know that on May 13th 1960 Searle got FDA aproval for Enivod the first B/C pill?

Anonymous said...

I find it fascinating that the Lion of Judah was the only one that could open the scroll and that when they turn to see and before them there is a Lamb for when I consider Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI I see the first bold and resolute like a lion and our present Pope shy and reserved like a lamb. Thus it seems to me that time is short and that prayer and fasting and is soon upon us.

Mike Rizzio said...


Great article.
It goes without saying that there have recently been signs in the heavens that bear witness to an impending moment.

My blog entry at might provide food for thought:

God bless us all.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Anon 1 - Thanks for the pointer to "Cold Spring Harbor". It seems that most of the evils facing the world today have found their origins in the Second World War - especially the threat presented by nuclear weaponry.

Anon 2 - Seems a bit too much like scientology for me. According to orthodox Christian theology, the war in heaven takes place in the metaphysical plane of existence, and is marked on earth only through the appearance of the "signs in heaven".

Anon 3 - The recent solar eclispe in the "Ring of Fire" seems to be part of a wider series of omens we have been experiencing recently, included in which is the extremely rare transit of Venus across the Sun, and the highly symbolic planetary conjunction on the Feast of the Annunciation. I comment on the possible signficance of this planetary conjuction at the below post:

If there is any significance in these, then it probably won't be revealed until nine months after the Feast of the Annunciation - the gestation period of an unborn child, which brings us very close to the prophetically significant date of 21st Dec 2012. We'll just have to wait and see if anything happens...

Chuck - I didn't know that. Very interesting indeed... I believe that the sexual revolution which sprang from the introduction of the contraceptive pill led to the decline of the Church in the West. People no longer want to believe in God, in order to "sear their consciences" and allow them to lead an immoral lifestyle - just as it says in 1Tim -

"Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth."
(1 Tim 4:1-3)

Thanks Mike! Someone already pointed me to that post - It's very relevant, and ties in nicely with the question about the signicance of the ring of fire solar eclipse above...

James of Nashville said...

Emmett...great has brought together points to make a case. For some strange reason... I strongly sence 1985 as another year the Blessed Mother interceeded to kept the world out of a nuclear holocaust. As this period of the "great apostacy" has to have the swerves in nature, economies and political movements intensified. I sence we have entered the end period of "the time of grace" so many prophets and visionaries speak of. It is only proper... in that... you cannot have mercy without justice nor justice without mercy.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Hi James,

You're right - I think Sr Lucia mentioned 1985 as a time a great chastisement was averted also. It does seem that the time of mercy mentioned by St Faustina is upon us - the time of the Second Pentecost/era of peace, which will see the renewal of the Church and allow for a period of penance. Let's just pray it is sooner rather than later...

Anonymous said...

I do not think that 21 Dec 2012 will be prophetically significant, but that the year 2017 will be, as there are five very significant celebrations occurring that year.

500 years since the Protestant Reformation. On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther tacked his 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenberg, in Saxony, Germany.

100 years since the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima on 13 October 1917.

100 years since the First Zionist Congress convened and proclaimed the right of the Jewish people to national rebirth in its own country. This right was recognized in the Balfour Declaration on the 2 November 1917.

70 years since the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-Israel on 29 November 1947. This recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their State is irrevocable. In the Bible, 70 years signifies completion.

50 years since the Israel Defense Forces liberated Jerusalem in the Six-Day War on 7 June 1967. “We have united Jerusalem, the divided capital of Israel,” said Moshe Dayan. “We have returned to the holiest of our holy places, never to part from it again.”

The year 1967 was the ninth Jubilee Year in the “Prophecy of Jubilees” by Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel, who died in the year 1217. The Rabbi’s prophecy stated that in the tenth Jubilee Year that Jerusalem would be controlled by Israel and then the Messianic end times would begin. That would bring the time to 2017.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Thanks for that!
I can take or leave the 2012 prophecy myself - We'll just have to wait and see what happens...
You raise some important anniversaries there which I wasn't aware of.

Anonymous said...

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Emmett O'Regan said...

Thanks! I've just had a brief scan over that. I'm off to Rome now, and won't have time to look at it properly until I get back on Saturday. But it looks interesting...

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Contains messages from God the Father, Jesus and Mary concerning the end times in which we are living.

Anonymous said...

Your opening paragraph indicates you have doubts about certain interpretations by others of the third part of the secret. You may be correct in your interpretation of the revealed text put forth by the Vatican but you may be missing something else.
Sr. Lucy was an uneducated girl with average intelligence. Given this, the first 2 parts of the Secret of Fatima were pretty self explanatory where there wasn't a problem for her to write down. But the third part is not as obvious and she had GREAT difficulty in putting it to paper . In fact, it took her 3 months to finally write it down and only with the help from heaven. The initial reaction by most catholics at the official revealing of the secret in 2000 was “ what was the big deal in withholding the secret”. And it still holds true today. I believe there is more to be revealed , esp. with the “etc” that was never explained by the Vatican.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe it either that the whole truth about the 3rd secret has been revealed especially when you think of the ones that are like snakes crawling around the pillars in the Vatican.
But I think we all know that if this world does not convert God's Justice will finally come to be. And so it will be since everything is already written in the Bible and the Bible does NOT change. If things would be different we would found it in the Bible.

Unknown said...

Rita : we would find it in the Bible, not found it.
Reread your text before you send it, girl => this I'm saying to myself :o)

marggie may said...

Far too many focus on the “supposedly” missing part of the third secret! If we paid attention to the first two revealed parts of the secrets we would do as the Angel said ‘penance, penance, penance’ and respond to Our Lady’s request, that of sanctification of our daily duties, praying the rosary, consecrating ourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary through the wearing of the brown scapular, and the Five for Saturdays. In this way Our Lady would obtain peace for the world.

The third part of the secret should not be our primary concern. Peace will come when enough people respond to Our Lady’s requests as mentioned above and not in speculating on whether or not the third secret has been revealed in its totality. We have to leave this to the Church for it is to the Church that the third secret has been entrusted, and not to the ordinary Joe on the street..

One of the nuns who lived with sister Lucia asked her one day if it were true that there was more to the third secret and she replied. ‘If they know that there is another secret, let them reveal it! I know of no other! Some people are never satisfied. Take no notice.”

Anonymous said...

Looks like the link on spiritdaily was a great way for more like minded people to get access to your blog. We all need to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY and do PENANCE for what is coming.
God bless you and your work.

justyntoo said...

hi emmett , just a thought , vassulla sent out a , three message , letter siting a past event which came to pass 20 yrs after to the day and two other messages having to do with the future . the latter had to do with a - day of the lord - and the first with -gods anger with some great land blessed with much , which has turned it back on the lord , and he will bring it to its knees , either in voluntary prayer or in supplication for relief from great tomult . fruation date on the first is 2-19-2012 and the second 2-20-2013 . christine gallager has indicated that the enlightenment will occur in the month of february . in john leary's messages our lord says that the usa will fall 1 year befor the enlightenment , also saying that - the usa'fall is like a tree in the forest that when it first starts the fall it moves slowly but gains speed as it drops . in the last messages our lord says that at the end of the next 6 months we will not recognise the face of america . johns messages line up with your conclutions as i see it and yet they explain scriptures so we understand and relate . thank you so much for all the confirmation of johns messages and vassullas , and christines , and like wise the confirmation of the validity of your works fruits . yes - pray ,pray , pray , do penance and believe these messages are there for our trust in gods power and our hope in his protection of his people

justyntoo said...

sorry , in reguards to anon , what if the year 2017 is the end date ? 3 1/2 years from 17 would put the beginning some where in 2013 .

Anonymous said...

Far too many do not focus on Our Lady period , so I don't agree with you that there is too much focus on the third part of the secret. I have no problem with your stance that we need to pray more and fulfill our daily duty but you have to admit most catholics don't know much of Fatima and even less pray the rosary, otherwise there would be peace. (BTW, where is this peace?) I would also include a lot of the clergy who do not believe Sr. Lucy's account of Fatima,as it was considered a figment of her imagination, and the downplaying of Our Lady since vat. ii, leaves a lot to be desired. If it weren't for those who have been advocating the Fatima message and the third secret that goes against the official version, even more catholics would be unaware of the Fatima message. If you read Pius xii assessment of the warning Our Lady was issuing about the dangers to the church and Cardinal Mario Luigi Ciappi and Cardinal Silvio Oddi's concerns of Our Lady, then you might begin to see that the official version doesn't add up to the concerns of the above prelates.

Anonymous said...

Excellent insights.

One gematria code which uses the numerical value of 6 (a=6, b=12, etc...) which reveals words and word combinations that have a sum of 666. These words include, WITCHCRAFT, SORCERIES, NECROMANCY, MARK OF BEAST, EVIL PLOT, WICKED TACTIC, DIABOLICAL PLAN, HORRORS, ILLUSION, AN ABSENCE OF GOD and many more including COMPUTER!

How can this be. After all the computer is just a tool to serve humankind. Certainly it couldn't be used against humanity to serve the enemy?

Consider the image brand for the most popular and first personal computer, the bite out of the APPLE.

We, humanity, couldn't resist taking a bite out of computer technology. We couldn't resist not knowing everything and thus be like a God, know all things - good and evil.

Just look at the people of the world with their faces buried into technologies, lost.

justyntoo said... , a message given to america for our and the worlds benefit .

justyntoo said...

the ring of fire is also the name of the volcanic surounding of the pacific ocean . this ring on earth seems to be becoming more active . perhaps there is a sign to pay more attention to it and even move away from its influences .

Anonymous said...

Near the end of her life Sr Lucia was asked by an interviewer about the third secret.

She answered by saying we were living in the times detailed in Apocalypse chapters 8-13.

Go look it up, look around you, and "read the signs of the times."

A book I have found useful for doing this myself is, "Apocalypse Letter by Letter " by Steven Paul. Read the Amazon dot com reviews to see if it appeals.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Sorry I couldn't get round to answering a lot of the recent comments. I was in Rome for a few days, and didn't have access to a computer. I'll try to get round to them shortly...

Anne said...

I have just purchased the book by Steven Paul, Apocalypse, Letter by Letter, it is simply outstanding.

It does complement 'Unveiling the Apocalypse' both, have differnt styles but the message of Spiritual unity is the same, loud and clear for the times that we live in. I believe Humanity is at its last stage, we must ultimately choose between two roads. Life in Christ or death.

Jamey said...

Anne, do you think Steven Paul could be another one of those 3-4 people you mentioned in an earlier post that may crack the Apocalypse?

Emmett did your trip to Rome involve your book?

Anne said...

Jamey, Steven Paul is most definitely one of the 3-4. It was the result of his life's work before he died of Cancer.

He is a vivid and logical writer, abundant faith and intelligent reasoning. The release of Satan near the very end of the 'millennium' is necessary, because God wills it to work out his plan; and his plan comes from omniscient wisdom. Whilst reading you will see that Everything is exactly where its supposed to be. God never guesses. This is Divine Revelation. Keep the Holy Bible to hand because there are parallels with Prophet Daniel and Isaiah.

Fr. Bernard Kramer, Emmett, Steven Paul - These are the heavyweights in Divine Revelation. The scales from our eyes are falling as we speak.

You are in my prayers.

joerusso777 said...

If you don't mind me asking, when you talk about the 3-4 people being able to crack the apocalypse, where does this come from?

God Bless all of you


Emmett O'Regan said...

I've still to get round to anwsering a lot of these comments, so if everyone doesn't mind, I'll start with the easiest first.
Jamey - No, I went to Rome because my sister was getting married in the Church of San Silvestro (St. Slyvester - the Pope who christened Constantine).
I don't think anyone in the Church heirarchy is aware of my book...

Jamey said...

Thanks for your prayers Anne, they are much appreciated and always needed! You are in my prayers.

God be with you too Joe and our Lady protect you and your family - I also am not sure which mystic predicted this I only remember Anne and Emmett discussing it a few months ago.

Went to a stirring Latin Mass yesterday, the graces that come from the old Mass with the proper setup including high altar, communion rails are out of this world, anyone who hasn't been to one give it a go if it is in your area.

Anonymous said...

For alleged messages from the Blessed Virgin concerning the current situation in the Middle East, the future “events” that are contained in the ten secrets which she revealed to the visionaries of Medjugorje, and the extraordinary help that she will give to the world through a share in God’s power, see “Locutions to the World” at

Five years ago, Jesus and Mary began to speak to a special soul through the gift of locutions. Monsignor John Esseff, who was the spiritual director for Mother Teresa of Calcutta, has discerned the validity of these locutions. At the beginning, these locutions were personal teachings given for a small community that gathered in prayer. Beginning on December 10, 2010, a new phase began; namely, some locutions were to be told to the whole world.

Message dated 01-27-2012 - 236 Mary, the Preacher

Mary speaks: “Faith is under such an attack that it needs heavenly signs and heavenly words, more than ever before. This is my promise. I will provide those signs and I will speak those words for all to see and hear. When you see and hear, know that your heavenly Mother is protecting and nourishing your faith in this time of the greatest darkness.”

Emmett O'Regan said...


On the back cover blurb of Fr Herman Kramer's commentary on the Apocalypse "The Book of Destiny", it states the following:

"Ven. [now Bl.] Anne Catherine Emmerich (d. 1824) prophesied that toward the End of Time there would arise several men who would unlock the mysteries of the Apocalypse. A reading of The Book of Destiny will give strong indication that Father Kramer is one of those men."

I don't know where in the writings of Bl. Anne Emmerich this particular prophecy is to be found, and we also have to be wary of some of the material attributed to her, given that it was discovered that much of it was fabricated by poet Clemens Brentano (her notetaker) - a fact which required the Vatican to disgard these writings during her beatification process. Only a small fraction of these writings are thought to be the actual words of Bl. Emmerich.

Saying that, the prophecy appears to based on some biblical passages which also suggest that the apocalyptic literature of the Bible would be understood towards the End of Days:

"But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
(Dan 12:4)

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
(John 16:12-15)

Steven Paul said...

My brother in law felt strongly that he was not a chosen one or prophet in the sense of the biblical prophets called by God, but he also felt that he could see the exact meaning of the Apocalypse simply by using simple grammar and literary knowledge as used by the inspired biblical writers. He described the Apocalypse as a puzzle whose pieces were strewn on the floor waiting to be fitted together. And in his book, the Apocalypse - Letter by Letter he did just that.

Emmett O'Regan said...

I keep meaning to get around to reading Apocalypse Letter by Letter...

joerusso777 said...


I would love to hear your comments on the Apocalypse Letter by Letter! I hope you do decide to read thus book. I think you'll find it worth the read.

Jamey said...


I know you state Fatima is in the apparition category of "visio imaginativa" which makes sense - is there an official church document you got this from or just using logic as people did offer differing reports of the miracle of the sun?

Emmett O'Regan said...

I'm not too sure about the miracle of the sun - which is a different case (there was possibly a crossover in categories there), but the children's visions were definitely in the "imaginativa" category. The below is from Cardinal Ratzinger's Theological Commentary in "The Message of Fatima":

"In these reflections we have sought so far to identify the theological status of private revelations. Before undertaking an interpretation of the message of Fatima, we must still attempt briefly to offer some clarification of their anthropological (psychological) character. In this field, theological anthropology distinguishes three forms of perception or “vision”: vision with the senses, and hence exterior bodily perception, interior perception, and spiritual vision (visio sensibilis - imaginativa - intellectualis). It is clear that in the visions of Lourdes, Fatima and other places it is not a question of normal exterior perception of the senses: the images and forms which are seen are not located spatially, as is the case for example with a tree or a house. This is perfectly obvious, for instance, as regards the vision of hell (described in the first part of the Fatima “secret”) or even the vision described in the third part of the “secret”. But the same can be very easily shown with regard to other visions, especially since not everybody present saw them, but only the “visionaries”. It is also clear that it is not a matter of a “vision” in the mind, without images, as occurs at the higher levels of mysticism. Therefore we are dealing with the middle category, interior perception. For the visionary, this perception certainly has the force of a presence, equivalent for that person to an external manifestation to the senses."

Jamey said...

Cheers Emmett that question had been on my mind for a while.

Unknown said...

I haven't read much about it, but let me just say in Jun 2000 the day I read the CC’s publication of the secret Fatima message in USA Today I thought, what is so special about today? When I turned to the front page the head lines read “SCIENTISTS ANNOUNCE MAPPING OF THE HUMAN GENOME” 13 years later its taking on a new meaning.


Anonymous said...

Fatimas 3rd Secrate the Cross resembles/discribes "Angel of the north" UK.

drunk are the souls in the party city of newcastle.

Steven Merten said...

Hello Emmett O'Regan,

I am a Catholic also. The 'flaming' sword indicates a spiritual death weapon. It is the sword of Christ's mouth that slays the wicked at the Battle of Armageddon. The sword of Christ's mouth is His power to bind sinners to their sins, and thus spiritual death. Jesus has armed is Apostolic Successors/Angels of the Apocalypse, with the sword of His mouth. Jesus swears to St. Peter and his Successors that anyone whom they call upon Him to bind to their sins on earth, Jesus will bind to their sins in heaven. Thus Catholic Clergy will be the great combat angels of the apocalypse, fighting at Christ's side, at the Battle of Armageddon. Jesus will dispatch His angels to hurl the wicked into hell and gather the faithful up into His Kingdom Come of Zion. Jesus will do this through His Church/Angels.

Jesus is not King and Ruler of the world until His subjects, Catholic Clergy, put His Laws into enforcement on earth. The great angel reading the small scroll, right before Jesus is crowned as King and Ruler of the world, is a Pope reading a list of auto-anathemas. This is how Jesus will hurl the wicked into hell. Jesus will Rule the world with and through His Church using the Keys to the Kingdom, the binding and loosting of sins. While the walls of new born Zion will be built of auto anathemas, the gates of Zion are the Sacraments of Reconciliation and baptism. The world will stream to Zion, aka the post Armageddon Catholic Church, when Jesus shines His light to the world. The Clergy reflecting the light of God, in the Third Secret of Fatima, is describing this.

Scripture indicates that it takes about an hour to read the scroll. Then we go through the three days of darkness, where our new King blows through and puts a massive number of the unrepentant wicked to physical death while the auto anathemas put them to spiritual death. After the three days of darkness, the righteous, those clothed in the blood of the Lamb, meaning the sacrament of reconciliation and in a state of grace, emerge from their homes and into Christ's Kingdom Come of the Restored Kingdom of Israel, Zion. It is the Catholic Church, those in a state of grace, whom will metamorphosis into Christ's Kingdom Come of Zion.

The Third Secret of Fatima, when deciphered, announces the Coming of Messianic Reign. Jesus will Come in His Power and Glory, handing out the good stuff. Massive miracles, signs and wonders will flood the earth and everyone will know just whom their new King is. God Ruled over Israel from the Exodus till the fall of Israel in 587 B.C.. God Ruled over Israel with and through the priests, prophets and kings of Israel and Judah. In the same way, Jesus will Rule the world with and through His Church, the Catholic Church, for tens of thousands of years.

Please visit:
Third Secret of Fatima; The Blessed Mother Has Announced the Coming of Messianic Reign.

NJada said...

Wow! These connections fill me with wonder.

I'm fairly confused about how to interpret the Book of the Apocalypse, since it seems it isn't to be interpreted as a chronological string of events. But it sounds at one time like we're at the opening of this seal, or the blowing of that trumpet, or the opening of a different seal. Are we actually able to identify what period we're living in?
I think what I heard is that Revelation tells us about the cyclical nature of our spiritual lives and of history--about things that will recur many times according to patterns outlined by the Book--but that all of these are like miniature apocalypses which prefigure the Second Coming of Christ and the end-time; and the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem was the first one.
Is that true? And so are we able to identify where we are in terms of *the* Apocalypse as regards the big picture of the Church's history, while at the same time we might identify ourselves in another part of it our own particular generation's mini-apocalypse?

And thank you for returning me to attending to the publicized text of the Third Secret. I myself have overlooked its significance. I spent some time getting really caught up in the unreleased text and some nearly conspiracy theory stuff. I do think it's important and that a certain amount of that is good for the laity to research, but there was only so much of that I could get into before I started to think "Where is all this going? Is this making me a better Christian?"

Ave Maria! May God bless you for your good work!

Emmett O'Regan said...

Thanks Nick! Yes, as well as the narrative of the Apocalypse being achronological and recapitulatory in nature, history does have the tendency to follow fractal-like patterns, as is summarised by Ecc 1:9:

"What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun."