Tuesday, 23 June 2020

The Seventh Seal and the Keys of the Abyss

The Angel Appearing to Zacharias, by William Blake

In a few days time from now, there is going to be yet another alignment of all seven of the classical planets known to the ancients, on 4th July, 2020, the American Day of Independence. In my book, Unveiling the Apocalypse: The Final Passover of the Church, I attempt to show how such the description of Christ holding the seven stars in right hand in order to symbolize the "keys to death and Hades" represents a series of planetary alignments connected to the timing of the period of the unbinding of Satan at the end of the "thousand years", when the gates of Hell are unleashed in an attempt to destroy the Church.

The Book of Revelation gives a number of signs concerning the opening of the Abyss at the end of the thousand years, which I attempt to show is connected with Pope Leo XIII's prophetic vision of the period of Satan's greater power. One of these signs is an angel descending to earth with the keys to open the shaft of the Abyss, from which emerges a demonic swarm of apocalyptic "locusts" - which I argue corresponds to the emergence of military aircraft at the beginning of the First World War:

The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss. When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. (Rev 9:1-3)

It is these same keys that are seen held in the right hand of Christ at the start of the Apocalypse, only here they are also identified with seven stars:

In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this. As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
(Rev 1:17-20)

The seven stars represent the seven lamps of the Jewish Menorah, which stood before the Holy of Holies in the Temple of Jerusalem, following the stipulations given in Exod 25:31-40. The seven candelabra of the Menorah are a distinctive feature, and notable for their perfect alignment. So if the seven stars held in the right hand of Jesus are to be equated with the seven angels of the seven churches, then it would logically follow that these stars in the hand of Christ are in perfect alignment - just like the seven lamps of the Menorah. Indeed the Menorah itself is highly reminiscent of an astronomical orrery depicting an alignment of the planets, and it was interpreted as such by several ancient writers, including Clement of Alexandria, who stated that:

The lamp, too, was placed to the south of the altar of incense; and by it were shown the motions of the seven planets, that perform their revolutions towards the south. For three branches rose on either side of the lamp, and lights on them; since also the sun, like the lamp, set in the midst of all the planets, dispenses with a kind of divine music the light to those above and to those below.
(Clement of Alexandria, Stromata 5:6)

St. Jude also mentioned the seven classical planets in relation to the chaining of unclean spirits, which he refers to as "wandering stars", made in the wider background context of the rebuke of Satan by the Archangel Michael:

...when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.” But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively. Woe to them! For they walked in the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam's error and perished in Korah's rebellion. These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted; wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever. It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones, to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” (Jude 1:5-15)

So it is clear that an alignment of the seven classical planets is also involved in the interpretation of the prophecy of the "keys to the Abyss", which delineates the period of the unbinding of Satan at the end of the thousand years:

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.
(Rev 20:1-3)

It is surely of no coincidence then that an alignment of the seven classical planets took place on 2nd-3rd December 1899, just six months after Pope Leo XIII's consecration of the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in June 1899, at the very cusp of the turn of the 20th century. The seven lampstands of the Jewish Menorah also figure prominently in another biblical vision which the prophecy of Pope Leo XIII is based on, when the Prophet Zachariah is shown the Jewish High Priest Joshua in stained garments, being accused by Satan in a manner virtually identical with the scene described by St. Jude concerning the "seven wandering stars":

Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. The Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?”
Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel. The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.” Then he said to Joshua, “See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you.” Then I said, “Put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the Lord stood by. 

(Zech 3:1-5)

The Jewish High Priest in this vision represents the figure of the pope as Pontifex Maximus, which explains why God chose to reveal this important prophecy to a reigning Roman Pontiff.  It is therefore important to note that this prophecy some way involves a charge that Satan levels against the holder of the papacy, who is similarly conferred with the keys of the kingdom of heaven as the Successor to St. Peter:

Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matt 16:17-19)

It is surely yet again beyond coincidence that at the end of this period of Satan's greater power that the very indefectible nature of the papacy is being called into question, plunging the Church into one of the greatest crises it has ever faced. Yet, there appears to be a certain amount of hope in Zechariah's vision, in that the soiled garments worn by Jewish High Priest are removed and replaced with fresh clean linen, representing some kind of purification of the Church, in a vision which is strikingly similar to that of St. Hildegard of Bingen:

The image of the woman before the altar in front of the eyes of God that I saw earlier was now also shown to me again so that I could also see her from the navel down. From the navel to the groin she had various scaly spots. In her [genitalia] there appeared a monstorous and totally black head with fiery eyes, ears like the ears of a donkey, nostrils and mouth like those of a lion, gnashing with vast open mouth and sharpening its horrible iron teeth in a horrid manner.

From that head to the knees the image was white and red, bruised as with many a beating. From the knees to the two white transverse zones which crosswise seemed to touch the bottoms of the feet from above, the image appeared to be bloody. Lo, the monstrous head removed itself from its place with so great a crash that the entire image of the woman was shaken in all its members. Something like a a great mass of much dung was joined to the head; then, lifting itself upon a mountain, it attempted to ascend to the height of heaven. A stroke like thunder came suddenly and the head was repelled with such strength that it both fell from the mountain and gave up the ghost. After this a stinking cloud suddenly enveloped the whole mountain. The head was surrounded with such great filth in the cloud that the people standing by were struck with the greatest terror as the cloud stayed upon the mountain somewhat longer. The people standing there beheld it and struck with much fear said to each other: " Woe! Woe! What is this? What does that seem to be? Who will help us, unfortunate as we are? Who will deliver us? We are ignorant of how we have been deceived. Almighty God, have mercy on us. Let us, oh let us return. Let us prepare the covenant of Christ's Gospel, since we have been bitterly deceived." Behold, the feet of the aforementioned female image appeared to be white, giving out a brightness above that of the sun. I heard a voice from heaven saying to me: "Even though all things on earth are tending toward their end, so hardships and calamities is bowed down to its End, nevertheless, the Spouse of my Son, though much weakened in her children, will never be destroyed either by the heralds of the Son of Perdition or by the Destroyer himself, however much she will be attacked by them. At the End of time she will arise more powerful and more secure; she will appear more beautiful and shining so that she may go forth in this way more sweetly and more agreeably to the embraces of her Beloved. The vision which you saw signifies all this in mystic fashion."
(Scivias 3:11; Translated by B McGinn, Visions of the End, pp101-102)

Pope Benedict XVI had equated St. Hildegard's vision of the "filth" within the Church with the pedophile scandal that has ultimately led to a mass apostasy of lukewarm Catholics from the faith:

We were all the more dismayed, then, when in this year of all years and to a degree we could not have imagined, we came to know of abuse of minors committed by priests who twist the sacrament into its antithesis, and under the mantle of the sacred profoundly wound human persons in their childhood, damaging them for a whole lifetime.

In this context, a vision of Saint Hildegard of Bingen came to my mind, a vision which describes in a shocking way what we have lived through this past year. “In the year of our Lord’s incarnation 1170, I had been lying on my sick-bed for a long time when, fully conscious in body and in mind, I had a vision of a woman of such beauty that the human mind is unable to comprehend. She stretched in height from earth to heaven. Her face shone with exceeding brightness and her gaze was fixed on heaven. She was dressed in a dazzling robe of white silk and draped in a cloak, adorned with stones of great price. On her feet she wore shoes of onyx. But her face was stained with dust, her robe was ripped down the right side, her cloak had lost its sheen of beauty and her shoes had been blackened. And she herself, in a voice loud with sorrow, was calling to the heights of heaven, saying, ‘Hear, heaven, how my face is sullied; mourn, earth, that my robe is torn; tremble, abyss, because my shoes are blackened!’

And she continued: ‘I lay hidden in the heart of the Father until the Son of Man, who was conceived and born in virginity, poured out his blood. With that same blood as his dowry, he made me his betrothed.

For my Bridegroom’s wounds remain fresh and open as long as the wounds of men’s sins continue to gape. And Christ’s wounds remain open because of the sins of priests. They tear my robe, since they are violators of the Law, the Gospel and their own priesthood; they darken my cloak by neglecting, in every way, the precepts which they are meant to uphold; my shoes too are blackened, since priests do not keep to the straight paths of justice, which are hard and rugged, or set good examples to those beneath them. Nevertheless, in some of them I find the splendour of truth.’

And I heard a voice from heaven which said: ‘This image represents the Church. For this reason, O you who see all this and who listen to the word of lament, proclaim it to the priests who are destined to offer guidance and instruction to God’s people and to whom, as to the apostles, it was said: go into all the world and preach the Gospel to the whole creation’ (Mk 16:15)” (Letter to Werner von Kirchheim and his Priestly Community: PL 197, 269ff.).

In the vision of Saint Hildegard, the face of the Church is stained with dust, and this is how we have seen it. Her garment is torn – by the sins of priests. The way she saw and expressed it is the way we have experienced it this year. We must accept this humiliation as an exhortation to truth and a call to renewal. Only the truth saves. We must ask ourselves what we can do to repair as much as possible the injustice that has occurred. We must ask ourselves what was wrong in our proclamation, in our whole way of living the Christian life, to allow such a thing to happen. We must discover a new resoluteness in faith and in doing good. We must be capable of doing penance. We must be determined to make every possible effort in priestly formation to prevent anything of the kind from happening again. This is also the moment to offer heartfelt thanks to all those who work to help victims and to restore their trust in the Church, their capacity to believe her message. In my meetings with victims of this sin, I have also always found people who, with great dedication, stand alongside those who suffer and have been damaged. This is also the occasion to thank the many good priests who act as channels of the Lord’s goodness in humility and fidelity and, amid the devastations, bear witness to the unforfeited beauty of the priesthood.

Could this planetary alignment, coming so closely on the back of a great liturgical silence falling upon the Church during the Coronavirus pandemic, represent the closing of the Abyss and thus herald the ultimate reversal of the fortunes of the Bride of Christ? We can only hope and pray that the terrible stains that have sullied the garments of the Church during the unbinding of Satan will soon be cleansed, and that the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary promised at Fatima will restore Christ's Bride to her former glory. It is perhaps worth noting that St. Bonaventure had linked the restoration of the Church with a "time of quiet" before the coming of the Antichrist, which sounds remarkable similar to the "silence in heaven" at the opening of the seventh seal:

"no one knows how long that time of great peace will last since "when they said 'Peace and security,' then suddenly destruction came upon them" (Matt 24:21). The seventh time or age, that of quiet, begins with the shout of the angel who "swore through Him who lives forever and ever that there would be no more time; but in the days of the seventh angel the mystery of God will be completed" (Rev 10:6-7).
In the sixth age three things take place - excellence of victory, excellence of teaching, and excellence of the prophetic life.... In this age there ought to come a life through an order which will possess the prophetic life. This age is double. Just as in the Lord's Passion there was first light, then darkness, and then light, so it is necessary that first there be the light of teaching and that Josiah succeed Hezekiah, after which came the tribulation of the Jews through their captivity. It is necessary that one ruler, a defender of the Church, arise. He is either still to come or has already come. (He added: Would that he has not already come!) After him will come the darkness of tribulations..."

It was said to the angel of Philadelphia, the sixth angel: "He who is holy and true, who has the key of David, who opens and no man closes, closes and no man opens, says this - 'I know your works, and behold I have placed an open door before you'" (Rev 3:7). (And he said that now for the first time the understanding of Scripture would be given and that the revelation, or key of David, would be given to a person or a large group, but I think rather to a large group.)
In the seventh age we know that these things will take place - the rebuilding of the Temple, the restoration of the city, and the granting of peace. Likewise in the coming seventh age there will be a restoration of Divine worship and a rebuilding of the city. Then the prophecy of Ezekiel will be fulfilled when the city comes down from heaven (Ezek 40); not indeed that city which is above, but that city which is below, the Church Militant which will then be conformed to the Church Triumphant as far as possible in this life. Then will be the building and restoration of the city as it was in the beginning. Then there will be peace. God alone knows how long that peace shall last.
(St. Bonaventure, Collation 16:17-19. Translated by McGinn, B. Visions of the End, pp199-200)


Rhona McRoe said...

I guess the honour of first comment goes to me.

.....alas.... I have nothing to say...

For now.

Anonymous said...

Hi Emmett,
Thank you for this timely post. I have been counting the days (towards 4th July) since your last post which I shared with many friends and family.
Michael G

Anonymous said...

I am going to Mass this morning.

Anonymous said...

This event follows after a summer solstice which saw a "ring of fire" solar eclipse that basically tracked the locust outbreak and then ended up in China. Oh, and one of the bishops in white just happened to leave Rome for that weekend too? Curious, no?

The July 4th symbolism with freemasonry, is very interesting in timing. The American connection is obvious, but there is also one that is a bit more connected to Fatima. The Romanovs were killed on the night of 16/17 July 1918. Russia had just switched to the Gregorian calendar that year as a result of the revolution. To make the switch, the Soviets simply removed 1–13 February 1918. Thus what would have been Feb 1st, 1918 became Feb 14th, 1918 as I understand it. Subtracting those missing 13 days (some symbolism in that number too!) one would get that July 16th, 1918 Soviet Calendar would have been July 3rd, 1918 pre-Revolution. So they were actually killed on the night of July 3rd-4th, 1918 according to the calendar in use in Russia prior to the Soviet Revolution.


JMC said...

One of the bishops in white left Rome that weekend because his brother is very ill. He went to Germany to be with him in what may well be his last days on Earth.
As for the business with the Russian calendar..that's very interesting. Since reading a history text that was published in 1994, Christ the King, Lord of History, by Anne Carrol, I've often contemplated the direct role the devil seems to have played in the Russian Revolution. The chapter on that revolution discusses the matter of Rasputin, who claimed to be a monk and acquired a great deal of influence over the Tsarina. He subsequently survived an assassination attempt that involved poisoning, being shot in the heart and neck, and then beaten until his body finally remained still, after which it was bound and thrown into a frozen river, whereupon his head hit a bridge abutment and split open.

Here's the quote regarding his death, from page 408 of the abovementioned book: "Rasputin had been poisoned, enough to kill four men; shot, two fatal wounds; beaten and thrown against a bridge. But it [his body?] was still alive under the water, where it should have frozen to death almost immediately in the ice-choked Neva River on the last day of the year. But the body breathed, for there was water in its lungs; it moved, for the ropes binding its hands were partially untied.
"How at last did it die? No one knows...The next day, the body was recovered, entirely encased in ice, its lungs full of water, its right hand free of the rope and reaching out."
In the statement I omitted, the author actually speculates that he may have been possessed. He had destroyed the reputation of the Romanovs, which certainly was instrumental in their later murder.
So your speculation regarding the fact that the Romanovs were actually killed on the night of July 3rd-4th adds even more to the significance of the upcoming planetary alignment. Despite how dark the times currently are - and they're bound to get a lot darker - hope is shining brighter than ever before.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Rasputin was one really strange guy and his death simply astounding. How grown men could not manage to kill him given the poisoning and other preparations is certainly something that points to demonic.

As for the movement of Benedict XVI, I'm not saying that he left because of some apocalyptic reason he knew before hand (although, I can't dismiss that possibility), I'm simply pointing to a possible sign to point to greater realities.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Emmett for your research.

I think I now understand what the double edged sword issuing from the mouth of Jesus is. The events of the past 100 years and now are preparing the time of the harvest. The wheat and Tares are being revealed and sifted. The double edged sword symbolises this dividing.

On the shocking vision of St Hildegard concerning the corruption in the church she says the “monstrous head” removed itself.
Interesting to speculate what it would take for those who are corrupted in the church to remove themselves.

I suspect only a massive persecution of the church would cause them to flee the church as they renounce their vows to save their lives.

The church may be purified and triumphant eventually but it may be fire and blood which is the catalyst.


Leo D. Lion said...

i really appreciate your writings. I have a difficult time when trying to interpret Revelation.

I just wanted to bring this out. On 1 July 2020 Israel decides to annex the West Bank. If this occurs WW3 will most likely ignite. How much and how far, we shall see.

But it seems this falls right in step with the planet alignments.

If Satans first attempt was WW1 and WW2 then the church scandels, WW3 and a nuclear winter might be the climax.

Also, when I was researching Fatima I came across something very interesting. Those who are real close to Fatima say that Our Lady is going to return to Fatima 1 (one more time).

How do they know this? They say Our Lady said she is returning.

I remember reading about their evidence referencing Her return. I havent visited that info in a while but its out there..

As you said that someone is going to lead us back to The Glory of His Church. And after a nuclear war it will be Mary the Mother of God. Not Mother Earth.

JMC said...

Israel annexing the West Bank certainly would touch off that powderkeg...AGAIN. I don't know if that will be the trigger for World War III, but even if it isn't, it's still going to be a mess. Though how much of a mess is questionable. I've heard that the coronavirus has really cut a swath through the Muslim countries, because they don't believe in taking precautions. Their belief is that, if it's God's will for you to get sick, you're going to get sick no matter what you do. They believe trying to prevent sickness is actually wrong, because you're trying to impede God's will. Our concept of working as if everything depends on you, but still keeping resignation to God's will, is blasphemy to them.

As for Our Lady's supposedly returning to Fatima one more time, if anyone would know anything about this, it would be the Fatima Center. Their website is Fatima.org. I've already contacted them to ask if they know anything about this alleged return.

MyronM said...

Only one date is certain in this post: the day (June 11) 1899, when Pope Leo XIII dedicated the entire human race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The rest is speculation. The concept of 'planetary alignment' would be exact if the planets were in a straight line, but this is virtually unreal. Consequently, indicating any date of occurrence of 'the planetary alignment' is completely arbitrary and does not give rise to drawing accurate conclusions.
The weakness of your assumption is revealed when you point to the alleged 'planetary alignment' December 2/3, 1899, which occurred six months after the act of consecration of the human race to the Sacred Heart.
God wrote the history and plan of salvation in constellations, but the written text can be read by following the motions of the celestial bodies: the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune (reader stands on Earth), comets and a thousand other signs on the starry sky.
Since the discovery of the eighth planet, Neptune, four days after the apparition in La Salette, reliance on the seven classical planets has no justification.

Unknown said...

My hopes is to enjoy my life now here...
And when its my time, heaven is next.
If i focus on doom gloom and mr.devil then that sucks my joy away.

Xorro said...

forgive my ignorance but this would be a good thing for us - I mean if Satan is bound up for a time....right?

"Could this planetary alignment, coming so closely on the back of a great liturgical silence falling upon the Church during the Coronavirus pandemic, represent the closing of the Abyss and thus herald the ultimate reversal of the fortunes of the Bride of Christ? We can only hope and pray that the terrible stains that have sullied the garments of the Church during the unbinding of Satan will soon be cleansed, and that the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary promised at Fatima will restore Christ's Bride to her former glory. It is perhaps worth noting that St. Bonaventure had linked the restoration of the Church with a "time of quiet" before the coming of the Antichrist, which sounds remarkable similar to the "silence in heaven" at the opening of the seventh seal:"

Unknown said...

Where does the Era of Peace afforded the world after the trumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary fit into the end times scenario?? That's what I could never figure out!

JMC said...

The Era of Peace is likely to be the time when the true Faith spreads all over the world. This "era" is only supposed to be about 20-30 years long; then sin will increase again, and the Antichrist will rise. After that, there will only be a few years, likely three and a half, before the Last Day.

Emmett O'Regan said...

The period of peace is related to the ministry of the Two Witnesses, who restore the Church for a brief time of respite before the coming of the Antichrist and the Parousia of Christ at the end of the world. As JMC states, it will be quite short lived:

"For you are fully aware that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and security,” destruction will come upon them suddenly, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers, are not in the darkness so that this day should overtake you like a thief..." 1 Thes 5:2-4

Rhona McRoe said...

I'm with MyronM on this - the planetary alignment stuff is nonsense.
So is the Fatima II stuff - pure gibberish.

Israel annexing the West Bank with Trumps backing and Iran retaliating is a much more likely real world scenario.

Mark W said...

Hey Myron -

"The rest is speculation." Of course it is. That's what we do here. :)

"The concept of 'planetary alignment' would be exact if the planets were in a straight line, but this is virtually unreal." Not really. The ancients considered an alignment in much less of an engineering/scientific manner than we do today. An alignment wouldn't necessarily be in a perfect line, but in a very close proximity in the sky. Someone once said that they'd count it as an alignment if they were within about 15 degrees of each other. I don't recall where that came from, it's been many years, but from the ancient's point of view, that could be pretty close to what they were thinking.

"Since the discovery of the eighth planet, Neptune, four days after the apparition in La Salette, reliance on the seven classical planets has no justification." That's actually just an opinion. There's nothing really to support it that I've heard. Pluto was a planet, Pluto wasn't a planet. The ancients would not have assumed anything else was out there, but I don't see how that impacts God writing with the heavens for a canvas.

"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea and of the waves." (LK 21:25, DRB)

"And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars" (Apoc 12:1, DRB)

"Thus saith the Lord: Learn not according to the ways of the Gentiles: and be not afraid of the signs of heaven, which the heathens fear." (Jeremiah 10:2, DRB)

In these quotes, I don't see anything like, "all bets are off when they discover Neptune". (And yes, I'm having a bit of fun with that.)

And if you want to take it a step further: "Jesus therefore said to him: Unless you see signs and wonders, you believe not." (John 4:48, DRB)

Some of these quotes are for the end times, future to us, and certainly going to happen after the discovery of Neptune. So I'm not sure I buy the objection to seeing such things as alignments as signs in the heavens. I'm not sure that I buy the idea that the alignments really do portend things, but I'm certainly not going to write off the idea.

And sure, it's all speculation.


Leo D. Lion said...
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JMC said...

The way the prophecies read leads me to believe they are supposed to be two living human beings. Most certainly strongly inspired by the Holy Ghost, but still two normally-born men (if one is supposed to be the Angelic Pope and the other the Great Monarch, prophecies to be a French king named Henry, they are clearly men) and not spirits in human form.

On another topic entirely, with all the questions still swirling around Pope Benedict's retirement, Padre Peregrino puts the biggest ones together to paint a very concerning picture:


Leo D. Lion said...

(Zech 3:1-5)

Is this referring to Israel when Israel accepts Jesus Christ as the Son of God.

Israel's rejection of Jesus continues today = Stained Torn Garment (2000 years of staining and tearing).

When all of Israel accepts Our Lord
the clean garments replaces the stained garments.

But of course Satan is there to exploit the Word of God.

I doubt if this biblical scenario applies to the Catholic Church Seat of Peter aka Pope.

Bridget said...

This is an interesting tie in with July 4th “closing of the abyss.”


Independence Day for English Catholics: Public Masses to resume July 4

This time of our ‘Eucharistic fast’ has made our hearts grow in longing for that moment when we can come together and receive again the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist. That moment is now very near and for that we thank God,” the cardinal concluded.

Doesn’t the Second Pentecost start in England?

Anonymous said...

Emmett, regarding Xorro's post about the closing of the abyss... is a good thing right? "...represent the closing of the Abyss and thus herald the ultimate reversal of the fortunes of the Bride of Christ? "

(The closing of the abyss) What do you mean by "the reversal of the fortunes of the church "

Sounds contradictory.


JMC said...

I think he's referring to the bad fortunes the Church is experiencing right now - all the scandals and corruption in the Vatican. A reversal of fortune, then, could signal an upcoming cleanup of the corruption, for instance, or perhaps an outpouring of grace that causes a major conversion experience for the masonic and satanic elements in the Vatican. It will certainly bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart. None of this, of course, is going to happen overnight. It's going to be a long, painful process, but then, the excision of an infection usually is.
Basically, to borrow an example someone else at this site used some time ago, it's one thing when Mom tells a kid to go clean up his room, but entirely another when Mom decides enough is enough and does it herself. Mother Mary is about to start cleaning house.
So, while on the surface it may look like a contradiction, it's not. In this case, a reversal of fortunes would be a GOOD thing.

Anthony W said...

Hi Emmett. Your post a few days ago about the timeline ie "The restoration of the church and the era of peace followed by a falling away and the rise of the anti-christ" is consistent with Catholic prophecy and correct. But if you go to the website of Countdowntothekingdom.com. You see a different timeline. According to that timeline the era of peace comes after the reign of the anti-christ. Also they talk about refuges for believers to go to during the reign of the anti-christ. The era of peace according to them is a very long time perhaps hundreds of years. I wonder what you make of this? Is father Rodrigue another false prophet? We have had so many lately Charley Johnston and then there was Locutions to the World to name but two. As Glen Dallaire of Mystics of the Church rightly said. "Nine out of ten people who claim to have messages from Jesus or Mary turn out to be false".

God bless

Anthony W

Anonymous said...

JMC, thanks. Are you saying that the abyss is or will be closed soon in order for this reversal of fortunes to occur?


JMC said...

Yes, Sam, that's exactly what is happening. The abyss was opened a hundred years ago, which, of course, was the time of Satan's greater power. His time is almost up; once abyss is closed, his power will be reduced once more, which will indeed permit the reversal.

Anthony W, what Coundowntothekingdom.com is saying sounds an awful lot like the Protestant view of the End Times; most Protestants I know are convinced that after the Antichrist, there will be a thousand years of a reign of Christ on earth, during which there will be total peace and no sin. This, of course, has long been condemned; it's the heresy of millennialism.

Anonymous said...

I tend to share the opinion of Mr James Delinis:

"...we are not at the beginning of the great apostasy, but nearing the end. We are nearing the return of Jesus Christ, the judgement of the world and everyone in it, the regeneration of creation and the destruction of evil for all time.

This is not going to happen hundreds of years from now, it is happening now. Let anyone with eyes see."


And he wrote this at the end of an article about the prophecy of the popes by your fellow countryman St Malachy Emmett.

So the return of Jesus is near... I think Mr Delinis is right.

Keeping my Rosary on hand!

Anonymous said...

Mr Delinis is very good at making himself appear far more intelligent than he actually is. If you follow his Twitter you will quickly realize his intellectual flip-flopping and inability to hold a firm position. Fair enough if you're trying to worm your way through the mud in pursuit of the truth, but I would take what he says with a minuscule grain of sand.

Anonymous said...

Hot off the press here: https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-06-29-guillotines-pre-positioned-across-america-execute-conservatives-christians.html

Sounds incredible! I do recall a David J. Smith, a fire and brimstone tv evangelical who had his own show 30 years ago say the very same thing. Thirty years is a long time to wait. Guillotines , shackled RR cars and UN troops hiding in National Parks...

Dave o said...

Anonymous @21:48

Sounds like bull to me. Hiding in the National Parks?
Sign your name at the end of your entries so we know who we're talking to.

JMC said...

Right out of the "Left Behind" series. Nope. I don't buy it either, for several reasons, the primary one being that it just isn't their style. When the Commies eventually take over this country, then I'm sure we will see executions of Christians and conservatives. The Russians did it when the Bolsheviks took over in 1917, and the Chinese did it when Mao and his thugs took over in the 1950s. But somehow, I doubt they'll use guillotines.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Definitely a good thing Sam! It means that the Devil is once again restrained, and that the Gospel will once again be able to find fertile soil to allow for the growth of the Church. As we all know, the Church is currently at crisis point. In addition to coping with mass apostasy, the remaining faithful are tearing themselves apart, to the point where schism seems a real possibility. This is part of the Devil's plan for the destruction of the Church, which is the central wager behind the vision of Pope Leo XIII. It is the sifting demanded of Peter in Luke 22:31.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Anthony W, the timeline given by Mark Mallett et al is millenarian heresy. The only thing to happen after the coming of the Antichrist is the Second Coming of Christ followed by the Last Judgement.

"For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming." (2 Thes 2:7-8)

Anonymous said...

Emmett, thank you. But in the meantime, it appears satan isn't restrained yet judging by the looks of the world. If this planetary alignment is to occur on july 4th, and things get worse that would indicate to me that he isn't restrained and this alignment may not show much except it's an alignment. It would seem that when things are looking up for the church, then one might think that way. I don't see that happening anytime soon. It may be at least 10 years away for this completion re Agenda 2030 timeline. AKA communism


JMC said...

The New World Order, i.e., the One World Government, will be socialist at least, fully communist at worst. And whether or not we want it, it will happen, because it is part of the Divine Plan. That's a case of being resigned to the Will of God.
Remember that, even if the devil is restrained, evil will continue in the world, because there will always be those who choose to follow its path. Restraining the devil does not mean his power will cease altogether, only that it will be reduced.

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Mark W said...

Think of it, Sam, as the door closing. Before it slams shut, things will be trying to get through like never before. The slamming shut will, I think, be the proper consecration of Russia to Our Lady's Immaculate Heart.

If we really are following the 1917 type timeline, then we've been in the February Revolution for some time, and we all live in Petrograd. The equivalent to the Tsar's abdication will be our election in November. The October Revolution would be some time after that. And what a lot of people don't remember is that there was a Russian Civil War after the Bolshevik Revolution. The Russian Civil War actually lasted from 1917 until October of 1922.

Given that the unrest is being fueled by dedicated Marxists, they may be trying to follow this pattern - emphasis on "MAY" be trying. I have no idea how this will play out, or what the timeline might be. But Our Lady told Sr. Lucia that the pope would eventually consecrate Russia, but that it would be late. A second American Civil War might be just enough to get a Pope to do the consecration in accordance with Our Lady's actual instructions.

At that point, we get the era of peace, after Mary slams the door shut and Satan is truly locked away for a little while.

Anthony W said...

To Emmett and JMC. Thanks for your response. It is important to challenge false prophecy because if we don't then many people will be lead astray and may well end up unwittingly doing the devils work for him.
Also JMC when you mention the ONE World Government that will probably happen during the reign of the anti-Christ.
I hope and pray like everyone else on this blog for the restoration of the church and for the Triumph of Our Lady's Immaculate heart.

God bless.

Anthony W

MyronM said...


JUNE 25, 2020

An excerpt: "Children of My Immaculate Heart, serious changes have reached you, advancing without stopping; all are facing these changes without wishing to do so.


The Queen of Heaven and Earth knows what is happening in outer space and how it affects our planet.

Rhona McRoe said...

Once again, with a week or two of a considered article we have UN soldiers in national parks and Mary causing earthquakes via magnetising Saturn....or something.

Forget far from Catholicism, many of the posts here are pretty removed from sanity.

Bridget is the only consistently level headed one.

Set up a forum, Emmett, attract some advertising and at least you'll make a buck off this lunacy.

Anthony W said...

To Emmett. Your blog is excellent. Keep it how it is. Different opinions are a good thing especially now in this age of Neo-liberalism and the Orwellian world that we have slipped into. But the Queen of heaven has a plan. We are moving rapidly towards the end of the era that so many Catholic saints and seers have written and spoken about. This is the age of Mary

God bless

Anthony W

Rhona McRoe said...

Yeah Emmett.... keep it how it is.
Lets all have a laugh and a speculative giggle because, to many readers of this blog, thats all this is. Catholic doctrine, your academic work and your right to make a living are all secondary to the obsessions, fixations, rantings and ravings of the largely mad people who post here.

You'd be a fool not to exploit the fruits of your own labour and make a living for yourself.
Romans 4:4 "Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due."

Proverbs 22:29

Deuteronomy 15:10

Anonymous said...

Rhona, you sound like an angry individual. If you don't like it here, why on earth would you stick around? Stop trolling here.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous: Remember, don't feed the trolls. ;D

Btrav said...

FYI Emmet.
Patrick Madrid recommended this website and your writings on his show today. It was on hour 2, If you want to go to the Relevant Radio website to hear it. A woman asked about the 3 days of darkness in Catholic prophecy.

Emmett O'Regan said...

Oh, thanks for mentioning that Btrav! Good to get someone like Patrick Madrid recommending my work!

Jason R. said...

I hadn't heard of Mr. Madrid before, so grateful Btrav that you mentioned him (and equally glad he seems very familiar with Emmett's hypotheses). I've listened to a few of his lectures on YouTube and have gotten some really practical advice from them (esp. the ones from Steubenville (sp?) Francisican University). Thanks!

Veritas said...

FYI, there is a virtual retreat on the End Times available online with Fr. Chris Alar of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA available at the following link. It will only be available until Monday morning.
We listened to the first talk last night and it was very good. Here's some info.

Father Alar's virtual weekend retreat: https://sisterservants.org/alar/

For your convenience we have created a suggested retreat schedule for the weekend, but we encourage you to watch Father Alar’s 5 talks whenever you would like to begin. They will be available until Monday morning (July 20).

There are several online videos to watch over the weekend, such as Father’s talks, the Sisters’ live-stream of prayers, as well as optional Zoom meetings with the Sisters and Father Alar on Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting Father Alar's Virtual Weekend Retreat. It was very good!

Veritas said...

You are welcome, Flying Nun. I was told by someone that they are keeping the videos up and available until July 27th, fyi.

Anonymous said...

Veritas, now it says: 'These talks will remain available on this page for a few months.'