Contemplations

About Our Holy Father - Pope Francis


This past Thursday, October 1st at approximately 10:35pm, I received a locution from Our Blessed Mother in our Adoration Chapel at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. I had been praying and was concerned regarding confusing perceptions and views of his Holiness, Pope Francis. Our Lady, in a very gentle and loving voice, asked me to write this reflection on our Holy Father to all of you. She was very concerned regarding the confusion, division and deception that satan is creating among many Catholics and Charismatic Evangelicals. Thus, at her request, I share with you this message to her beloved children.

 

Please Pray for Pope Francis.

Pope FrancisAs I discern the occurrences of the last month and pray, I feel called to ask each of you: Please Pray for Pope Francis and his mission.

Lately, the Holy Father has been intensely attacked. Some have even accused him of misleading our Catholic Church and distorting our faith. Yet Pope Francis has been given to us by God Himself. Please… we must not join forces with those individuals that are being deceived by Satan, the evil one who wants to bring division, deception and false words to all of us.

Our Lady has directed us to PRAY for Pope Francis and for the completion and fruition of the work that he was given to him by God. We must not disparage the tough work he has before him, but assist him spiritually with our prayers. Yes, there are those around him in high places of authority that are responsible for discord, deception, confusion and strife within the church leadership. We must continue to stand for what is right and not obsess or become consumed by this battle----a battle that is Our Lord’s to fight and win. Only He can conquer this; we cannot.

Many prophecies deal with the very clash currently occurring within our church. For example, this shaking of our church was prophesied in an approved apparition by the Roman Catholic Church in Akita, Japan:

 

The Message of Our Lady of Akita (1973 - 1981)

The Blessed Mother

The first message received by Sister Agnes Katsuko Sasagawa on June 6, 1973, was a call for prayer and sacrifice for the glory of the Father and salvation of souls. The second message, August 3, 1973, was for prayer, penance and courageous sacrifices to soften the Father's anger.

The third message on October 13, 1973, the actual anniversary of the final visions and miracle of Fatima is as follows:

"As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never have seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by my Son. Each day, recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and the priests. The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their Confreres. The Church and altars will be vandalized. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord."

"The demon will rage especially against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will no longer be pardon for them."

 

Sister Lucia of Fatima also had a vision of the Holy Father:

The Third Secret of FatimaWith the pope were others climbing a mountain to a rough-hewn cross. Mountains are traditional places where man meets with God, the difficult process of ascending the mountain suggesting the perseverance required to follow God. The ruggedness of the cross depicted in the vision evokes the harshness of the sufferings of Christ and those who share in his sufferings.The seers then saw in the unapproachable light of God a reflection of someone who, Lucia says, "we had the impression . . . was the holy father."

The journey of the pope and those with him through the half-ruined city suggests that the Church must pass through the destruction that accompanies war, and it evokes the suffering of the pontiff in witnessing this destruction but being unable to stop it. This reflects the experience of many twentieth-century popes.

 

Stand by Our Pope

Our Lady is asking us to support the Holy Father, regardless of what you see in some of the media or read via emails being circulated by detractors of Pope Francis. I repeat: Pope Francis is our rightful leader and has been appointed by God himself. Satan is trying to bring division and discredit His Holiness through various means. This is all part of Satan’s strategies and schemes that are unfolding as we get closer and closer to the storm

Please Pray for Pope Francis.

Your brother in Christ,
John Martinez

 


 

A side note:

My Dear Friends, I thank all of you for your prayers and emails. I have been delighted to continue meeting and communicating with many of you from different parts of our country. We are truly a widespread but cherished community of believers, sharing, listening, lifting each other up through the storms that are now slowly but clearly assailing all of us.

Please know that it is not that I do not wish to write regularly. From the very beginning of my calling, I have been called to be the Watchman (Ezekiel 33: 1 – 33) and lookout for our God. I can only write as directed by Him---to make you aware of major spiritual events as they unfold.

It was the Holy Spirit who baptized me with His Love and has blessed me with several of His gifts. It was Jesus, in the form of a little white lamb, who introduced me to Our Blessed Mother. She then took me aside, patiently teaching me and showing me many futuristic events that would occur. For over 34 years, I have been obedient to God and to Our Lady. Please know that I am a simple, lowly and imperfect messenger whom God the Father has called. I am allowed to write only when I am directed to do so as the times begin to unfold (Matthew 24: 1- 51).

One of the first teachings that I was given from Our Blessed Mother was that part of my future mission was to share her immense, incomprehensible love for all of her children. She also instructed me to tell my fellow brethren throughout the world that she has had been placed in charge by God the Father to prepare us spiritually for the coming chastisement. I’m clearly not the exclusive recipient of this information; she has appeared in many church-approved apparitions to warn us precisely about these times, and to assure us that Her Immaculate Heart IS our “Refuge”.

She emphasized to me that I would need to carefully DISCERN everything in my spiritual journey. She allowed me to see the evil that Satan has placed in the hearts and minds of God’s children, and has expressed her pain and tears at the suffering that Her Son Jesus has endured. The pestilence of evil that Satan has unleashed upon mankind, who has willingly cooperated with his trickery, is leading us to that “Final Battle”. She shared that thousands of good men and women had been chosen by the Holy Spirit to help Her build an army of warriors to fight the tough spiritual battles upon us and those severe tests to come. She also warned me that there were many deceitful sons of Satan that have and will continue trying to sow deception and confusion among God’s children.

In Her teachings, she emphasized the need to discern and pray. She indicated that the “signs” that I needed to look for would come from three different sources:

  1. The Holy Father
  2. Jerusalem/Israel
  3. Her apparitions in Medjugorje.

By watching these three indicators, we will see God the Father’s plans begin to unfold.

 

Watch ye, therefore, praying at all times, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are to come, and to stand before the Son of man.
Luke 21:36

Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do; but let us watch, and be sober.
1 Thessalonians 5:6



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