Contemplations

The Tribulation

"...Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary. I alone am able to still save you from the calamities which approach. Those who place their confidence in Me will be saved."---from the Third message of Our Blessed Mother to Sister Agnes, October 13, 1973.

Are we living in the "last days"?

Remarkably, diverse messages of Our Lady at different apparitions and times all give us the same message. The sinfulness of mankind is forcing God to take action. Genuine repentance and changes in human behavior must take place urgently. Evil is controlling our world and the battle will erupt quickly. We will all be forced to choose sides and take a stand. I have compiled some of these messages for your review-as you read, it is unmistakable that our Blessed Mother’s theme is very similar in apparitions across time and culture.

The Tribulation for the World

I will now share with you what I was shown regarding the time of the Tribulation. At first, I did not understand what I was being shown when I saw an angel pointing forward to the future.

Before the time of tribulation begins, a warning will be given to mankind and we will be able to see our sinfulness as God sees us (The Warning). We will be given a choice to follow God or to embrace evil.

After the warning, I was shown a pestilence that was both man made but was also the fruits of sin. When a dead animal dies and starts to decompose, nature takes over; worms feed on the decay, and horrific smells become the fruit of death. Such is the pestilence that I was shown. The air was difficult to breathe; the sky was dark and the air reeked of sulfur, burned flesh, decayed bodies and death.

I saw horrific, indescribable insects, species currently unknown to us, actually being produced by sin and causing severe pain with sores and boils on thousands of people. I heard the cry for death all over the world. In the world, there was the complete absence of God. Thousands of horrifying demons from hell were tormenting many of the believers. In the vision, a demon was looking at me, curious as to who I was. He was about 18 feet tall and his skin was almost like a snake and his wings looked black as if they had been burnt. The color of his skin was greenish/brown and his eyes were yellow and gray. The face looked like a large snake with pointed teeth. .There was no hope among those caught in the suffering. This was happening all over the world. All I could feel was agony and complete despair.

I saw a "One World Organization" in complete control of mankind, and giving orders for all this torture and destruction. Neither money, gold nor silver could save people. Millionaires and the least of God’s children were all affected equally by this chastisement. I saw men wearing black masks in military uniforms; they were killing and torturing people. I was shown Oriental military soldiers on the West Coast and European military soldiers on the East Coast. Many women, children and men were being herded into trucks to detention camps that had been prepared years ago. Trains similar to those shown in the holocaust in Nazi Germany were taking people into the unknown. I saw stacks of bodies that were dead being prepared to be burned with some type of liquid gas. The stench and smell of burning flesh and decayed bodies was unbearable. In addition, Satan’s slaves had released man-made generic gases/viruses; this was happening world-wide. There seemed to be no help coming to these people as evil gained complete control. Women and children cried out for death and it would not come. There was no day or night, just a green-brownish mixture of fumes and fog. It was very difficult to breathe. Sorry, there will be no Rapture! Christians and non-Christians were all victims. Only those that pledge themselves to the antichrist were spared. All I could do was stare and cry.

Part of the vision offered relief and hope as I saw underground patriots of men and women fighting the evil trying to destroy us. There were many believers that were caring for each other. I also asked the angel if the animals were being destroyed. He told me that the Lord had protected all his creatures as he did during the time of Noah. A special grace had been placed around them; they were invisible to both the human and to evil eyes.

A sign of relief came when I saw young men, women and angels coming to rescue many of our brethren. They were being taken into the Refuges where evil was not seen nor in control.

I was also shown, many years ago, how we will be able to identify God’s people from those of the antichrist. When my youngest son was 7 years old, he asked me many of the same questions I am asked today; how will we be able to tell the difference between God’s people and those of satan? When he was 5, we had prayed over him intensely and he received several gifts of the Holy Spirit. When he asked me about how to identify God’s people, I sat down with him and we prayed. I told him to close his eyes and Jesus would show him how to identify God’s people. Immediately he smiled and confirmed what I had been shown. He told me that the genuine Catholic Christians had a small bright round circle on their forehead---- the Holy Eucharist! He also confirmed that non-Catholics would have a bright Cross on their forehead. Other people who were not Christians but loved God also had a Cross on their forehead. The Jewish people in good grace with God had the bright Star of David on their forehead. The slaves of satan could not see these signs. That was how we would be able to rescue our brethren when going out of the Refuges to rescue them. Our Lady’s angels will guide us to these people when seeking them outside the Refuges while those inside the Refuges will give care to those being brought into these places of sanctuary.

As I was standing and looking at the death and destruction of the world as we now know it, I was suddenly in complete darkness. There was nothing but silence for almost 30 minutes. Then, I felt rumbling and the movement of the ground under my feet. I could feel eruptions coming from the belly of the earth throughout the world. I heard the cry of the innocents, the blood of the aborted babies of God crying out for Justice. I could feel the shifting of continents and countries being destroyed by the wrath of God. The demons seemed to be in shock for they knew that satan’s time was ending. I watched the ground open up as if due to earthquakes, and satan’s demons and his wicked human slaves fall into the abyss.

I looked up into the sky and a giant angel with a flaming sword, dressed in beautiful white garments with short, curly, slightly reddish/blond hair, was pointing the flaming sword towards the earth. His shield had the sign of the Holy Trinity, and as he pointed the sword towards the earth, balls of fire started to rain upon the world. Sin was being cleansed and eradicated as the world was literally on physical fire. There was almost nothing left except for the Refuges where Our Lady and the Holy Spirit had protected the children of God.

After it was over, I went outside the Refuge and saw nothing but ashes. I was surprised to see a few homes survived under the protection of Our Lady’s Grace. Out of a thousand homes in a neighborhood, I saw that two or three endured the cleansing. I felt joy and happiness as I walked around the ashes when I observed a burned tree with only the bottom stump not burned. I saw a small little piece of a branch growing from this tree---- it was green and yellow with life coming out of it. It spoke of hope and a new beginning. I looked up and there watched our Lady of Grace on a beautiful sky with Her hands extended downward towards the earth----Her legion of Holy angels around Her as her graces were bringing life to a dead planet.

I am being told to pause here …

Is there Hope for Us/You?

Yes! It is very simple. First pray and discern what you have just read. We are at the "crossroads" of all eternity. The choice is ours to make freely and with a sincere heart. We all must carefully examine ourselves, confront our sins, go to reconciliation and go before the Lord. Ask Jesus Christ to become our personal Lord and Savior. If you are away from the church, come back and start receiving the Sacraments. Give your life over to serve God and do all you can to bring your family and your friends to Jesus. Our Lady and the Holy Spirit will guide and help us, and we will receive God’s powerful love, protection, peace and welcome back into His heart.


EXCERPTS FROM OUR BLESSED MOTHER’S MESSAGES CONCERNING TRIBULATION

Messages from Our Lady in Medjugorje on the Coming Tribulation:

In June, 1981, six youths from the village of Medjugorje in central Yugoslavia met Mother Mary on Mount Podbrdo. The apparitions have continued since then, albeit with decreasing frequency. Mary sends a message of faith, conversions, and fasting to bring peace to Earth.

A report sent from the Bishop of Mostar to the Pope stated:

"According to Mirjana, during the apparition on December 25, 1982, the Madonna confided the tenth and last secret to her, and she revealed the dates on which the various secrets will come to pass. The Blessed Virgin revealed many aspects of the future to Mirjana, many more up to now than to the other seers. Before the visible sign is given to humanity, there will be three warnings to the world. The warnings will be warnings on the earth. Mirjana will witness them. Three days before one of these warnings, she will advise a priest of her choice. Mirjana's testimony will be a confirmation of the apparitions and an incentive for the conversion of the world. After these warnings, the visible sign will be given for all humanity at the place of the apparitions in Medjugorje. The sign will be given as the testimony of the apparitions and a call back to faith…

"The ninth and tenth secrets are grave matters. They are a chastisement for the sins of the world. The punishment is inevitable because we cannot expect the conversion of the entire world. The chastisement can be mitigated by prayers and penance. It cannot be suppressed. After the first warning, the others will follow within a rather brief period of time. So it is that people will have time for conversion. This time is a period of grace and conversion. After the visible sign, those who are still alive will have little time for conversion. For that reason, the Blessed Virgin calls for urgent conversion and reconciliation. The invitation to prayer and penance is destined to ward off evil and war and above all to save souls. We are close to the events predicted by the Blessed Virgin. Convert yourselves as quickly as possible. Open your hearts to God. This is a message to all mankind."

The Third Prophecy of Fatima was released in the year 2000:

The third part of the secret revealed at the Cova da Iria-Fatima, on 13 July 1917 (from Sister Lucia’s writings). "I write in obedience to you, my God, who command me to do so through his Excellency the Bishop of Leiria and through your Most Holy Mother and mine.

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!" And we saw in an immense light that is God: "something similar to how people appear in a mirror when they pass in front of it" a Bishop dressed in White "we had the impression that it was the Holy Father." Other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious going up a steep mountain, at the top of which there was a big Cross of rough-hewn trunks as of a cork-tree with the bark; before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. Beneath the two arms of the Cross there were two Angels each with a crystal aspersorium in his hand, in which they gathered up the blood of the Martyrs and with it sprinkled the souls that were making their way to God."

Messages of Our Lady in Akita, Japan – (serious messages for the world, like at Fatima):

"My daughter, My novice, do you love the Lord? If you love the Lord, listen to what I have to say to you. It is very important. You will convey it to your superior.

"Many men in this world afflict the Lord. I desire souls to console Him to soften the anger of the Heavenly Father. I wish, with My Son, for souls who will repair, by their suffering and their poverty, for the sinners and ingrates.

"In order that the world might know His anger, the Heavenly Father is preparing to inflict a great chastisement on all mankind. With My Son, I have intervened so many times to appease the wrath of the Father. I have prevented the coming of calamities by offering Him the sufferings of the Son on the Cross, His Precious Blood, and beloved souls who console Him and form a cohort of victim souls.

"Prayer, penance, and courageous sacrifices can soften the Father's anger. I desire this also from your community, that it love poverty, that it sanctify itself and pray in reparation for the ingratitude and outrages of so many men. Recite the prayer of the Handmaids of the Eucharist with awareness of its meaning; put it into practice: offer (whatever God may send) in reparation for sins. Let each one endeavour, according to her capacity and position, to offer herself entirely to the Lord.

"Even in a secular institute, prayer is necessary. Already souls who wish to pray are on the way to being gathered. Without attaching too much attention to the form, be faithful and fervent in prayer to console the Master."

It was on Saturday, October 13, the anniversary day of the last Apparition of the Virgin Mary to the three children of Fatima, that Mary gave to Sister Agnes Her third Message, the most important and serious one:

"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, Bishops against other Bishops. The priests who venerate Me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres (other priests). Churches and altars will be sacked. 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 be especially implacable against the 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.

Bishop Ito went to Rome a third time in June of 1988 to seek the opinion of the Holy See. "I was worried because of the seriousness of the Message," he said. Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, the Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, reassured Bishop Ito that he had acted properly, and gave definitive judgment on the Akita events and Messages as reliable and worthy of belief. Prophecy of Our Lady of La Salette:

The message was approved by the Catholic Church and was published in its entirety at Lecce. France, on November 15, 1979 with the imprimatur of Bishop Zola.

(Message to Melanie in La Salette, France, September 1846):

"This beautiful Lady stood up, she coolly crossed her arms while watching us, and said to us: "Come, my children, fear not, I am here to PROCLAIM GREAT NEWS TO YOU."

When I was up close to the Beautiful Lady, in front of her to her right, she began to speak and from her beautiful eyes tears also started to flow.

"If my people do not wish to submit themselves, I am forced to let go of the hand of my Son. It is so heavy and weighs me down so much I can no longer keep hold of it.

I have suffered all of the time for the rest of you! If I do not wish my Son to abandon you, I must take it upon myself to pray for this continually. And the rest of you think little of this. In vain you will pray, in vain you will act, you will never be able to make up for the troubles I have taken over for the rest of you.

I gave you six days to work, I kept the seventh for myself, and no one wishes to grant it to me. This is what weighs down the arm of my Son so much.

Those who drive carts cannot speak without putting the name of my Son in the middle.

These are the two things which weigh down the arm of my Son so much. If the harvest is spoiled, it is only because of the rest of you. I made you see this last year with the potatoes; you took little account of this. It was quite the opposite when you found bad potatoes, you swore oaths, and you included the name of my Son. They will continue to go bad, at Christmas there will be none left." ……. "Priests, my Son's ministers, priests, by their evil life, by their irreverence’s and their impiety in celebrating the holy mysteries, love of money, love of honor and pleasures, priests have become sewers of impurity. Yes, priests call forth vengeance, and vengeance is suspended over their heads. Woe to priests, and to persons consecrated to God, who by their infidelities and their evil life are crucifying my son anew! The sins of persons consecrated to God cry to heaven and call for vengeance, and now here is vengeance at their very doors, for no longer is anyone found to beg mercy and pardon for the people; there are no more generous souls, there is now no one worthy of offering the spotless Victim to the Eternal on the worlds behalf.

"God will strike in an unparalleled manner. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth! God will exhaust His anger, and no one will be able to escape so many evils at once. The heads, the leaders of the people of God, have neglected prayer and penance, and the devil has darkened their minds; they have become those wandering stars which the ancient devil will drag with his tail to destruction. God will permit the ancient serpent to sow divisions among rulers, in all societies and in all families; both physical and moral punishments will be suffered. God will abandon men to themselves and will send chastisements one after the other for over 35 years.

"Society is on the very eve of most terrible scourges and greatest events; one must expect to be governed by a rod of iron and to drink the chalice of God's wrath.


My friends, let us all think carefully and prayerfully on these grave messages, and act with hope and charity as we approach Jesus for mercy and grace.

Your friend and servant of God, John Martinez, Jr. 
408 N. Edison 
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
tel: 1-830-456-9608


Prayer of Salvation

"Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."



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