Are we ready for the end times?-A A +A
By Ver Pacete
As I See It
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Last of Three Parts
THE secret message at Fatima was revealed by Pope John Paul II. The Vatican version was not that convincing after an interpretation was also given by Pope John Paul II. Great controversy surrounds the third prophecies of the Virgin. It was said Lucia turned white on hearing and cried out in fear.
I have given you the Vatican version. Here is the version from the Stuttgart newspaper, the “Neues Europa.” The said newspaper had no doubt that this was indeed the content of the third prophecy: “For the church too, the time of its greatest trial will come. Cardinals will oppose cardinals and bishops against bishops. Satan will march in their midst and there will be great changes at Rome. What is rotten will fall, never to rise again. The Church will be darkened and the world will shake with terror.”
“The time will come where no king, emperor, cardinal or bishop will await Him who will, however come, but in order to punish according to the design of my Father.” Probably, the Stuttgart newspaper has connection inside the Vatican and the source came from him. That could be a wild guess. The miraculous visitation on Oct 13, 1917 was observed by 70,000 people. The day was overcast and at 10 a.m., it started to rain very hard. At half past one, a pillar of smoke rose above the heads of the three children and evaporated.
The clouds then parted to reveal a disk which shone like dull silver. Not painful to the eyes. It started to whirl thus producing a succession of glowing colors passed over its surface. The atmosphere changed to purple and then to old yellow damask. The light of the Virgin fell on the tree.
Those who were there carried mixed emotions. “Is this a miracle or a figment of imagination?” From the subsequent testimony of thousands, it is certain that something incredible happened and any wonderful mind could not explain if it’s a trick of the light, a hoax, or indeed a climatic aberration.
Only the children saw the Lady, who prophesied that the eldest among them, Lucia Dos Santos, would live to a ripe age; whereas the other two would die soon, a prophecy that came true. The Fatima’s third prophecy as explained by the Vatican has many similarities to the vision of Pope Pius X in 1909. During an audience, the pope leaned back and closed his eyes.
Suddenly like in trance, he awoke and cried out: “What I see is terrifying. Will it be I? Will it be my successor? What is certain is that the pope will quit Rome, and in leaving the Vatican, he will have to walk over the dead bodies of his priests.”
That was just a vision but sometimes reality starts from a vision especially if that vision has been provided by the Most High. There is a timetable to the end times predicted in Daniel 9:24-27. At the end of the 70 weeks (a week in seven years) length of time there will have peace and righteous will reign. All the prophecies will be fulfilled and Jesus will return. In there, there will be a missing week and that will be the seven years of Great Tribulation. The word “tribulation” is commonly used to describe the immediate pre-millennium period.
There is a speculation by some scholars that whoever completed the process of New World Order Religion will automatically play the role of the False Prophet of Revelation 13. The beast with seven heads and ten horns will have one of his heads wounded to death but which will be miraculously healed; making people of the world wonder and worship him. The Bible is referring to the one who will appear during the Great Tribulation.
The world will really come to an end and God will fix everything after showing His might that He is above Satan and the Antichrist. The prelude to judgment was the resurrection of the dead, the saved and the damned alike. Each person is judged and his destiny fixed at death but his eternal sentence is pronounced at the Last Judgment, the day when history and time cease and the kingdom of God is established throughout creation.
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 04, 2014.