WHILE the visionaries of Garabandal conveyed prophecies about the Warning, more details on it were provided by Jesus Christ Himself during His apparition to St. Faustina Kowalska who is known as the apostle of the Divine Mercy.
But first on Divine Mercy, let us recall what Jesus told St. Faustina: “Write down these words, My daughter. Speak to the world about My Mercy; let all mankind recognize My unfathomable Mercy. It is a sign for the end times; after it, will come the day of justice. While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fount of My Mercy; let them profit from the Blood and water which gushed forth for them... before I come as the just one, I first open wide the gates of My Mercy. He who does not pass through the gates of My Mercy must pass through the gates of justice.”
And then Jesus continued:
“Before I come as the just judge, I am coming first as the King of Mercy. Before the day of justice arrives, there will be given to people a sign in the heavens of this sort:
“All light in the heavens will be extinguished, and there will be a great darkness over the whole earth. Then the sign of the cross will be seen in the sky, and from the openings where the hands and the feet of the Saviour were nailed will come forth great lights which will light up the earth for a period of time. This will take place shortly before the last day.”
LIKE MANY OTHER researchers, I am convinced this refers to the Warning. When the light penetrates the world, every person on earth would see himself as God sees him and, visionaries have said, it would be “terrible” especially for those in grave sins.
In his apparition in Heede, Germany, Jesus Himself said no less: “For those who are not in a state of grace, it will be frightening.”
In Marian apparitions in Garabandal, Spain (1961-1965), visionary Conchita said the Warning will be “a thousand times worse than earthquakes. It will be like fire; it will not burn our flesh, but we will feel it corporeally and interiorly. . . And unbelievers will feel the fear of God. If we die during that time, it will be of fright. . . If I could only tell you how the Virgin described it to me! . . . I am tired of announcing it and having no one pay any attention to it.”
Again, Jesus told mystic Luz de Maria in 2018: “the moment in which each person will be alone before his own conscience and his sins—a moment so overpowering that some will not survive experiencing their own wickedness.”
Mystic and stigmatist, Janie Garza, who is backed by her bishop, asked Jesus on Sept. 9, 1995: “Beloved Savior, will the Illumination scare people?”
And Jesus replied: “The fear that will inflame their hearts is the holy fear of the immense power of My Father, especially for those many souls that have continued to deny the existence of My Father. These will be the souls that will experience tremendous fear.”
In 1994, St. Joseph also appeared to Janie and said this about the Warning: “For those who believe that they live in the light but continue to break every Commandment given by God, to these souls, I, St. Joseph, say that these souls will not be able to see the state of their souls and live.”
St. Joseph also added: “There is still time for repentance, but time is growing shorter with each day that goes by.”
More ominous is the message of God the Father to mystic Fr. Michel Rodrigue as follows: “For the ones who would go to hell, they will burn. Their bodies will not be destroyed, but...they will experience the beatings of the devil, and many will not survive because of their great sin, I assure you. But it will be for them a blessing, because they will ask for pardon. It will be their salvation.”
More on the Warning in the next column.