|The terrorist attack on the twin towers---"Like two stars colliding"|
By Joseph Johnson
(I offer this guest piece for those interested in matters concerning the often prophesied “Warning” for humanity)
August 15, 2015- Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven.
For sure, the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Towers was a seminal event that made a incredible impression upon everyone in the world. I am sure that most everyone reading these lines can remember where they were and what they were doing at the very moment that they heard the news of the horrific terrorist attack. The whole world was riveted to their TV screens.
|The first 'signs of the time': The beginning of the storm clouds of the Warning for humanity|
|ISIS terrorism and the spread of an Islamic Caliphate|
Stemming from the terrorism of the Islamic extremists, next came the Iraq war, and all that has transpired since then in the Middle East, culminating now with the advance of ISIS and the institution of their Islamic Caliphate-State in Iraq and Syria. This second Warning is directed specifically for all Christians—because Christians, especially in the West, have abandoned the faith of their fathers en masse, and so Jesus is warning us that our lukewarmness or all out abandonment of Him will lead to terror and destruction, as we—with our souls--could be overtaken by the terrorist enemy who, if not stopped, could forcibly plant their demonic black flag into our hearts and our Christian heartlands, eventually leading to the death of ourselves, our souls, and our Christian countries. In addition, the abandonment our Christian faith for the "gods" of money, power and materialism has led us to believe that we are sufficient unto ourselves, which further withdraws the protective hand of God for ourselves and our once Christian nations. And like He did with the Hebrews--the chosen people of the Old Testament---He will use the pagan peoples to chastise and correct us.
|Signs displayed during Ireland's referendum vote in favor of Gay marriage|
In the beginning God made Adam and Eve, and through them He instituted holy matrimony, the sacred union between man and woman who when joined together before God, become husband and wife. In the past decade, nearly two dozen countries have chosen to redefine marriage to incorporate same-sex unions. To do so is not only an assault on the sanctity of marriage between and husband and a wife as instituted by God Himself, it is also the legal recognition and a tacit approval of homosexuality. What is worse is that the majority of the 20+ countries who have sanctioned same-sex marriage are traditionally Christian countries.
|Denver Planned Parenthood posts "Proud" sign after organisation is caught selling body parts of aborted babies (Life News)|
In 2011, an abortionist named each Dr. Kermit Gosnell and various co-defendant employees were charged with eight counts of murder. The murder charges related to an adult patient, Karnamaya Mongar, who died due to medical malpractice following an abortion procedure, along with seven newborns found to have been killed by having their spinal cords severed with scissors, after being born alive during attempted abortions. This man insidiously cut spinal cords and removed the limbs of dozens of babies after they were born alive. Investigators found physical proof of seven, and thus he was convicted of the seven.
|Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe award for his "courage" in openly becoming a transsexual|
On July 15, 2015 the former Olympic Gold Medal champion Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner stood before a cheering crowd to accept the ESPY award for courage stemming from his personal decision to openly identify and "change" his gender from a man to a woman. He was also highlighted dressed as a woman on the front cover of the June 2015 issue of the magazine "Vanity Fair" with the startling sub-title "Call me Caitlyn" which generated a large amount of publicity in the USA and abroad. The "coming out" of such a well known figure has certainly furthered the recognition and acceptance of such a behavior amongst the general public. But we must ask ourselves, how does God view such a circumstance? Is not the attempt of changing ones sexual identity and gender an offense to God who created the particular individual person either male or female? From here I will leave it to the reader to contemplate such actions in the light of God.
And these are just some of the Warnings from heaven for our time. Other parts of the world have had their specific Warnings also. Since 2001, these Warnings have been successively revealed to humanity so that the sins themselves, along with the underlying sins that are also represented, might be unmasked, so that seeing and hearing of them we might make our own judgments concerning them, that the secret thoughts of our hearts might be revealed.
|Recent advances in ultrasound and other medical technology show beyond a doubt that life begins at conception|
And if, years ago one was baptised a Christian, but little by little have fallen away from the Church and from a childlike love and devotion to God, the videos and news clips of Islamic terrorists cutting off the heads of heroic Christian martyrs simply for being Christians is in reality for many of us a removal of the mask revealing to ourselves our abandonment of the faith of our fathers, and revealing to many of ourselves one’s own tepidness towards everything that concerns the Christian faith and the love of God.
Our recent successive revolts against God gives evidence of our pride and our belief that we are sufficient unto ourselves
-Through abortion we have sought to make ourselves the masters of life and death.
-Through our greed for money and materialism we have sought to make ourselves and our possessions our "gods."
-Through the redefinition of marriage to incorporate same sex marriage we have sought to change what God sanctified and instituted from the beginning of humanity.
-Through our promotion and general acceptance of Transgenderism we have given tacit approval to those who have sought to change the core identity and gender of a person in direct opposition to the gender in which God created the individual person.
In short, through these very public events within the past decade which were highlighted in world news, it has become readily apparent that we (particularly the traditionally Christian countries) think that we know better than God in what concerns ourselves, and that we think that we are the masters of life, and that we are entirely sufficient unto ourselves. Soon however we are in for quite a jolt of the true reality of things, for in these times souls are being lost at an unprecedented rate, and God is compelled to act for the salvation of souls.
|Masks have been falling one by one|
All of the matters raised above have made striking news across the world, and through them we see, we know and we judge. And thus the lines are being drawn, and the sides are being taken. No longer can we say “We did not know!” And so it is that I believe the prophesied Warning for humanity is the successive unmasking of the true faces and intentions of the hidden evils lying beneath what all of us should have already recognized and seen as evil and sinful from their very inception. The Warning is also the revelation for many of our greed and inordinate desire for wealth and power. And for many it is also a revelation of one’s falling away from the Christian faith, and the lukewarmness of many towards God.
Some, following the Gospel and guided by the Holy Spirit and the Church have known the truth in the light of God concerning these and other contentious cultural issues, and as such these “unmaskings” have come as no surprise to them. Others, with an open heart and mind have wisely recognized the unmaskings of the Warning, and have drawn closer to God through prayer and repentance. Still others, filled with determined pride, have dug in their heels even deeper, in an ever more defiant rebellion. For them the upcoming Purification-Storm is going to be exceedingly difficult, but it will also be an extraordinary time of conversion and grace!
|The signs of the times: "When you see storm clouds coming in, you say: 'A Storm is coming' and so it does.|
Each of these events is a Warning, and together they are forming the Warning. As stated earlier, the ominous black clouds that came forth from the destruction of the twin towers was the beginning of the storm clouds of the Warning, and the clouds have been building ever since. Through these events, the intended effect of the Warning is being accomplished in our midst. And it will soon be over. "Then Jesus told the crowds, 'When you see clouds coming in from the west, you say at once, 'A storm is coming,' and so it does....You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time?" (Luke 12:54)
"When all will seem lost, in the end My Immaculate Heart will Triumph” –Words of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima