...the study of the end of
: Eschatology means the study of the end of history. Probably
more obscure theological text has been written on this topic than on any
other belief in Christendom.
The Bible contains many prophecies about the
future. The New Testament in particular talks extensively about the
return of Christ to earth.
1 This will be his "second coming," or "parousia."
The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 24, is devoted to this topic, as is much
of the book of Revelation, and 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18.
Three important events are predicted:
The Millennium: Revelation 20:1-7 describes an
important interval lasting for 1000 years; a golden era; a time of
universal peace. The concept had its origin in an ancient Persian
religion of Zoroastrianism.
The Tribulation: a 7 year interval when a world
religious-political leader called the Antichrist takes power.
Armageddon is a terrible war provoked by the
Antichrist. Most people on earth die. God's anger is poured out over
mankind and the earth at this time. A series of violent events as
prophesied in Daniel 9, Matthew 24, and Revelation 4-19 will
The Rapture: 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 describes a
miraculous event when Christ will descend from the heavens. Faithful
Christians who have died will be resurrected, rise from their graves and
ascend to meet Jesus. Immediately afterwards, Christians who are still
alive will also ascend into the air. They abandon cars, airplanes,
factory jobs etc. to meet Jesus in the sky. Most of humanity will remain
behind on earth.
Unfortunately, this and various other Biblical
passages predicting the future are ambiguous. There is no clear
indication of either the timing or the sequence of these events. They
have been interpreted in various ways. Six main systems of belief have
been proposed regarding the "end times":
1.Historical Premillennialism: This belief was
held by a large percentage of Christians "during the first three
centuries of the Christian era, and is found in the works of Papias,
Irenaeus, Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Hippolytus, Methodius, Commodianus,
and Lactanitus." 2 The Antichrist appears on earth and the 7 year
Tribulation begins. Next comes the Rapture. Christ and his Church return
to earth to rule for a Millennium. The forces of evil will be conquered.
The faithful will live during this thousand years of peace in Jerusalem,
while occupying spiritual bodies. After this period, all people are judged.
The faithful will spend eternity on a new earth, (not in heaven).After
Christianity became the official religion of Rome in the fourth century
CE, this was declared a heresy and suppressed.
2.Dispensational Premillennialism: The ancient
heresy of Premillennialism was reintroduced circa 1830 by John N. Darby
in a modified form.It has received general acceptance by most
Fundamentalists and other Evangelicals after the publishing of the
Scofield Reference Bible in 1909.As in Historic Premillennialism, the
Tribulation precedes the second coming of Christ, and the subsequent
establishment of the millennial kingdom. But, theologians are divided
over the timing of the Rapture. All theories appear to contradict some
passages in the Bible. Current beliefs include:
Pre-Tribulation Rapture: (or "pre-trib") The
Rapture happens just before the Tribulation, so that believers will not
have to experience any of its disruption and pain. The main difficulties
with pre-trib are contained in the Olivet Prophecy of Jesus. In Matthew
24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, Jesus describes the terrible destruction
and loss of life of the tribulation period. The disaster is believed
to be so intense that no human (Christian or non-Christian alike)
would remain alive, except that God shortens the duration of the
disaster for the sake of the believers. Jesus then continues by describing
his return towards earth immediately after the terrible devastation.
From this passage, it is obvious that the rapture will follow the
Post-tribulation Rapture: (or "post-trib") The
faithful experience the full horrors of the entire Tribulation and
are raptured only at the end of the 7 years. The main problem with
this theory is that there are many Bible passages which state that
Christ's return will be at a time that cannot be predicted. But the
Tribulation period starts with the arrival of the Antichrist and
an interval of peace. Precisely 42 months later, a sudden shift occurs,
a peace treaty is broken, and devastation begins. These would be
well defined times, that would allow an accurate prediction of the
end of the Tribulation. There are other weaknesses to this theory.
Mid-Tribulation Rapture: (or "mid-trib") The
Rapture happens 42 months into the Tribulation. Up to that time, the
Antichrist brings peace to the world. After 42 months, events take
a sudden turn for the worse.
Pre-wrath Rapture: This is a new theory, promoted
by Marvin Rosenthal, former director of Friends of Israel, and others.
The church must this view teaches that the church must experience most
of the Tribulation, and then be raptured towards the end of the
Partial Rapture: the faithful are raptured just
before the Tribulation; the rest are raptured during or at the end of
The latter three theories contain some of the
weaknesses of pre-trib and post-trib. This followed by 1000 years of
peace when all live under the authority of Christ. Afterwards, in a
brief, final battle, Satan is permanently conquered.
3.Amillennialism: (Also known as
Nonmillennialism). Although this belief system was present from the
early days of Christianity, St. Augustine (354 - 430 CE) was largely
responsible for the establishment of amillennialism as formal church
belief. It remained the generally accepted system within the Roman
Catholic and Protestant denominations until the 19th century.
Amillennialists believe that the Kingdom of God is present in the world
today through the presence of the Bible, the Holy Spirit and the
Christian church. Both good and evil will continue until the current
Church Age ends suddenly when Christ returns to the sky above the earth.
The Rapture follows. The Redeemed are transported to heaven where they
will adopt spiritual bodies. The majority of humanity will be sent to
Hell at this time for eternal punishment. The world will be abandoned.
History is no more. Under this belief system, we are currently living in
the Millennium and in the Tribulation period.
Events described in The Olivet Discourse (Matthew
24, Mark 13, and Luke 21) and in most of the book of Revelation are seen
as occurrences which have already happened, or which are symbolic in
nature and not to be taken literally. The Antichrist is looked upon
figuratively and not as a real person. Amillennialism has gone out of
favor in most conservative Protestant theological circles. However, it
is the current belief of the Roman Catholic church and is promoted by
many Reformed theologians and some Baptists.
4.Postmillennialism: (Also known as "Christian
Reconstruction", "Kingdom Now Theology" and "Dominion Theology." This
belief arose during the early 19th century CE. People perceived a gradual
movement towards social perfection. They predicted that a massive religious
revival, spiritual awakening and purification would occur. The entire
human race is converted to Christianity, including the Jews. A millennium
of peace and righteousness follows. Only then does Jesus return to earth.
The Rapture and Tribulation are largely ignore. This belief is being
actively promoted today by the Christian Reconstruction movement.
5.Preterism is a belief that the events
prophesized in the New Testament have already happened. The great war of
Armageddon in the book of Revelation occurred in the late 60's and early
70's CE when the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, many Jews were
killed and the rest were driven from Palestine. When Jesus talked about
the end of the world, he did not mean that the physical world would be
no more. He taught that the old worldview held by various contemporary
Jewish groups was coming to an end, to be replaced by a new concept, the
Kingdom of God.
Thus, all of the major elements in the book of
Revelation (Tribulation, Armageddon, Rapture, etc.) took place in the
first century CE. 8
6.No Millennialism: Most liberal Christian
theologians largely ignore the contents of the book of Revelation and
predictions of end times which are found elsewhere in the Bible. Many
regard Revelation as being composed of visions, hallucinations or
nightmares of the author, which has little meaning for Christians today.
Some believe that Revelation describes persecutions and other events
that happened to the early church. They also reject the apparent
prophecies in the Book of Daniel. They believe that Daniel was written
in the 2nd century, long after most of the events had actually happened.
Word and revelation of
: IT came to pass in the thirtieth year, on the twenty-
second of the month, I was in my house. And I cried out and said to the
Most High: Lord, give the glory,(1) in order
that I may see Thy mysteries. And when it was
night, there came an angel, Michael the archangel, and says to me: O
Prophet Esdras, refrain from bread for seventy weeks.(2) And I fasted as he told me. And there
came Raphael the commander of the host, and gave me a storax rod. And I
fasted twice sixty(3) weeks. And I saw the mysteries of God and His angels. And I said to
them: I wish to plead before God about the race of the Christians. It is
good for a man not to be born rather than to come into the world.
I was therefore taken up into
heaven, and I saw in the first heaven a great army of angels; and they
took me to the judgments. And I heard a voice saying to me: Have mercy on us, O thou chosen of God,
Esdras. Then began I to say: Woe to sinners when they see one who is
just more than the angels, and they themselves are in the Gehenna of fire! And Esdras said: Have
mercy on the works of Thine hands, Thou who art compassionate, and of
great mercy. Judge me rather than the souls of the sinners; for it is better that one soul
should he punished, and that the whole world should not come to
And God said: I will give rest in paradise to
therighteous, and I have become(4) merciful. And
Esdras said: Lord, why dost Thou confer benefits on the righteous? for
just as one who has been hired out, and has served out his time, goes and again works as a
slave when he come to his masters, so also the righteous has received
his reward in the heavens. But have mercy on the sinners, for we know that Thou art merciful. And
God said: I do not see how I can have mercy upon them. And Esdras said:
They cannot endure Thy wrath. And God
said: This is the fate of such. And God said: I
wish to have thee like Paul and John, as thou hast given me uncorrupted
the treasure that cannot be stolen, the treasure of virginity, the bulwark(5) of men. And Esdras said:
It is good for a man not to be born. It is good not to be in life. The
irrational creatures are better than man, because they have no punishment; but Thou hast taken us,
and given us up to judgment. Woe to the sinners in the world to come!
because their judgment is endless, and the flame unquenchable. And while I was thus speaking
to him, there came Michael and Gabriel, and all the apostles; and they
said: Rejoice, O faithful man of God! And Esdras said:(6) Arise, and come hither with me, O
Lord, to judgment. And the Lord said: Behold, I give thee my covenant
between me and thee, that you may receive it.
And Esdras said: Let us plead in Thy hearing.(7)
And God said: Ask Abraham your father how a son pleads with his
father,(8) and come plead with us. And Esdras said: As the Lord liveth, I will not cease
pleading with Thee in behalf of the race of the Christians. Where are
Thine ancient compassions, O Lord? Where is Thy long-suffering? And God said: As I have made night
and day, I have made the righteous and the sinner; and he should have
lived like the righteous.
And the prophet said: Who made Adam the first-formed? And God
said: My undefiled hands. And I put him in paradise to guard the food of
the tree of life; and thereafter he became disobedient. and did this in transgression. And
the prophet said: Was he not protected by an angel? and was not his life
guarded by the cherubim to endless ages? and how was he deceived who was guarded by angels? for
Thou didst command all to be present, and to attend to what was said by
Thee.(1) But if Thou hadst not given
him Eve, the serpent would not have deceived
her;(2) but whom Thou wilt Thou savest, and whom Thou wilt Thou
destroyest.(3) And the prophet said: Let us come, my Lord, to a second judgment. And God said: I
cast fire upon Sodom and Gomorrah. And the prophet said: Lord, Thou
dealest with us according to our deserts. And God said: Your sins transcend my clemency. And the
prophet said: Call to mind the Scriptures, my Father, who hast measured
out Jerusalem, and set her up again.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon sinners; have mercy upon
Thine own creatures;(4) have pity upon Thy works. Then God remembered those whom He had
made, and said to the prophet: How can I have mercy upon them? Vinegar
and gall did they give me to drink,(5)and not even then did they repent. And the prophet
said: Reveal Thy cherubim, and let us go together to judgment; and show
me the day of judgment, what like it is.
And God said: Thou hast been deceived, Esdras; for
such is the day of judgment as that in which there is no rain upon the
earth; for it is a merciful tribunal as compared with that day. And the prophet said: I will not cease
to plead with Thee, unless I see the day of the consummation. And God
said:(6) Number the stars and the sand of the sea; and if thou shalt be able to number this, thou art
also able to plead with me. And the prophet said: Lord, Thou knowest
that I wear human flesh; and how can I count the stars of the heaven, and the sand of the sea? And
God said: My chosen prophet, no man will know that great day and the
appearing(7) that comes to judge the world.
For thy sake, my prophet, I have told thee the day;
but the hour have I not told thee. And the prophet said: Lord, tell me
also the years. And God said: If I see the righteousness of the world, that it has abounded,
I will have patience with them; but if not, I will stretch forth my
hand, and lay hold of the world by the four quarters, and bring them all together into the valley of
Jehoshaphat,(8) and I will wipe out the race of men, so that the world
shall be no more. And the prophet said: And how can Thy right hand be glorified? And God said: I shall
be glorified by my angels. And the prophet said: Lord, if Thou hast
resolved to do this, why didst Thou make man?
Thou didst say to our father Abraham,(9)
Multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as
the sand that is by the sea-shore;(10) and where is Thy promise? And God said: First will I make an
earthquake for the fall of four-footed beasts and of men; and when you
see that brother gives up brother to death, and that children shall rise up against their parents, and
that a woman forsakes her own husband, and when nation shall rise up
against nation in war, then will you know that the end is near.(11)
For then neither brother pities
brother, nor man wife, nor children parents, nor friends friends, nor a
slave his master; for he who is the adversary of men shall come up from Tartarus, and shall show
men many things. What shall I make of thee, Esdras? and wilt thou yet
plead with me? And the prophet said: Lord, I shall not cease to plead with Thee. And God said:
Number the flowers of the earth. If thou shalt be able to number them,
thou art able also to plead with me. And the
prophet said: Lord, I cannot number them. I wear
human flesh; but I shall not cease to plead with Thee. I wish, Lord, to
see also the under parts of Tartarus. And God said: Come down and see. And He gave me Michael,
and Gabriel, and other thirty-four angels; and I went down eighty-five
steps, and they brought me down five hundred steps, and I saw a fiery throne, and an
old man sitting upon it; and his judgment was merciless. And I said to
the angels: Who is this? and what is his sin? And they said to me: This is Herod, who for a time was
a king, and ordered to put to death the children from two years old and
under.(12) And I said: Woe to his soul! And again they took me down thirty steps, and I there
saw boilings up of fire, and in them there was a multitude of sinners;
and I heard their voice, but saw not their forms.
And they took me down lower many steps, which I
could not measure. And I there saw old men, and fiery pivots turning in
their ears. And I said: Who are these? and what is their sin? And they said to me: These are
they who would not listen.(13) And they took me down again other five
hundred steps, and I there saw the worm that sleeps not, and fire burning up the sinners. And
they took me down to the lowest part of destruction, and I saw there the
twelve plagues of the abyss. And they took me away to the south, and I saw there a man hanging
by the eyelids; and the angels kept scourging him. And I asked: Who is
this? and what is his sin? And Michael the commander said to me: This is one who lay with his
mother; for having put into practice a small wish, he has been ordered
to be hanged. And they took me away to the north, and I saw there a man bound with iron
chains. And I asked: Who is this? And he said to me:
This is he who
said, I am the Son of God, that made stones bread, and water wine. And the prophet said: My lord, let
me know what is his form, and I shall tell the race of men, that they
may not believe in him. And he said to me: The form of his countenance is like that of a wild
beast; his right eye like the star that rises in the morning, and the
other without motion; his mouth one cubit; his teeth span long; his fingers like scythes; the track of his
feet of two spans; and in his face an inscription, Antichrist. He has
been exalted to heaven; he shall go down to Hades.(1)
At one time he shall become a child; at another,
an old man. And the prophet said: Lord, and how dost Thou permit him,
and he deceives the race of men? And God said:
Listen, my prophet. He becomes both child and old
man, and no one believes him that he is my beloved Son. And after this a
trumpet, and the tombs shall be opened, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible.(2)
Then the adversary, hearing the dreadful threatening, shall be hidden in
outer darkness. Then the heaven, and the earth, and the sea shall be destroyed. Then shall I burn the
heaven eighty cubits, and the earth eight hundred cubits. And the
prophet said: And how has the heaven sinned? And
God said: Since(3) ... there is evil. And the
prophet said: Lord, and the earth, how has it sinned? And God said:
Since the adversary, having heard the dreadful threatening, shall be hidden, even on account of
this will I melt the earth, and with it the opponent of the race of men.
And the prophet said: Have mercy, Lord, upon the race of the Christians. And I saw a woman hanging,
and four wild beasts sucking her breasts. And the angels said to me: She
grudged to give her milk, but even threwher infants into the rivers. And I saw a dreadful
darkness, and a night that had no stars nor moon; nor is there there
young or old, nor brother with brother, nor mother with child, nor wife with husband. And I wept, and
said: O Lord God, have mercy upon the sinners. And as I said this, there
came a cloud and snatched me up, and carried me away again into the heavens. And I saw
there many judgments; and I wept bitterly, and said: It is good for a
man not to have come out of his mother's womb.
And those who were in torment cried out, saying:
Since thou hast come hither, O holy one of God, we have found a little
remission. And the prophet said: Blessed are they that weep for their sins. And God said: Hear,
O beloved Esdras. As a husbandman casts the seed of the corn into the
ground, so also the man casts his seed into the parts of the woman.
The first month it is all
together; the second it increases in size; the third it gets hair; the
fourth it gets nails; the fifth it is turned into milk;(4) and
the sixth it is made ready, and receives life;(5) the
seventh it is completely furnished; the ninth the barriers of the gate
of the woman are opened; and it is born safe and sound into the earth. And the prophet said: Lord, it is
good for man not to have been born. Woe to the human race then, when
Thou shall come to judgment!
And I said to the Lord: Lord, why hast Thou created man, and
delivered him up to judgment? And God said, with a lofty proclamation: I
will not by any means have mercy on those who transgress my covenant. And the prophet said Lord,
where is Thy goodness? And God said: I have prepared all things for
man's sake, and man does not keep my commandments. And the prophet said: Lord, reveal
to me the judgments and paradise. And the angels took me away towards
the east, and I saw the tree of life.
And I saw there Enoch, and Elias, and Moses, and Peter,
and Paul, and Luke, and Matthias, and all the righteous, and the
patriarchs. And I saw there the keeping of the air within bounds, and the blowing of the winds, and
the storehouses of the ice, and the eternal judgments. And I saw there a
man hanging by the skull. And they said to me: This man removed landmarks. And I saw there
great judgments.(6) And I said to the Lord: O Lord God, and what man,
then, who has been born has not sinned?
And they took me lower down into Tartarus, and I
saw all the sinners lamenting and weeping and mourning bitterly. And I
also wept, seeing the race of men thus tormented. Then God says to me: Knowest thou,
Esdras, the names of the angels at the end of the world? Michael,
Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael, Gabuthelon, Aker, Arphugitonos, Beburos, Zebuleon. Then there came a
voice to me: Come hither and die, Esdras, my beloved; give that which
hath been entrusted to thee.(7) And the prophet said: And whence can you bring forth my
And the angels said: We can put it forth through the mouth. And
the prophet said: Mouth to mouth have I spoken with God,(8) and it comes not forth thence. And
the angels said: Let us bring it out through thy nostrils. And the
prophet said: My nostrils have smelled the sweet savour of the glory of God. And the angels said: We can
bring it out through thine eyes. And the prophet said: Mine eyes have
seen the back parts of God.(9) And the angels said: We can bring it out through the crown of thy
And the prophet said: I walked about with Moses
also on the mountain, and it comes not forth thence. And the angels
said: We can put it forth through the points of thy nails. And the prophet said: My feet also have
walked about on the altar. And the angels went away without having done
anything, saying: Lord, we cannot get his soul.
Then He says to His only begotten Son: Go down, my
beloved Son, with a great host of angels, and take the soul of my
beloved Esdras. For the Lord, having taken a great host of angels, says to the prophet: Give me
the trust which I entrusted to thee; the crown has been prepared for
thee.(1) And the prophet said: Lord, if Thou take my soul from me, who will be left to plead with
Thee for the race of men And God said: As thou art mortal, and of the
earth, do not plead with me. And the prophet said:
I will not cease to plead. And God said: Give up
just now the trust; the crown has been prepared for thee. Come and die,
that thou mayst obtain it. Then the prophet began to say with tears: O Lord, what good have I
done pleading with Thee, and I am going to fall down into the earth?
Woe's me, woe's me, that I am going to be eaten up by worms! Weep, all ye saints and ye righteous,
for me, who have pleaded much, and who am delivered up to death. Weep
for me, all ye saints and ye righteous, because I have gone to the pit of Hades. And God
said to him: Hear, Esdras, my beloved.
I, who am immortal, endured a
cross; I tasted vinegar and gall; I was laid in a tomb, and I raised up my chosen ones; I called
Adam up out of Hades, that I might save(2) the race of men. Do not
therefore be afraid of death: for that which is from me--that is to say, the soul--goes to heaven; and
that which is from the earth--that is to say, the body--goes to the
earth, from which it was taken.(3) And the prophet said: Woe's me! woe's me! what shall I set about?
what shall I do? I know not.
And then the blessed Esdras began to say: O
eternal God, the Maker of the whole creation, who hast measured the heaven with a
span, and who holdest the earth as a handful,(4) who ridest upon the
cherubim, who didst take the prophet Elias to theheavens in a chariot of fire,(5) who givest food
to all flesh, whom all things dread and tremble at from the face of Thy
power,--listen to me, who have pleaded much, and give to all who transcribe this book, and have
it, and remember my name, and honour my memory, give them a blessing
from heaven; and bless him(6) in all things, as Thou didst bless Joseph at last, and remember
not his former wickedness in the day of his judgment. And as many as
have not believed this book shall be burnt uplike Sodom and Gomorrah.
And there came to him a
voice, saying: Esdras, my beloved, all things whatever thou hast asked
will I give to each one. And immediately he gave up his precious soul with much honour, in the
month of October, on the twenty-eighth. And they prepared him for burial
with incense and psalms; and his precious and sacred body dispenses strength of soul and
body perpetually to those who have recourse to him from a longing
desire. To whom is due glory, strength, honour, and adoration,--to the Father, and to the Son, and to
the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to ages of ages. Amen.
Benediktinerpater Ellerhorst -
The Seer of Vorarlberg (1922)
: "The mischief will quite suddenly come from Russia. First
it will concern Germany, then France, Italy and England. Everywhere
tumults and destruction. The Rhine areas are
destroyed by airplanes and invading armies." ......"Three days and three
nights long darkness. It begins with a dreadful thunder or earthquake.
No fire will burn. One will neither eat nor
sleep, but only pray. Only sacred candles will burn. Lightnings will
penetrate into the houses. Earthquake and sea quake. One part of
the people will call Jesus and Maria, while
the other will swear. Sulfur steams and stench will fill the
air."...mass famine and hunger,people will grind bark, in order
to make flour; also the grass on the meadows
will be used as food. Political revolts, many are locked up and
executed. many Escape to the mountains "
Paris will be set on fire and will be destroyed. Marseille will sink into an
abyss, which was formed around the city, and will be covered by a
stormflood."....."A cross appears in the sky.
This means the end of the darkness. The earth is
lying abandoned like an enormous cemetery. Frightened humans come out of
the houses. The dead ones are collected and
buried in mass graves. On the roads it is quiet, and in factories no
machine operates, because nobody is there."......"The survivors are holy
humans. The earth transforms into a paradise.
The Seer hears loud praying, - in German language."......"The goods are
distributed among the survivors. One will go into the most depopulated areas. The people come down from the mountains,
in order to live in the plains, where the work is not so hard. The
angels will assist humans with advice and
Einstein/Hapgood and The Piri
: Einstein "I frequently receive communications from people
who wish to consult me concerning their unpublished ideas,It goes
without saying that these ideas are very seldom possessed of scientific validity. The very first
communication, however, that I received from Mr. Hapgood electrified me.
His idea is original, of great simplicity, and
- if it continues to prove itself - of great importance to everything
that is related to the history of the earth's surface."Hapgood's 1953
book ( Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings)
describes a theory as to how parts of Antarctica could have stayed
ice-free until 4000 BCE. ©1997-99 Morgana's
Eskimo woman (1877)
: "I saw the orca, my brother the killer whale, when he came
to me in a dream."......"Comes the orca whale in winter, with the news
of our Savior's coming.
,,......"Cold the blue Pacific water, when the
mammoth mountain blooms"...... "The orca says when the Pacific waters
are at their coldest, when the winter sun shines like water, a mountain that men call The Mammoth
will explode and hurl smoke and flame miles into the sky."......"The
orca told me our Savior is coming very soon."....."The mountains will bloom with fire, by and by,
but very soon, before the winter snows melt and the orcas go back to the
"Then will come Our Savior, the Lord Jesus in all his glory,
Trumpets will sound from horizon to horizon and the sky will be filled
with the heavenly hosts and a great voice, as loud as any wind, will say: "Behold, for here is the Son
Of Man, come to take possession of His kingdom., all these things will
come to pass within the span of my life. For these things I know."
"A doctor with a foreign name will use plants like
the 'Forget-Me-Not' to make cures for many diseases. Cancer and the
flu will never kill people again. The wasting disease that first struck at man who love other men will
be cured at last.".....
"These things will become known to everyone
around the world before we see the last of winter
and the spring sun shines."
"Russia will return to Communism and more than
20 million people will die in concentration camps as democracy is
purged. Statues of Stalin will once again be raised all over the nation and the spector of nuclear war will
again haunt the earth."......"The stock market will crash, losing
1,000 points in the biggest one-day drop in history."
"Israel will discover vast oil reserves near the
Dead Sea, enough to supply the entire earth for 500 years, making
that embattled nation one of the greatest economic powers on earth."....."A huge golden cross will appear at
the pinnacle of the Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt and remain there
for seven days and seven nights. It will serve
as a rallying point for the forces of good as the Battle of Armageddon
begins."......."In the hours before Jesus returns to Earth, the whole
world will smell of roses."....."The orca said
the Lord will do this so men will know the time has come.".... "Remember
to test the air for the smell of the roses."......."That day is
coming very soon."
Blessed Anna-Katarina Emmerick
: May 13, 1820 "I saw also the relationship between the two
popes... I saw how baleful would be the consequences of this false
church. I saw it increase in size; heretics of
every kind came into the city [of Rome]. The local clergy grew lukewarm,
and I saw a great darkness.... Once more I saw that the Church of Peter
was undermined by a plan evolved by the secret
sect, while storms were damaging it."But I saw also that help was coming
when distress had reached its peak. I saw again the Blessed Virgin ascend on the Church and spread her mantle [over
it]. I saw a Pope who was at once gentle, and very firm.... I saw a
great renewal, and the Church rode high in the
September 12, 1820: "I saw a strange church being
built against every rule.... No angels were supervising the building
operations. In that church nothing came from high above.... There was only division and chaos. It's
probably a church of human creation, following the latest fashion, as
well as the new heterodox church of Rome, which seems of the same kind.... I saw again the strange
big church that was being built there [in Rome]. There was nothing holy
in it.... Everything was being done according
to human reason. I saw all sorts of people, things, doctrines, and
opinions. There was something proud, presumptuous, and violent about it,
and they seemed to be very successful. I did
not see a single angel nor a single saint helping in the work. But far
away in the background, I saw the seat of a cruel people armed
with spears, and I saw a laughing figure which
said: 'Do build it as solid as you can; we will pull it to the ground."'
August to October 1820: "I see more martyrs, not
now but in the future.... I saw the secret sect relentlessly undermining
the great Church. Near them I saw a horrible beast coming up from the sea.... When the Church had been
for the most part destroyed [by the secret sect], and when only the
sanctuary and altar were still standing, I saw
the wreckers enter the Church with the Beast. There they met a Woman of
noble carriage who seemed to be with child because she walked slowly. At
this sight, the enemies were terrorized, and
the Beast could not take but another step forward. It projected its neck
towards the Woman as if to devour her, but the Woman turned about
and bowed down [towards the altar], her head touching
the ground. Thereupon, I saw the Beast taking to flight towards the sea
again, and the enemies were fleeing in the
greatest confusion.... Then, I saw that the Church was being promptly
rebuilt, and she was more magnificent than ever before."
October 1, 1820: "The Church is in great danger.
We must pray so that the Pope may not leave Rome; countless evils
would result if he did. They are now demanding something from him. The Protestant doctrine and that of the
schismatic Greeks are to spread everywhere. I now see that in this place
[Rome] the [Catholic] Church is being so
cleverly undermined, that there hardly remain a hundred or so priests
who have not been deceived. They all work for destruction, even the
clergy. A great devastation is now near at
April 20, 1820: "I had another vision of the great
tribulation. It seems to me that a concession was demanded from the
clergy which could not be granted. I saw many older priests, especially one, who wept bitterly. A few
younger ones were also weeping. But others, and the lukewarm among them,
readily did what was demanded. It was as if
people were splitting into two camps."
April 22, 1823: "I saw that many pastors allowed
themselves to be taken up with ideas that were dangerous to the Church.
They were building a great, strange, and extravagant Church. Everyone was to be admitted in it in
order to be united and have equal rights:Evangelicals, Catholics, sects
of every description. Such was to be the new
Church.... But God had other designs."..."I see that when the Second
Coming of Christ approaches, a bad priest will do much harm to the
Church. When the time of the reign of
Antichrist is near, a false religion will appear which will be opposed
to the unity of God and His Church. This will cause the greatest schism
the world has ever known. The nearer the time
of the end, the more the darkness of Satan will spread on earth, the
greater will be the number of the children of corruption, and the
number of the just will correspondingly
"Among the strangest things that I saw, were long
processions of bishops. Their thoughts and utterances were made known
to me through images issuing from their mouths. Their faults towards religion were shown
by external deformities ... I saw what I believe to be nearly all the
bishops of the world, but only a small number were perfectly sound. I also saw the Holy Father -
God-fearing and prayerful. Nothing left to be desired in his appearance,
but he was weakened by old age and by much suffering. His head was lolling from side to side,
and it dropped onto his chest as if he was falling asleep ...
Then I saw
that everything pertaining to Protestantism was gradually gaining the upperhand, and the Catholic
religion fell into complete decadence. Most priests were lured by the
glittering but false knowledge of young school-teachers, and they all contributed to the
work of destruction. In those days, Faith will fall very low, and it
will be preserved in some places only, in a few cottages and in a few families which God has
protected from disasters and wars. "
"... As we came nearer, however, the fire abated
and we saw the blackened building. We went through a number of magnificent
rooms, and we finally reached the Pope. He was sitting in the dark and slept in a
large arm chair. He was very ill and weak; he could no longer walk.The
ecclesiastics in the inner circle looked insincere and lacking in zeal; I did not like them. I told
the Pope of the bishops who are to be appointed soon. I told him also
that he must not leave Rome. If he did so, it would be chaos. He thought that the evil was inevitable
and he should leave in order to save many things beside himself.
He was very much inclined to leave Rome, and he was insistently
urged to do so. "
"I also saw the various regions of the earth. My
Guide (Jesus) named Europe and pointing to a small and sandy region, He
uttered these words: " Here is Prussia (East Germany), the enemy." Then He showed me another
place, to the north, and He said: "This is Moskva, the land of Moscow,
bringing many evils.'"
"I saw also the relationship between two popes
... I saw how baleful would be the consequences of this false church.
I saw it increase in size; heretics of every kind came into the city of Rome. The local clergy grew
lukewarm, and I saw a great darkness... .."I had another vision of the
great tribulation. It seems to me that a concession was demanded from the clergy which
could not be granted. I saw many older priests, especially one, who wept
bitterly. A few younger ones were also weeping. But others, and the lukewarm among them,
readily did what was demanded. It was as if people were splitting into
two camps. ...."I saw that many pastors allowed themselves to be taken up with ideas that
were dangerous to the Church. They were building a great, strange, and
extravagant Church. Everyone was to be
admitted in it in order to be united and have
equal rights: Evangelicals, Catholics, sects of every description. Such
was to be the new Church ... But God had other designs. " ...."I saw again the strange big church
that was being built there in Rome. There was nothing holy in it. I saw
this just as I saw a movement led by Ecclesiastics to which contributed angels, saints,
and other Christians. But there in the strange big church all the work
was being done mechanically according to set rules and formulae. Everything was being done
according to human reason ...I saw all sorts of people, things,
doctrines, and opinions. There was something proud, presumptuous, and violent about it, and they
seemed very successful. I di not see a single Angel nor a single saint
helping in the work. But far away in the background, I saw the seat of the cruel people armed with
spears, and I saw a laughing figure which said: " Do build it as solid
as you can; we will pull it to the ground." ...."I saw again the new and odd-looking church which they
were trying to build.
There was nothing holy about it ... People
were kneading bread in the crypt below ... but it would
not rise, nor did they receive the body of our Lord, but only bread.
Those who were in error, through no fault of their own, and who
piously and ardently longed for the Body of Jesus were spiritually consoled,
but not by their communion. Then my Guide (Jesus) said: "This is
Babel.(1)" ...."I saw deplorable things: they were gambling, drinking, and talking in church; they
were also courting women. All sorts of abominations were perpetrated
there. Priests allowed everything and said Mass with much irreverence. I saw that few of them were
still godly... All these things caused me much distress. "
"Then I saw an apparition of the Mother of God,
and she said that the tribulation would be very great. She added
that people must pray fervently with outstretched arms, be it only long enough to say three Our Fathers.
This was the way her Son prayed for them on the Cross. They must rise at
twelve at night, and pray in this manner; and they must keep coming to the Church. They must
pray above all for the Church of Darkness to leave Rome... These were
all good and devout people, and they did not know where help and guidance should be sought.
There were no traitors and enemies among them, yet they were afraid of
one another... " ...."I saw more martyrs, not now but in the future ... I saw the secret sect
relentlessly undermining the great Church. Near them I saw a horrible
beast coming up from the sea. All over the world, good and devout people, especially the clergy,
were harassed, oppressed, and put into prison ... " ..."Whole Catholic
communities were being oppressed, harassed, confined, and deprived of their freedom. I saw
many churches closed down, great miseries everywhere, wars and
bloodshed. A wild and ignorant mob took violent action.
But it did not last long... "
"I had a vision of the holy Emperor Henry. I saw
him at night kneeling alone at the foot of the main altar in a great
and beautiful church ... and I saw the Blessed Virgin coming
down all alone. She laid on the altar a red cloth covered with white
linen. She placed a book inlaid with precious stones. she lid the
candles and the perpetual lamp.
Then came the Saviour Himself clad in
priestly vestments. He was carrying the chalice and the veil. Two angels
were serving Him and two more were following ...
Although there was no altar bell, the cruets were there. The wine
was as red as blood, and there was also some water. The Mass was
short. The Gospel of St. John was not read at the end (2). When the Mass had
ended, Mary came up to Henry, and she extended her right hand towards
him, saying that it was in recognition of his purity.
Then she urged him not to falter. Thereupon I saw an angel, and
he touched the sinew of his hip, like Jacob. Henry was in great
pain; and from that day on he walked with a limp ... " ......"Very bad times
will come when non-Catholics will lead many people astray. A great
confusion will result. I saw the battle also. The enemies
were far more numerous, but the small army of the faithful cut
down whole rows of enemy soldiers. During the battle, the Blessed
Virgin stood on a hill, wearing a suit
armor. It was a terrible war. At the end, only a few fighters for
the just cause survived, but the victory was theirs. "
"... He said , among other things, that this
translation of the church from one place to another meant that she would
seem to be in complete decline. But she would rise again;
even if there remained but one Catholic, the church would conquer again
because she does not rest on human counsels and intelligence. " ...."When
had been for the most part destroyed by the secret
sect, and when only the sanctuary and altar were still standing, I saw
the wreckers enter the Church with the beast.
There, they met a Woman of noble carriage who
seemed to be with child because she walked slowly. At this sight, the
enemies were terrorized, and the Beast could not take
but another step forward. It projected its neck towards the Woman
as if to devour her, but the woman turned about and bowed down
toward the Altar, her head touching the
ground. Thereupon, I saw the beast taking to flight towards the
sea again, and the enemies were fleeing in the greatest of confusion.
Then, I saw in the great distance great
legion approaching. In the foreground I saw a man on a white horse.
Prisoners were set free and joined them. All enemies were pursued.
Then, I saw that the Church was being
promptly rebuilt, and she was more magnificent than ever before. "
The Ecstatic of Tours (19th
: "Before the war breaks out again, food will be scarce and
expensive. There will be little work for the workers, and fathers will
hear their children crying for food. There will be earthquakes and signs in the sun. Toward the end,
darkness will cover the earth. When everyone believes that peace is
ensured, when everyone least expects it, the
great happening will begin. Revolution will break out in Italy almost at
the same time as in France. F or some time the Church will be without a
1872.."There will be earthquakes and signs in the
sun. Towards the end darkness will cover the earth. When everyone
believes that peace is assured, when everyone least expects it, the great happenings will begin.
Revolution will break out in Italy almost at the same time as in France.
For some time, the Church will be without a Pope. England, too, will have much to suffer." © Yves
Dupont, Catholic Prophecy, Tan Books and Publishers