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IS POPE FRANCIS THE FALSE PROPHET?
By a soul
(June 22-23, 2019, Month of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus)
QUESTION: Why do some Catholic prophets say in their heavenly messages that Pope Francis is the false prophet (impostor) while others say that He is alright and should be followed? I am confused and do not know what to believe. Thank you.
I am doing this blog post, because I get asked this question by people who are trying to discern heavenly messages from various sources. I also get new followers of this blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove, all the time and so, because they have not read all my commentaries on Pope Francis, they are often confused in their discernment. So, I want to thoroughly address this subject in this commentary, so if people ask me in the future, I can refer them to this blog post to help them. So, here are my thoughts on this sometimes divisive topic.
The answer depends on free-will and Divine timing for the End Times events. In many messages found in Locutions To The World, the Blessed Mother has explained that when God the Father looks at and Is working on His Divine Plan, He Is always viewing the world through the lens of seeing His children as if they never sinned—His Perfect Plan before Creation ever began. However, because Creation today is seriously marred, He has to provide graces to account for sin, which are deviations from His Originally Perfect Divine Plan. Papa God Is always striving towards returning His marred Creation to the Perfection that Creation had in the beginning. So, He Is always striving to bring about the best and the good out of every person on earth—no matter how far and how deep they are in sin. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, even confirmed in a recent message through Children of the Renewal (https://www.childrenoftherenewal.com/childrenoftherenewal), that He Is always viewing every person on earth as if they were “on fire” with the Gospel and full of the love of God. Jesus views every person this way, even if they are most hardened sinner on earth, and so does Papa God.
Pope Francis is no exception to this love of God for him. God always loves him and views him as a person who could bring great glory to the Kingdom of God. People need to understand that even though God has identified Pope Francis as the false prophet, such as in the Book of Truth given to 7th Messenger, Maria Divine Mercy, he is not a damned soul. People who follow the Book of Truth tend to think this way, because of how the Book of Revelation was written by St. John the Apostle, where there are scripture verses speaking about the false prophet being eternally condemned to the lake of fire in hell. However, I have always stressed in my writings that the Book of Revelation was written to reveal satan’s plan for his version of the Apocalypse, and only partially reveals God’s Divine Plan for battling satan in the End Times. This is because satan is highly intelligent—vastly superior in intellect to mankind; and while Papa God may desire His children to know things about the Divine Plan, at the same time, He must protect His precious children from satan who is always challenging what God does on earth.
For instance, God needed time for the Gospel to “be preached to the ends of the earth”, while at the same time, He needed to prepare for this special time known as the End Times when satan would re-coop his losses due to Our Lord’s Crucifixion and would attempt to destroy all mankind and the earth. So, the Book of Revelation was written in a way to provide a stern warning of a possible future for His children (satan’s apocalypse), but at the same time, the Book did not reveal all the details of God’s version of the Apocalypse, God’s Divine Plan, which is a far cry from satan’s desire for mass mayhem, evil, suffering, and death. The Book of Revelation was also written in a way to respect the children of God as much as possible due to their gift of free-will while the two Kingdoms—the Light and the darkness—would battle over souls. Pope Francis is no exception to this fact.
These conjectures have been supported by a message at Holy Love Ministries (http://www.holylove.org), where Papa God even spoke about how events of the Apocalypse can be changed, such as the order and timing of events, as the future is very much dependent on free-will choices. This will be especially true for people after the Great Warning (Illumination of Conscience) has happened. As there are over 7.6 billion people living on earth, that means there are over 7.6 billion variables on how people will exercise their free-will choice for/or against God in the aftermath. God Is always hoping for the best out of His children, but Heaven is also planning for the worse-case scenario—satan’s version of the Apocalypse as mostly described in the Book of Revelation.
When discerning between different bodies of heavenly messages, do not compare between prophecies. The Book of Truth given to Maria Divine Mercy even counsels this, because every prophet, visionary, and chosen messenger, has been accorded a different role and mission for the success of the Divine Plan. Even Sacred Scripture counsels that “prophecy is imperfect,” but when the Second Coming of Our Lord happens, the “imperfect will pass away.” Rather, people need to discern based on whether the truth given in the heavenly messages confirms and is aligned with Sacred Scripture and the Catholic Catechism. If there are any deviations from the Deposit of the Faith passed on from Our Lord, then people need to stay away from that body of heavenly messages. Discern based on the Teachings of the Catholic faith and not based on prophecy which can change based on free-will.
Most people have a hard time grasping these concepts that I am revealing, because people think of the future in a linear fashion, just like the past is to us once it has happened. But while the past cannot be changed, the future always can be altered and that is why people need to pray and do good works, so everything will go well for us on earth. That is the whole reason for the enterprise of the Ten Secrets of Our Lady of Medjugorje. As the Blessed Mother explained in Locutions To The World, She desires people to pray and fast so the future Secrets can be changed, which are mostly chastisements for the world. Also, Papa God said at Holy Family Refuge (https://www.childrenoftherenewal.com/holyfamilyrefuge), that his prophets of today are not supposed to be right. Rather, His prophets are giving warnings to us today, so that we can change events through prayer, fasting, and good works. In the same message, Papa God gave the Biblical example of the Prophet Jonah and how by his preaching, the entire city of Nineveh was saved from chastisement by God when the king and people believed and repented of their sins.
Another important example of the future and even Biblical prophecy being altered were the events surrounding the potential world-wide economic collapse in Fall 2015. Many modern-day Catholic prophets, such as the messages given to John Leary (http://www.johnleary.com) and Locutions To The World spoke about the pending economic collapse in late September when Pope Francis would be visiting the United States for the first time. There were even many Christian (Protestant) prophets speaking about the world-wide economic crash as they found Sacred Scripture supporting this catastrophe upon the world. Recall, the Four Blood Moons and the Harbinger prophecies? Many, many people prayed to Heaven at the time—Catholics, Christians, Jews, and even secular people that never prayed before were praying to God, as the financial markets looked skittish. So, what happened? Well, all of Heaven saw all of this prayer from mankind on earth and the prophecy ended up not materializing. But, instead of being overjoyed at having a “Nineveh” moment from God, many people “shot the messenger” and stopped believing in genuine prophecy, like Locutions To The World, etc.
Personally, I do not understand it, as how could Our Most Blessed Mother not answer all the sincere and heartfelt prayers from all of Her children on this? One “failed” prophecy and people end up having weak faith. As I wrote back then, when the Ten Secrets of Medjugorje happen, I hope that they all end up being failed prophecies. I mean, do people really want the seven chastisements? In Locutions To The World, the Blessed Mother has even indicated that some of the chastisements involve nuclear weapons. I do not want this. Good grief.
So, yes, mankind will face the Great Tribulation due to poor choices in his past, especially, for abortion, but the future does not have to be as severe and bleak as satan desires it to be. Much can be mitigated and that is always what Heaven is striving towards, especially, the conditional Great Chastisement, as prophesied by Our Lady of Garabandal in the 1960s. Our Lord has even told us many times at Holy Love Ministries how important prayer is and how even a single prayer, a single Hail Mary, said lovingly from the heart, can stop a war. This was even confirmed in a 2018 heavenly message given to Australian seer, Valentina Papagna (http://valentina-sydneyseer.com.au), when the prayers of twelve innocent children someplace in the world allowed God to stop a neutron bomb from blowing up the world. A neutron bomb is the most powerful nuclear weapon in the world. It is my understanding that with four neutron bombs, the entire earth could be destroyed by mankind.
So, how does all of what I have said have to do with Pope Francis? Well, right now, Pope Francis is very much alive and has a soul that can be saved. He is not the antichrist who is a demon incarnate and has no soul. Pope Francis is a child of God and yes, is tenderly loved by Him and God Is hoping for the best possible outcome—that he and all the like-minded advisers poorly counseling him at the Vatican are saved. People need to understand that Pope Francis has free-will to continue the dead-end path that he is taking the Catholic Church on which leads to him being forever known as the false prophet, or he can decide for God after the Warning (Illumination of Conscience) happens and serve God’s people in a glorious way by helping to bring about the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Our Blessed Mother.
This is God’s Peace Plan to stop the annihilation of nations due to nuclear war and reconciling the world back to Himself. In Locutions To The World, the Blessed Mother once said that people do not know how different the world could have been and how many people would have been saved if the Catholic Church had placed full confidence in the words of Our Lady of Fatima and did the Consecration of Russia a century ago. But God knows how many billions of people would have been saved and we could have been in the Era of Peace already, which coincides with the Second Coming of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. But, alas, we, mankind, are slow to comprehend this stuff. Again, our faith is weak.
I am going to say something shocking to the ears of my Catholic audience. Judas Iscariot, the great betrayer of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, who brought about His Passion and Crucifixion could have been a saved soul and in Heaven. Yes, we do recognize that if he had not despaired and committed suicide, Our Lord would have forgiven him and he could have been the greatest example of God’s Divine Mercy for us. But, I want to reveal a deeper truth here, which I addressed in a separate commentary. In a 2018 message given through Children of the Renewal, Our Lord revealed that early on in his three-year ministry, there was a chance that the Jewish leaders—the Sanhedrin—would have accepted Him as the Messiah and helped to bring about His Divine Kingdom on earth. However, over time, they hardened their hearts to the Lord out of jealously and pride and so, through the betrayal of Judas, the Jewish people rejected their Messiah. In the same message, Jesus said that having the experience of His own people, Israel, betray Him made His pain and suffering intensely worse, because it did not have to end up that way—the Romans would have crucified Him anyways.
Thus, at least early on in Jesus’ ministry, Judas Iscariot could have been a saved soul as God desired him to be one of the Twelve Apostles and a leader in the founding of the new Christian Church on earth. Contrary to what some theologians speculate, Judas Iscariot was not the one soul who was predestined to always betray Our Lord. Judas had free-will to cooperate or not with Our Lord’s Divine Plan. Unfortunately, he chose poorly and went to hell, although Our Lord clearly loved him by choosing him as an Original Apostle and desired him to be with Him for all eternity in Heaven. As Sacred Scripture says, the Lord has a good plan for all His children—a plan that always gives hope and a good future for everyone. The Lord does not “will” or “predestine” any of His children to hell. Mankind chooses hell by his own free-will choice, because he desires to eternally separate himself from God by taking greater pleasure in his sins than following the Ten Commandments of God. Mankind chooses hell for himself, not God.
Now, if Judas Iscariot had a genuine chance for salvation with God, then what does that mean for Pope Francis, who has been identified as the false prophet? People do not become intrinsically evil overnight. Rather, they fall into greater and greater sin until they reach a point that they are so profoundly evil, they “will” for themselves to be joined with satan for all eternity instead of God, because to be evil is so natural to their state of being. They have taken the broad slippery slope to hell.
Now, I am not going to judge the state of Pope Francis’ soul before the Lord. It is not my place to judge his state of grace or disgrace before God. However, I did write my Appeal to Pope Francis in 2017 under the impression that he might have a hellish experience during the Great Warning, as I wanted to give him hope afterwards that he can still be saved by God. I just think about Pope Francis having his illumination of conscience with God and how devastating it would be to realize that he is the false prophet of the Apocalypse. If there is ever a man that needs hope for his future, it would be Pope Francis in the aftermath of the Warning. That is why I believe that Heaven has provided messages of hope for him such as in Locutions To The World, so he knows that he has a chance for salvation with God and can hope to enter Heaven. As Christians know, we are called to love even the greatest of sinners and our enemies. For me, that person has been Pope Francis whom I pray for his salvation everyday and at every Holy Mass. I do not want him to be a lost soul for all eternity. I truly want his conversion to the Lord, as well as all those who are poorly advising him. I want the best for him. I want the best for our beloved Catholic Church. And so, that is why I am always striving behind the scenes to make events favorable for this outcome—things that I do not share publicly, but I do ask for prayers so hearts can be changed for the better and mankind can have a wonderful and beautiful future ahead with God in a New Heaven and New Earth.
Please understand that everyone living on earth has a “sphere of influence”—a group of people that they can influence for the better or the worse in their lives. For most people, that is their families, their friends, their coworkers, and their neighbors. However, as the Blessed Mother indicated in Locutions To The World, some people have a much larger sphere of influence than others. That there exists, in fact, “key players” that influence nations and even the entire world due to globalization and how interconnected technology and the media are in this modern age. Take, for example, U.S. President Donald Trump. Mr. Trump is definitely a “key player” as messages given to John Leary and Holy Family Refuge show that he is the one man keeping the deep state from taking over the government of the United States of America. If Mr. Trump falls, then the whole country of the United States will fall to the reign of the antichrist, and it opens up a very dark scenario for the future of the world during the Great Tribulation. So, everyone must pray for President Trump that he continues to fight for God and for freedom in America and for the entire world. He may be just one man, but he has tremendous influence on the state and future of the world.
Similarly, the same can be said for Pope Francis being a key player. He is just one man; and yet, if he were to choose to serve God with all his heart and all his strength in the aftermath of the Warning, how differently would the future of the Catholic Church and the world turn out! Just think of it, satan’s apocalypse without the false prophet! satan and the antichrist would have to dramatically alter their agenda for subjugating the entire world to demonic slavery. Truly, one man’s yes to God can mean everything in changing the Divine Plan.
Again, I want to stress that Pope Francis has free-will and that he does not have to end up being a lost soul for all eternity. Recently, I was contemplating a 2013 heavenly message given to chosen messenger, Luz de Maria (Revelaciones Marianas, https://revelacionesmarianas.com/english.htm). It was given by Our Lord, Jesus Christ, during the time that Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation from the papacy. And in the special message, Our Lord addressed the Two Witnesses of the Apocalypse, who are written about in Chapter 11 of the Book of Revelation. Our Lord asks for us to pray for them, because they are two special people who are very important in keeping His Remnant Church together in the End Times. Our Lord also shares His deep hope that these two individuals will recognize the importance and transcendence of their special missions during the Great Tribulation, as every man is created free to reject or cooperate with the mission that God ordains for him—even the Two Witnesses of the Apocalypse.
Now, if the Lord can say that the Two Witnesses have free-will and can cooperate or reject their special missions from the Lord, then certainly, the same can be held true for Pope Francis whom Our Lord has identified as the false prophet. And truly, that message given to Luz de Maria gives me a lot of hope for the future, because I believe in the goodness of people, even Pope Francis, who I know will be provided a genuine “second chance” through the Warning. However, it is all about him knowing in the immediate aftermath that he is still tenderly loved by Our Heavenly Father and he still has a chair at the banquet table of the Lamb. So, please kindly pray for me, the “virtual hermit” that the Lord is using to hopefully provide this knowledge to Pope Francis so he can be saved by God. Please pray for all the intentions of the Blessed Mother that all can be accomplished according to Papa God’s Divine Will.
And so, returning to the initial question that was asked at the beginning of this commentary: why is there a conflict between different Catholic prophets on their heavenly messages about Pope Francis being the false prophet? How are people to discern in all this confusion?
Well, firstly, all confusion and doubt comes from satan. So, strive to maintain the peace in your soul at all times. For me, peace of mind has come from offering this unknown mystery up to the Lord to correct my understanding on this subject of differing prophecies on Pope Francis and trusting that God will reveal the truth in His own Divine timing and not when I desire that knowledge to be given to me. This means working on myself with the virtue of patience. The Lord always has the answer and He will provide it to you—you just have to be willing to wait upon Him and the moment that He decides to reveal the truth to you.
Let me give you a good example of this. In the Marian apparitions of Our Lady of Emmitsburg (https://www.centeroftheimmaculateheart.org), the Blessed Mother has claimed repeatedly that Emmitsburg, Maryland, is both the spiritual and physical center of Her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Now, on its face, I could see the heavenly messages as being the spiritual center of Her Heart, as the heavenly messages are both very beautiful and profound as I study them more. However, the physical center of the Blessed Mother’s Heart? On its surface, it does not make sense, at least to me, because Emmitsburg is not even in the center of the United States of America. So, I had some confusion on this for many years, but I accepted it as a mystery of faith—simply trusting in the Lord and His Divine Plan—simply just being happy that He had the answer for everything. Meantime, last year, I heard a visionary give a talk and in her speech, she spoke about how at a certain moment during the Great Tribulation, perhaps, towards the end, or possibly during the Great Chastisement, the Lord was going to lift up all the refuges in the world into the air and physically join them together back down on earth. And when she said this, it totally made sense to me, because as the Book of Truth (Maria Divine Mercy) explains, the Lord will be recreating everything for a New Heaven and a New Earth in which there will no longer be any sea (also see the Book of Revelation on this fact). And so, my brothers and sisters in Christ, as I contemplated this fact more and more, I realized that Emmitsburg IS both the spiritual and physical center of the Blessed Mother’s Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. However, to truly contemplate and reconcile this fact, people must understand that the Blessed Mother is expressing a state of reality that She foresees in the future for Her children once the Great Tribulation has concluded—when the New Heaven and New Earth are recreated by God. Thus, this mystery of faith really is truth in regards to the physical placement of Emmitsburg. I was overjoyed when I realized this. So, I offer this as a prime example of how to wait upon the Lord for answers for mysteries of the faith.
Meantime, as blog readers of MaryRefugeOfHolyLove have followed me on my various commentaries on Pope Francis during these past few years, the Holy Spirit has guided me in piecemeal stages of understanding all the prophecies surrounding Pope Francis. And while I do not claim perfect discernment, I have realized by mulling over the various heavenly messages that there are two competing realities for the possible future based on one man’s free-will choice regarding the papacy. Therefore, Heaven has had to prepare two competing bodies of heavenly messages that address these dual possibilities for the future. In particular, I have found them to be Locutions To The World and the Book of Truth given to 7the messenger, Maria Divine Mercy, both of which began around the same time on earth and subsequently, both concluded during the year 2015. I find those facts to be amazingly telling, just on its face, because there is no such thing as coincidence in the Divine Plan—Papa God has everything under His control.
For me, I have discerned Our Lord’s voice very clearly in the Book of Truth, especially, in the messages regarding the Most Holy Eucharist and His warnings on the antichrist and abomination of desolation. If this truly is the End Times, it just makes sense to me that Our Lord would seek to prepare his people as much as possible by providing them wisdom on these important topics. Also, the rapid speed at how the Holy Spirit moved in bringing people together to knowledge of the heavenly messages throughout the Catholic Church and the many prayers provided for the Great Tribulation only further proves that the Book of Truth is truly a work of Heaven. I honestly believe that the Book of Truth is Heaven’s “preemptive strike” at satan and his agenda for the Apocalypse. As I do not think that satan expected a “7th messenger” to rise up in these End Times, although the angel of the Lord promised the Prophet Daniel in the Old Testament that the Book of Truth would be opened by the Lord in the End Times thousands of years ago. But, by doing this preemptive strike, Heaven certainly has bought additional time for peace on earth to prepare people for the Apocalypse, especially, by the many prayers being said by those devoted to the prophecies. It is really a brilliant strategy by God.
Likewise, I have discerned Our Lord and Our Lady’s voices in Locutions To The World. Not only has Heaven stressed the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate of Heart of Mary as a necessity for world peace, thereby resurrecting the prophecies of Our Lady of Fatima over a hundred years ago. But, Locutions To The World has provided pivotal clues and insights into the Divine Plan regarding the Fatima Pope, whom I have discerned to be one of the Two Witnesses of the Apocalypse. In particular, the Blessed Mother has revealed that the Fatima Pope will die in Jerusalem and by his death (and resurrection), the holy city and Jewish nation will be saved from annihilation by war; and there will be unification between the House of Israel and Christianity—a New Springtime and Pentecost which will result in the entire world being reconciled with Papa God. How marvelous is that?!!
Both bodies of heavenly messages have their place in current End Time prophecies. Truly, the Book of Truth given to Maria Divine Mercy is like the worse-case scenario involving Pope Francis with the collapse of the visible Catholic Church, the reign of the antichrist, and a future Three Days of Darkness. Whereas, Locutions To The World is the best-case scenario involving Pope Francis, which I believe shows that the Great Chastisement can be avoided in the end through the unification of the Churches and Israel and a melt-down of all nuclear weapons—a special grace contained in the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary after Russia is consecrated to the Blessed Mother’s Heart.
Now, people have asked me about other individual prophets and their take on whether Pope Francis is the false prophet or not. Some chosen messengers state that he is; others do not; while there is a third hand, in which Heaven simply says to “pray for Francis the First” as a wait-and-see-approach on prophecy. Who is right? What do I think? Well, as I have been trying to explain in this special commentary, I think that it is all due to the free-will of Pope Francis and Divine timing. God does not exist in time on earth; He exists in eternity in which all time is present to Him. So, God could be providing an answer based on different perspectives in which He Is viewing us in the Eternal Now. Is God speaking in a future tense in which Pope Francis might reject him as the false prophet after the Warning? Is God speaking in the present moment now as it relates to us on earth before the Warning when Pope Francis still has a chance to change his ways? Honestly, I do not know, but to maintain peace in my heart, I follow the “wait-and-see approach” and simply pray for him, as advocated at Holy Love Ministries.
Also, God can see our potential future in which all 7.6 billion people living on earth can say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to Him and eternity in Heaven. However, only Papa God knows the ultimate path that every soul on earth will choose for their final destiny—both Jesus and the Blessed Mother do not know this as They are still connected to the element of time on earth through Redemptive Suffering that will last until the end of time. This is very clear as I have written about in previous commentaries about Our Lord. That is why only Papa God knows the exact date of the Second Coming, the date of the Warning, and other critical dates for End Times events. Jesus and the Blessed Mother know much of the future, but ultimately, Their Job Is to Love all children of God in all ways, because as Sacred Scripture tells us, “love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” So, Papa has the hardship and burden of ultimately knowing which of His children will become eternally lost in the end, but Jesus and the Blessed Mother simply love them all and intercede for their eternal redemption before Papa, hoping along with everyone in Heaven that all souls will be saved. And so, I know that Jesus Is hoping and striving for the best possible outcome for Pope Francis that he will be saved; but at the same time, Is needing to prepare His beloved people for the worse outcome, just in case. Like I mentioned earlier, every chosen messenger has been accorded a different role and purpose in the success of the Divine Plan. Thus, prophecies should not be compared among one another to establish whether a body of heavenly message is valid or not. Comparing also adds to the confusion due to incomplete unknown facts.
Also, there are a few other thoughts that I want to share. Firstly, I know that people wonder if the election of Pope Francis is valid or not. I wonder this, too, but I am content to leave this mystery of the faith up to God in order to remain peaceful in my heart. I do know that having two popes is not healthy or ideal for Holy Mother Church and I do personally believe that a pope must serve until his death. The legacy of Saint Pope John Paul II is a shining light, I believe, for all future popes on how such a papacy should be fulfilled until death. However, I do not want to speculate on the validity of the papacy of Pope Francis, because people could go in circles speculating about it and again, we all have incomplete facts on this issue. I am content to know that Pope Benedict XVI is the universal pope, while Pope Francis is the acting Bishop of Rome. I am content to leave this sinful situation up to God to reconcile for Himself. I also know that in my Appeal to Pope Francis, I was inspired to write that Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis must work together to bring back order to Christ’s Holy Church, which I truly believe is a thought coming from God, as I am not that smart to think of such a brilliant approach for healing Holy Mother Church. I am really not.
Secondly, I want to say that Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Is really and truly a gentleman. I truly believe if someone, such as a visionary or chosen messenger, were to ask Our Lord a direct question on whether Pope Francis was a valid pope or not, Our Lord would not come out and say it publicly that he is an impostor. I believe that this is due to Our Lord respecting the free-will of His beloved children and he would answer the question in such a way to give hope to people. Our Lord has tact. I mean, even in the Book of Truth given to Maria Divine Mercy, Our Lord never mentions Pope Francis by his actual name. Jesus Is very careful and respectful towards him in this way. In Sacred Scripture, Jesus was even respectful to Judas Iscariot, who He knew was intending to betray him during the Last Supper. He never calls out Judas by his name. In the Poem of the Man-God, St. John the Apostle even confirms how Jesus was so respectful to Judas even in the end at the Last Supper. St. John says this during a discourse to a Jewish rabbi who is inquiring about baptism and whether the Lord would forgive him for his sins. St. John also says these words of Jesus’ respect for Judas in the presence of the Blessed Mother. This is a prime example of the love that Jesus Is calling us to have for each other, even for the most hardened of sinners and those who are our enemies. Who is Pope Francis to you?
Also, speaking of Our Lord and His tact, Jesus does not desire that His Beloved Catholic Church fall apart in schism. Even with the Book of Truth which addresses the Great Apostasy head-on, Our Lord Is providing prophecy so that the schism does not materialize and so it can be stopped, or at least mitigated in an aggressive way. If you will recall from Sacred Scripture, the last prayer intention that Our Lord had before His Heavenly Father in the Garden of Gethsemane was for continuing unity in His Beloved Church throughout the ages on earth. That underscores how important unity is to the Lord for His beloved children on earth and the success of the Divine Plan. Now, knowing that, imagine a scenario in which forcibly and vigorously Our Lord told every chosen messenger in the world that because Pope Francis will one day betray him as another Judas Iscariot, that we should not follow the Catholic Church as it stands now at the Vatican. It would place everyone’s gift of free will into conflict and the visible Holy Mother Church would collapse. The whole enterprise of Medjugorje, Garabandal, every detail of the Divine Plan would be in jeopardy. This would result in numbers of people abandoning Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist before the abomination of desolation has even happened in Holy Mother Church! And there would be no one left to pray for the salvation of Pope Francis, who still has free-will to cooperate or not with Our Lord and His specific mission of goodness for him. Yes, Jesus needs to prepare His Beloved Church for future events like the reign of the antichrist by revealing certain matters to us, but He always invites us to believe and does not force our hand due to His Great Love for us while respecting our free-will. Proceeding to do acts that might potentially jeopardize the entire existing unity of Holy Mother Church is not the way. Again, Pope Francis is not a damned soul (yet). As Our Lady of Medjugorje recently said, we need to pray and live more the heavenly messages and speak less.
The third point that I want to make is this. Do you know how hard it is to receive a locution from Heaven? Now, I have never received an apparition in which a heavenly being provides me a message from God. But, I have received private locutions before and it is my personal experience that they are difficult to receive depending on the context and importance of the message being given. I mean the angelic hosts were fighting all over the place the demons of hell, while satan was using all his enhanced powers to intercept, block, scramble, and change the words of the locutions that I was receiving. I once asked a chosen messenger if he ever had problems with receiving locutions from the Lord and he replied, “oh, no, the voice of the Lord is crystal-clear,” when God Is speaking to him. Well, for me, in my own experience, it is not so easy to hear the voice of the Lord in that special way like others may experience. I would love it to be, but it is not (hell loves me too much to leave me alone). I mean, satan even once said to me, “i passionately hate you!”—truly, can you not hear the love for me in that?! Such tender affection, no? And so, especially, since that time when I received private locutions, I have realized how important it is to pray and to discern each and every heavenly message on their own merit, as even the most chosen of messengers and most special of holy souls to God can be deceived at times. No one has perfect discernment; and really, no one is meant to have perfect discernment—at least this side of Heaven. Of course, it gets better the closer your relationship is with God, but please realize, this earth is so polluted with evil spirits now due to the effect of abortion and this being the End Times. The Blessed Mother once said in Locutions To The World that even the most holiest of souls on earth is still tainted with evil in some way. Also, all of this is private revelation, and differs from the perfection of the Gospel and Sacred Scripture. So, always discern, discern, discern. It is important for your soul.
Fourthly, I want to speak about testing spirits when discerning heavenly messages. Let’s say that you believe in a body of heavenly messages, but you are struggling to understand a few of the messages that the visionary or chosen messenger has received. So long as the underlying messages do not break away from the Tradition and Deposit of the Faith, I give you permission to reject those few messages while still believing in the remainder of the messages. Oftentimes, people believe that they have to believe in every single heavenly message that is given to a chosen messenger as part of their discernment. But, this is not true. As I have stated before, and even in the Book of Truth, the Lord has told Maria Divine Mercy that even chosen messengers can be deceived at times by satan. In fact, I was reading some heavenly messages given to Madeleine Aumont of the Glorious Cross of Dozule (http://www.les-amis-de-la-croix-glorieuse.org/anglais.html), which were recently recommended by Our Lord to John Leary to consider. And in the messages, Jesus even told Madeleine that she had been tricked by satan on occasion in some of the messages but He gave her the means not to be deceived in the future. So, what does this say to us? Even chosen messengers can have issues with some of their heavenly messages, but that does not automatically invalidate everything that they heard from Heaven and their mission. It is not as if Our Lord will suddenly abandon them if they have been tricked by satan. No, Our Lord will work with them to get them back on track with their mission from Heaven. And so, if you are having trouble with believing in some messages given to a visionary or prophet, do not automatically throw out all the beautiful graces that you have received from all the messages that you did comprehend and felt were Heaven-sent. This is part of the process of developing your own gift of discernment of spirits from the Lord. Do not throw out the “baby with the bathwater” as the old saying goes and run away in confusion. Test and wait upon the Lord. You will glad that you did this, as I have shown by example in this commentary regarding Locutions To The World and Our Lady of Emmitsburg, etc.
In conclusion, I want to say to feel free to disagree with me on any of the points that I have made in this special commentary. These are my thoughts about things, but I do not claim perfect discernment and I feel that it is important that everyone discern matters for themselves, because it is about choosing what you believe is right for the salvation of your soul. I am not perfect; and I can and will make mistakes, because I am a human being. I am not writing the Gospel under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit or anything super-special like that. Likewise, I do not expect the chosen messengers that I feature on this blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove, to be perfect either. That is why, I always pray first before I read any heavenly message and I pray when I post a heavenly message to the blog. Because even if I make a mistake in discernment, God knows me and all my future mistakes, so I pray trusting in Him that He and the Blessed Mother will account for everything in Their Glorious Plan for us on earth.
I hope all will be blessed in someway by my words today and that it bears spiritual fruit.
I love you.
His Holiness, Pope Urban VIII, 1623-44:
“In cases which concern private revelations, it is better to believe than not to believe, for, if you believe, and it is proven true, you will be happy that you have believed, because our Holy Mother asked it. If you believe, and it should be proven false, you will receive all blessings as if it had been true, because you believed it to be true.”
CORRECTION (By a soul):
Please note that it was the prayers of 14 children that stopped a hydrogen bomb from exploding on earth–which is the most powerful nuclear weapon ever built. This was told to Valentina Papagna by an Angel of the Lord. Sorry for my initial mistake. God bless!
Angel of the Lord – “Look, all of you could have been blown up in just a few minutes”