NOTE (By a soul): This message has been reviewed by Lorena’s spiritual director, a Catholic priest, for public release. The original Spanish message has been posted by a volunteer to my Spanish blog. So, if you want to receive Lorena’s messages in Spanish, please sign-up to receive them at https://mariarefugiodelasalmas.com. God bless!
Note, the word, “Acrisolate”, has no exact English word translation. However, it is a verb tense of the Spanish word, acrisolar, which is used to describe how metals like gold or silver are refined or purified by fire.
MESSAGE FROM JESUS CHRIST TO LORENA
JANUARY 16, 2023
THE PROPHECY WILL BE FULFILLED WHERE MY SUCCESSOR WILL BE KILLED AND MARTYRED
I need my Friends of the End of Times by my side, I your King and Lord Jesus Christ am in Agony and I have been Crucified and My Apostles have left me alone. ALONE is My Beloved Disciple John representing My Faithful Remnant, he is at the Foot of the Cross accompanying Me together with My Mother.
In Agony, I suffer the disdain of the human creature and I feel the uneasiness and the darkness of this Dark Hour for the World, where the adversary comes to proclaim his Reign of Evil and Perversity over the World, we are already on the verge of living the Abomination of Desolation.
When the man of perdition takes control of the World and I am NO longer in the Consecration, this Host will be only a piece of bread in the hands of the enemy where I will NO longer be.
That is why I call My Friends of the End of Times to be My Johns and My Marys to prepare their hearts, since soon I will dwell in them and they will be My Living Tabernacles radiating My Light.
The Sun will darken and the Darkness will cover the Globe, soon Rome will perish and My Faithful successor will be Martyred, he is NOT dead yet he is alive and will have to suffer a bloody death so that My Church can take the Next Step to BE RENEWED.
After its ruin, it will rise from the ashes, to shine Poor and Humble in the New Heavens and New Earths, not everything is accomplished, I will put an END to the Reign of Wickedness, which will last a short time and the Sun will rise and shine as never before.
Peter’s Holy See supposedly has remained vacant, and the vultures in Rome believe they have My People in their power, but a Light is yet to shine on the Horizon, a successor of Mine, Peter the Roman, who will come to give Peace and Security to the Faithful Remnant.
All is not lost and when the thickest darkness covers the Earth and the Abomination of Desolation has been installed in My Church, My two Olive Trees, Enoch and Elijah, Representatives of My People, will go out to fight as what they are, the Representatives of My Church.
And they will carry the Name of God embedded in their minds and hearts, everything is written and the Prophecies come to fulfillment because in My Word is ALL Revealed, and I reveal it to My Friends, so that they may understand all that is about to happen and may ascend to the Ark of Salvation.
Rome will be overthrown, and the Prophecy will be fulfilled where My successor will be Killed and Martyred, then an attack will come to North America, resulting in the outbreak of a World War, after the death of My successor ALL will begin.
There are few days of Peace left, take advantage of it for your Spiritual and Material Preparation, DO NOT FEAR, My Angels to those who have been faithful, will guide you to Safe Harbor, to places of preservation made by My Angels which will be Safe and Consecrated places where the enemy will NOT be able to enter, because My Will will reign instead of the Human Will which will perish before the Power and Glory of My Majesty.
Be attentive, to the Signs of the Times that everything gives its fulfillment, I will Reign forever and My Kingdom will come to give man his Prize, won through a Refinement and Purification, since I Acrisolate my friends in PAIN, so that transformed, they can enter the New Heavens and New Earths.
Today I name St. Michael the Guardian Angel of My Faithful Remnant, so that you may be protected in a special way from all that is to come, raise your eyes to Heaven and Cry Mercy and Clemency to My Father so that His Just Wrath may fall with less rigor.
The Shofar has sounded again and can be heard in the ends of the World and the Crosses of My Friends of the End of Times give encouragement to the Sinful Souls and the Lights of My Friends illuminate their other brothers and they carry them with joy because in them they will be Crucified in order to Resurrect and earn the Glory of Paradise.
Follow My Steps, and you will see that, in the midst of Sadness and Evil, My Will reigns, illuminating the darkness, My Friends of the End of Times have learned to Live in My Divine Will and little by little they are illuminating the Orb with their Crosses of Colors that illuminate their other brothers.
The Enigma of My Cross is resolved when My Friends of the End of Times learn to live in the Divine Will, embrace the Cross and become other Christs, bringing the Kingdom of My Divine Will to Earth, the FIAT VOLUNTAS TUA, to be reborn in the Era of the Third Fiat, which I came to establish little by little, so that the Human Race may be Renewed and Transformed.
Today My Friends of the End of Times are the Pillars of My New Creation because they have led their lives to imitate and follow Mine, being bearers of Glorious Crosses, Crosses that Shine and overshadow the darkness, Crosses that uniting one by one, little by little, result in the Good Growing and overshadowing the Evil.
The Victory of Good over Evil has begun and it is a matter of Time and more souls joining and the Reign of the Eucharistic Hearts will Shine on Earth.
My Friends of the End of Times, sing a War Song and be ready to Fight for Me, to give it ALL for Me, just as I gave it ALL for you, it is a Time for War, for Fighting, for after the storm, comes the calm and the Sun will shine.
My Friends of the End of Times, be ready for the Battle, which will be led by St. Michael the Archangel and commanded by My Mother.
Victory is Yours!
All is written, so it is Time for Battle, fight with ALL your heart and the Victory will be ours.
Here is another inspirational TTEN interview! This time, the interview is with Fr Lawrence Carney regarding the Secret of the Holy Face of JESUS and the Archconfraternity of the Chaplet of the Holy Face. It deals with the Holy Face imprint found on Veronica’s Veil during Our Lord’s Passion. This devotion is very powerful in fighting communism and demons. In Sacred Scripture, we read that the demons feared “Arise, O Lord, and let Thy enemies be scattered, and let all that hate Thee flee from before Thy Face” Psalm 67. (Lord show us Your Face and we shall be saved). The goal of the Archconfraternity/League of St Martin is to raise up a million feverent people devoted to the Holy Face of Jesus so they may act as a catalyst for God to defeat communism worldwide in this End Times. Devotion is built upon one short aspirational prayer everyday.
I hope that you all are touched by Fr Carney’s words and heartfelt devotion as I am. God bless!
The Golden Arrow: The Revelations of Sr. Mary of St. Peter
Secret of the Holy Face: The Devotion Destined to Save Society by Fr. Lawrence Daniel Carney III In this powerful book, Father Carney reveals the essence and history of the Holy Face Devotion, its apostles, and how to save society and the Church from her foes.
About Totus Tuus Evangelization Network (TTEN) My dear little children praised be Jesus! Totus Tuus Evangelization Network (TTEN) is a platform dedicated to the collaboration of Catholic Mystics, Prophets and Evangelists. As the End Times unfold, humanity must be prepared for the return of Our Lord and the coming kingdom of the Divine Will. Therefore, our endeavor is to edify and prepare the saints lest you be deceived in this antichrist system. “He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 10:22).
“My Kindness Shall Not Depart from Thee” Composed by Rob Gardner Performed by Spire Chorus and London Symphony Orchestra
For a little while Have I forsaken thee; But with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee For a moment. But with everlasting kindness will I gather thee, And with mercy will I take thee beneath my wings, For the mountains shall depart, And the hills shall be removed, And the valleys shall be lost beneath the sea, But know, my child, My kindness shall not depart from thee.
Though thine afflictions seem At times too great to bear, I know thine every thought and every care. And though the very jaws Of hell gape after thee I am with thee. And with everlasting mercy will I succor thee, And with healing will I take thee beneath my wings. Though the mountains shall depart, And the hills shall be removed, And the valleys shall be lost beneath the sea, Know, my child, My kindness shall not depart from thee.
How long can rolling waters Remain impure? What power shall stay the hand of God? The Son of Man hath descended below all things. Art thou greater than He?
So hold on thy way, For I shall be with thee. And mine angels shall encircle thee. Doubt not what thou knowest, Fear not man, for he Cannot hurt thee. And with everlasting kindness will I gather thee, And with mercy will I take thee beneath my wings. For the mountains shall depart, And the hills shall be removed, And the valleys shall be lost beneath the sea, But know, my child, My kindness shall not depart from thee! My kindness shall not depart from thee.
A peer-reviewed medical study shows two, common, over-the-counter supplements, combine to destroy the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2. This article reprints the peer-reviewed study and tells you what supplements THEY used that wiped-out the spike protein. Maybe, people who took the “vaccines” can use this to wipe out the spike proteins inside themselves, that are making many of them sick, and killing many others?
In the interest of full disclosure, I do NOT sell any of the supplements mentioned here and earn NO MONEY from anyone, for passing along this information to you. I do this as a public service.
This peer-reviewed paper was published in March of 2021, but no one in the media bothered to tell the public. The only thing the media did was push the “vax.” Now, a lot of people are dead, dying, or very sick from the vax.
It seems that the messenger RNA in the vax, causes our human cells to “express a spike protein” like the one on the Coronavirus that causes COVID. Except human cells are not supposed to “express a spike protein.”
Below, is the study which showed two over-the-counter food supplements, Bromelain and Acetylcysteine (NAC), when used together – not separately – cause the spike protein bindings to fall apart and dissolve into nothing. Images of the results are below!
The Combination of Bromelain and Acetylcysteine (BromAc) Synergistically Inactivates SARS-CoV-2 by
1 Department of Surgery, St. George Hospital, Sydney, NSW 2217, Australia 2 Mucpharm Pty Ltd., Sydney, NSW 2217, Australia 3 CIRI, Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie, Team VirPatH, Univ Lyon, Inserm, U1111, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS, UMR5308, ENS de Lyon, F-69007 Lyon, France 4 Hospices Civils de Lyon, EMR 3738 (CICLY), Lyon 1 Université, F-69921 Lyon, France 5 St. George & Sutherland Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2217, Australia 6 Laboratoire de Virologie, Institut des Agents Infectieux (IAI), Hospices Civils de Lyon, Groupement Hospitalier Nord, F-69004 Lyon, France * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. † These authors contributed equally to this work. ‡ These authors contributed equally to this work. Viruses 2021, 13(3), 425; https://doi.org/10.3390/v13030425 Received: 31 January 2021 / Revised: 25 February 2021 / Accepted: 1 March 2021 / Published: 6 March 2021 (This article belongs to the Special Issue Vaccines and Therapeutics against Coronaviruses)
Introduction The recently emergent severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which can range from asymptomatic to severe and lethal forms with a systemic inflammatory response syndrome. As of 21 February 2021, over 111 million confirmed cases have been reported, with an estimated overall mortality of 2.2% . There are currently few therapeutic agents proven to be beneficial in reducing early- and late-stage disease progression . While there are fortunately many vaccine candidates, their widespread availability for vaccination may not be immediate, the length of immune protection may be limited [3,4], and the efficacy of the vaccines may be reduced by novel SARS-CoV-2 variants. The continued exploration of effective treatments is therefore still needed.
Structurally, SARS-CoV-2 contains surface spike proteins, membrane proteins, and envelope proteins, as well as internal nucleoproteins that package the RNA. The spike protein is a homotrimer glycoprotein complex with different roles accomplished through dynamic conformational modifications, based in part on disulfide bonds . It allows the infection of target cells by binding to the human angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE2) receptors, among others, which triggers proteolysis by transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2), furin, and perhaps other proteases, leading to virion and host cell membrane fusion [6,7].
The entry of viruses into mammalian cells, or “virus internalization”, is a key mechanism of enveloped virus infection and is based on dynamic conformational changes of their surface glycoproteins, namely, as mediated by disulfide bond reduction and regulated by cell surface oxydoreductases and proteases [5,8,9,10,11]. SARS-CoV-2 entry into host cells has been shown to start with destabilization of the spike protein through allosteric mechanical transition, which induces a conformational change from the closed “down” state to open “up” state of the receptor binding domain (RBD) of the spike protein [12,13]. The conformational changes of RBD and virus binding are induced by TMPRSS2 or Cathepsin L, which trigger the transition from the pre-fusion to post-fusion state [5,12,13]. The energy liberated by disulfide bond reduction increases protein flexibility, which is maximal when the reduced state is complete , thus allowing the fusion of host–virus membranes, which is otherwise impossible due to the repulsive hydration forces present before reduction .
Bromelain is extracted mainly from the stem of the pineapple plant (Ananas comosus) and contains a number of enzymes that give it the ability to hydrolyze glycosidic bonds in complex carbohydrates . Previous studies have indicated that Bromelain removes the spike and hemagglutinin proteins of Semliki Forest virus, Sindbis virus, mouse gastrointestinal coronavirus, hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus, and H1N1 influenza viruses [15,16]. As a therapeutic molecule, it is used for debriding burns. Acetylcysteine is a powerful antioxidant that is commonly nebulized into the airways for mucus accumulation and is also used as a hepatoprotective agent in paracetamol overdose. Most importantly in the present context, Acetylcysteine reduces disulfide bonds . Moreover, the association of the spike and envelope proteins by their respective triple cysteine motifs warrants the hypothesis of impacting virion stability following disulfide bridge disruption by the action of Acetylcysteine . The combination of Bromelain and Acetylcysteine (BromAc) exhibits a synergistic mucolytic effect that is used in the treatment of mucinous tumors [19,20] and as a chemosensitizer of several anticancer drugs . These different actions are due to the ability of BromAc to unfold the molecular structures of complex glycoproteins, thus allowing binding to occur because of the high affinity between RBD and ACE2.
Therefore, in the current study we set out to determine whether BromAc can disrupt the integrity of SARS-CoV-2 spike and envelope proteins and subsequently examine its inactivation potential against in vitro replication of two viral strains, including one with a spike mutant alteration of the novel S1/S2 cleavage site.
Materials and Methods 2.1. Materials
Bromelain API was manufactured by Mucpharm Pty Ltd (Kogarah, Australia) as a sterile powder. Acetylcysteine was purchased from Link Pharma (Cat# AUST R 170803; Warriewood, Australia). The recombinant SARS-COV-2 spike protein was obtained from SinoBiological (Cat# 40589-V08B1; Beijing, China). The recombinant envelope protein was obtained from MyBioSource (Cat# MBS8309649; San Diego, CA, USA). All other reagents were from Sigma Aldrich (St. Louis, MO, USA).
2.2. Recombinant Spike and Envelope Gel Electrophoresis
The spike or envelope proteins were reconstituted in sterile distilled water according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and aliquots were frozen at −20 °C. Two and a half micrograms of spike or envelope protein were incubated with 50 or 100 µg/mL Bromelain, 20 mg/mL Acetylcysteine, or a combination of both in Milli-Q water. The control contained no drugs. The total reaction volume was 15 µL each. After 30 min incubation at 37 °C, 5 µL of sample buffer was added into each reaction. A total of 20 µL of each reaction was electrophoresed on an SDS-PAGE (Cat# 456-1095; Bio-Rad Hercules, CA, USA). The gels were stained using Coomassie blue.
2.3. UV Spectral Detection of Disulfide Bonds in Spike and Envelope Proteins
The method of Iyer and Klee for the measurement of the rate of reduction of disulfide bonds has been used to detect disulfide bonds in spike and envelope proteins . The recombinant SARS-CoV-2 spike protein at a concentration of 3.0 µg/mL in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) (pH 7.0) containing 1 mM ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) was incubated with 0, 10, 20, 40, and 50 µL of Acetylcysteine (0.5 M), agitated at 37 °C for 30 min followed by equivalent addition of Dithiothreitol (DTT) (0.5 M), and agitated for a further 30 min at 37 °C. The spike protein was incubated in parallel only with DTT (0.5 M) as before without any Acetylcysteine and agitated at 37 °C for 30 min. The absorbance was then read at 310 nm. UV spectral detection of disulfide bonds in the envelope protein was performed in a similar manner.
2.4. SARS-CoV-2 Whole Virus Inactivation with BromAc
Fully respecting the World Health Organization (WHO) interim biosafety guidance related to the coronavirus disease, the SARS-CoV-2 whole virus inactivation tests were carried out with a wild-type (WT) strain representative of early circulating European viruses (GISAID accession number EPI_ISL_578176). A second SARS-CoV-2 strain (denoted as ∆S), reported through routine genomic surveillance in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, was added to the inactivation tests due to a rare mutation in the spike S1/S2 cleavage site and its culture availability in the laboratory (GISAID accession number EPI_ISL_578177).
2.5. Replication Kinetics by Real-Time Cell Analysis
To compare the in vitro replication capacity of both WT and ∆S SARS-CoV-2 strains, replication kinetics were determined by measuring the electrode impedance of microelectronic cell sensors on the xCELLigence Real-Time Cell Analyzer (RTCA) DP Instrument (ACEA Biosciences, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA). Vero cells were seeded at 20,000 cells per well on an E-Plate 16 (ACEA Biosciences, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA) and incubated with the same media conditions as described previously at 36 °C with 5% CO2. After 24 h, SARS-CoV-2 culture isolates were inoculated in triplicate at a multiplicity of infection of 10−2. Mock infections were performed in quadruplicate. Electronic impedance data (cell index) were continuously collected at 15-min intervals for 6 days. Area under the curve analysis of normalized cell index, established at time of inoculation, was then calculated at 12-h intervals. At each interval, cell viability was determined by normalizing against the corresponding cell control. Tukey multiple comparison tests were used to compare each condition on GraphPad Prism (software version 9.0; San Diego, CA, USA).
Results 3.1. Alteration of SARS-CoV-2 Spike and Envelope Proteins
Treatment of the spike protein with Acetylcysteine alone did not show any alteration of the protein, whereas concentrations of Bromelain at 50 and 100 µg/mL and BromAc at 50 and 100 µg/20 mg/mL resulted in protein alteration (Figure 1A). Treatment with Acetylcysteine on the envelope protein did not alter the protein, whereas treatment with Bromelain at 50 and 100 µg/mL and BromAc at 50 and 100 µg/20 mg/mL also resulted in near complete and complete fragmentation, respectively (Figure 1A).
Figure 1. (A) Bromelain and Acetylcysteine present a synergistic effect on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) spike and envelope protein destabilization. SDS-PAGE of the recombinant SARS-CoV-2 spike protein S1 + S2 subunits (150 kDa) and envelope protein (25 kDa). Proteins were treated with 20 mg/mL Acetylcysteine alone, 100 and 50 µg/mL Bromelain alone, and a combination of 100 and 50 µg/20 mg/mL BromAc. (B) Disulfide reduction of recombinant SARS-CoV-2 spike protein by Acetylcysteine. The differential assay between Acetylcysteine (Ac) and Dithiothreitol (DTT) for the reduction of disulfide bonds found on the spike protein indicates that Acetylcysteine reduces 42% of the disulfide bonds before the addition of DTT. The remaining bonds are reduced by DTT to produce the chromogen detected at 310 nm. (C) Disulfide reduction of recombinant SARS-CoV-2 envelope protein by Acetylcysteine. The differential assay between Acetylcysteine (Ac) and Dithiothreitol (DTT) for the reduction of disulfide bonds found on the envelope protein indicates that Acetylcysteine reduces 40% of the bonds before the addition of DTT.
3.2. UV Spectral Detection Demonstrates the Alteration of Disulfide Bonds in Spike and Envelope Proteins
The comparative reduction of disulfide bonds on the spike protein between DTT alone and DTT with Acetylcysteine demonstrated a 42% difference (Figure 1B), based on the slope of the graphs [0.002599/0.006171 (100) = 42 %]. Acetylcysteine was thus able to reduce 58% of the disulfide linkages in the sample, after which the remaining disulfide bonds were reduced by DTT to produce the chromogen that was monitored in the spectra. Similarly, the differential assay between Acetylcysteine and DTT for the reduction of disulfide bonds found in the envelope protein [0.007866/0.01293 (100) = 60%] indicates that Acetylcysteine reduces 40% of the disulfide bonds before the addition of DTT (Figure 1C).
3.3. In Vitro SARS-CoV-2 Inactivating Potential of Bromelain, Acetylcysteine, and BromAc
For both SARS-CoV-2 strains tested, the untreated virus controls at 105.5 and 104.5 TCID50/mL yielded typical cytopathic effects (CPE), and no cytotoxicity was observed for any of the drug combinations on Vero cells. Optical CPE results were invariably confirmed by end-point Neutral Red cell staining. Overall, Bromelain and Acetylcysteine treatment alone showed no viral inhibition, all with CPE comparable to virus control wells, whereas BromAc combinations displayed virus inactivation in a concentration-dependent manner (Figure 2). Treatment on 104.5 TCID50/mL virus titers (Figure 2B,D) yielded more consistent inhibition of CPE for quadruplicates than on 105.5 TCID50/mL virus titers (Figure 2A,C).
Figure 2. Cell lysis assays demonstrated in vitro inactivation potential of Acetylcysteine and Bromelain combined (BromAc) against SARS-CoV-2. Cell viability was measured by cell staining with Neutral Red, where optical density (OD) is directly proportional to viable cells. Low OD would signify important cell lysis due to virus replication. The wild-type (WT) SARS-CoV-2 strain at 5.5 and 4.5 log10TCID50/mL titers (A and B, respectively) showed no inhibition of cytopathic effect (CPE) for single agent treatment, compared to the mock treatment virus control condition. BromAc combinations were able to inhibit CPE, compared to the mock infection cell controls. Treatment of a SARS-CoV-2 spike protein variant (∆S) with a mutation at the S1/S2 junction at 5.5 and 4.5 log10TCID50/mL titers (C and D, respectively) showed similar results. Bars represent the average of each quadruplicate per condition, illustrated by white circles. Ordinary one-way ANOVA was performed, using the mock treatment virus control as the control condition (**** p < 0.0001, *** p < 0.0005, ** p < 0.003, and * p < 0.05).
Based on the virus inactivation guidelines established by the WHO, a robust and reliable process of inactivation will be able to reduce replication by at least 4 logs [Log10 reduction value (LRV) = (RT-PCR Ct treatment – RT-PCR Ct control)/3.3; as 1 log10 ≈ 3.3 Ct]. As such, RT-PCR was performed on the RNA extracts to directly measure virus replication. For the wild-type (WT) strain at 104.5 TCID50/mL, successful LRV > 4 were observed with 1 out of 4 wells, 2 out of 4 wells, 3 out of 4 wells, and 4 out of 4 wells for 25, 50, 100 and 250 µg/20 mg/mL BromAc, respectively (Figure 3). It is worth noting that at 105.5 TCID50/mL, LRV were slightly below the threshold at, on average, 3.3, with 3 out of 4 wells and 2 out of 4 wells for 100 and 250 µg/20 mg/mL BromAc, respectively (Table 1). For the spike protein mutant (∆S) at 104.5 TCID50/mL, no successful LRV > 4 was observed for 25 µg/20 mg/mL BromAc, but it was observed in 4 out of 4 wells for 50, 100, and 250 µg/20 mg/mL BromAc (Figure 3). Of note, at 105.5 TCID50/mL, LRV were slightly below the threshold at, on average, 3.2, with 1 out of 4 wells, 2 out of 4 wells, and 4 out of 4 wells for 50, 100, and 250 µg/20 mg/mL BromAc, respectively (Table 1). Overall, in vitro inactivation of both SARS-CoV-2 strains’ replication capacity was observed in a dose-dependent manner, most strongly demonstrated at 100 and 250 µg/20 mg/mL BromAc against 104.5 TCID50/mL of virus.
Figure 3. Threshold matrix of log10 reduction values (LRV) of in vitro virus replication 96 h after BromAc treatment on WT and ∆S SARS-CoV-2 strains at 5.5 and 4.5 log10TCID50/mL titers. LRV were calculated with the following formula: LRV = (RT-PCR Ct of treatment—RT-PCR Ct virus control)/3.3; as 1 log10 ≈ 3.3 Ct. The color gradient matrix displays the number of quadruplicates per condition yielding an LRV > 4, corresponding to a robust inactivation according to the WHO. WT = wild-type; ∆S = S1/S2 spike mutant.
Table 1. Log10 reduction values (LRV) of in vitro virus replication 96 h after BromAc treatment on WT and ∆S SARS-CoV-2 strains at 5.5 and 4.5 log10TCID50/mL titers. LRV were calculated with the following formula: LRV = (RT-PCR Ct of treatment – RT-PCR Ct virus control)/3.3; as 1 log10 ≈ 3.3 Ct. Each replicate is described. TCID50/mL = Median Tissue Culture Infectious Dose; WT = wild-type; ∆S = S1/S2 spike mutant.
Real-time cell analysis demonstrated comparable replication kinetics for both WT and ∆S SARS-CoV-2 strains (Figure 4). No significant difference in cell viability was observed between WT and ∆S at any time point. From 48 h post-infection, WT and ∆S cell viability were significantly different compared to the mock infection (p < 0.05).
Figure 4. SARS-CoV-2 replication capacity of WT and ∆S SARS-CoV-2 measured by Real-Time Cell Analysis. Data points correspond to area under the curve analysis of normalized cell index (electronic impedance of RTCA established at time of inoculation) at 12-h intervals. Cell viability was then determined by normalizing against the corresponding cell control. WT = wild-type; ∆S = S1/S2 spike mutant.
Discussion The combination of Bromelain and Acetylcysteine, BromAc, synergistically inhibited the infectivity of two SARS-CoV-2 strains cultured on Vero cells. Protein confirmation and its molecular properties are dependent on its structural and geometric integrity, which are dependent on both the peptide linkages and disulfide bridges. Acetylcysteine, as a good reducing agent, tends to reduce the disulfide bridges and hence alter the molecular properties of most proteins. This property has been widely exploited in the development of several therapies (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, allergic airways diseases, cystic fibrosis, pseudomyxoma peritonei, etc.) [20,23,24,25,26,27]. More recently, Acetylcysteine has been used in the development of therapies for respiratory infections such as influenza and COVID-19 [28,29,30], where the integrity of the spike protein is vital for infection [12,13]. A hypothesized mechanism of action could be the unfolding of the spike glycoprotein and the reduction of its disulfide bonds.
The SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is the cornerstone of virion binding to host cells and hence represents an ideal therapeutic target. A direct mechanical action against this spike protein is a different treatment strategy in comparison to most of the existing antiviral drugs, which prevents viral entry in host cells rather than targeting the replication machinery. BromAc acts as a biochemical agent to destroy complex glycoproteins. Bromelain’s multipotent enzymatic competencies, dominated by the ability to disrupt glycosidic linkages, usefully complement Acetylcysteine’s strong power to reduce disulfide bonds . Amino acid sequence analysis of the SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein identified several predetermined sites where BromAc could preferentially act, such as the S2’ site rich in disulfide bonds , together with three other disulfide bonds in RBD . In parallel, the role of the glycosidic shield in covering the spike, which is prone to being removed by BromAc, has been highlighted as a stabilization element of RBD conformation transitions as well as a resistance mechanism to specific immune response [5,33,34].
Mammalian cells exhibit reductive functions at their surface that are capable of cleaving disulfide bonds, and the regulation of this thiol-disulfide balance has been proven to impact the internalization of different types of viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 [8,35,36,37,38]. Both ACE2 and spike proteins possess disulfide bonds. When all the spike protein RBD disulfide bonds were reduced to thiols, ACE2 receptor binding to spike protein became less favorable . Interestingly, the reduction of ACE2 disulfide bonds also induced a decrease in binding . Moreover, other reports suggested that Bromelain alone could inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection in VeroE6 cells through an action on disulfide links [39,40]. As such, the loss of SARS-CoV-2 infectivity observed after pre-treatment with BromAc could be correlated to the cumulative unfolding of the spike and envelope proteins, with a significant reduction of their disulfide bonds by Acetylcysteine, demonstrated in vitro.
Interestingly, a similar effect of BromAc was observed against both WT and ∆S SARS-CoV-2. The main difference in amino acid sequences between SARS-CoV-2 and previous SARS-CoV is the inclusion of a furin cleavage site between S1 and S2 domains . This distinct site of the spike protein and its role in host spill-over and virus fitness is a topic of much debate [41,42,43,44]. Of note, ∆S, which harbors a mutation in this novel S1/S2 cleavage site and alters the cleavage motif, exhibits no apparent difference in replication capacity compared to the WT strain. The slightly increased sensitivity of ∆S to BromAc treatment is therefore not due to a basal replication bias, but the mutation could perhaps be involved in enhancing the mechanism of action of BromAc. These results would nevertheless suggest that, from a threshold dose, BromAc could potentially be effective on spike mutant strains. This may be a clear advantage for BromAc over specific immunologic mechanisms of a spike-specific vaccination [3,4].
To date, different treatment strategies have been tested, but no molecules have demonstrated a clear antiviral effect. In addition, given the heterogeneous disease outcome of COVID-19 patients, the treatment strategy should combine several mechanisms of action and be adapted to the stage of the disease. Thus, treatment repurposing remains an ideal strategy against COVID-19, whilst waiting for sufficient vaccination coverage worldwide [45,46]. In particular, the development of early nasal-directed treatment prone to decreasing a patient’s infectivity and preventing the progression towards severe pulmonary forms is supported by a strong rationale. Hou et al. demonstrated that the first site of infection is the nasopharyngeal mucosa, with secondary movement to the lungs by aspiration . Indeed, the pattern of infectivity of respiratory tract cells followed ACE2 receptor expression, decreasing from the upper respiratory tract to the alveolar tissue. The ratio for ACE2 was five-fold greater in the nose than in the distal respiratory tract . Other repurposing treatments as a nasal antiseptic have been tested in vitro, such as Povidone-Iodine, which has shown activity against SARS-CoV-2 . In the present study, we showed the in vitro therapeutic potential of BromAc against SARS-CoV-2 with a threshold efficient dose at 100 µg/20 mg/mL. As animal airway safety models in two species to date have exhibited no toxicity (unpublished data), the aim is to test nasal administration of the drug in a phase I clinical trial (ACTRN12620000788976). Such treatment could help mitigate mild infections and prevent infection of persons regularly in contact with the virus, such as health-care workers.
Although our results are encouraging, there are a number of points to consider regarding this demonstration. Namely, the in vitro conditions are fixed and could be different from in vivo. Any enzymatic reaction is influenced by the pH of the environment, and even more so when it concerns redox reactions such as disulfide bond reduction . The nasal mucosal pH is, in physiological terms, between 5.5 and 6.5 and increases in rhinitis to 7.2–8.3 . Advanced age, often encountered in SARS-CoV-2 symptomatic infections, also induces a nasal mucosa pH increase . Such a range of variation, depending on modifications typically induced by a viral infection, may challenge the efficacy of our treatment strategy. Further in vitro experiments to test various conditions of pH are ongoing, but ultimately, only clinical studies will be able to assess this point. Our experiments were led on a monkey kidney cell line known to be highly permissive to SARS-CoV-2 infectivity. With the above hypothesis of S protein lysis thiol-disulfide balance disruption, BromAc efficacy on SARS-CoV-2 should not be influenced by the membrane protease pattern. Reproducing this experimental protocol with the human pulmonary epithelial Calu-3 cell line (ATCC® HTB-55™) would allow these points to be addressed, as virus entry is TMPRSS2-dependent and pH-independent, as in airway epithelium, while virus entry in Vero cells is Cathepsin L-dependent, and thus pH-dependent .
Overall, results obtained from the present study in conjunction with complementary studies on BromAc properties and SARS-CoV-2 characterization reveal a strong indication that BromAc can be developed into an effective therapeutic agent against SARS-CoV-2.
Conclusions There is currently no suitable therapeutic treatment for early SARS-CoV-2 aimed at preventing disease progression. BromAc is under clinical development by the authors for mucinous cancers due to its ability to alter complex glycoprotein structures. The potential of BromAc on SARS-CoV-2 spike and envelope proteins stabilized by disulfide bonds was examined and found to induce the unfolding of recombinant spike and envelope proteins by reducing disulfide stabilizer bridges. BromAc also showed an inhibitory effect on wild-type and spike mutant SARS-CoV-2 by inactivation of its replication capacity in vitro. Hence, BromAc may be an effective therapeutic agent for early SARS-CoV-2 infection, despite mutations, and even have potential as a prophylactic in people at high risk of infection.
Conceptualization, J.A., K.P., S.J.V., and D.L.M.; methodology, J.A., G.Q., K.P., S.B., and A.H.M.; validation, J.A., G.Q., K.P., V.K., S.B., and A.H.M.; investigation, J.A., G.Q., K.P., V.K., S.B., and A.H.M.; writing—original draft preparation, G.Q., K.P., V.K, A.H.M., E.F., and S.J.V.; supervision, D.L.M. and E.F.; project administration, S.J.V.; funding acquisition, S.J.V. and D.L.M. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.
This research is partly funded by Mucpharm Pty Ltd., Australia.
Data Availability Statement
A preprint of this manuscript was archived on http://www.biorxiv.org (accessed on 31 January 2021) due to the emergency of COVID-19.
Conflicts of Interest
David L. Morris is the co-inventor and assignee of the Licence for this study and director of the spin-off sponsor company, Mucpharm Pty Ltd. Javed Akhter, Krishna Pillai, and Ahmed Mekkawy are employees of Mucpharm Pty Ltd. Sarah Valle is partly employed by Mucpharm for its cancer development and is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. Vahan Kepenekian thanks the Foundation Nuovo Soldati for its fellowship and was partly sponsored for stipend by Mucpharm Pty Ltd.
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My child, Many ask you where are My words, why is your Savior silent? My child, I am where I have always remained—sitting in the silence of the tabernacle. Awaiting souls in Adoration and yet who comes? I ask My Children, are you seeking your Savior? Are you chasing a world that is being inundated with evil? The tide has turned and My Children need to heed the warnings that are all around them. Satan is seeking to gain as many souls as possible through the means of fear. He has unleashed his companions upon every corner of the earth in order to cause chaos and confusion.
He has inundated the walls of My Church and he will take with him those who have complied to his wickedness. My Children do not be afraid, for as I told Peter, the gates of hell will never prevail against My Church. It is the only place in which heaven and earth unite because I Am present Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. Those within My Church who have allowed evil to enter in their hearts and have guided many souls down the wrong path, will come to see the errors in their ways.
I come to tell you that great change is beginning to unfold, and where it begins is in My Church, it will funnel throughout the world. Look to the roots of My Church, My Children, because when this false prophet begins to change the prayers of the Mass, the teachings of the magisterium, know this is not of Me, for I Am Jesus. Just as the thunder follows the lightning, there is order in which humanity was created. As the passing of the true pope is shadowed by this false prophet, the changes will come like boxcars and so will the confusion.
Pray the Rosary and seek discernment in all things because your true home is in heaven. Now go forth for I am Jesus, and be at peace, for My Mercy and Justice will prevail.
I, “a soul”, am presenting to followers of this blog, MaryRefugeOfSouls, the second of two articles, which I hope will help people looking to preserve and maintain their wealth in this challenging time when much paper (fiat) money is losing value due to inflation. The first article was about silver rounds, which I hope everyone read and found useful. This second article is about my experiences with fractional gold. My hope is that both articles will help people prepare for these uncertain economic times. Please be sure to read both articles, so you can make the best informed decision for yourself. Please note that I am NOT a financial broker or dealer or tax or legal expert. So, I urge you to investigate further and seek professional help based on your situation. I am just giving you my opinions based on my personal experiences as a Christian believer.
As I shared in my earlier article, I first started out purchasing silver rounds with religious images over 12 years ago. However, over time, I realized that it was important to me to diversify my emergency funds beyond only silver. This is because the spot price for silver ounces seemed so volatile to me (ranging between USD $15 to $50 an ounce at different times, today, it is about USD $25). So, for my peace of mind, I wanted the stability of the spot price of gold, which seemed to simply steadily increase over time.
Of course, being a person of limited means, buying an ounce of gold has always been out of my range (today, the spot price is about USD $1,800 an ounce). Moreover, it has been important to me to purchase gold in smaller, incremental amounts, rather than one ounce pieces. This is because if the economy tanks, I doubt people would be using one ounce gold coins / rounds to buy a loaf of bread and quart of milk. So, I ventured out with purchasing one gram gold bars minted by Valcambi, a private mint based in Switzerland, and later, I added one gram gold bars minted by Perth, the official government mint in Australia. (Today’s price for one gram of gold is about USD $75). I chose the one gram bars from Valcambi and Perth, because they had simple designs that did not offend my Christian sensibility. However, I did eventually stop buying from the Perth mint, because I did not agree with what the Australian government was doing to their people during the Covid lockdowns.
Although I have been blessed at times to be able to buy gold in higher increments, such as 2.5 gram bars and 5 gram bars, etc., I realized that I was doing this only to preserve my wealth and to cease any headaches due to volatile silver spot prices. However, buying one gram gold bars was doing nothing to sanctify my money before God, or could potentially lead to people’s conversions in a future economic downturn. That was the great advantage that I had with purchasing silver rounds with Christian images.
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I am so excited to share with you all about a gold product that I recently discovered. I think you all will be very interested and I hope this information will help many people.
Now, let me backup and say that fractional gold is any gold product that comes in an incremental amount of less than the standard one troy ounce of gold. So, fractional gold would include pieces that are 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, 1/10 ounce, one gram, etc. Anything that is less than one troy ounce which is equal to 31.1034768 grams. Having the option to purchase gold in such fractional increments is wonderful, because it enables more buyers to be able to own gold on more limited budgets. And I am all for the win of the little guy when it comes to competing with big corporations, big banks, and big-time investors.
Well, today, dear brothers and sisters, I have the pleasure of introducing you all to the “Goldback” (https://www.goldback.com). Goldbacks are similar in concept to banknotes, such as the Federal Reserve note known as the US dollar, however, they are not paper (fiat) currency. Rather, goldbacks are described as the “world’s first physical, interchangeable, gold money, that is designed to accommodate even small transactions”. And when talking about small transactions, this is a literal description, because today’s value of one goldback is about USD $3.90 (about the cost of a cup of coffee). It solves the problem of making gold easily spend-able and useable for actual barter. They look similar in size to banknotes, such as the US dollar. However, they have small increments of gold actually embedded within the note. So, they are definitely NOT any type of paper currency. They hold intrinsic value because they consist of actual gold!
Goldbacks come in the following denominations:
1 Goldback (equals 1/1000th ounce of gold) 5 Goldback (5/1000th ounce of gold) 10 Goldback (10/1000th ounce of gold) 25 Goldback (25/1000th ounce of gold) 50 Goldback (50/1000th ounce of gold)
They are recognized as currency in 4 states so far: Utah, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Wyoming. And, in 2023, goldbacks are planned to be rolled out in Alaska, Idaho, and South Dakota. Moreover, goldbacks can be used in any state or country that accepts gold for barter or trade.
I do not live in any of the states that recognize the Goldback as currency so far, but that has not deterred me from stocking up on them. Each state has their own series of designs for their goldbacks, but they are also interchangeable with other states that recognize them. For example, you can use Utah goldbacks in Wyoming, etc. Also, as you can tell from the earlier chart, five 1 Goldbacks equal a 5 Goldback, two 5 Goldbacks equal one 10 Goldback, etc. They are fungible both in terms of the amount of gold within each note, as well as the going EXCHANGE rate. So, for example, if 1 Goldback is worth USD $3.90, then a 5 Goldback is worth 5 times more at USD $19.50.
Note, to figure out the going spot price of the actual amount of gold found in any Goldback, you just divide the spot price for an ounce of gold by 1000. Then, you take that number and multiply it by the denomination of the goldback.
So, for example, if the spot price for gold is USD $1,800 an ounce. Then, 1 Goldback has $1.80 worth of gold embedded in the note, a 5 Goldback has USD $9 worth of gold embedded, a 10 Goldback has USD $18 worth of gold embedded, etc.
The exchange rate is the prevailing AVERAGE of what people are willing to exchange goldbacks at any particular time in monetary or barter situations in the different states. Whereas the cost of purchasing goldbacks is typically about double the amount of gold embedded within the note. So, for example, 1 Goldback might have USD $1.80 worth of embedded gold, a purchase price of USD $3.60 from a currency dealer, and an average exchange rate of $3.90 between people and businesses accepting goldbacks. However, people are often willing to exchange goldbacks for much more because they are so much better to possess over paper currency, since they are sound money and have intrinsic value as a gold product.
Now, we are getting to the most exciting part. Most of the designs for the different goldbacks have Christian and liberty influences. For example, I purchased several 1 Nevada Goldbacks, because they have Our Blessed Mother Mary on them. I also like several of the Wyoming designs, which are based on biblical characters and themes. The 25 Utah Goldback has a pro-life design and the entire New Hampshire series is very patriotic. I was so happy when I discovered this. Finally, a gold fractional that has a low barrier to entry — meaning a lot of people can own gold on limited budgets AND it is a gold product that I would be proud as a Christian to possess and exchange with others as currency. And having the Blessed Mother on my gold is just icing on the cake. Note, I have included the description of the 1 Nevada Goldback below along with the link to the art gallery, so you can see the various designs available so far in the different states.
Also noteworthy, I believe that the availability of goldbacks now is providential. This is because gold is honest money being recognized in the Holy Bible as an acceptable form of monetary exchange between nations, societies, and people. The concept behind goldback currency is certainly a better alternative than digital currency (precursor to the mark of the beast). Honestly, I want nothing to do with any digital currency that may be rolled out by the Federal government. That’s why I believe in owning both gold and silver because I want to maintain my independence and freedom. I want to maintain my options, meaning, my ability to not be enslaved to any draconian system that requires people to give up their rights in order to physically survive.
I believe that goldback currency will help to achieve this goal of independence as an alternative to beast like enslavement. Certainly, people need to be prepared first spiritually, then second, physically with survival food, water, etc. But, as the economy falters and we move into a transitional economic state before the Great Tribulation, if you can prepare beyond these basics, then having an emergency fund of gold and silver has its place in your survival plans. Moreover, having some goldbacks on-hand is something to consider to diversify your exposure risks.
Now, there are several methods of purchasing goldbacks. If you want to buy goldbacks right away, the best way is through a reputable currency dealer. I have found that these three companies give good purchase rates for their goldbacks: Defy The Grid, Finest Known, and Money Metals. Others can be found on this list: https://www.goldback.com/where-to-buy-goldbacks Personally, I have used Defy The Grid in the past and have found them to be a very honest dealer with a quick turnaround speed in getting their products shipped to you. I also have been impressed by the knowledge I have gained in reading various articles about gold and silver on the website for Money Metals. They certainly go out of their way to help people learn about the bullion markets.
Finally, I want to tell you a little about Alpine Gold / United Precious Metals Association (UPMA) (https://upma.org). Alpine Gold is a company owned by Goldbacks, Inc., the actual company that produces and promotes goldbacks for the various states. Both are located in Utah and they are both an excellent company to deal with. I have an account with United Precious Metals Association (UPMA), which is owned by Alpine Gold and it is the method I use to buy goldbacks at the best price. This is because UPMA does NOT add a premium to their goldbacks, meaning they are sold at wholesale costs. Note, goldbacks are available to international buyers and they do ship goldbacks globally. UPMA has over 40,000 members so far and they are expanding their membership.
There are also several advantages to owning an UPMA account. Besides purchasing goldbacks at wholesale prices, you can also purchase goldbacks on a monthly subscription at wholesale prices as well. You can also leave the goldbacks in your account at their vault and their reserve is kept at 100% (fully backed by goldbacks) all the time. This means that their vault is not a Ponzi scheme / derivative nightmare and you will always have access to your money. Also, if you own a goldback account, it has no fees associated with it — it is absolutely free to store your goldbacks at the vault until you want them. Then, once you want your goldbacks, you can specify the exact number, series, and denominations you want your currency in — no problem!
The only downside to a UPMA account is that it can take a bit of time for a deposit to clear, especially, if you do a bank / credit union ACH transfer, etc., to purchase new goldbacks. So, if you want immediate access to your goldbacks, it is best to fund the account by bank / credit union cashier’s check or money order. You can also exchange your existing gold and silver products for new goldbacks. Also, you can place your existing gold and silver products in the vault at UPMA for a reasonable fee, as well as buy directly through Alpine Gold more US Gold and Silver Eagle Coins for your UPMA account.
Also, you can make additional money on your goldback account through their lease option, as well as use their VISA debit card for a reasonable monthly fee if you want to use sound money in your daily money transactions. Note, you can always put the VISA debit card on hold so you do not get charged the monthly fee if you are not using the card. It works as a preload debit card needing only USD $50 minimum to use from your goldback account. It is my understanding that the VISA debit card can be used by international owners of UPMA accounts and does not require a financial background credit check.
If having an UPMA account appeals to you, please visit their website for more information. https://upma.org/
Also, this is my only “plug” for this blog, MaryRefugeOfSouls. If you decide to sign up up for an UPMA account, here is my referral link. It does NOT cost you anything more to sign up using my referral link – so, it is absolutely free for you — however, I will make a small commission that I will use to support this blog, MaryRefugeOfSouls. Thank you for considering this. https://member.upma.org/?referral=232391418801860196
I truly hope that I have helped many people through these past two articles. Be sure to watch the videos, especially, the interesting interview by Mike Adams of Jeremy Cordon, the founder and creator of Goldbacks. It is worth the time.
Caritas, or Charity, is the Virtue beautifully featured on Nevada’s 1 Goldback Denomination. This is her first appearance on a Goldback Design, and is notably patterned after a depiction of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Austin, Nevada. Catholicism is Nevada’s most dominant religion and St. Augustine’s is the oldest Catholic Church building in the state. Like all Goldback designs, the art contains many levels of symbolism. Some major symbols of Charity featured include: the Sierra Nevada Lily, which is in the container below Mary’s feet to the right; the Mary Magdalene Rose, in the container on the left; cherubs crowning Mary and Burning Hearts to either side of her; Charity’s lit candle in her hand, and Nevada’s sun, rising over the mountains seen through the window behind her.
The window, the candlestick in the right corner of the window sill and the columns on each side of the design, are each inspired from St. Mary of the Mountains Catholic Cathedral in Virginia City, (now, Saint Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church & Museum), which was also an inspiration for this artwork. The window below Mary’s dress hides the word “Love”, the symbol of a square, a compass, a wagon wheel, and rosary beads. The viewer will also note the ash tree, symbolizing marriage and Las Vegas’s status as the marriage capital of the world; and a family of ring-necked pheasants, which showcase the selfless acts of nurture and protecting their family and young.
I, “a soul”, am presenting to followers of this blog, MaryRefugeOfSouls, the first of two articles, which I hope will help people looking to preserve and maintain their wealth in this challenging time when much paper (fiat) money is losing value due to inflation. This first article is about silver rounds and the next article will be about fractional gold. My hope is that both articles will help people prepare for these uncertain economic times. Please be sure to read both articles, so you can make the best informed decision for yourself. Please note that I am NOT a financial broker or dealer or tax or legal expert. So, I urge you to investigate further and seek professional help based on your situation. I am just giving you my opinions based on my personal experiences as a Christian believer. Note, I make no money and no commission on any of the links in this first article.
As followers may recall, I have written before about Miraculous Medal Medjugorje Silver Rounds offered by Century Silver Exchange (https://www.centurysilver.com). I have bought one ounce silver rounds from Century Silver for over a decade and they are a fantastic, caring Christian company to deal with. The silver spot price has fluctuated a lot during the more than 12 years that I have bought silver rounds. I have seen the silver spot price go between about USD $15 to a high of about USD $50 an ounce. Today’s average is about USD $25. Regardless of how much I have paid for my silver rounds, I have always felt that the rounds were worth the cost, because the holy images found on the rounds “sanctify” the rounds making them “honest money” for when it comes time to use them (when the economy collapses). Today, I have collected several one ounce Miraculous Medal Medjugorje Silver Rounds, usually buying a few rounds one-two times a year. They come in airtight coin tubes, which is very important for keeping silver from oxidation (tarnishing). The rounds that I bought over a decade ago still look as beautiful today (2022).
I did not know how important it is to keep silver in airtight containers until recently. Unfortunately, I made a mistake years ago and bought some Valcambi Combibars — 100 gram bars in silver. Although I paid a good price for them (because silver was much cheaper years ago), I did not realize that they would oxidize in their officially sealed assay holders. So, today, the combibars are showing oxidation and there is no way for me to clean them without breaking the seal. I am really disappointed by this and I do not recommend Valcambi Silver Combibars to anyone. The Valcambi Gold Combibars are OK, because gold does not oxide (tarnish).
I had bought the silver combibars because I wanted silver in smaller increments than one ounce, but they are not worth it in my opinion, unless you know how to properly store them. Also, today, precious metal dealers are commanding about $150 or more for a 100 gram Valcambi Silver Combibar and they only have about $100 actual value of silver. So, you are paying about a $50 premium for the convenience of having a 100 gram silver bar divisible into smaller one gram increments. It is simply not worth it, especially with the oxidation issues.
Instead, if you are looking for silver in smaller increments – either 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce, or 1/10 ounce, you can purchase up to 10 of each at a time in Miraculous Medal Medjugorje Silver Rounds on the Century Silver Exchange website. They will come in airtight coin tubes and yes, the fractional rounds that I bought several years ago still look beautiful. The only reason that I ventured out with buying the Valcambi Silver Combibars is because I was trying to get a better value for my dollar, but my oxidation issues prove I was buying the bars for the “wrong” reason. Clearly, if possible, it is far better to get silver with holy images, which sanctify your wealth and might one day result in a person’s conversion.
Early on, when I was first starting out, I did buy several 1/10 silver ounces with a US Walking Liberty design from a different mint and kept them in airtight coin tubes. These smaller rounds also look very nice today, but they are also stamped with the words, “In God We Trust”. So, I do believe that if you want silver in smaller incremental amounts, it is important to recognize God somehow in the design. A definite lesson learned for me!
When I was first starting out over a decade ago in buying silver rounds, there really were not a lot of choices for Christian designs on silver. Basically, the only cost-effective choice was the Miraculous Medal Medjugorje Silver Rounds. However, today (2022), there more options on the bullion market.
In this article, I want to introduce you all to the Scottsdale Mint in Arizona, USA (https://www.scottsdalemint.com). I want to recommend them for both their “Jesus” coin collection and their “stacker” rounds and bars. First, let me discuss their Jesus coins. Their Jesus coins are actual legal tender (currency) in the country of Samoa. Note, Samoa is different from American Samoa, which is an official territory of the USA. In contrast, the country of Samoa broke away from New Zealand and used to be known as Western Samoa until 1997. It is a very Christian island nation and it shows in their money, especially, with having Our Lord, Jesus Christ, on their coins.
Minted by Scottsdale, their Jesus coins are notable for three reasons. One, the Jesus one ounce and 1/2 ounce silver coins are cheaper to buy than the equivalent Miraculous Medal Medjugorje Silver Rounds. Two, you can buy the Jesus coins in gold. And three, a significant portion of each coin is donated to charity, especially, benefiting African children. I do know with the Miraculous Medal Medjugorje Silver Rounds, a portion benefits the Caritas Community in Alabama, USA, which I believe in supporting as the world’s largest Medjugorje apostolate. However, the exact amount that Caritas receives is not disclosed online. In contrast, the exact USD given to charity by Scottsdale Mint for each coin can be found on their website. It varies depending on the coin increment and precious metal.
Besides the Jesus coins, the Scottsdale Mint also produces their “stacker” silver rounds and bars. I like them, because their mascot is a lion with a crown — definitely, a subtle nod to Christianity, the Lion of Judah, Our Lord, Jesus Christ. They come in increments of 100 gram, 2 ounce, and 5 ounce silver rounds, as well as 10 ounce, one kilo, and 100 ounce silver bars. The silver rounds and bars are called, stackers, because you can inter-mix them, as you do not need the same kind for them to “lock” together creating a stack. So, all the different rounds will stack together, likewise, with the silver bars.
Depending on the quantity, you may receive the silver rounds in coin flips, coin capsules, or coin tubes. Make sure they are airtight, otherwise, you may need to buy separate airtight containers for the silver rounds, or you may need to store the larger bars with a dehumidifying crystal which will slow down oxidation. I have found that the company called SD Bullion (https://sdbullion.com) is a good choice for fair prices on silver rounds / bars from Scottsdale Mint, as well as for coin containers, dehumidifying crystals, etc. You can also purchase coins / rounds / bars directly from Scottsdale Mint. Both companies will cater to international buyers and ship outside the US.
In closing, I want to address why I believe it is important to prepare monetarily now. Clearly, everyone is concerned as our world economy seems to be imploding and the costs of goods and services is escalating. Owning gold and silver is an excellent hedge when paper money loses it value, especially, when an economy is collapsing. I believe in owning both for many reasons. Firstly, both gold and silver are sound money, having been used as currency by governments and nations for thousands of years. It is also biblical being recognized in Sacred Scriptures as honest money.
Owning gold and silver also gives peace of mind when paper (fiat) currency gets devalued which earns less purchasing power over time. During times of trouble, gold and silver naturally increase in value while paper currency falls in value. It has intrinsic value, as once you have a gold or silver piece, it maintains its weight and purity. Meanwhile, paper currency can be ripped apart, burned, or destroyed. Paper is as plentiful as trees, while there is decreasing finite amounts of gold and silver in various mines in the world. Paper currency is only as valuable as how many people believe in its perceived value. But, if people loose confidence in it, paper currency becomes worthless – sometimes overnight.
Also, it is good to own both a mix of gold and silver, because while gold is sometimes confiscated by governments in a currency crisis, less so with silver. Also, silver is at an excellent buying price compared to gold. Currently (2022), the spot price for an ounce of gold is about USD $1,800 versus the spot price for an ounce of silver is about USD $25. Historically, though, the ratio has been 17 ounces of silver equaling one ounce of gold. So, hypothetically, if the economy were to collapse, if gold simply maintained its value, silver might increase to USD $105 an ounce. However, that is clearly, a very conservative estimate. For example, at one time in ancient Eypgt, 3 ounces of silver equalled one ounce of gold. So, I believe it is a good idea to own both gold and silver, because both have the potential to significantly increase resulting in preserving your purchasing power and hard-earned wealth.
Finally, I want to add that owning silver in smaller increments like 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10 ounce rounds is also a good idea, because while silver is a good value now, if it increases significantly per ounce, you will need smaller increments to pay for common household goods and services. Currently, I only invest in silver rounds and silver bars that are 0.999% in purity. I do not invest in US pre-1965 silver coins, which are about 90% in purity. This is simply because it is easier for me to keep track of what I own in silver ounces and grams. Honestly, I do not know much about the US silver coin market, but if I ever have the time to learn more and invest in US pre-1965 silver coins, I will update you all with my thoughts. Meanwhile, for me, having 0.999% silver rounds and bars are the best method.
Thank you for considering my words. I hope that this article proves helpful to you all.
God bless, a soul
Spot price is the asking price for a precious metal on the international currency / commodity markets. Typically, precious metal dealers and exchanges will add a premium above the spot price so they can cover mint manufacturing costs, insurance, etc., and to earn a profit. So, for example, while the spot price for an ounce of silver might be USD $25, the buyer will likely pay $30 or more for the finished coin or round.
Coins typically have more valuable because they are backed as currency by a recognized government. However, a one ounce coin and a one ounce round with 0.999% purity have exactly the same amount of gold or silver in the pieces. So, minted rounds can have the best cost value over minted coins, because they can be cheaper to buy for the same content of gold or silver. Note, silver rounds can also cost more if they are minted and sold as collectibles.
Both gold and silver are measured in units of troy ounces and grams. Troy ounces are not the same as the avoirdupois ounce, which is the United States customary and British imperial ounce. A troy ounce weighs more than an avoirdupois ounce.
One avoirdupois ounce equals 28.349523125 grams. Copper is often measured in avoirdupois ounces. I do not recommend copper as an investment due to oxidation issues.
Oftentimes, mints will add 1/100th of an ounce more gold or silver to their products, so they will measure at least the minimum necessary to meet or exceed standards for international trading. So, for example, a troy ounce will be at least 31.1034768 grams worth of gold or silver, but usually a 1/100th more. Same, for products measured in grams, etc.
May you all have a very Blessed, Joyous, and Merry Christmas as we celebrate the marvelous, holy birth of the Newborn King and Savior, Jesus Christ! Much love in Jesus and Holy Mary this season, –a soul
I, “a soul” ofMaryRefugeOfSouls,am excited to bring to you all the latest TTEN Interview hosted by visionary, Gianna Talone-Sullivan. Today’s interview features a very devout and holy priest, Fr Neil Buchlein. He is very much a believer in Catholic prophecy, having been to Medjugorje over 20 times as a spiritual director on pilgrimages. In this interview, Fr Neil discusses the many signs and wonders that he has experienced as a priest in his parish as well as on his trips to Medjugorje. The most marvelous are the many Eucharistic Miracles (“Manifestations”) that he has personally witnessed in the different parishes that he has ministered. He also speaks about his vocation which came about in an unusual manner and how Our Holy Mother has blessed him.
I hope that you enjoy the interview as it is really worth watching. I am inspired by his testimony and I hope that you all will keep him in your prayers – as we need more dedicated, holy priests like Fr Neil Buchlein. Here is also the link to dear father’s website so you can view up close the photos of the Eucharistic Manifestation: http://blessedmotherschildren.comGod bless!
United in Jesus and Mary, In Christ’s Love, a soul
About Totus Tuus Evangelization Network (TTEN) My dear little children praised be Jesus! Totus Tuus Evangelization Network (TTEN) is a platform dedicated to the collaboration of Catholic Mystics, Prophets and Evangelists. As the End Times unfold, humanity must be prepared for the return of Our Lord and the coming kingdom of the Divine Will. Therefore, our endeavor is to edify and prepare the saints lest you be deceived in this antichrist system. “He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 10:22).
About 1-2 times a month, I will be sending out an advertising email / blog post of various links to online stores. These are affiliate links, meaning if you click on these links and make a purchase, I will earn a small commission which I will use to help fund the expenses of maintaining this blog, MaryRefugeOfSouls.com.
I, “a soul”, have carefully selected these online vendors as I want to make sure that you receive quality items. I am still waiting on my application to a couple of online vendors, but I want to send this blog post right away to you all – of the online stores that I have been approved for so far – as I know everyone is shopping for Christmas. Please use the following links, so you can support this blog, MaryRefugeOfSouls.
The first affiliate link is PicturesOnGold (and their sister site, SacredMedals). They literally have a medal for every Saint in the Catholic Church. I purchased a 14k gold St Philomena medal years ago from them and it is still gorgeous today. One time, I was trying to be cheap and I purchased a Miraculous Medal elsewhere. I paid over a $100 for what I thought was solid gold, but it tarnished and deteriorated over time. I was so disappointed and I will never do that again. I will always buy my gold jewelry from PicturesOnGold, because they have quality merchandise. You can also purchase silver jewelry and get photos engraved on different custom jewelry. Made in the USA and they ship internationally.
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Finally, besides my Zazzle store, I also opened an online shop on TeePublic. I opened two Merch shops because I am able to offer different kinds of merchandise on each. Both Zazzle and TeePublic handle the manufacturing, shipping, and customer service. So, all I do is share the affiliate links so people who are interested can purchase items.
The reason I chose TeePublic was because I was looking for simple, affordable apparel that had the word, Catholic, on it. I could not find any so I designed my own. I also designed apparel that has the words, Christian, and Orthodox, on them, as my prophecy blog appeals to a wide audience. On my storefront, I also chose designs from other creators that would appeal to Christians, etc.
TeePublic is best known for t-shirts, but they do offer other apparel like Hooded Sweatshirts, Baseball Tees, Kids Clothing, Infant Onesies, etc. You can also get any of their unique designs on other items, such as Stickers, Phone cases, Laptop cases, Mugs, Notebooks, Pins, Magnets, Pillows, Totes, Tapestries, etc. They have fantastic monthly sales, like US $14 t-shirts. Global shipping.
One of the religious images was translated as the “Stop sign”. However, a more accurate translation is the “Stopper sign” or “Shield of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ“. This is a very specific image of the Most Sacred Heart related to the story of a young Roman soldier who was protected while wearing the shield in battle defending the pope. I have provided more information below.
Meanwhile, here is the image to download that has the best translation for the words of the shield. I cannot find a better translation in English.
If you would like to purchase a very nice representation of the image as a door shield, here is one through the online shop, Direct From Lourdes (global shipping).
Finally, I will update my Essential End Times (Refuge) sticker collection on Zazzle for those who are interested in purchasing it as a sticker. It should be updated and available later on today with the Stopper sign / Shield image.
I’m sorry for any confusion. Thank you for understanding.
God bless, a soul
ORIGIN OF THE STOPPER SIGN OR SHIELD OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
Among the various representations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, one stands out for the miraculous circumstance in which it became famous in the eyes of the Catholic world. It is about the “Stop!”, A piece of cloth where the figure of the divine Heart revealed to Saint Margaret Mary is painted or bordered, framed by the phrase: “Stop, the Heart of Jesus is with me!”
The origin of this pious object is attached to a case of supernatural protection with which a young Roman was favored, who enlisted as a pontifical zouave to defend the Papacy in the Italian unification wars of the s. XIX. Before leaving, his mother hung a piece of cloth around his neck on which he had embroidered the Heart of Jesus with the cross, the crown of thorns and the flames, just as he was seen in ecstasy by the visionary of Paray -le-Monial.
Armed with that singular shield that his mother’s request forged for him, the young combatant launched himself with boldness and courage in hard-fought and bloody battles. During one of those confrontations, when the enemy bullets were causing great havoc in the papal ranks, one of them hit the heroic boy square in the chest, remaining stuck in the image of the Heart of Jesus that hung from his neck.
Upon learning of this fact, Pope Pius IX granted a special blessing to all the scapulars made according to the model made by that affectionate Christian mother.
Note, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, asked Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque to have the image of His Most Sacred Heart reproduced, so that all those who wanted to honor him could put it in their homes, and He also asked her to make others smaller to carry on their person. The Stopper Sign (or Shield) is an emblem with the image of the Most Sacred Heart and the motto: “Stop, the Heart of Jesus is with me! Your Kingdom come to us! ” and it is a powerful protection available to us against the dangers we face every day.
THE PROMISES OF JESUS TO DEVOTEES OF HIS MOST SACRED HEART
I will give them all the graces necessary for their state.
I will bring peace to their families and bring the divided families together.
I will console them in all their afflictions.
I will be their safe haven in life and especially in death.
I will spread the most abundant blessings over all their endeavors.
Sinners will find in my Heart the infinite source of mercy.
Lukewarm souls will become fervent.
Fervent souls will rise rapidly to great perfection.
I will bless the houses where the image of my Heart will be exposed and honored.
I will give priests the gift of moving the most hardened hearts.
People who propagate this devotion will have their name written in my Heart and it will never be canceled.
To all those who will communicate (Holy Communion) for 9 consecutive months on the first Friday of each month, I promise the grace of the final perseverance upon death.
Recently, I created an online Merch store on Zazzle to raise funds for expenses related to this blog, MaryRefugeOfSouls.
As part of the store, I created a collection of the various religious images that Saint Gabriel Archangel mentioned to mystic Lorena that should be placed on your exterior doors for your home refuge. The collection has the stickers that you need, however, you do not need to buy the stickers if you cannot afford them. You can just download the images to your device and use them for your doors. Note, if you do purchase the stickers, I make a very small commission.
Also, here is my collection of Saint Benedict medal apparel / gift items that you might be interested in purchasing for yourself or others. There are over 70 items to choose from and I do make a small commission on each sale.
Finally, here is my storefront on Zazzle if you just want to see what it has to offer. If you use this link, anything you buy throughout the entire website, I will earn a small commission for this blog. Global shipping. I will be adding more products and collections over time.
I want to share with you all three amazing Miracles of the Sun caught on film that have taken place at both Medjugorje and Holy Love Ministries (Maranatha Spring and Shrine). In particular, the Dancing Sun Miracle at HLM is really spectacular to see on video. Enjoy!
A very inspiring and anointed video and service clip. I heard the angelic choirs continue to sing Hallelujah even after the audience stopped singing and the pastor was speaking. It made me cry. Clearly, it is a manifestation of the coming Glory of God as will be fully revealed in The Warning (Illumination of Conscience). I recommend people read the comments on YouTube, too. People have experienced miracles and healings. love, a soul
The Advent and Christmas seasons can be such a sorrowful time for people. This is because the broken-hearted see many others enjoying this festive season with loved ones and it can make them further depressed and even suicidal.
Well, for those broken-hearted who lack hope, I want you to know that your hope is found in the Infant Child Jesus found laying in a manger 2,000 years ago. Instead of giving up on yourself, I urge you to take the time to discover the truth of the Christmas and Easter story found in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the God that your empty heart is seeking love from. Jesus can mend your heart and truly make you whole and happy again.
God bless, a soul
SALVATION IN GOD
I. Apart from Jesus Christ we are helpless and sinful.
A. We are all sinners due to not obeying perfectly the law of God. B. We are in spiritual bondage to the devil who controls this fallen world. C. We are alienated from God. D. Knowledge of sin comes by the law of God. E. The law of God is the Ten Commandments found in the Holy Bible. F. God, in His justice, punishes sinners. G. We cannot save ourselves in any way.
II. Jesus Christ saves us by grace and through faith.
A. Jesus who is the Son of God and God, became a Man to save mankind from sin. B. Jesus suffered and died for sinners. C. By His suffering and death, Jesus paid the full penalty for each sinner so he may gain Heaven and not hell for eternity. D. The Resurrection of Jesus shows that God has power over death and to forgive us from sin. E. Salvation in God is a choice for each person to decide in his life. F. Salvation is made possible by accepting Jesus and obeying the law of God according to Jesus. G. This is the Gospel (“Good News”) of Jesus Christ.
III. God calls sinners like you and me.
IV. We are saved to joyfully obey and serve God in this earthly life and to gain Heaven in the afterlife.
V. Belonging to the Catholic Church founded by Jesus Christ is the ordinary means for people seeking salvation in God and growing closer in friendship with God by following its teachings.
I, “a soul” of MaryRefugeOfSouls, want everyone to be aware that Totus Tuus Evangelization Network (TTEN) has released another excellent interview over this past Thanksgiving weekend. This time, TTEN featured Dr Bryan Thatcher, who is the founder of Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy, which is associated with Marians of the Immaculate Conception (Fr Chris Alar).
The Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy help in forming Cenacles (prayer groups) that are geared towards the laity. The cenacles focus on loving the Most Holy Eucharist and learning more about St Faustina’s diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul. This is done predominantly by faith sharing in weekly or biweekly meetings, where members read parts of the diary and then apply how those aspects of the diary related to their life.
As I learned about the cenacles, I really felt encouraged by the group format, because it’s not simply about doing prayer with others. It involves learning more about the mystical side of the Church as it relates to the Holy Bible and the Catechism. And a major component involves sharing life testimonies with others in a small group setting. So, this really fosters friendship and discipleship of Christ with getting to know others.
In addition, Dr Thatcher’s interview was very inspirational. It made me teary-eyed, laugh, and smile. Honestly, I love learning about others’ faith journeys because I get so amazed by what the Lord is doing and achieving through other people. It is simply wonderful to know what other people have done simply out of love for Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist. Dr Thatcher has traveled throughout the world forming cenacles in many countries, as well as written many books about Divine Mercy. Myself, I plan to check out some of his books, as I do not know much about St Faustina, who is one of the greatest mystics of our modern era. I do believe that she should be named a Doctor of the Church, as her writings have captured the hearts of millions who are devoted to Our Lord’s Mercy. God bless.
In Christ’s Love, a soul
About Totus Tuus Evangelization Network (TTEN) My dear little children praised be Jesus! Totus Tuus Evangelization Network (TTEN) is a platform dedicated to the collaboration of Catholic Mystics, Prophets and Evangelists. As the End Times unfold, humanity must be prepared for the return of Our Lord and the coming kingdom of the Divine Will. Therefore, our endeavor is to edify and prepare the saints lest you be deceived in this antichrist system. “He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” (Matthew 10:22).
NOTE (By a soul): This commentary is much longer than I planned or expected. However, the Holy Spirit kept nudging me to write down as much of my thoughts on this subject matter in order to help as many people as possible with one single writing. And so, I want to take a moment to thank with much heartfelt love my circle of dearest friends whom I have freely shared my inspirations, as without their support, this spiritual writing would be incomprehensible and underdeveloped in thought. Finally, I want to ask that people enter into prayer both before and while reading and discerning this commentary, which may require several re-readings to fully grasp. My hope is that many people will benefit from my words as I hope to provide clarity on the End Times and the Divine Plan. God bless. In Christ’s Love, a soul.
November 15-21, 2022 Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Blessings beloved ones,
I, “a soul”, of MaryRefugeOfSouls, want to explain what I mean by the words, “Second Coming of Jesus”. This is because when I write about the Second Coming in my commentaries, I am not referring to the Final Coming of Jesus at the end of time, at the end of the 1,000 years of the Era of Peace. The Final Coming is what I would call the Third Coming of Jesus.
So, what do I mean when I say, the Second Coming of Jesus?
Most theologians dance around this terminology because they do not want to be accused of heresy, of saying that Jesus will reign physically on earth for a thousand years. So, most theologians say there will be an intermediate or hidden coming of Jesus before the 1,000 years of the Era of Peace, then the Second Coming at the end.
However, the problem with dancing around terminology is that it confuses people. What does intermediate or hidden coming exactly mean? Most theologians are clueless because they do not study heavenly messages. And honestly, in heavenly messages, Our Lord, Jesus, has said that He does not have much time to work with theologians, because many of them try to intellectualize the faith too much. As they try to pigeonhole it too much into an intellectual framework, instead of taking the lead of the Holy Spirit. They have not fully developed their discernment of spirits, along with the virtues of patience and prudence in God’s Timing.
So, I want people to know when I use the words, Second Coming of Jesus, I am referring to the same event that others say is an intermediate or hidden coming of Jesus. Heaven is not afraid to call this event the Second Coming of Jesus in the Book of Truth (Maria Divine Mercy). Hence, I use the same terminology in my commentaries.
Now, I have written about this before, but this is very important so it bears repeating by me. I want to give an overall framework as to the events leading up to the Second Coming of Jesus. This is because people tend to be still confused about this, the sequence of events. They do not understand the overall mosaic of how all the pieces of the End Times prophecies come together. Note, I am not a biblical scholar, so I am not going to try to interpret the Book of Revelation to you. Rather, everything that I am going to share has been revealed in heavenly messages that I feature on this blog, MaryRefugeOfSouls, or has been shared with me directly by Heaven.
The End Times And The Biblical Week
Firstly, I want to define what the terminology, “End Times”, means as it refers to today and modern, current events. The words, “End Times”, means that this is the designated period of time when satan is at the height of his powers and when evil has matured on earth. The End Times is the time when satan and hell will be definitively defeated and locked up for a 1,000 years until the final battle at the end of the Era of Peace.
Please understand that mankind’s time on earth can be broken up into blocks of time. These blocks of time equal 1,000 years each and correspond to days of the week. In Sacred Scriptures, a day equals 1,000 years to the Lord. Jesus has also said in heavenly messages that God renews the earth every 2,000 years, because evil grows so bad by that point, God has to directly intervene to correct the wayward direction of mankind back to the Divine Plan.
The world has been renewed by God twice so far since the Creation of mankind. We have the physical renewal at the end of the first 2,000 years at the time of the worldwide Flood of Noah. Then, we have the spiritual renewal of the Crucifixion of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, at the end of the second block of time of 2,000 years after the Flood. Now, we are living in the third block of time of 2,000 years in which the world will be BOTH physically and spiritually renewed, because evil is at its worst.
Then, once the 6,000 years of evil on earth has concluded, mankind will enter into the great Era of Peace for the final 1,000 years of time. This 1,000 years will be the conclusion of the 7,000 years of the biblical week (7 days) to God and the fulfilment of the Lord’s Prayer for God’s Kingdom to come to earth. Then at the end of the Era of Peace, there will come the final battle between Good and evil, culminating into the General Resurrection and Final Coming of Jesus. At that point, then hell will be forever locked up and those good souls aligned with the Lord will enter into God’s Eternal Rest in the 8th Day of Creation, the Day of the Resurrection, which will last for eternity.
The Two Divine Fires
Before I go on to discuss the events of the End Times, this is actually a good point to discuss the Two Divine Fires. People tend to think that God is comprised of one Eternal, consuming Divine Fire. However, the reality of God’s Fires is a little more complex to understand.
God Is Eternal. He Is also an Eternal Divine Fire of Love and Mercy and Justice. God will always be the Divine Fire of Love and Mercy and Justice. It is His Divine makeup and Divine Character.
However, when satan and the evil angels fell out of grace, this resulted in God’s Divine Fire of His Wrath. This Divine Fire of His Wrath generated as a consequence of God’s moral Character – an aspect of His Divine Justice. Creation was altered, as the element of time in the universe became connected to the eternal state of evil.
This next fact is important for people to understand. The Divine Fire in hell IS NOT the same Divine Fire that exists in purgatory and in Heaven. The Divine Fire in hell is solely God’s Wrath – His Holy and Just Anger of (mortal) sin. Whereas, the Divine Fire of Heaven and in purgatory, is God’s Eternal Divine Fire of Love and Mercy and Justice.
Now, the reason I bring this distinction up, is because it helps to explain what will happen at the Final Coming of Jesus at the General Resurrection. All the evil souls, demons, and devils will be forever locked up in hell as God will separate His Divine Fire of His Wrath from Himself to accomplish this feat. The Divine Fire of His Wrath is based in time, yet, it is an eternal fire. Thus, hell will be forever locked into the element of time as all the occupants of hell will forever suffer over past moments of sin and regrets. Whereas those dwelling in the Divine Kingdom of God’s Will, live in the present moment constantly, in peace and holy love. This is known as the Eternal Now.
Meanwhile, the great time span (7,000 years) of God’s Redemptive Suffering for all of mankind’s sins will be concluded. In Their United Hearts, Jesus and His Holy Mother, Mary, will no longer shed tears of sorrow and blood over mankind’s sins. And while God’s Eternal Fire of Love and Mercy and Justice will always exist, as it is His Divine Nature, on the 8th Day of Creation, the Eternal Kingdom will subsist solely and abide in His Divine Love.
All will enter into Eternal Rest with God. Love will reign supreme for all eternity.
In The Beginning: The Warning (Illumination Of Conscience)
Alright, so now, let me introduce my overall framework of End Time events leading up to the Second Coming of Jesus. Firstly, everything starts with The Great Warning (Illumination of Conscience). It is suggested that The Warning will happen during a brief nuclear war. The Warning will take place after 7 days and 7 nights of increasing darkness over the entire earth. The Cross of Jesus will be seen in the sky and the moon will be a deep, blood red color. The sun will be dimming until its light is fully extinguished. Then a massive earthquake will take place, caused by an asteroid in the sky, which then will be followed by The Great Warning. The Warning will be a life review encounter with the Lord and everyone will experience a taste of where he or she would end up if they had died at that moment – either Heaven, purgatory, or hell. It will be made known to people how they have kept or not followed God’s Law (Ten Commandments). Afterwards, people will return spiritually back into their physical bodies with the opportunity to convert and change their lives for a better eternal outcome.
Once The Warning has happened, there will be a brief span of time (six and a half weeks) of peace on earth. During this time, there will be no demons or devils on earth – they will all be temporarily locked up in hell, including satan. I also know that the Miracle and Sign of Garabandal will take place during this timeframe of six and a half weeks. Note, the Miracle and Sign will take place at multiple locations – Marian apparition sites, on earth. Such locations will be announced in advance by visionary, Conchita of Garabandal, after The Warning. Also, according to Sacred Scriptures, the Ark of the Covenant will resurface during the End Times. So, personally, I believe that the Ark of the Covenant, along with the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments, will reappear during this pivotal time, to counter the mandatory mark of the beast (embedded microchip). (Note, I will write more about this unveiling of the Ark of the Covenant in a future commentary).
Also, I was told that the three remaining visionaries of Medjugorje who have only received the first 9 secrets, that during The Warning, they will receive the final 10th secret. I was also told that the final 10th secret of Medjugorje is the same event as the Great Chastisement of Garabandal. It is also my understanding that this event is the same as the 3 Days of Darkness, that takes place at the very end of the Great Tribulation.
Now, the reason I bring these facts up, is because during the six and a half week period after The Warning, both Conchita of Garabandal and all six visionaries of Medjugorje will be testifying about the prophesied Great Chastisement / 10th Secret of Medjugorje / 3 Days of Darkness. This is why the six visionaries of Medjugorje all have the 10th secret in common and why the Holy Mother Mary selected six visionaries at Medjugorje, not simply one visionary to announce the secrets and their dates. Because seven visionaries (Conchita of Garabandal and the six visionaries of Medjugorje) were seen as the ideal number of people to announce God’s Great Chastisement to the world. Note, only the description of the Great Chastisement will be revealed to the world, not the prophesied date for this event.
In addition, it was shared with me that the Fatima Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary by the Catholic Church is necessary by God to mitigate the Great Chastisement. Note, I will explain in a future commentary why the Consecration done by Pope Francis on March 25, 2022, was not fully accepted by Heaven. Moreover, it has been prophesied that the Fatima Consecration will finally be accomplished by a future pope, whom I have discerned is one of the Two Witnesses of the Apocalypse in the Holy Bible.
Then, once the six and a half weeks for preparation and evangelization have concluded, those aligned with the Lord must get rid of all technology. This is because hell will be unlocked with satan, the devils and demons returning to the surface of the earth. At this point, the antichrist will be permitted to finally unveil himself to mankind. This is why it is so important to get rid of all technology, because the eyes of the antichrist are hypnotic, causing people to lose their salvation by making them worship satan.
Again, I do not know the sequence of the Apocalypse found in Sacred Scriptures. However, I do know that some of the Ten Secrets of Medjugorje involve the use of nuclear weapons. This is important to know, because the nuclear war will resume soon after the six and a half weeks of peace have passed on earth. More importantly, the antichrist will be the “peacemaker” who negotiates to stop the nuclear war. It is through this act, that the antichrist will gain sufficient fame and notoriety worldwide, to be known to everyone. The antichrist will be of Islamic origin, making him widely accepted by Muslims. Then, the false prophet, who will be head of the Catholic Church, will lay the foundation for the antichrist to enter and take reign. This will be done by removing the Consecration Prayer of the Most Holy Eucharist (abomination of desolation mentioned in the Holy Bible), which protects the Church and the Mystical Body of believers in Christ on earth. Then, once the antichrist sits on the chair of Saint Peter, that day will begin the 1,260 days (42 months) countdown of the Apocalypse and the antichrist’s reign of terror over mankind.
GOD’s Divine Plan During The Apocalypse
Now, what most people do not realize is that God did not put much of His Divine Plan to counter the description of satan’s Apocalypse in Sacred Scriptures. This is because the Book of Revelation was written 2,000 years ago and God did not want satan and all of hell to know what God was planning to do in the End Times to defeat evil. Hence, most of the prophesies found in the Book of Truth (Maria Divine Mercy), the prophesies of Garabandal and Medjugorje, etc., are not mentioned in the Holy Bible. God Is no fool. God did not want to give a heads up in advance to His arch enemy, satan. However, the prophecies of evil’s agenda for the End Times are written in the Holy Bible, as an universal warning to God’s children, so mankind could stay alert to satan and hell’s agenda throughout the centuries. So, people should not read the Book of Revelation, thinking that all the events – Good and evil – are fully accounted for and described in Sacred Scriptures.
That is why it is so important these days to read, discern, and to be accepting of the Holy Spirit’s inspirations through heavenly messages given to different chosen messengers. Otherwise, people will be befuddled and uncertain about what is truly happening in this End Times. Because people will not gain the bigger, overall picture of the End Times without resorting to modern day prophecies. According to Sacred Scriptures, God does not act without first revealing His Plans through His prophets. So, in order to fully understand what is taking place today, people need to be open to God speaking to them and to others about His Divine Plans. Because the more one knows about God’s Plans and future events, the less fearful the future will seem and the more prepared and trusting of God, people can be.
So, one major component while the Ten Secrets of Medjugorje and the Apocalypse are being unveiled and taking place on earth, are the existence of refuges that God has planned for His children to dwell so they will not suffer martyrdom at the hands of the antichrist. Concurrently, as the Apocalypse is happening, people will be called out from the world, in stages as events occur, to holy refuges where they will be protected. At the appropriate time, when people’s lives are in danger, they will be called by locution (an interior voice) by God, as part of a massive Exodus, to the safety of a nearby refuge. At these refuges, people will be fully protected from all evil, as they grow in holiness and in their spirituality in preparation for the Lord’s Return in the Second Coming.
Note, only those people who have converted to God and are striving to grow closer to God in His friendship will be called to the refuges. So, no evil people or people with bad intentions will be at the refuges. Also, lukewarmness is not an option. People must be fully aligned to God and sincere in their good intentions of living God’s Law (Ten Commandments) to be accepted into the refuges. The holy angels will protect the refuges, ensuring that no evil is present.
In addition, God is sending physical helpers to help people throughout the Apocalypse. After the antichrist has unveiled himself, God will send an Angel of Peace – who will take corporal form on earth and he will especially help those who are being martyred. Meanwhile, after The Warning, the Two Witnesses of Revelation and 144,000 Firstfruits will be present on earth to help guide and evangelize the masses of people seeking God.
The Two Witnesses and Firstfruits are human beings who will have been fully transformed (transfigured and glorified) during their Warning encounter. They are holy persons who are chosen by God due to their great love of Him and charity to others, to experience in advance, the gifts of the First Resurrection. Spiritually, their souls will dwell in the Highest Heaven – the Sixth Chamber in Holiness. They will possess all spiritual gifts and charisms of our original parents, Adam and Eve, before the Fall of mankind. For example, they will bi-locate, pass through material objects and closed doors, be telepathic, and possess infused knowledge, including being multilingual and knowing the Holy Bible by heart, etc. They will also be able to travel like spiritual beings, at the speed of thought. They will also wear white heavenly robes and ride white horses into battle. (Chapter 7 and 14, Book of Revelation).
Note, both the existence of the 144,000 Firstfruits and the Sign of Garabandal on earth, are meant to be a great inspiration for the rest of mankind, in order for people to be encouraged to persevere during the Great Tribulation. They are encouragement for people to look forward with anticipation the First Resurrection and the Second Coming of Jesus.
The 144,000 Firstfruits of the church militant will be directly captained by the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Michael Archangel. They will be accompanied by other holy persons, known as practicing soldiers of the church militant, into the battlefield against the forces of the antichrist. The practicing soldiers will be led by St Raphael Archangel and will assist with evangelizing the Gospel and have healing gifts. They will be attending to the sick and dying, as well as help rescue people, bringing them to the safety of the refuges. Meanwhile, the third group of the church militant will be the praying soldiers led by St Gabriel Archangel. They will be the backup support at the refuges, predominantly, involved in praying for graces for those on the battlefield and educating the masses of people in the Christian faith at the refuges.
Less is known about the Two Witnesses of the Apocalypse. I do know that they will be two extremely holy men, anointed in the spirits of St Elijah the Prophet and St Enoch of the Old Testament. Also, one of the men, will be a very holy priest-son who is fully dedicated to Our Holy Mother, Mary, under Her titles, Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of the Rosary. This holy priest-son will assume the role of vicar of the Christian Church on earth and will complete the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Also, according to heavenly messages, this priest-son will come from one of the 23 Eastern denominations of the Catholic Church (not the Latin rite). So, this priest-son will be fully familiar with both the eastern and western traditions and rites of the Universal Church (note, Catholic, means Universal).
Finally, towards the end of the Great Tribulation, there will be the martyrdom of the Two Witnesses of Revelation in the city of Jerusalem. Their martyrdom is featured in the Third Secret of Fatima. By their cruel martyrdom, the grip of the antichrist and satan over the Muslim people and Jerusalem will be destroyed, because people will witness the Truth of the Gospel and the Power of the Resurrection of Jesus by their selfless sacrifice. (Chapter 11, Book of Revelation).
Then, according to Sacred Scriptures, as God has Promised, the Resurrection of the Two Witnesses of Revelation will result in the recognition of the God of the Jews and the Christians. Peace will then spread from Jerusalem (known as the “City of Peace”) outward to the rest of the nations, as Jerusalem will become reestablished as the Eternal Seat of God’s Kingdom on earth (it will no longer be Rome, the Vatican).
Meanwhile, Good and evil will prepare for the Final Battle at Armageddon in which the antichrist and his forces will be fully destroyed. This will then be followed up quickly by the 3 Days of Darkness (Great Chastisement / 10th Secret of Medjugorje) on earth.
The Period Of The Renewal
The Good will be aware of the forthcoming 3 Days of Darkness several hours before its manifestation on earth, so they can prepare themselves in the refuges. During the 3 Days of Darkness, all natural laws will be suspended as the earth and the fallen universe will be physically and spiritually renewed. The gates of hell will be fully open on earth so the devils can collect all the evil people of the Great Tribulation to finally drag them into hell.
Then during the 3 Days of Darkness, hell will be fully locked up until the end of time, after the 1,000 years of the Era of Peace has concluded with one last battle between Good and evil at the very end before the General Resurrection. Note, the last battle at the end of the 1,000 years is meant for the future generations that were born during the Era of Peace who have never experienced the temptation of evil. This last battle is being permitted in keeping with God’s Divine Character of being Perfect Justice. So that all the generations of Adam and Eve have been equally tested as gold is refined in fire, in order to be found worthy of their heavenly reward.
Also, during the 3 Days of Darkness, the entire earth and the universe will be totally renewed, so that all resembles the Garden of Eden and the Heavens as God created all perfectly at its dawn of Creation.
Now, people need to understand something very important. The First Resurrection and Second Coming of Jesus do NOT immediately begin at the conclusion of the 3 Days of Darkness. Only Papa God knows the exact day and circumstances of His Son’s Return to earth. So, we know from the Book of Truth (Maria Divine Mercy) and other bodies of heavenly messages that there will be a brief span of time of less than a generation (likely less than 10 years), in which mankind will rebuild life on the perfect earth. This period of time is known as the Renewal and it is a distinct period of time from the Era of Peace.
During the Renewal, several things will be happening. Firstly, the Sun will be very luminous, becoming brighter every day until the Second Coming of Jesus. Secondly, mankind will finally rebuild the Third Temple in Jerusalem, to welcome the coming of the New Jerusalem on earth and the Return of Jesus. And, thirdly, all of mankind will be engaged in last touches of spiritually preparing for the First Resurrection. Part of this preparation involves spiritually praying for the poor souls in purgatory to finally enter Heaven. This is important because purgatory will be definitively closed (once in for all) at the First Resurrection / Second Coming of Jesus.
Moreover, all of mankind living on earth has to be spiritually prepared for entering the Sixth Chamber of holiness / Highest Heaven at the First Resurrection. The Firstfruits will have prepared the way for the masses of people, by lighting the way, as they will already be spiritually in the Sixth Chamber. So, people will be encouraged by this fact, as they finish their last spiritual touches before being transfigured / glorified by Jesus at the Second Coming.
One important note about the First Resurrection (Chapter 20, Book of Revelation). It only involves the good and holy people of God living on earth and the saints of Heaven and those poor souls in purgatory. The First Resurrection does NOT involve the evil people in hell. The evil people in hell will finally receive their human bodies at the General Resurrection at the conclusion of time, when everyone will know all aspects of the Divine Plan at the Final Coming of Jesus. It is actually a special blessing of God’s Will that He does NOT resurrect the evil people until the end of the Era of Peace in the General Resurrection, because having their physical bodies in hell actually will enhance their suffering. To my knowledge, only betrayer Judas Iscariot, the antichrist, and the false prophet will be suffering in their physical bodies throughout the 1,000 years of the Era of Peace. Note, according to private revelation, Judas Iscariot was dragged in body and soul into hell by satan after his suicide. This is why there is no burial site for Judas on the surface of the earth.
Meanwhile, after the First Resurrection, there will be 100 days of celebration for the Wedding Feast of The Lamb at the Second Coming of Jesus. Then, according to heavenly messages, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, will spend three years in ministry on earth, expounding more fully the divine teachings at Holy Love Ministries. Thereafter, Jesus will return to Heaven and the glorious Era of Peace for 1,000 years will begin for mankind on the new earth.
The Era of Peace will be the complete return of a God-centered Creation: the New Heavens, the new universe and the new earth, based on the divine teachings of Jesus and His chosen Saints. In particular, the calendar and day will be Christ-centered while the universal symmetry of the Christ-centered teachings of St Francis of Assisi on Creation will be welcomed and lived among mankind.
The Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Before I finish this commentary, I need to discuss the importance of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Her Immaculate Conception in the Divine Plan of God and salvation history of mankind. This is relevant to the Wedding Feast of The Lamb, which will take place at the Second Coming of Jesus.
On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX declared the Universal Dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It means that the Blessed Virgin Mary was conceived without sin in the womb of Her mother, in preparation for Her to become the Holy Mother of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, Who Is truly the Son of God and the Second Divine Person of the Most Holy Trinity (GOD). Specifically, the declaration stated “that the most Blessed Virgin Mary, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege from Almighty God and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, was kept free of every stain of original sin.” This is a required article of faith for all Catholics, which other Christians are invited to believe.
So, what does this exactly mean, in application?
In ancient Jewish tradition, the ribs of a person is the same as a person’s spiritual heart. Thus, when Eve was created out of the rib of Adam, it is similar to saying that Eve was created out of Adam’s heart. In addition, according to private revelation, in the cavity where the rib of Adam was taken for Eve, God the Father placed all the spirits of mankind as Adam was to be the spiritual head of mankind.
However, in the Garden of Eden, at the moment that Eve called Adam to join her at the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and evil – when the Fall of Adam and Eve (Original Sin) was about to happen – it is written in private revelation that the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity (Jesus Christ) descended in His Spirit to earth. Next, He quickly grabbed the spirit of the Blessed Virgin Mary from Adam without his knowledge and brought her spirit to Heaven, thus, her spirit would not be tainted with Original Sin. Then, the spirit of the Blessed Virgin Mary was preserved in a special holy Tabernacle in Heaven until the fullness of time, when Her spirit could be finally joined with Her physical body and Her soul at the moment of Her Immaculate Conception in the womb of Her holy mother, St Anne.
Moreover, in private revelation, it has been revealed the Blessing of God given to Abraham as the spiritual Patriarch and Father of All Nations in the Holy Bible was an actual holy object that he would carry concealed near his ribs (spiritual heart). This holy object – the Blessing of God – was connected to the future conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. And so, when God wrestled Abraham’s grandson, Jacob, it is believed that this took place, so God could take back the holy object of the Blessing of Abraham to Heaven. Otherwise, the holy object would have been lost or destroyed as Jacob was to meet the next day with his twin brother, Esau, who was the firstborn son of Isaac, and whom the Blessing of God as his birthright was sold to Jacob for a bowl of lentils.
This holy object of the Blessing of God was finally returned to St Joachim, the father of the Blessed Virgin Mary, when he was praying privately in the Temple of Jerusalem. As both he and his wife, St Anne, had gone on pilgrimage to Jerusalem to pray for the blessing of a child, whom they promised to dedicate to the holy service of God. It was from this pilgrimage that indeed St Joachim and St Anne became blessed to conceive the Blessed Virgin Mary, just as the angel of God had revealed would happen to St Joachim in the Jewish Temple.
Next question, what is the significance of the Immaculate Conception?
Without the Immaculate Conception, the later blessed conception (Annunciation) of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, would not have been possible for the salvation of all mankind. This required the sinless womb of Our Holy Mother, Mary, as the first Holy Tabernacle for Our Lord, Jesus. Moreover, this required the sinless physical state of the Blessed Virgin Mary who was preserved from Original Sin and stayed sinless in life, because Jesus derived all of His sinless physical humanity, except His male gender, from His Holy Mother. (Note, I will write more about this fact in my future commentary about the Ark of the Covenant).
Now, what is important to understand is that the Blessed Virgin Mary is Above All creatures, Above All the rest of mankind and even the angels. As many saints have written, one prayer of the Blessed Virgin Mary is more powerful than all the prayers of the angels and mankind combined. And in heavenly messages, Our Holy Mother has said that even at the moment of Her Immaculate Conception, She loved God more than all the holy angels and saints combined.
Why is this?
The reason that the Blessed Virgin Mary was created to love God so much greater than all the angels and mankind, is because firstly and chiefly, God needed a humble servant whom would not disappoint Him for the Annunciation of Jesus to be made possible and to take place in the fullness of time. The Blessed Virgin Mary is the only Woman whom God the Father chose for Her womb to bless the unborn Child of His Divine Son. And to guarantee that the Woman would freely say, Yes, God created the Woman to be absolutely Perfect in all manners and ways. This meant that not only was She to be Immaculate (Sinless), the Woman had to be just like God in all Her perfection and virtues.
Yes, I dare to say this. The only difference between God and the Blessed Mother Mary is that She is a creature of God with an origin based in time. So, except for God being an Eternal Being, in every other way, the Blessed Virgin Mary Is Perfect like God. She possesses all the attributes of His Divine Character and His Divine Nature As a Holy Person.
The Blessed Virgin Mary is NOT God, but She is the closest creature that will ever be created in existence in All the Perfection of God Himself.
Thus, God could be assured that Our Holy Mother Mary would say Yes (Fiat) with Her free will at the Annunciation, so the salvation of mankind and redemption of Creation would be made manifest without doubt. God created a mirror of Himself in the Blessed Virgin Mary.
This secret of the Blessed Virgin Mary is so significant to know, because She is central to the Divine Plan, and most especially, for the success of God’s Will in this End Times. This revelation explains the rationale behind all apparitions of Jesus and Holy Mary as the Divine Plan has progressed throughout the centuries. God desires to recognize the glories of His Holy Mother and His Heavenly Queen among all His children on earth. Hence, Her Immaculate Heart can Triumph in the end with Her Son’s Most Sacred Heart, as all of mankind finally recognizes the United Hearts of the Most Holy Trinity with the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
GOD’s Secret Weapon To Defeat Evil
God has a Secret Weapon to defeat satan and all of hell. It is the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a reality of God’s Plan that satan has been clueless for 2,000 years about his defeat in the End Times. Just as in a game of chess, the queen is all powerful like the king, Queen Mary is All Powerful like Papa God and His Son, Jesus. Moreover, in the game of chess, it is the queen who is most important in protecting the king from check-mate and does all the maneuvers for the success of the game. Likewise, Queen Mary has been entrusted with the Triumph of the Divine Plan and fulfilment of the Divine Kingdom on earth. So that the Divine and Immaculate Hearts can reign supreme in all hearts of mankind in the era to come, the 1,000 years of the Era of Peace.
This glorious secret of God’s Plan began to unfold in the 13th century when St Dominic de Guzmán was given the Rosary for people to pray for Holy Mary’s heavenly intercession. Then, in 1531, the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe took place, foreshadowing the coming of the Apocalypse (Chapter 12, Book of Revelation), which tragically involves abortion and other egregious errors against the sanctity of life, etc. Then, devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus was revealed to St Mary Margaret of Alacoque, laying the foundation for the future revelations of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Fatima, Portugal, and then eventually, the United Hearts at Holy Love Ministries.
Although Pope Pius IX did not declare the Universal Dogma of the Immaculate Conception until 1854, Heaven gave its approval ahead of this declaration in 1830 with the apparitions of Our Holy Mother to St Catherine Labouré for the Miraculous Medal. This medal, also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, has engraved the words, “O Mary, conceived without sin”, thus proclaiming the validity of the Immaculate Conception 24 years in advance of the official declaration of the dogma by the Catholic Church. This medal, also became known as the Miraculous Medal, due to the prolific miracles associated with its devotion and belief in its engraved prayer. Then, as further confirmation by Heaven, the Blessed Mother Mary appeared to young, naive, pleasant girl, St Bernadette Soubirous, at Lourdes, France, revealing the profound theological concept, “I am the Immaculate Conception”. This apparition took place in 1858, four years after its official declaration was proclaimed by the pope, at a time when mostly only the clergy were aware of its dogmatic declaration and understood its theological significance.
Henceforth, with these apparitions involving the Immaculate Conception, the era of modern day apparitions of Jesus and Holy Mary was inaugurated. Such apparitions did not go unnoticed by satan. This is why the Blessed Mother warned the Church and mankind at La Salette, France, in 1846, of shocking and grave revelations of the coming Apocalypse, if God’s Law (Ten Commandments) continued to be ignored and not obeyed by mankind. Yet, the masses of mankind persisted in its grave sins. This then culminated into the October 13, 1884 vision of Pope Leo XIII where the pope saw Our Lord give permission to satan to try the Church and sinful mankind for a century. As a result, Pope Leo XIII penned the famous prayer to St Michael Archangel for protection of the Catholic Church and all mankind.
However, unbeknownst to satan, Our Lord planned further help for mankind in the form of His Holy Mother Mary, His Secret Weapon. Exactly, 33 years later, the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima resulted. At Fatima, Portugal, on July 13, 1917, the Blessed Virgin Mary promised through prayer of the Rosary and Consecration of Russia by the Catholic Church to Her Immaculate Heart, She would help to prevent an “annihilation of nations” and help to usher in a great Era of Peace for the entire world. Note, “annihilation of nations” later became understood to indicate a future nuclear war. Also, Holy Mother Mary revealed the chosen name of the future pope reigning during the next terrible world war and that a strange light would illuminate the sky warning of the world war if Her words were not heeded.
Then, as an universal seal of approval, God confirmed ALL the words and prophecies given by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal, as worthy of belief. On October 13, 1917, over 70,000 people gathered to witness a prophesied “Miracle of the Sun” dancing in the sky for 15 minutes. All present, including atheists, were converted, and it was written up in major newspapers, such as the New York Post.
Unfortunately, the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary failed to materialize as the Church hierarchy failed in obeying God’s commands through Holy Mother Mary. Hence, the prophecies of World War II became true under the pontificate of Pope Pius XII when the strange and unknown light was seen throughout Europe and as far west as Bermuda, the night of January 25, 1938. Less than a month later, Hitler marched the armies of Germany into Austria, starting WWII. Furthermore, at the conclusion of WWII, Russia emerged as a superpower in the world, as mankind awakened to a new reality of nuclear weapons and a Cold War fear of usage of such horrible weapons between political state foes.
Mary, Help Of All God’s Children
Nonetheless, God has continued to send help to mankind through His Holy Mother, Mary, alongside with His Divine Son, Our Savior, Jesus. In the 1930s, the devotion to God’s Divine Mercy was imparted to St Faustina Kowalski in anticipation of the many future hardships that would arise by the turn of the century and into the coming period of the Apocalypse. Later, the Flame of Love prayer became a part of the Hail Mary prayer and the Rosary, as a means of blinding satan and saving more souls. Furthermore, the Rosary of the Unborn was imparted at Holy Love Ministries to help accost the worldwide holocaust of abortion.
Meanwhile, the 1960s witnessed apparitions of Our Lady at Garabandal, Spain. Here, Our Blessed Mother revealed that God’s Cup of Wrath was overflowing and that mankind was severely negligent in its loving adoration of God the Son found in the Most Holy Eucharist – the Sacred Body and Most Precious Blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ – as presented in Holy Mother Church. Our Holy Mother also announced the forthcoming Warning (Illumination of Conscience) for all mankind, and a great Miracle and great Sign for the conversion of all mankind back to God. And finally, Our Blessed Mother declared a future Great Chastisement if the whole of mankind did not return to following God’s Will and obeying God’s Law (Ten Commandments).
Unfortunately, these heavenly messages were barely noticed by mankind and resulted in little change of mankind’s errant and sinful behavior before God. Then, after the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II on May 13, 1981, it is believed that this great Marian pope prayed to Our Lady of Fatima for help for the entire human family.
This prayer of the saintly Pope John Paul II, as vicar (holy representative) of Christ on earth, on behalf of mankind, was heard by Heaven. As a month later, on the feast day of St John the Baptist, June 24, 1981, the apparitions of Our Lady of Medjugorje to six older child visionaries began in the Bosnia and Herzegovina region of the communist country of Yugoslavia.
Over 40 years later, these daily apparitions of Our Lady of Medjugorje continue to this day. The heavenly messages are meant to warn and prepare mankind for several divine interventions and chastisements for the entire world. In the form of Ten Secrets that will be unveiled to mankind, they culminate in the 10th Secret, which is a Great Chastisement for the entire world and mankind, which will result in the entire renewal of the physical and spiritual universe and the planet earth.
Meanwhile, other heavenly messages have been imparted by Heaven to further prepare and mitigate the effects of the coming Apocalypse. The most notable messages and prayers being given to 7th messenger, Maria Divine Mercy, as the Book of Truth. The gift of the Book of Truth in the End Times was prophesied by the Prophet Daniel in the Old Testament (Holy Bible) over 2,500 years ago. In the Book of Truth, Heaven prophesies the coming of the false prophet and antichrist of the Book of Revelation, along with other End Times prophecies, culminating in the Return of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in the Second Coming – an ever-Glorious Event that will happen in the lives of many people in this current generation.
Mary As Advocate, Co-Redemptress, And Mediatrix Of All Grace
Just as the Infant Child Jesus was a tiny gift unwrapped by His Holy Mother Mary at the Annunciation – who was acting on behalf of the entirety of mankind and his ultimate redemption; likewise, the tiny gift of Fatima – the recognition of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Her Immaculate Conception along with Her Immaculate Heart in the Divine Plan – was supposed to be unwrapped for the benefit of the entirety of mankind and his ultimate redemption, by the Consecration of Russia by the Catholic Church. Yet, the hierarchy of the Catholic Church – acting as a proxy for the rest of mankind – failed to properly do so. Had they done so, the history of the past bloody century of war, violence and grave misjudgments in sin would have been far different, for the better, and mankind would have already entered into the great Era of Peace. As a result, the sinful errors by all of mankind against the Ten Commandments, and pointed out by Our Lady of La Salette in 1846, continue to grow unabated for, accelerating in the world. Especially, in this century of time given over to satan and his greatest temptations of evil as mankind teeters on the cusp of the Apocalypse – its Great Tribulation and the unveiling of the antichrist, the son of satan, in all his diabolical terror and horrors.
Why is Our Mother Mary deserving of so much universal honor and respect? It is because She is Advocate, Co-Redemptress, and Mediatrix of All Grace of all mankind. Not only did Our Holy Mother cooperate in the Divine Plan at the Annunciation, She cooperated every moment of Her earthly life in fulfilling the Divine Will, as She continues to do so as Our Queen of Heaven and earth.
Holy Mary is the first Advocate, second only to Her Son, Jesus, before God the Father, in whom all Her prayers are answered for Her beloved children, all of mankind, given to Her at the Cross. Recall, the power of Her prayers and intentions are worth in merit more than all the angels and mankind combined. Holy Mary is also Co-Redemptress of the human family, as She suffered mystically all aspects of the Passion and Crucifixion of Her Divine Son, Jesus. This great act also merited Holy Mary to be called the best Advocate before God the Father, next only to Her Son. Finally, Holy Mary, as declared “full of grace” by the Angel of the Annunciation, is Mediatrix of All Grace, whom dispenses graces to mankind as God sees fit. She is given this title, honor, and role as God’s all-powerful Queen of His Divine Kingdom.
Thus, Immaculate Mary is the First Christian, Role Model and Example Par Excellence, for the rest of God’s children.
This is why it is tragic the denial of the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, acting on behalf of all mankind, the due universal honor and utmost respect of Our Holy Mother in the design of the Divine Plan, Her placement in mankind’s salvation history, and Her role within the Divine Kingdom. There is a fundamental lack of understanding of how great Our Queen truly is as a human person and creature of God.
Immaculate Mary is truly the Most Beloved Daughter of the First Person of the Most Holy Trinity, God the Father. Immaculate Mary is truly the Most Blessed Mother of the Divine Son, Jesus, the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity. Immaculate Mary is truly the Most Beloved Spouse of the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Most Holy Trinity. All of this is due to Her free will Yes (Fiat) at the Annunciation when Her Immaculate Heart became sealed for all-eternity to the Most Sacred and Divine Hearts of the Most Holy Trinity.
The Highest Heaven: The Sixth Chamber of Holiness
The Ultimate Goal that all of mankind should spiritually aspire towards achieving is the Sixth Chamber of Personal Holiness. This is the Highest Heaven as taught by Our Lord, Jesus Christ, at Holy Love Ministries. It is the result of the progressively deepening spiritual journey into the Chambers of the United Hearts of Jesus and Mary, that culminates into Unitive Love in the Paternal Heart of God the Father – Papa God. The First Chamber is purgative and involves the purifying Flame of Love found in the Immaculate Heart of Holy Mother Mary. Then, in the subsequent Chambers, the person – his soul – ventures deeper into unity with Jesus in His Most Sacred Heart, all the while becoming closer to Papa God and His Divine Love. Then, if successful, the soul gains eventual complete unity with the Divine Will of the Most Holy Trinity in Their United Hearts, either in this earthly life or in the afterlife.
Also, the heavenly teachings at Holy Love Ministries reveal that the first Three Chambers of the United Hearts in earthly life correspond to purgatory in the afterlife. This means, at a minimum, souls dwell at least spiritually in the Fourth Chamber in the afterlife, which is the minimum level of Heaven. Moreover, the Most Chaste Heart of St Joseph, the Foster Father of Jesus and earthly spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, acts as the “antechamber” to the United Hearts of the Most Holy Trinity and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. This means that St Joseph has a pivotal role in helping people – souls – in gaining entry into the Immaculate Heart of his beloved spouse, Mary, and in persevering within this spiritual journey in earthly life. For this reason, St Joseph is the second greatest Saint in all of Heaven. St Joseph, also known as the Terror of demons and Patron of a happy death, is also the Restrainer in Sacred Scriptures who has kept the antichrist from entering Holy Mother Church and being seated on the chair of St Peter. (Chapter 2, 2nd Letter to the Thessalonians)
The heavenly teachings of the spiritual journey at Holy Love Ministries are so significant for people to know about and follow, because they are the Precious Thoughts of God the Father for how His wayward children are to return to His Paternal Bosom and His Divine Will. This spiritual journey IS Heaven’s answer and antidote in response to the lost and hungry souls seeking God in the aftermath of The Great Warning (Illumination of Conscience). It is the ultimate spiritual roadmap to the greatest and highest treasure of eternal life, Unitive Love in Union with the Paternal Heart of Papa God.
The “ancient, yet salvific” teachings of the spiritual journey at Holy Love Ministries are also the foundation of the faith that Jesus is calling us to have in our hearts at His Second Coming. In Sacred Scriptures, Jesus asks us, if He will find faith when He returns to earth, in His Second Coming? As His Return is likened to a thief in the night. Jesus also provides the parable of the ten virgins waiting for the bridegroom in the night as an example of His Return.
Gospel of St Matthew Chapter 25, Verses 1-13 The Parable of the Ten Virgins
25 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. 5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. 6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ 7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.’ 9 “‘No,’ they replied, ‘there may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves.’ 10 “But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut. 11 “Later the others also came. ‘Lord, Lord,’ they said, ‘open the door for us!’ 12 “But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I don’t know you.’ 13 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
The parable of the ten virgins is based on ancient Jewish bridal tradition. As this parable is so significant to understand, I am including here a description of the ancient Jewish bridal customs, before I elaborate more fully on the parable’s meaning for today.
Tradition: Ancient Jewish Bridal Customs
In ancient times, the Hebrew father of the bridegroom would choose the son’s bride. The son would honor his father’s choice and the arrangement plans would begin. The terms of the wedding covenant (ketubah) were negotiated by the fathers of the bridegroom and the bride. The father of the bridegroom was expected to pay the bride price (mohar) to the bride’s family, along with bridal gifts (mattan). Once accepted, a cup of wine was shared to seal the marriage covenant. Henceforth, the couple was considered legally to be married, but without sexual union yet. The bride resided with her family until the time of the wedding ceremony.
While betrothed, the bridegroom would then begin to build the new home, usually on family property, for the couple. Usually, there would be an one-two year wait until the father of the bridegroom would be satisfied that the couple’s new home was “good enough”. Meantime, the couple would prepare to be called at any moment by the bridegroom’s father for the wedding ceremony. In particular, the bride would participate in a rite of immersion (mikvah), which is a ceremonial cleansing similar to baptism, in anticipation of being ready for the wedding.
Finally, when the father of the bridegroom decided that all was in order, he would have his servants start putting together the things needed. He would have the shofars (type of trumpet) blown, and send the word out that the wedding was about to happen. All of this would take place at night. And as customary, one of the bridegroom’s men would go ahead of the bridegroom, leading the way to the bride’s house, shouting, “Behold, the bridegroom comes”. While the father would say to his son, “Go and get your bride!”. Finally, when the bride would get the word, she would run to meet the bridegroom and together they would head for the wedding ceremony.
Next, there would be a short wedding ceremony. Then the bride and bridegroom would retire to the bridal chamber (chadar) that he had prepared, and the friend of the bridegroom, the best man, would stand by the door. When the marriage had been consummated, the bridegroom would shout in his joy and the best man would relay the good news to the guests. This then began a week long celebration by the guests and the first week of the couple being alone together in the bridal chamber.
Finally, the marriage banquet, also called the wedding feast or marriage festival, would be celebrated between the new couple with all their family and friends. At this feast, a second cup of wine (simcha) would be shared with the bride drinking after the bridegroom. Thus, the wedding covenant (ketubah) would be fully completed.
The Triumph: The Wedding Feast Of The Lamb
While the ancient Jewish bridal customs can be studied for many parallels in biblical Christianity and the events of the End Times, I want to focus on the moment when the bridegroom finally returns to call his beloved bride to be with him for the wedding ceremony and the accompanying feast are to finally take place. The moral of the parable of the ten virgins is that believers in God and followers of His Divine Son, Jesus, must be ready at every moment for the Return of Jesus, which will happen at the least expected moment in time. Moreover, preparation involves purifying oneself of sin by striving for greater holiness and deeper friendship in God. This involves incorporating the spiritual journey at Holy Love Ministries as a lifelong commitment of our personal holiness and conversion to God. As a result, our wedding garments – our souls – will become “pure white without blemish” so that, when the true Bridegroom, Jesus, returns for His beloved Bride, the Church, which means Christians (people of good will), we will be confident of our blessed salvation in Him, as He raises us up for full union with God.
This is precisely the heightened euphoria, elation and bliss the 144,000 Firstfruits will experience in their Warning (Illumination of Conscience) encounter with Our Lord. Having purified themselves of sin and selfishness through prayer, sacrifice and tears, they have been found worthy and deserving of full union with His Most Sacred Heart. Thus, as the first ones of the human family, God will elevate them spiritually to the Sixth Chamber of holiness, the Highest Heaven, as the prime example of what the rest of mankind is capable of achieving, too. They will also be transfigured and glorified with an immaculate physical body, which means there will no longer be a spiritual or physical barrier between their soul and full unity in their love of the Most Holy Trinity. The Holy Presence of the Holy Spirit will be so strong in them, each of the Firstfruits will be immaculate like the saints and holy angels in Heaven – they will be incapable of sinning anymore against God. They will experience the completeness of Unitive Love in God, similar to Adam and Eve BEFORE their unfortunate Fall into Original Sin in the Garden of Eden.
In the Book of Revelation (Chapter 21), it speaks of the Mystical City of God, the New Jerusalem. This Mystical City of God, the New Jerusalem, is the Bride of The Lamb, Our Lord, Jesus Christ. The Bride is the Mystical Body of Jesus, otherwise known as the Church, of which, the 144,000 Firstfruits are the first participants of this heavenly glory – complete unity in Unitive Love with the Most Holy Trinity. However, the rest of mankind who chooses to serve and obey the Lord will partake of this glory, too, at the First Resurrection / Second Coming of Jesus. It is then that all of mankind – all the good souls – will joyfully attend their invitation to the Wedding Feast of The Lamb, as Jesus weds His Mystical Bride, the Church. It will be a time of great jubilation for all those who love God.
Now, I would be remiss if I did not write about Our Holy Mother Mary here. As stated, Holy Mary is the First Christian, Role Model and Example Par Excellence, for the rest of God’s children. In private revelation, it has been revealed that Our Blessed Mother is also known as the Mystical City of God and the principal Holy Tabernacle of the New Jerusalem. Thus, it is with great gladness that God’s children will cheerfully seek to become living tabernacles, overflowing in love of the Most Holy Trinity, in imitation of Our Holy Mother Mary. This is why the song of the 144,000 Firstfruits will be an ode of love to Immaculate Mary, in sincere gratitude and deep love of Her Chief Example as First Disciple, Beloved Queen and Beloved Spouse of God.
Furthermore, it is with great joy that I am able to reveal this heavenly secret to mankind. At the Coronation of Our Blessed Mother Mary in Heaven, another unique, special, holy ceremony took place. It was the Royal Wedding Feast of Immaculate Mary and the Holy Spirit, Whom became Her Beloved Eternal Spouse at the Annunciation. The Royal Wedding Ceremony was presided by God the Father with Our Lord, the Divine Son, Jesus Christ, as Best Man to the Holy Spirit. Thus, God’s children will truly follow Our Blessed Mother in imitation of all heavenly matters, as we wed Her Divine Son, Jesus, at the Second Coming, just as Immaculate Mary wed the Holy Spirit at Her Coronation.
This IS the UNIVERSAL TRIUMPH of the United Hearts of the Most Holy Trinity with the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
In concluding words, as I prayed to Our Lord, Jesus Christ, for permission to release this commentary on the blog, MaryRefugeOfSouls, my Jesus shared with me that Papa God willed for His beloved children to return to Him and His Paternal Bosom. With outstretched Arms, Papa Is calling each of His children to repent and pray in reparation for sin – theirs and the sins of others. Only in this way, can the universal Chastisement be alleviated for the entire world, mankind.
God loves each one of His children – mankind living on earth. Papa desires to help each one of us who are seeking for Him. Papa welcomes us as He asks that we turn to the Divine Light of His Son, Jesus Christ, found in the Catholic Church established by His Son. In this way, fortified by the Seven Sacraments, especially, the Most Holy Eucharist – The Living Body and Blood of His Son, Jesus – we will be able to run and complete the good race of our earthly lives, ending in the joy of Heaven and the beatific vision of God. I love you and I bless you. Papa.
Finally, as with all my commentaries, I do not claim perfect discernment. But, my hope ever-continues to be that I have faithfully written the words that my Beloved Lord has desired me to share with you all, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ. I pray that you all are blessed by this writing from my heart.
I love you, a soul
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