Have you noticed an intensification of the evil one in his attacks during this crisis?
We’re not speaking about mere stress — though great tension there is. We’re not talking about raw emotions — flaring tempers, temptations to unlove. We’re speaking of various things feeling strangely in other, and sometimes all, aspects of life.
Everything seems off-center. Tech issues. Familial disturbances. Oppression. And of course: health (and not just the virus). There is fear. This is as much an epidemic of fear than of the pathogen. Satan is lord of trepidation. It is having the same kind of effect as terrorism.
A columnist notes: “The coronavirus has created its own form of terror. It has upended daily life, paralyzed the economy and divided people one from another. It has engendered fear of the stranger, of the unknown and unseen.”
A curtain has raised.
A battle — a spiritual battle — has been engaged.
Listen to the words of the Virgin through the seer Gladys Quiroga de Motta in San Nicolás, Argentina. As noted by a Filipino newspaper, the Sunstar:
“God’s warning is over the world. Those who stay in the Lord have nothing to fear, but those who deny what comes from him do. Two-thirds of the world is lost and the other part must pray and make reparation for the Lord to take pity. The devil wants to have full domination over the earth. He wants to destroy. The earth is in great danger,” Our Mother said.
“Mary also said, ‘The majority of mankind has allowed itself to become contaminated and as San Nicolás, as a result the world is under a warning. . . . The young find themselves facing a corrupt, horrifying world. Do not allow yourselves to be taken in by the calamities which you have before your eyes. “You must be warned, children, the plague is big. At these moments all humanity is hanging by a thread. If the thread breaks, many will be those who do not reach salvation. That is why I call you to reflection. Hurry because time is running out; there will be no room for those who delay in coming!’
“Our Mother also said: ‘The weapon that has the greatest influence on evil is to say the Rosary,’ even as she described pride as a ‘giant evil’ in the world of today. A special devotion to the Holy Rosary and perpetual novenas, ‘never interrupted,’ are needed against evil, she added. The Blessed Mother also told the world: ‘A new time has begun. A new hope has born; attach yourselves to this hope. The very intense light of Christ is going to be reborn, for just as on Calvary, after Crucifixion and death, the Resurrection took place, the Church too will be born again through the strength of love.’”
The evil one is in the mood for a “decisive battle” (was the way Sister Lucia of Fatima once put it).
“A decisive battle,” she said, “is one in which one side or the other wins.”
It was a battle between Jesus and Satan, she had said — and while Jesus could easily subdue and annihilate the devil, if He so willed, if God so willed, the challenge of life on earth is whether through free will we choose to empower Him or fall prey to Satan.
At Medjugorje, the Blessed Mother said (in the 1980s), “A great struggle is about to unfold, a struggle between my Son and Satan.”
And so here we are: evil (the word “live” spelled backwards) can send plagues. We have been writing about that for several weeks now, actually a good number of years. A “prophet” we focus upon in the current “special report” predicted a “plague” and said it was not just a biological pathogen but a “demon on a rampage.”
Watch your moods, your environment, your interactions, your waking thoughts and deepest dreams. Let nothing darken you. The light at the end of the tunnel — and this week is a tunnel — is Jesus.
This incredible Holy Week, invoke the Precious Blood over all of the above.
How could there be a more appropriate time?
Isn’t it amazing that what may be (pray God) the peak of this crisis (after which we will see a downswing start) — a “Pearl Harbor,” as the U.S. surgeon general put it — comes on this particular week?
Did anyone ever imagine that churches — from Vancouver to Sydney, from New York to Rome, from Barcelona to Tokyo — would be closed, that the Pope would carry palms at an empty basilica?
These are the times — the beginning of the times — those who follow revelations of the Virgin Mary have been expecting for a long time. Only in private revelation will you see prediction of shuttered parishes. A shame it is, how they have been ignored.
These are the times that with prayer and fasting, we can still win.
These are the times for vigilance — for even if this virus calms down and vanishes by mid-June, with a death toll smaller than feared (that’s the prediction here), it can be followed, as have past plagues, by subsequent waves, “aftershocks” that could be worse than even what has been wrought by this insidious, invidious, and mysterious — this strange — pathogen called SARS-coV-2, or coronavirus, which was concocted in the sulfuric laboratories, in the war room, in the hot kitchen of hell itself.
[resources: Michael Brown’s “special reports”]