Is it time for Catholics to get serious about penance and sacrifice?


LifeSite News: There is no doubt that the defining event in the Catholic Church in our times is the apparition of the Queen of Heaven to the three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria in Fatima in 1917, where the world was given a solemn warning from Heaven that if it did not convert, that God would punish it for its many sins. God in His infinite mercy also gave the world a solution to avoid punishment delivered by Our Lady to the children.

In the revealed part of the Third Secret of Fatima as recorded by Sister Lucia we read of an angel bearing a flaming sword crying “penance, penance, penance.” This aspect of the message has indeed been almost completely forgotten by Catholics but was already contained in the first message given to the world by Our Lady of Fatima. Many Catholics have prayed countless Rosaries and many have been faithful to the devotion of the Five First Saturdays hoping for the triumph promised by Our Immaculate Queen. Yet despite the millions of Rosaries prayed since the message was given, the world continues to fall apart and the situation in the Church worsens with every passing hour. There continues to be a seeming lack of fruit to these efforts, and even after a strangely worded consecration of Russia and the World to the Immaculate Heart of Mary that took place almost a year ago, we are still waiting for God to intervene in this mess and put a stop to the madness.

Some holy men have suggested that we are still waiting because Rome has not officially prescribed public reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which is indeed in order. But is this lack of official Papal mandate to make the Five First Saturdays devotion of reparation the missing ingredient in the recipe given by Heaven for a holy restoration of all things in Christ that we should expect during the promised triumph of His Virgin Mother? Or rather is it something more obvious and easily obtainable in this time when Rome in general is more interested in serving the sustainability goals of the United Nations than saving souls? Read More …

Opinion: While 1.3 billion Catholics look toward Fatima for answers to this crumbling world, the inerrant words Jesus Christ told John to write down are ignored. How many Christians know that the Revelation of Jesus Christ is the only book in the Bible that offers blessing for those who read it and those who hear it?

Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.”

Catholicism, like other Replacement Theology denominations, have not only eliminated the the reason for the book of Revelation with apparitions like Fatima, they have distorted its purpose.

Once the church is taken up (1 Thess 4:16-17) to meet Christ in the air, God will turn His attention to saving His covenant (Romans 9:3-5) people.

“Alas! For that day is great,
So that none is like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble,
But he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 30:7

Jeremiah could not have made it more clear. Jacob, whom God renamed Israel (Gen. 9:35), represents the 1/3rd of Jews (Zech. 13:8) who will survive the tribulation, many to be restored to a covenant relationship with Christ in the Millennial Kingdom. Unlike Christians who are called to faith in Christ individually (John 3:16; Acts 16:31), God called the Jews corporately.

2 Samuel 7:23 “And who is like Your people, like Israel, the one nation on the earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make for Himself a name …” 

He will also save them corporately.

Zechariah 12:10 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.”

And …

Romans 11:26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: The Deliverer will come out of Zion, And He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob.”

So why does the Catholic Magisterium avoid Revelation? I can’t be completely sure, but Revelation 13:11 calls for a powerful religious leader to be the 2nd in command to Antichrist:

Revelation 13:11 “Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.”

Under the Roman Republic, a supreme priest called Pontifex Maximus, took over the king’s duties as chief administrator of religious law.

See our paper “Two Trains: Israel and the Church in Prophecy” HERE

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