by Fr. Robert DeGrandis, on the
charismatic gift of 'knowing' -- of receiving direct wisdom
and knowledge from Heaven, especially in healing but also in
music, in discernment, in finding lost things, in Scripture
and everyday life!
MODERN MEANS OF COMMUNICATION HAVE SPAWNED A SPREAD OF APOCALYPTIC 'THREATS'
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We live in a time when there are many strange, even bizarre claims. What to believe? What not? Difficult it is in an age when blogs and YouTube and Facebook can be made to espouse anything in a convincing style.
There is Planet X, or "Nibiru."
That's supposedly a large, planet-sized object that's about to sweep past or at us -- its gravitational tug creating chaos here on earth.
Recently, we watched an interview with a leading NASA astronomer named David Morrison who compellingly argues that Nibiru is pure internet fiction.
If a Pluto-sized object were about to sweep our way, he says, it would already be inside the inner solar system and would be visible not just to those who have telescopes but to the naked eye. It would also be creating disruptions in the orbits of other planets, which NASA monitors constantly and which show no signs at all of disruption. "There is no threat to earth in 2012," says Morrison. "All the talk about doomsday is a big hoax perpetuated on the internet by people trying to make money."
He says there is also no reason to believe that there will be a shift in the earth's magnetic poles in 2012. Morrison must be respected. "There is nothing special about 2012," he emphasizes. "It's a hoax. It's a fake. I get questions from many people who are really scared, even young people who are contemplating suicide. Don't worry about 2012, and enjoy 2013 when it comes."
At the same time -- when it comes to threats from space -- we must acknowledge how little we know.
This was made clear to us years ago when we visited the NASA asteroid center at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.
There are an estimated 35 million comets and asteroids in two belts called the Kuiper and Oort that extend from Neptune far beyond Pluto -- with no one sure what's in them (and in fact astronomers admitting to us that the numbers are a sheer guess).
Recently an astronomer documented one of the objects in the Kuiper as being three times as far from us as Pluto but slightly larger. This put in question the very idea of even considering Pluto a planet -- or raised the issue of whether we should name another one. It also raised the issue of how many other objects of similar or larger size may be out there at the solar system's outermost flanks.
Thus, there are large, planet-x-sized objects out there where astronomers can't see. We were startled to learn that even with the telescopes in places like Puerto Rico and Arizona and with the space shuttle, the space station, and the Hubble telescope, a mere one percent or so of the sky is monitored at any one time.
The most likely scenario for a future catastrophic event, said the comet expert, is that a "long-range" comet -- one that takes thousands of years to orbit the sun, and thus has never been seen, even in legends -- suddenly appears one day from the "blind side" of the sun. As Morrison himself told us, coming "with no warning." Can you imagine waking one day to news of this and then watching it hang in the daytime sky, with astronomers unsure where it will go and thus whether or not it will hit? Our consciences would be illuminated.
Few realize that a space rock just a football field or two in width coming as they do as eight times the velocity of a bullet could cause massive damage and just a bit larger stir up enough dust to shut down photosynthesis for a year or longer.
No photosynthesis, no farming.
That's one thing: this concept of space threats. Most recently, a huge new sunspot has erupted. Upon investigation, one realizes that it's only God Who keeps us safe from countless threats -- not just asteroids or "x planets" or solar flares or hypothesized unknown astronomical structures like anti-matter but also epidemics and mega-droughts and volcanoes and huge chunks of islands that could collapse into the ocean, causing massive tsunamis (the southern flank of Hawaii's big island is currently separating from the rest of the terrain).
There are a myriad of such matters to consider. Many are looking to 2012 as a year when special events will occur. That's because a supposed Mayan calendar halts at that year.
We don't think any year or date can be placed on any prophecies outside perhaps those in secrets from authentic apparitions of the Blessed Mother. Many Planet X and associated sites wander into the realm of alien conspiracy theories.
There are other issues.
There is "HAARP."
That stands for High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, which is funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the University of Alaska, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and uses a massive radio transmitter to investigate the ionosphere for radio communication and surveillance purposes. There are those who blame HAARP for everything from tsunamis to the recent snowstorm in the Northeast.
However, it is a fact that governments (including China) are meddling with magnetic line fields around the earth in a way that may soon yield effects at great distances.
It can seem quite "out there" as can claims about "chem-trails."
Across the U.S. are those who swear they have witnessed strange contrails (the steam and carbon exhaust from jets) that aren't really classic contrails because they are shaped differently, last longer, and -- say believers -- have had strange effects. Some assert they have actually analyzed a metallic-like fallout, while others display photos of what they believe to have been anomalous emission trails -- usually criss-crossing a clear sky -- in the wake of jets.
On a clear, still, crisp day, one should note, jet exhaust tends to hang much longer in the sky. That's normal. Moreover, flight patterns to major airports often involve planes crossing each other's paths and creating tic-tac-toe-like effects.
But those who are concerned about a new world order and too much government meddling fear exactly this is taking place: that the government is secretly causing weather effects as a test for use in warfare, to deflect sunlight (decreasing warming), or simply to change weather patterns. Those who are most cynical go so far as to wonder if the government is poisoning populations as a means of population control. And cynical that seems. Whatever the case, there is no doubt, in at least a limited way, the government has seeded clouds to rain [see this story we carried]. The following was recently posted in the "Legal Notices" section of the classified ads in a local newspaper called The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California, it noted:
If they announce such local meddling with the atmosphere, why hide it elsewhere?
Or is there something more?
Our odd time. People hearing "booming" sounds. Folks waking up at the same hour. More on booms next week.
"Here is one for the mailbag," wrote Suellen Brewster of Amherst, New York. "A few of my friends and I are noticing 'alarm bells' literally going off in a very increased manner. Smoke alarms with batteries, electric, CO2 alarms, alarm clocks -- all going off for no reason and failing to respond to attempts at repair. One friend had an electrician come for two weekends in a row even though most of the alarms were battery operated. He could find nothing wrong. Also we are experiencing alarms going off at big stores -- which is a very alarming experience! My question is, have you been hearing this from other readers?"
"A while ago Jesus showed me how Heaven saw man's technology building, building, building and His Mercy was higher than the inventions of man," claims another from Colorado. "Mercy yes, because of all the sinfulness mankind infuses into what it creates. His Mercy through the centuries has always been higher than the offense of man. Last week, I 'heard' very closely in my mind and heart, 'Let there be no further expansion.' I understood it to relate to what I just previously described. What does that mean to us? In the Holy Science of God, He moves outwardly, then inwardly. In this outward movement for His purpose, mankind manifests its creative will -- thus technology happens, bad or good. This movement has always been with the permission of God. If there is 'no further expansion,' mankind will start a course of moving back into itself and suffer or benefit from what it created. For instance, a person with a life of prayer will reap graces, a person with a life of cursing will reap curses -- same with bad actions or good actions.
"Governments that are building war weapons will now use them more, if they have built technology to ultimately imprison people, that will now start happening. If corruption has been allowed in the Catholic Church, it will come back on itself in all the areas (dominions, thrones, provinces. With the lust of inventing new things all the time despite the consequences of the lack of inspiration confused mankind will basically start striking back on itself. Individually, humans will have to begin introspection -- the action of going within because God will not provide any further expansion. No expansion but always life."
And recall a prophetic word from 2004 we have quoted before: "There is going to be a major disruption in a region of the world that will affect everyone. The world is now seriously out of conformance with the Will of God and what He created and intended. There are those who would reconfigure the very creatures He has formed, and who meddle with the texture of life. For this reason, the Lord will allow a huge reorientation. If not for the action of Heaven, what God has created on earth will soon be damaged beyond recovery. A very dramatic effect already is in progress as regards the support structures of what man calls nature. Such cannot be allowed to take the final realization of total realignment when it comes to the very way elements and life forces interact. The event to come will surprise everyone who has offered a prognostication, and will show even recalcitrant scientists, though not all, that there is a fundamental alarm in Heaven over their arrogant and wayward course. Nothing that is artificial in a way that disrupts what God intended will be allowed to stand."
[resources: Tower of Light and Sent To Earth]
[Feedback: added the Colorado viewer -- and we despise not prophecy: "My reality of everything I ever thought was real was 'sheared' one night. It was like God just ripped my brain in half and began to show me the Horrible Vision slowly for over a week. Any faster and I would not have made it through. As I was still in a state of repenting very much because for the first time I understood how much I had offended A Beautiful God by my actions during my life. This repentant attitude set the pace for what I saw and I understand I could only experience the time seen in an attitude of true penitence.
"Starting from seeing at a distance I saw land that I identified as our 'Foothills' area -- the 'Front Range. Everything seemed dead in spirit. There was desolation everywhere, wreckage and devastation. People were crying and devoid of joy. There seemed to be camps of people although many of them had any goodness – like they were broken in their minds and hearts. The people I saw were outside – not in buildings. I believe people were away from the cities. I understood that people had done some very horrible things and the word “Circus” seemed to be prevalent. I understood that there had been a spiraling down of society and also maybe an earth-shattering event precipitating this state of horribleness in people and in the land itself.
"Later in the vision, in the towns, I saw people seated and kneeling in churches weeping and crying. There was dirt and sand all over the streets so thick that you couldn’t see asphalt or pavement any more and I really didn’t see gardens or trees. Crumbled buildings. There was silence everywhere. No birds, no motors, no cars, no animals, no plane engines, no music, no electrical noises, nothing. Silence. And Stillness. No wind, no weather to speak of. People didn’t emanate disorders like they do today. Weeping and crying was quiet. No big moaning or hysterics. At this time in the journey, the man kept taking the woman around to the churches. Something would happen in the Church which I did not see nor was given the understanding of and then they would go on to another Church. Everything and everyone were very sad. No one had excitable emotions -- no childlike behaviors.
"I saw a priest tell the man he had to take her to the other churches. The priest felt appreciative and affectionate for what the woman did for that Church and almost touched her, but something happened and he couldn’t touch her. I heard the priest tell the man that she shouldn't be touched. The man never spoke to anyone, he just kept pulling her around in her cart. I heard very clearly the cart wheels on the dirt. I heard, 'Alms for the poor, alms for the poor.' I saw people throwing food at these two from some houses to make them go away. The man would not stop walking unless he made it to another church, then he would sleep or rest. After a time it seemed all the churches were visited in the area he was supposed to go to, he just kept walking and got very tired. He apologized to Jesus that he needed to rest, he laid down and died. I believe the woman probably died soon thereafter because she could not get out of the cart. I did not see the end of her life.
"One church they went to was in complete ruins. I saw that the woman and cart were covered with fabric so that she couldn’t be readily seen. I thought that it also might be to protect her from the heat of the sun. I saw the cart and it had wood sides with green paint and eight or ten symbols that were circles with Crosses through them. The cart had a Crucifix affixed to where the woman's head would be, but she was always bent over in a sitting position. The man some how convinced a priest hiding in the ruined church to come and remove the cover which he did very carefully. The priest then cried, 'Sanctity! It’s Sanctity!'"]
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