by Fr Richard Heilman | August 14, 2017 8:26 PM
On the eve of the start of Novena for Our Nation, I’d like to speak to the significance of what we are about to do.
Many of us have seen this time as, possibly, one of the most important times in salvation history to pray. Not only are we now in the “womb” of the centennial year of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima (May 13 to October 13), but many are also taking note of celestial signs in the sky – Solar Eclipse on August 21 & Rev. 12 Sign on September 23 … I wrote about these HERE. Add to this the division in our world and our Church, and the increased tension between countries. Pray, we must!
But, there is more to it than that. At least, right now, I fall into this camp.
If we believe what was reported to have happened to Pope Leo XIII in 1884 (I wrote about that HERE), many, including me, believe we are passing through a century of the “unbinding of Satan.” And, many believe this 100 year period began with Our Lady’s warnings in Fatima in 1917 (exactly 33 years, to the day, from Pope Leo XIII’s vision).
So, there is good news and more challenging news. If this is true, the good news is that we are about to see Satan bound again, and an era of peace and renewed faith across the planet. The “more challenging news” is that Satan is only days away from the end of his liberated time, and he is striking as hard as he can, as his days are numbered.
The Latin phrase, motus in fine velocior, is commonly used to indicate the faster passing of the time at the end of an historical period. I’ve heard it said that it means, “Things accelerate toward the end.” I concur with those who believe we are living through an historical hour which is not necessarily the end of times, but certainly could be marked as the end of an era.
In the United States, according to those who work in exorcism ministry, there is an alarming increase in demonic activity (see HERE). In the culture, we are seeing an overreach of evil never witnessed before. It is important to understand Satan’s names: “diabolos”means “he who places division or separation,” and “daio,” the root of “demon,” means “to divide.” In these final days of Satan’s unbinding, we have all seen how these outrageous demonic activities have caused great division in our families, our communities, and even in our Church.
Also, I’m watching some people worry about these next few days, leading to the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima. I mentioned this to the world’s leading expert on this topic, Emmett O’Regan, who wrote the quintessential book on this entitled, Unveiling the Apocalypse (The book is really thick … filled with information).
Emmett said this,
They shouldn’t worry. I think the end of the period of Satan’s greater power should be a good thing.
Speaking about the “Three Days of Darkness,” Emmett says,
I think the 3 days of darkness are right here and now in a figurative sense, and we are about to come into the light. I don’t know for sure of course, but all the indications are that the end of the period of Satan’s unbinding is very positive, and it will allow for the preaching of the Gospel to all nations before the end of the world.
Emmett went on to say,
Tell them not to worry about the three days of darkness. I am near certain we have lived through it since the late sixties. I think this was part of the “mid-point revolution” that you have perceived yourself.
I think the restoration of the Church is at hand. It is the only thing that makes sense of the end of Satan’s greater power. The Devil will be bound again to allow for the preaching of the Gospel to the ends of the earth before the end of the world. It’s all encapsulated in the original messages of La Salette.
I think what you are doing (45,000+ praying the Novena for Our Nation) will bring about great graces. Just to recap Melanie’s original secret (the Church approved one): “After all these calamities have arrived, many will recognize the hand of God on them. They will convert, and do penance for their sins. A great king will go up on the throne, and will reign many years. Religion will re-flourish and spread all over the world, and there will be a great abundance.
A chastisement is still possible. But Our Lady will come through for us in the end. As Sr. Lucia said during her interview with Fr Fuentes: “And the third, because in the plans of the Divine Providence, when God is going to chastise the world He always first exhausts all other remedies. When He sees that the world pays no attention whatsoever, then, as we say in our imperfect way of talking, with a certain fear He presents us the last means of salvation, His Blessed Mother. If we despise and reject this last means, Heaven will no longer pardon us, because we will have committed a sin that the Gospel calls a sin against the Holy Spirit. This sin consists in openly rejecting – with full knowledge and will – the salvation that is put in our hands.”
I’m not worried at all. There are times I even say, much like Jonah, “Bring it on, God! Whatever it takes to turn our world toward You … Bring it on!” But, like Nineveh, I believe 45,000+ people in prayer and penance can go a long way in appealing to God to pardon us.
You see? God is love. He is LOVE!!! And, he has given us His mother, Mary. You and I have been chosen to embrace this “last means for salvation,” and God and our Blessed Mother will cover us and bring blessing into our lives. I believe this!
As I said, at last count, we have over 45,000 people choosing to spend 54 Days in prayer and penance, in full union with the one chosen to crush the head of the serpent … the “last means for salvation.”
Like many, I believe our Lady is calling for an army of “Special Forces Believers” – true believers, who actually believe in the miracle power of prayer – to rise up and be her mighty prayer warriors. Belief is a critical component (Jesus always sought this before granting a miracle). Through the power of the rosary, we are being called out to the front lines of the battlefield to stay the destructive power of evil and seek the transformation of ourselves, the nation and our world. “Penance, penance, penance” was the call of St. Michael in the Third Secret of Fatima. Yes!! We must intensify the strength of our prayers by acts of penance!
The time is now to enlist in a new “Special Forces Training,” and prepare ourselves to, once again, meet the enemy with an elite fighting force! The time is now to pick up the supernatural weapons given to us by God!!! This is a call to arms!!
Please do your best to convince family, friends and neighbors to come under the mantle of Mary during these last days of Satan’s unbinding. Help them, too, to find refuge under the Mary’s mantle.
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