PREPARE

Part III of a 9 Part Series

 

PREPARE

 The Consequences of Not Preparing

(Compiled by Michael T. Sullivan, MD)

 

“Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord!”

(Isaiah 40:1)

 

“Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord!”

(Mt 3:2, Mk 1:3, Lk 3:4)

 

 

A “consequence is the result, outcome or effect of an action or an inaction.

Throughout the Old and New Testaments are many instances when there have been obvious consequences to men’s and women’s responses to God’s Will and the words of His prophets, both good and bad consequences—beginning with Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Abraham, Lot’s wife, Joseph, Moses, Queen Esther, Kings David & Solomon, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus our Savior, the Pharisees and Scribes, the Apostles and disciples of Jesus, St. Paul, and countless other prophets and saints.  As in the modern day world, far too often good consequences from living in the Divine Will go unnoticed, but bad consequences are remembered.  All of them, however, remain deeply embedded in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Who can only love.

 

 

When?

“…Stay awake,

for you know neither the day nor the hour….”

(Mt 25:13)

 

Early in the mystical events of Gianna Talone Sullivan in 1989, Our Lord Himself, in His Lessons through her to the world, warned:

 

“…My people live their lives as if they have much time to pass!  My people do not know the hour or day I shall come to take them.  They do not live their lives in purity, good conscience or self-denial.  When the time comes, they will be judged; the few minutes of their earthly life remaining is lived with grief and remorse for not repenting. 

 

“How foolish the one who thinks he shall live until tomorrow!...Prepare as if death were today!...Live your lives, and strive for death to find you favorable in My sight!...Be fearful that I, your Lord God, do not forget you.  For those who live for earthly treasures and momentary pleasures shall be forgotten by the Son of Man….Those who do not live the Truth of My words should fear the hour that death would fall upon them.  Fear that your soul be ready and found in good standing for the Son of Man to make His resting place!”  (JOM, Vol. I, #75, Aug. 9, 1989)

 

Listen!

“…The Son of Man will send His angels,

and they will collect out of His Kingdom

all who cause others to sin and all evildoers.

They will throw them into the fiery furnace,

where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.

Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the Kingdom of their Father.  Whoever has ears ought to hear….”

(Mt 13:41-43)

 

So for centuries, but especially over the last 200 years in what has been called by some “The Age of Mary,” Our Lady has been pleading for all her children before the Throne of God, praying for them and trying desperately to get their attention and help them make the changes in their lives that will allow them to be found by her Son in good standing at that time of death.  However, far too often her pleas have fallen on deaf ears, not only among the laity, but also among the clergy of her Church.

 

As the Queen of Peace, she has always encouraged her children to pray for peace, that Peace which is true and lasting and can come only from her Son.  Our Lady of Emmitsburg warned in 1994:

 

“Peace cannot exist as long as killings of all sorts continue and ways of demoralization occur.  You are called to live a perfection of Love through purity, fidelity and wholeness.  Please heed my words of Truth, for there will be no choice other than to live a time of great difficulty.  This difficult time is extremely close to being unveiled and will be a result of my Son’s Mercy.” (Public OLOE, April 8, 1994)

 

In many of her apparitions all over the world, and most especially here in Emmitsburg at the Center of her Immaculate Heart, Our Lady has repeated so many times:

 

“It is necessary for you to seek refuge in the Covenant of the Two Hearts and to pray with all your hearts.  If you do not pray more fervently, you will not be prepared for what is to unfold in God’s merciful Plan these next few years.”  (Public OLOE, July 10, 1997)

 

What do you think Our Lord meant when He asked, “But when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?”  (Lk 18:8)  In the film “Unbridled Mercy,” Gianna foretold that in these end times many would blaspheme God, and with tears in her eyes, she further added that many would be “Christians.” Our Lady of Emmitsburg has explained:

 

“There is a great trial of faith coming, and it is necessary for you to willingly incorporate all the graces God has bestowed upon you now by conditioning your ways to be vessels of love and by tempering the vices of your flesh.  If you wait till the last moment, by reasoning you have time, it will be too late, because you will not be able to discern God’s Truth and could be pulled into the deceptive ways of my adversary….I can assure you that the effects of this purification will not be what your imagination lends itself….I have been allowed to be here to prepare you children, especially those of you who seem lost, confused and frightened, to be holy apostles of God’s Love.”  (Public OLOE, May 14, 1998) 

 

A Sign

“…Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites,

so will the Son of Man be to this generation….”

(Lk 11:30)

 

In January, 2003 Our Lady of Emmitsburg drew attention to the Bible account of the prophet Jonah and the city of Nineveh:

 

“At God’s request, Jonah went forth to Nineveh and proclaimed that in forty days there would be the complete wrath of God upon them unless the people changed.  Those people suffered, dressed in sackcloth, made offerings to God, and they changed; so God resisted and made changes in the world.  God relented, and He did not carry out what the prophet had warned.

 

“Today I have sent not only one prophet, in my daughter (Gianna), but I have sent many prophets.  And who is listening in the world?  Many desire to go off on their way, under their own control and their own ways of thinking and discernment.  Everyone has a different opinion. Because of free choice, everyone seems to be going a different path.  Because of this I can tell you that what is coming upon this world is different than what happened in the days of Nineveh….When the day comes upon you, it shall be swift.  You will not have time to bring forth your children.  You may not have time to bring forth your spouses.  You will have time only to make amends with God Himself….We are on the edge of war.  This is not a war between peoples, but this is a war in the heavens.  This spiritual war is quite evil indeed.  Many lives shall be lost, but many more souls shall be lost.  However, it is better to die in the faith of Christ than to live in another world without Christ Himself, in a world dwelling in darkness.”  (Private OLOE, Jan. 26, 2003)

 

 

Our Lady of Emmitsburg has even said that she cannot mince words when it comes to the Truth, and she can be very blunt when she talks about this period of tribulation:

 

“In this tribulation and time of chaos and confusion, a world where there is much pride and power, and many people who are selfish and looking only at the ways of self, there is so much to unfold because of the lack of prayer and the lack of unity and harmony.  Because mankind has decided to make his own abode greater than that of God, he shall be crushed in himself where he shall dwell within the bounds of the earth….The fact of the matter is that humanity has drifted.  As much as I have invited them to come back to my Son, they have initially come back; and then because of their own ways and indifferences and many other incidences in their lives, they have become distracted and now seek other means to enlighten themselves and to satisfy their own likings.  Because of this, there is need for atonement….This is not a time you should take lightly.  This is a time in which evil strikes; and if evil strikes, it wants to destroy.  If you allow evil to come in, it will destroy you.  I have often mentioned that there is no middle of the rope, there are only two ends.  So now take my message and deliver it to those who must know that this is not something to be taken lightly, but this is something for which I have been preparing you for several years.” (Public OLOE, Feb 24, 2003)

 

Yahweh

“…I AM the Almighty God.

Walk before Me, and be perfect….”

(Gen 17:1)

 

God’s patience with the world, as it continues to drift further and further from the reality that “God exists,” is coming to some conclusion.  Our Lady of Emmitsburghas said: 

 

“I have held back the Angel’s arm and sword he carries, but when God the Father decides to act, not even I will be able to stop Him!  Are you prepared for a new tomorrow?”  (Public OLOE, July 2, 2006)  “Those who will survive the future events must be sound in mind, body and soul, both whole and self-giving.  Many people today are living as if nothing is expected to change in the future.  Yes, only God truly knows the time and the place; but I can assure you that if there were to ever be a ‘sign’ given regarding the coming events of the world, it is now!  It would be foolish not to read the ‘signs of the times’ as you now see them, and foolish not to prepare in prayer with all your hearts and minds, and foolish not to blanket yourselves with humility—all of which are there for are your protection!”  (Private OLOE, Sept. 23, 2006)

 

“…What is Truth?...”

(Jn 18:38)

 

Our Lady is a human Mother, and as such, she is begging for help.  She cannot save all of her children, and it is tormenting her.  She pleads:

 

“Please, help me!  It is not about listening to or receiving messages…It is about ‘What is the Truth?’...There cannot be any distraction any longer.  There can only be the hope for a new tomorrow, for you are about to enter a time that has been foretold for centuries and promised by Heaven.  Very few are there.  Pray for those who are not with God—for their conversion—because they will die.  Even within your own families, if they are not with God, they will die.

 

“This is the time to gather as many as you can because there is not enough time left.  Too many evil things in the world are trying to supersede what is good.  God will no longer stand for it!  Even though many people do not believe it, when they see what is about to unfold and then do believe, there is not enough time to change. 

 

“Do not be presumptuous that you have already gained freedom of entry.  Help me, and help yourselves!” (Public OLOE, Jan 31, 2007)

 

It would seem that time is of the essence.  God’s time of Mercy may be drawing to an end and His time of Justice may be upon us.  God’s patience and His generosity have been unbounded, but are not never-ending in this world.  Our Lady of Emmitsburgencourages her children:

 

“Receive the graces that you can receive now, because when the events unfold, if and when God directs His Angel who stands holding the sword, those graces may be held back for purification.”  (Public OLOE, Sept 23, 2007)  “If you think any war in this world has been devastating up to this point, you have not witnessed what will come without change.  You can dismiss only so much; however, you had best be prepared to answer for what you yourself have done. 

 

“I love you, and I am here to help you, not to be shunned by you….What will it take for you to realize your visitation is here at hand and the many gifts God wants to give to you to protect you, to keep you safe, and to draw you to His Truth?” (Public OLOE, Jan 31, 2008)

 

 

Change or No Change?

“…God, who sits enthroned forever,

will hear me and humble them.

For they will not change;

they have no fear of God….”

(Ps 55:20)

 

We have all been guilty of procrastination.  How many things are there in our human lives that we put off till tomorrow, till next week or till next year?  How many times do we during Lent put off working on those faults or imperfections or fail to put into practice those good habits that would allow us to grow spiritually?  However, at no time in salvation history does it seem more important tonot fall into this trap of procrastination.  Our Lady of Emmitsburg warns:

 

“Do not wait till it is too late to change.  You should be preparing now, so at the end of the season, you do not say, ‘Well, there’s always another year.’  The time is now to give of yourselves, to heal relationships, to be more loving, to seek what is the Truth in my Son, and to be a light of joy, mercy and love.  This takes preparation!  You cannot live as if another day is there at your beckoning call.  You must live today as if it were your last and its beginning—a new life.”  (Public OLOE, Feb 3, 2008) This world is in danger, more now than ever before.  That does not mean you should fear, but it truly does mean to prepare. You can help others prepare….In a time of confusion, few will listen.  Few are listening now; so help others, with the spirit of love, to be prepared….It is time not to delay, but to bear fruit.”  (Private OLOE, June 26, 2008)     

 

Over the years, Our Lady of Emmitsburg has repeatedly made the point on how important it is to “focus.”  Oftentimes, many have even wondered why she mentioned this so often.  In September, 2000, Our Lady reminded us:

 

“When the time comes, there will be calamities, one right after another, so that you will not be able to keep up and focus on only one event.  That is why you must be prepared….There is no time for fear, only time for change.” (Private OLOE, Sept. 20, 2008)  “This world has no idea of the intensity of pain and the level of mass confusion with which it is about to be inflicted.  You will have to move on as I say; but with no words of wisdom will you be able to encourage them, because they have already all they need from my words in the past.  Every person must walk their own walk on the path to God.  You cannot take them there.”  (Private OLOE, Oct. 21, 2008)

 

Cumulative Review 2014-2015

Disasters, Disease & Terrorism

 

Natural Disasters

http://ifrc-media.org/interactive/world-disasters-report-2015/

 

Zika Virus

https://betterworldcampaign.org/un-101/current-issues/who-zika-virus/

 

Superbug 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/05/31/superbug-update-its-likely-we-will-find-more-of-these-cdc-says/?tid=a_inl

 

Terrorism

http://economicsandpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Global-Terrorism-Index-2015.pdf

 

War on Police

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/09/us/dallas-police-shooting.html

 

 

 

The Tribulation

“…In the land, says the Lord,

two thirds of them shall be cut off and perish,

and one third shall be left.

I will bring the one third through fire,

and I will refine them as silver is refined,

and I will test them as gold is tested.

They shall call upon My Name, and I will hear them….”

(Zech 13:8-9)

 

In her now famous “two suns” message through Gianna to the world, on June 1, 2008, Our Lady of Emmitsburg spoke of two events:  the first being a “sign” that would mark a time of change, a new beginning, and tremendous change in the weather; and the second being an event within our solar system that could cause tremendous devastation, with approximately 2/3 of the world’s population dying, and many of the living left to suffer from disease and starvation.

 

“As your Mother and with you as children of God, it is my duty to forewarn you and to draw you to my Son for protection.  Look not too far before you will see ‘two suns.’ Make my words known to all people:  Life is important because God loves you.  Those who are in control of the financial world think differently.  But I your Mother know what true Life is!”  (Public OLOE, June 1, 2008)

 

As we proceed into the future, it is safe to say that no one has all the answers or even the questions.  We need to remain “little” and simple, filled with trust and hope, and totally dependent on God, for these are the qualities that got us here in the first place.  Much has unfolded, and much more will unfold; and we must be aware at every moment that evil is trying to distract us and pull us away from the Truth.  That is why we must pray, focus, stand firm, and love; for without love, we will ultimately be alone.  Our Lady of Emmitsburg, has given some very serious warnings, warnings that have been previously supported by what she has said in many of the Church-approved apparitions around the world and in Sacred Scripture itself.  These warnings have always been accompanied by encouragement, reassurance and hope.  Much of what she alluded to on June 1, 2008, has now become further defined in the public mainstream media and scientific publications.  She has done this so that people will not only continue to pray, but that they not be afraid.  It is not a time of a catastrophic end of the world, but a time of true enlightenment, a new era.

 

Come to Me!

“…In days to come,

the mount of the Lord’s house shall be established,

higher than the mountains;

it shall rise high above the hills,

and peoples shall stream to it….”

(Mic 4:1)

 

As often has been the case in these mystical events, God the Father, Who promised He would intervene, puts things into perspective and will have the last word:

 

“Be distracted now, as you may wish to do.  Pay attention to other things.  However, you cannot escape the one day, the awesome day, on which I shall call upon you.  Then tell Me in your wisdom the reasons why you persuaded and led My people away from Me because you thought you knew when and to whom and how I should communicate.  How it was with the prophets, so too it is today!”  (GTF, Aug 8, 2006)

 

“My Son warned you that a time was coming when you would see wars and famines and earthquakes and fires and weather changes, but that these would not mark the end of the world.  This time would be only the beginning, the labor pains of a new birth.  He wanted you not to see this as an end to the world….If at this very moment you see yourself as one of the elect, perhaps you should look within yourself and see your own self- righteousness….For if you are so sure that you are safe, perhaps you should look closer at your own sin, and then you may gain the fear of God….If you live your life as if it is just passing by, day to day, and you think that you are blanketed from all harm, then perhaps you had best look to see how in a moment’s notice your life could be stripped from you….On that awesome day when you bear nothing, who will be around you?  It is best to find within your heart the true treasure, that being God your Father.  If you go about preparing as if you are one who should survive, preparing with those among you to eat and be merry, then perhaps you too should be more aware. For if all your preparations are stripped from you, then what do you have left, but nothing?  (GTF, Sept 8, 2006)  Perhaps the world has heard too many messages to believe that the Truth is about to unfold on those of humanity who continue in their own ways.  Those who devote themselves in prayer, in charity, and in love and kindness are redeemed.  Those who displace and push Me aside, and who do not pay attention nor even care, acting as if another century or two or even hundreds of years will unfold before any happenings, are misled! It is far better for you to live today as if it is your last.”  (GTF, Jan 8, 2007)

 

“Words I have said throughout generations; and each time they are said, it seems there is less attention paid to them.  If you cannot heed My Words of Truth now, then how will you heed the words in the human world, coming from governments—from counties, states, and nations?  How will you heed their words?

 

Chaos!

 

Prepare as if today is your last and in joyful anticipation for those who are children of Mine.…For you, your preparation is at hand and welcomed.  The reward of your redemption and safety and a new dwelling place is now!”  (GTF, Jan 8, 2007)

 

“…NOW have salvation and power come,

and the Kingdom of our God

and the authority of His Anointed….”

(Rev 12:10)

 

 

 

“Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord!”

(Isaiah 40:1)

 

“Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord!”

(Mt 3:2, Mk 1:3, Lk 3:4)