Stay tuned for the next couple of weeks as Signs and Wonders explores the Warning, with articles such as:
- The World Wide Warning: An Unprecedented Act in History, Part I
- The World Wide Warning: An Unprecedented Act in History, Part II
- The Season in Which The Warning Will Happen
- Phenomena Associated with The Warning: A Day of Light
- The Warning Will Be An Hour of Great Mercy
The Warning is the Second Pentecost
Message number 383 of the Marian Movement of Priests is titled, The Holy Spirit Will Come. The Blessed Mother says something absolutely breathtaking on the significance about the Warning. She said it is the Second Pentecost. The message is delivered on the Solemnity of Pentecost May 22, 1988.
This is the day which recalls the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, gathered together in prayer with me in the Cenacle of Jerusalem. On this day of Pentecost of the Marian Year, consecrated to me, I am calling upon you to unite your prayer to that of your heavenly Mother, to obtain the great gift of the second Pentecost. The time of the second Pentecost has come. The Holy Spirit will come, as a heavenly dew of grace and of fire, which will renew all the world. Under His irresistible action of love, the Church will open itself to live the new era of its greatest holiness and will shine resplendently with so strong a light that it will attract to itself all the nations of the earth. The Holy Spirit will come, that the Will of the Heavenly Father be accomplished and the created universe once again reflect His great glory. The Holy Spirit will come, to establish the glorious reign of Christ, and it will be a reign of grace, holiness, love, of justice and of peace. With His divine love, He will open the doors of hearts and illuminate all consciences. Every person will see himself in the burning fire of divine truth. It will be like a judgment in miniature. And then Jesus Christ will bring His glorious reign in the world.
The Holy Spirit will come, by means of the triumph of my Immaculate Heart. For this, I am calling upon you all today to enter into the Cenacle of my Heart. Then you will be prepared to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit which will transform you and make you the instruments with which Jesus will establish His reign.
The message above has enormous similarity to the Warning that is described at Garabandal, Spain. The Marian Movement of Priests addresses in elegant and majestic language heaven’s master plan for transforming the world. Words alone cannot convey the significance of this event. The apostles were frightened men after the crucifixion of Jesus and feared for their lives due to persecution. After Pentecost they left the Cenacle room and went to the streets like roaring lions for the faith. The apostles had been infused with the Holy Spirit in a supernatural way. This will be a similar event with the second Pentecost. We will see ourselves in the “burning fire of divine truth, a judgment in miniature, and illuminate all consciences.”
The Blessed Mother is mother and Queen of the Universe. In this time she is taking a more exalted role and speaking to her movement and her people, in her time and her Heart. She is giving very specific instructions that the safety for the future is in her Immaculate Heart under the guidance of the Most Holy Trinity. When the Second Pentecost happens, believers will be operating with preternatural gifts as the apostles did after Pentecost. As the Jews sprinkled blood on the door posts in Egypt so the angel of death would Pass Over them, the Blessed Mother tells us our safety and refuge lies in her Immaculate Heart. It is for this reason all people are encouraged to have Cenacles including their own families.
The Warning – Conchita
Conchita told us that the Warning will be like “two heavenly bodies or stars colliding that make a lot of noise and a lot of light, but they don’t fall.” We are going to see it. It will horrify us because at that very moment we will see our souls and the harm we have done. In that moment we are going to see our conscience, everything wrong that we have done, and the good we are not doing. It will be as though we are in agony, but we will not die by its effects, but perhaps we will die of fright or shock to see ourselves. The Warning is a purification to prepare us for the Miracle. Conchita said the Warning is a type of catastrophe. It will make us think of the dead, that is, we would prefer to be dead than to experience the Warning. Conchita revealed to us that it would be very fearful, a thousand times worse than earthquakes. It will be like fire. It will not burn our flesh, but we will feel it bodily and interiorly. Conchita said that if she did not know what the Chastisement was, she would say that the Warning was worse than the Chastisement. Conchita seems to be saying that the Warning coincides with celestial phenomena of some sort when she says, “two heavenly bodies or stars colliding….”
During an interview, Conchita said the duration of the Warning is about five minutes. In an interview in October 1968, in answer to a question about the Warning, Conchita said: “The Warning is something supernatural and will not be explained by science. It will be seen and felt.” According to Conchita: “The Warning will be a purification, a preparation for the Miracle, and everyone will see it. It will make people aware of the evil that they do with their sins.”
Father Joseph Pelletier, the noted Marian scholar, asked Conchita about the Warning of Garabandal. Conchita’s answer on June 19, 1965, is as follows:
Here in writing is the warning that the Blessed Virgin gave me when I was alone at the pines on January 1st of this year, 1965. The Warning that the Blessed Virgin will give us is like a chastisement. Its purpose is to draw the good nearer to God and to warn the others. I cannot reveal what the Warning will consist of. The Blessed Virgin did not tell me to announce it. Nothing further. God would like that through this Warning we amend our lives and that we commit less sins against Him.
To the question posed by Marian and Garabandal scholar Father Laffineur, whether the Warning would cause death, Conchita replied in writing: “If we die from it, it would not be from the Warning itself, but from the emotional shock that we would experience in seeing and feeling the Warning.”
On September 13, 1965 Conchita’s statements were said in response to questions put to her:
Q. Will the Warning be a visible thing or an interior thing or both?
A. The Warning is a thing that comes directly from God. It will be visible all over the world, in whatever place anyone might be.
Q. Will the Warning reveal personal sins to every person in the world and to persons of all faiths, including atheists?
A. Yes, the Warning will be like the revelation of our sins, and it will be seen and felt equally by believers and non-believers, and people of any religion whatsoever.
October 22, 1965 Conchita’s statement to a Spanish woman is in reply to a question whether the Warning might be a comet that was approaching the earth, Conchita said: “I don’t know what a comet is. If it is something that depends on man’s will, I answer—no. If it is something that God will do, it is quite possible.” When the woman expressed fear and asked Conchita to pray for her, the latter replied: “Oh, yes, the Warning will be very fearful, a thousand times worse than earthquakes.” To an inquiry concerning the nature of the Warning, Conchita answered: “It will be like fire. It will not burn our flesh, but we will feel it bodily and interiorly.” She added, “We shall comment on this later. All nations and all persons will experience it in the same way. No one will escape it. Even the non-believers themselves will experience the fear of God. Even if you hide in your room and close the blinds, you will not escape it. You will feel and see it just the same.” And again, “Yes, it is true. The Blessed Virgin gave me the name of the phenomenon. It begins with an ‘A’ but she did not tell me to reveal it to anyone.”
As the lady again expressed her fear, Conchita added: “Oh, but after the Warning, you will love the good Lord very much.” To the question: “What about the Miracle?” She said, “The Miracle will not delay in coming.” Conchita added an interesting observation: “Although it is taking time to come, it will not be late. God’s time is always the appropriate time.” An important note should be added. When Conchita describes the Warning as being “like fire,” she means that in some way or ways it resembles fire but that it is not fire.
The Warning – Mary Loli
Mary Loli said: “When the Warning occurs everything will stand still, even planes in the sky, but just for a few moments. At the moment everything stops, the Warning will occur. The Warning will last just a few minutes. It is important we prepare ourselves because it is a terrible thing. It will make us feel all the wrong we have done. Everyone will experience it wherever they may be, regardless of their condition or their knowledge of God. It will be an interior personal experience. It will look as if the world has come to a standstill, however, no one will be aware of that as they will be totally absorbed in their own experience. It is going to be something like an interior feeling of sorrow and pain for having offended God. God will help us see clearly the harm we are causing Him and all the evil things we do.”
The Warning – Jacinta
Jacinta Gonzalez said, “The Warning is something that is first seen in the air, everywhere in the world and immediately is transmitted into the interior of our souls. It will last for a very little time, but it will seem a very long time because of its effect within us. It will be for the good of our souls, in order to see in ourselves our conscience…the good that we have failed to do, and the bad that we have done. Then we will feel a great love towards our heavenly Parents and ask forgiveness for all of our offenses. The Warning is for everybody since God wants our salvation. The Warning is for us to draw closer to Him and to increase our faith. Therefore, one should prepare for that day, but not await it with fear. God does not send things for the sake of fear, but rather with justice and love. He does it for the good of all His children so they might enjoy eternal happiness and not be lost.” The Warning will coincide with celestial phenomena of some sort.
The Game Changer
Right when it appears all is lost, heaven will intervene. The Warning or the Illumination of Conscience is an event that was given more detail at apparitions in Garabandal, Spain from 1961 to 1965 than at any other place. Many who have experienced such phenomena come back and tell of having seen heaven, hell, and purgatory. There are different degrees of sin, and the more one is away from confession and a Christ centered life, the more difficult it is to hear God and receive grace.
We will be stripped naked before God and we will see our lives like a slow motion movie and we will have no rebuttal before a Divine God. We will be in the presence of such Divine Light, we will have no response. Sins that are serious will go slower (what Catholics call mortal sins) so we can see the hurt we have caused. Sins of omission and commission will have no response from us, as we will know our faults. We will be in the presence of such Divine Light and truth, we can have no response.
The Transition of Civilization Will Take Place
There are also important links among Mary’s messages at LaSalette in France (1846), Fatima in Portugal (1917), Akita, Japan (1973), Amsterdam (1940’s and 50’s), Medjugorje in Bosnia (1981-present), Kibeho in Rwanda (1981-1989), and Garabandal in Spain (1961-1965). They affirm and amplify one another, with similar themes on the importance of the Rosary, the Eucharist, the Mass, the Sacraments, and all that entails living a daily life in communion with God. Many who follow such events, however, make a mistake in thinking that what has been said at one apparition site will automatically carry over to another. This is not necessarily the case and causes confusion. Each apparition site is separate and distinct in message—it stands on its own. The events revealed at Garabandal will show the world God’s faithfulness to mankind. What will come to pass in the not too distant future will shake the very foundations of the world. It will bring all peoples of the world to a place we have never been before physically, spiritually, or emotionally. The deterioration of the old ways is now accelerating into decay, allowing a New Era to begin.
Excerpts from Chapter 5 of The Great Transformation