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It is a difficult thing to sit and write about times many believe are coming – a shake-up in the world if you will.  But honestly, one has only to look at the headlines to see these times are already here.  Many believe, myself included, that we have been living in a time of mercy that is about to expire…but what does that mean?  I quote from church-approved revelation from the 1930’s from the Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska:

Write, speak of My mercy.  Tell souls where they are to look for solace; that is, in the Tribunal of Mercy (the Sacrament of Reconciliation).  There the greatest miracles take place and are incessantly repeated.  To avail oneself of this miracle, it is not necessary to go on a great pilgrimage or to carry out some external ceremony; it suffices to come with faith to the feet of My representative and to reveal to him one’s misery, and the miracle of Divine Mercy will be fully demonstrated.  Were a soul like a decaying corpse so that from a human standpoint, there would be no (hope of) restoration and everything would already be lost, it is not so with God.  The miracle of Divine Mercy restores that soul in full.  Oh, how miserable are those who do not take advantage of the miracle of God’s mercy!  You will call out in vain, but it will be too late.”  Jesus to St. Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul – Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska; Marian Press, Stockbridge

I have already shared my personal experience of the miracle of the confessional in my writing “Rejoice with Me, For I have Found my Sheep that was Lost”.  I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I am that I sit on the other side of my first confession…the graces that have followed incessantly after this…the unseen graces that got me there!  It is my wish and prayer that you are one who heeds my witness and avails yourself of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession).  The modern church doesn’t seem to preach it as much as I hear it used to and this is an error.  With the times that are here and the times that are coming, it should be the most fervent sermon coming from the pulpits…So just in case you don’t hear it there you will hear it time and time again from me in this little blog…

The confessionals should be full of those seeking My grace and mercy.  Do not hesitate; go today, even as you read this so that you will not be one held accountable for these sins and errors.  I do not wish to see you perish in eternal fire, but you separate yourselves from Me by your obstinacy in sin and refusal to repent.  Rise above the standards of this world and do what you know is right in your hearts without waiting for tomorrow to come.

Today is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.  Use your time wisely, as you may never know when it will be your day to account for all that you have done in your life, that is, your individual day of judgement, your death on this earth.”  Jesus to “Mariamante” in “The Apostolate of Holy Motherhood”, The Riehle Foundation

 I now share the next chronological dream experience which speaks of the dwindling of the days of mercy; to be followed by the necessary days of God’s justice…

 

Friday, October 28, 2005

 

Dreamt I was standing in the back yard of my childhood home in Heart’s Desire in the days when it was a huge garden, but the time was the present – I was an adult (now).  I stood on a little path facing south that had two dividers on either side of me like a vertical archway that had two flat sides, but no top.  I looked straight up because all of a sudden in the daytime, clear sky above me appeared a HUGE angel of God – mostly the face, and in the appearance of a large, billowing cloud of unusual colour.  It appeared olive green, if I had to choose a colour.  It was a massive angel and I knew it was a vengeance angel of God – to bring a punishment.

I immediately got down on my knees and started praying to God, all the while staring straight up at this sight, saying “Have mercy on your creation, God!” (over and over and over again).  I was MOST upset.  The cloud lightened a little in colour/darkness, but did not go away.  The face of the angel was present the whole time – severe, stern face.

There was at least one other man standing beside me to my left who witnessed what I did and said, but no-one else could see what I could and they wondered what on earth I was saying that for and kneeling, but I didn’t care what they thought.

Then I turned around fully and saw to my right (in the East) a swarm of locusts (big billowing, forming, swarming cloud of bugs – locusts).  They were forming in the sky in a huge cloud and they began to move westward in a swarm of descending attack/onslaught over my area (Canada?/West?).  They were definitely moving East to West and descended in attack in the area I was in.

Everyone started to rush into the house and close sliding horizontal windows and doors, but some were trapped in the outermost rooms of the house – where the locusts were able to swarm in.  Some people made it into interior rooms and doors had to be closed to protect the ones inside.  It was a quick, sudden, unexpected thing and people were caught unprepared.

I, however, was in an innermost chamber/room/fireplace of this house – in the very centre and was safe.  Others were also safe in some inner rooms further to the outer part of the house than mine, but a few locusts buried even into the inner parts of the home.

I woke in horror as in the dream I sat in my inner room – with brick or stone walls all around me, except the front, which had solid iron-type bars or a grid door in front of me.  I could see all of this taking place, without being harmed or in danger. 

I would not want to venture a guess as to what the ‘locust plague’ in this dream referred to, but even the average person associates it with destruction.  From the Church of God, Daily Bible Study online I offer the following:

Locust plagues were sometimes used as agents of God’s wrath against those who opposed Him:

“Then The Lord [see Rock Of Ages] said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come upon the land of Egypt, and eat every plant in the land, all that the hail has left.”“So Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and The Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning the east wind had brought the locusts. And the locusts came up over all the land of Egypt, and settled on the whole country of Egypt, such a dense swarm of locusts as had never been before, nor ever shall be again. For they covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened, and they ate all the plants in the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left; not a green thing remained, neither tree nor plant of the field, through all the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 10:12-15 RSV)

Locust plagues were also sometimes used as agents of God’s wrath against His own people when they were disobedient to Him:

“Then The Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: “I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice [see Temples]. When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:12-14 RSV)

End-Time Symbolism

Locusts were also used as symbols of end-time, armor-plated, missile-firing, flying war-machines that were not known to the writers of The Bible (see also The Seven Seals):

“And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key of the shaft of the bottomless pit; he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft.”“Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth; they were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green growth or any tree, but only those of mankind who have not the seal of God upon their foreheads; they were allowed to torture them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torture was like the torture of a scorpion, when it stings a man. And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death will fly from them.”

“In appearance the locusts were like horses arrayed for battle; on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, their hair like women’s hair, and their teeth like lions’ teeth; they had scales like iron breastplates, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. They have tails like scorpions, and stings, and their power of hurting men for five months lies in their tails. They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.” (Revelation 9:1-11 RSV)

In my next writing I share the next dream chronologically which was a very detailed experience of that locust plague; a dream only a little over a week after the one above…the experience of these two left me very rattled and yet very determined, yet again, to redouble my efforts in prayer to aid our fellow brothers and sisters.   For now my dreams only sit as warnings…please don’t let it be after the fact that you say…‘Oh, I should have listened’!

Karen

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