2017 – Are you ready?

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I have been wanting to write the ‘2017 post’ for a long time now. For about 10 years I’ve had a gut feeling about that year, but of course gut feelings don’t mean very much do they? But those feelings are still with me and are getting stronger – whatever that means. I also feel things are escalating at an increasingly fast rate now. But again, feelings don’t mean very much, so I’ve been gathering various sources of information that could possibly explain why 2017 feels significant to me.

Firstly It is 100 years since the first apparitions at Fatima. These extraordinary events in 1917 can be seen as ushering in the catastrophic twentieth century. By 1917 the first World War was grinding on with horrors never before imagined by the human race. The lady of Fatima predicted another war if mankind did not repent. This war would be presaged by a heavenly sign. This took place with an amazing display in the night sky across Europe on January 25, 1938–just before Europe was plunged into another war.

The rest of the century would witness untold misery and bloodshed in genocide, atomic warfare, terrorism, famine, natural disaster and the rise of technologies that would poison nature, destroy the family and set humanity on a course of self destruction.

The miraculous nature of the events at Fatima have been affirmed by the church and most of the popes of the last century have had a strong personal and seemingly apocalyptic association with the prophecies given to the three children. The co-incidence of the dates of May 13 (when the apparitions began) and October 13 (when the apparitions ended with the miracle of the sun) are interesting. Pope Piux XII was consecrated bishop on May 13, 1917 – the day of the first apparition and became known as the Fatima Pope. He consecrated the world to Our Lady of Fatima and made repeated references to the prophecies.

Photograph taken during the “Dance of the Sun” at Fatima on 13 October 1917.

Photograph taken during the “Dance of the Sun” at Fatima on 13 October 1917.

Paul VI met the visionary Sister Lucia and prayed with her on May 13, 1967–on the fiftieth anniversary of the visions. John Paul II was almost killed by an assassin’s bullet on May 13, 1981, and six years later on the seventieth anniversary of the visions went to Fatima to give thanks to the Virgin for saving his life.  Benedict XVI affirmed his belief in the supernatural origin of the visions, visited Sr Lucia, went to Fatima and said “the prophecies of Fatima are by no means completed.” Pope Francis had his papacy dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima on May 13, 2013 and consecrated the world in a public ceremony on October 13, 2013. He has the image of Fatima in Rome  today to be venerated and plans to visit Fatima in 2017 for the centenary of the events.

Seeing that it is one hundred years since the events makes one wonder how significant this anniversary in two years’ time is for world history. Also, seeing how the events of 1917 opened up an unprecedented century of evil in the world one is reminded of the vision of Pope Leo XIII in which Satan would be given one hundred years to attempt to destroy the church.

In 1884, after saying Mass on the morning of, according to at least one source, October 13th, as he was leaving the Altar, the 74 year old and frail Pope Leo XIII fell to the ground as if dead. He related that he had experienced a sort of vision, in which he heard two voices, one of which he took to be that of Christ, gentle and kind, and the other that of Satan, guttural and harsh.

Satan said, “I could destroy Your Church if I had the time, and more power over those who give themselves over to my service.” And then Pope Leo heard Christ to answer, “You have the power, you have the time: 100 years.”

Pope Leo XIII

Pope Leo XIII

Curiously, the prophet Venerable Bartholomew Holzhauser predicted seven ages of the church. The fifth began in 1517 with the Protestant Revolution. This period of tribulation comes to it’s five hundredth anniversary also in the year 2017. This fifth age would culminate in terrible persecution of the church. After that he predicted an era of peace and consolation. Our Lady at Fatima also predicted a period of peace after the difficulties to come.

Will 2017 therefore see some sort of climactic event which surges humanity and the whole world into a new era?

Wait – there’s more…

Three Kings Behold the Star of Bethlehem

Three Kings Behold the Star of Bethlehem

In 3/2 B.C., there occurred a rare triple conjunction of Jupiter (the king planet, through its retrograde motion) and Regulus (the king star). The Magi likely interpreted this rare triple conjunction as a giant neon sign in the heavens blinking KING-KING-KING. This all began at the Jewish New year and all within the constellation of Leo (the lion, a symbol of the tribe of Judah). So it heavily symbolized Jewish King from the tribe of Judah, a clear indication for those familiar with the Messiah. Further, rising right behind Leo was the constellation Virgo, with the sun behind and the moon at her feet.

After this incredible triple conjunction, Jupiter began moving westward in the sky, eventually coming into conjunction with Venus, a planet long symbolically associated with motherhood. The conjunction of the king planet and the motherhood planet was so close, that no man alive had ever seen anything like it and together it formed the brightest object in the sky.

All this symbolism of a Jewish king from Judah and a Virgin was enough to get the well-versed Magi moving to Jerusalem, but you can understand why the average citizen of Jerusalem missed it. Jupiter continued its western movement in the sky until it finally stopped. When it stopped (as seen from Jerusalem), it stopped directly south, directly over the small village of Bethlehem, on December 25 of 2 B.C. This may be easily seen with modern star programs that can show you the night sky on any date in history from any perspective. It is the advent of such computer programs that now allows us to not only look at the past, but to look at the skies of the future.

Given the context of all I just described, it is when we turn our gaze to the heavens of the future that things start to get really interesting.

“A woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.”

“And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars: And being with child, she cried travailing in birth, and was in pain to be delivered.” – Revelation 12

The author of Revelation clearly indicates that this vision is one of a sign in heaven or in the sky. What do we see in the sky of the near future?

In 2016, an astronomical event begins and will last nine and a half months:

On November 20, 2016, Jupiter (the King planet) enters into the body (womb) of the constellation Virgo (the virgin).   Jupiter, due its retrograde motion, will spend the next 9 ½ months within the womb of Virgo. This length of time corresponds with gestation period of a normal late-term baby.

After 9 ½ months, Jupiter exits out of the womb of Virgo. Upon Jupiter’s exit (birth), on September 23, 2017, we see the constellation Virgo with the sun rise directly behind it (the woman clothed with the sun). At the feet of Virgo, we find the moon. And upon her head we find a crown of twelve stars, formed by the usual nine stars of the constellation Leo with the addition of the planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars.

Unbelievable right?! And as far as I can determine, this is a unique series of events in the history of mankind with a startling degree of concurrence with the vision of Revelation 12.

So what does it mean, if anything? The obvious and truthful answer is that we simply do not know. That said, we are not entirely without possible context.

virgo and hydra 2

The culmination of these astronomical events occurs just 3 weeks before the 100th anniversary of the great miracle of Fatima, in which the sun “danced” (another heavenly sign), an event that was witnessed by many thousands.

In August 1931, Sister Lucy of Fatima was staying with a friend at Rianjo, Spain. There, Our Lord appeared to Sr. Lucy and He complained the requests of His mother had not been heeded saying, “Make it known to My ministers, given that they follow the example of the King of France in delaying the execution of My command, they will follow him into misfortune. It is never too late to have recourse to Jesus and Mary.”

And again in another text, Sr. Lucy quoted Our Lord as saying, “They did not wish to heed My request! … Like the King of France, they will repent of it, and they will do it, but it will be late. Russia will have already spread its errors in the world, provoking wars and persecutions against the Church. The Holy Father will have much to suffer.”

Those references to the King of France are very interesting for our discussion as this is an explicit reference to the requests of the Sacred Heart given through Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque on June 17, 1689 to the King of France. King Louis XIV and his successors failed to heed Our Lord’s request to publicly consecrate France to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. As a result, on June 17, 1789, one hundred years to the day after the request, the National Assembly of the French Revolution rose up and declared itself the government of France and stripped the king of his power. Later, the king lost his head to the revolution.

It is not possible to know the relevance of this 100-year allusion or to know if and when the clock may have started ticking, but it is certainly interesting and relevant in this context. And let’s not forget the vision of Pope Leo XIII.

I must also note that the date the astronomical event begins on 20th November 2016, is the Feast of Christ the King. It is also the very day that Pope Francis’ declared “Year of Mercy”, comes to an end.

So what does all of this mean? Nothing, quite frankly – after all, I could walk out my door tomorrow morning and get struck by lightning or hit by a bus. Coming face-to-face with our creator is a certainty for all of us one day. But all this does make me wonder if following the Year of Mercy in 2016, we will be having the Year of Justice in 2017?

And I haven’t even begun to talk about the 3 days of darkness, or the (so far neither approved or condemned) 10 secrets of Medjugorje yet…

Blessed candles: Check.

Salt and Holy water: Check.

Been to Confession: Check.

Daily Rosary and fasting for the conversion of the world: Check, but I really need to do this one more…

Sources:

2017, Fatima and the End of the World

http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/2127-apocalypse-now-another-great-sign-rises-in-the-heavens

0 thoughts on “2017 – Are you ready?

  1. WOW….
    What a fantastic report. The best I have read to date. All the dates stated confirm Our Blessed Lady’s original message. What are we waiting for? We should be shouting from the roof tops to spread the Word!! Thankyou for reminding us!!!!

  2. I have heard and read about eerily similar predictions from various sources though with slightly different dates. The ‘Warning’ of Garabandal is predicted by a Spanish astronomer to take place on 13/11/2016 during a period of economic chaos, civil wars and wars and the ‘Miracle’ on 13/4/17. The era of mass conversion and peace occurring presumably by the end of Satan’s 100 years which commenced with the last Fatima apparition and the start of the Russian revolution.

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  4. ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING!!!! I had NO idea all of these past situations and events were so intimately, and yet perfectly, woven together to the degree you wrote of, and I sincerely appreciate you putting so much time and effort into the research and writing of this post! Thank you, and may God continue to bless you and your family, Clare! 🙂

  5. 7 ages of the Church from a non Catholic perspective

    1) 32-95AD Ephesus……….“Lost your first love…” Rev 2:4, Heresy enters church: Marcionites, Gnostics, Nicolaitans, Balaamites, etc.
    2) 95-321AD Smyrna………..“Persecuted 10 days…” Rev 2:10 Ten major persecutions under ten Roman Emperors: (1) Domitian (2) Trajan (3) Hadrian (4) Antonius Pius (5) Marcus Arelius (6) Septimus Severus (7) Maximin (8) Decius (9) Valerian (10)Diocletian
    3) 321-450AD Pergamum……“Where Satan’s throne is…” Rev 2:13 Constantine makes Christianity state religion. Church hierarchy begins.
    4) 450-950AD Thyatira………“That Woman Jezebel…” Rev 2:20 Beginning of Mary worship. Idols brought into the churches. Bishops rise to power.
    5) 950-1450AD Sardis…………“But you are dead…” Rev 3:1 Dead Catholic formalism. Bible taken from the people. Persecution of the brethren intensifies.
    6) 1450-1948AD Philadelphia…“You have kept My Word…” Rev 3:8 The Reformation, Protestant churches rise, the Puritan movement, foreign missions founded.
    7) 1948AD-???? Laodicea…….. “You are neither hot nor cold…” Rev 3:15 Lukewarm church of today. Great “so-called works,” but spiritually cool.

  6. 7 ages of the Church from a non Catholic perspective

    1) 32-95AD Ephesus……….“Lost your first love…” Rev 2:4, Heresy enters church: Marcionites, Gnostics, Nicolaitans, Balaamites, etc.
    2) 95-321AD Smyrna………..“Persecuted 10 days…” Rev 2:10 Ten major persecutions under ten Roman Emperors: (1) Domitian (2) Trajan (3) Hadrian (4) Antonius Pius (5) Marcus Arelius (6) Septimus Severus (7) Maximin (8) Decius (9) Valerian (10)Diocletian
    3) 321-450AD Pergamum……“Where Satan’s throne is…” Rev 2:13 Constantine makes Christianity state religion. Church hierarchy begins.
    4) 450-950AD Thyatira………“That Woman Jezebel…” Rev 2:20 Beginning of Mary worship. Idols brought into the churches. Bishops rise to power.
    5) 950-1450AD Sardis…………“But you are dead…” Rev 3:1 Dead Catholic formalism. Bible taken from the people. Persecution of the brethren intensifies.
    6) 1450-1948AD Philadelphia…“You have kept My Word…” Rev 3:8 The Reformation, Protestant churches rise, the Puritan movement, foreign missions founded.
    7) 1948AD-???? Laodicea…….. “You are neither hot nor cold…” Rev 3:15 Lukewarm church of today. Great “so-called works,” but spiritually cool.

  7. You might find this interesting
    When Christianity spread to the Roman Empire the altar of Zeus at Pergamon eventually was abandoned. The Pergamon Altar was a monumental construction built during the reign of King Eumenes II in the first half of the 2nd century BC in Asia Minor. So the throne of Satan literally went into the dust for 2000 years.
    In 1864, a German engineer Carl Humann paid a visit to Pergamum and uncovered the throne of Satan
    In 1871 Germany comes into existence, the 1st pieces are sent back to Germany that same year.
    In 1878, the German engineer began official excavations on the acropolis of Pergamon, that same year anti Semitism begins in Germany
    In 1889 the altar is completed in Berlin and in the same year Hitler is born on Nisan 19 (Shemittah year)
    Nisan 19 is the day Pharaoh tried to wipe out the Israelites at the red sea.
    In 1930 the altar is open up to the public. The throne of Satan is also an altar. Altars demand sacrifice. In the Temple of Solomon the brazen altar was where animal sacrifices were offered up, it was a burnt offering. Yom Kippur was the Day of Atonement for sins where you had the scapegoat offering. The scapegoat was lead into the wilderness with a scarlet cord around its neck and left to die. The altar of Pergamum involved the burning of ashes. The enemy always desecrates and defiles and he turns the holy offering unto God as an unholy offering.
    Each year the Israelites were saved by the sacrifices on that holy altar in Jerusalem on Yom Kippur, so Satan seeks to destroy the Israelites by his unholy offering. In Germany Satan made the Jewish people the scapegoat. The German people put their sins on the Jewish people. Their passports were marked with a scarlet letter J. In the Holy sacrifice of Yom Kippur the sacrifice was led not driven, to the slaughter, the Jews were led in carriages that were normally used for transporting sheep and cattle. The Jews were led like lambs to the slaughter, to the place of sacrifice.
    The word “holocaust” originally derived from the Greek word holokauston, meaning “a whole (holos) burnt (kaustos) sacrificial offering”, The Greeks called the altar of Zeus the altar of holocaust.
    (2 Chron 29:7) In the days of Hezekiah whenever he set about purifying the Temple it says that ‘they did not burn incense or present any burnt offerings to the God of Israel in the ‘holy place’.
    There is a place in Europe called the holy place. Oświęcim (Oz-vee-e-chim) a town in Poland means ‘to sanctify’ or the holy place. In German the word is Auschwitz; so in the 2 languages (Greek and German), the phrase ‘they shall offer burnt offerings’, shall become , they shall offer the holocaust in Auschwitz.
    The Jews were attacked 1st, then everyone else followed. 60 million people were killed, 6 million Jews were the first fruits, they were the tithe offering. The first fruits of the harvest, the first 10% belong to the Lord, so Satan demanded his tithe1st because they were a holy people to the Lord (Deut 7:6) and he was desecrating that which God had called holy.
    Those who serve Satan end up being destroyed themselves. Hitler ends up killing himself, then he commands that his body be burnt, the last burnt offering. Done on 30th April which is called Walpurgis Night. This is the highest day on the Druidic Witch’s or satanic Calendar where human sacrifice is required. On the 16th Oct 1946 the last day of the feast of Tabernacles 10 Nazis were hanged in Nuremberg.
    The altar of burnt offering was a sign or shadow of Calvary, that’s why Satan hates it. It is his defeat.
    Genesis 22 Isaac was offered on Mt Moriah, that place becomes the Temple Mount. God provided the Lamb for the holocaust in the person of Jesus. For the last 2000 years the Jewish people have had no lamb, they have been like sheep without a Shepherd and the enemy is likened unto a wolf. The name Adolf means the wolf.

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  9. You stated that Jupiter stopped on the 25th December in 2BC. There is no evidence that Jesus was born on this date. If you look at what John the Baptist said about Jesus ‘behold the lamb of God ‘, lambs are only born in the spring time. The shepherds were watching over their flocks and the only time the shepherds watch their flocks at night is in the spring time because it is the lambing season and Bethlehem is the place where the lambs were raised for the temple sacrifice.