The Three Days of Darkness
It has been reported that the wife of Baptist Preacher Billy Graham once said that if God doesn't do something about the world soon He would have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. I completely agree. Our whole society has been infected with evils that people living only 75 years ago would have thought impossible. Let's look at what has happened to our society in the last 60 years. All the violence of all the previous centuries combined cannot equal the blood shed in this century, particularly during World War II. Hitler alone was responsible for 50,000,000 deaths, 20,000,000 in Russia alone. Because the Ukrainians welcomed the Nazis as liberators from Communism after the war Stalin retaliated and starved approximately 11,000,000 Ukrainians to death. Most of these people were martyred not because they were Nazi sympathizers but because they were Roman Catholics. Mao Tse Tung was responsible for the murder of nearly 50,000,000 of his own people during the "Cultural Revolution" and his Communist take over of China. During World War II Japan was responsible for millions of deaths and their atrocities were so unbelievable that the Nazi death camps pale in comparison. Korea, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Rwanda, South Africa, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Ethiopia, ...the Sudan are just a few other places where violence and death have had their terrible sway. Along with the violence of war the whole world has accepted the horrible scourge of abortion as a human "right" which has claimed nearly 50,000,000 lives a year since the 1960's. In 1972 the U.S. Supreme court made abortion legal and opened the door to the slaughter of millions of innocent babies. The greatest horror is that the 250,000,000 people living in the United States have not had the moral strength or courage to end this abomination. Pornography and smut are no longer hidden in the back rooms of questionable establishments but are now shown on television sets through cable and videotapes in millions of homes throughout the world. The Movie Industry that once produced wholesome and at times inspirational forms of entertainment has now become, in many instances a vehicle for spreading a message that glorifies violence and drug abuse; promotes premarital sex, cursing and blasphemy and disparages Christianity whenever it can. They spread the idea that freedom means license and that there is no morality except in abiding by what is politically correct. Radical homosexuals are slowly and surely infecting our whole society with the perverse doctrine that insists homosexuality is perfectly normal and sometimes even more desirable than heterosexuality. This doctrine is preached in the schools along with contraception, sex education and abortion. Teenage pregnancy has increased hundreds of times in spite of the constant exposure of our young people to "sex education" courses and the "proper" use of contraceptives. Contraceptives are passed out in schools without parent's knowledge or needed permission and a girl can have her child killed in the womb without anyone being the wiser including the child's father. Violence has infected our cities and even small towns. We are literally swimming in a sea of blood from the murders that have taken place throughout our country, not to mention the 1.6 million abortions we commit in the U.S.A. every year. Drug abuse continues to increase especially among our youth. Their self-destructive behavior has taken on new heights and has ended in the ultimate self-destruction of teenage suicide that continues to skyrocket. Sexually transmitted diseases are at pandemic proportions with millions infected with the fatal HIV virus all because the discipline of morality has been rejected in favor of an animalistic search for momentary pleasure. Comfort and pleasure have become the gods of many people. Materialism, luxury and affluence are sought after with ever increasing frequency. Instant gratification is the rule of our society and the motto "if it feels good do it." has been bought by a majority of the people in Western society. In China the self-imposed austerity of atheistic communism has made way for the annihilation of the individual human spirit. The people are so bereft of any kind of moral decency that they have become cannibals, eating the flesh of their own aborted babies in stews they make on kitchen stoves. In the West we have rejected the one true God with the moral code of the Natural Law and have opted for slavery to our own inordinate passions. To avoid suffering we are now running headlong toward the institution of euthanasia and infanticide. And as Government continues to usurp more and more of our God given rights subduing the population with drugs, sex and entertainment we are giving our liberty away for the sake of totalitarian security. And Satanism, occultism, new age paganism and bizarre anti-Christian cults are running amuck throughout our country and the whole earth. These satanic cults have even infected the upper levels of the Church where nuns, priests, & bishops pose as Roman Catholics even though they have long ago renounced our Lord and His Church and embraced the World and the Prince of this World. They are responsible for the destruction of countless souls and the corruption of the innocent under the illusion of representing the Roman Catholic Church. Pedophilia is everywhere and we even have Supreme Court Justices who support lowering the age of sexual consent to 12. This is the world in which we live and it is getting worse by the minute.
The Predictions of the Saints
According to over 200 Saints and Visionaries whose heroic lives have been recognized by the Church we are living in the time about which there have been many prophecies. According to these prophecies the above-mentioned scenario of sin and corruption is to precede a chastisement by God the like of which has not been seen since the time of Noah. Because of the infection of sin and the decadence of society mankind stands upon the precipice of events that will radically change the course of human history. It must be understood that the majority of Saints and visionaries have indicated that this is not the end of the world but will be like a "minor general judgment" rather than the judgment that will occur at the General Resurrection from the dead on the Last Day. This chastisement, which we are about to experience, will end up destroying nearly 3/4 of the human race. The good will die with the evil but the majority of those that are destroyed in this terrifying "Day of the Lord" will be those who, of their own free will, have chosen to do their own will against the will of God and who in turn have influenced others to do so as well. All those who have followed the spirit of Antichrist, rampant throughout the world, will be destroyed in the coming conflagration. What exactly can we expect and how can we protect ourselves? The following is a description of what will precede the coming chastisement, a description of the chastisement itself and finally how we can protect ourselves, our families and our property from destruction.
Will We Know It's Coming?
In Fatima Our Lady told the children during the July apparition that before the Second World War there would be a sign given as a warning for the faithful. "The war (World War I) is going to end, but if people do not stop offending God another and worse one will break out during the reign of Pius XI. When you see a night illuminated by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign that God is giving you that He is about to punish the world for its crimes by means of war, famine, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father." Our Lady is as merciful as always. So it came about that on January 25th 1938 a strange and unknown light filled the sky of Europe as far north as Finland and as far south as the Sahara Desert. It was seen as far west as New York and as Far East as Moscow. The sky looked as if it were on fire even with the noise of "burning brush". There has been no phenomenon like it before or since. The scientists in their desperation to have an explanation for this strange light called it an "Aurora Borealis". But an aurora does not make people think the end of the world was coming yet that is exactly the way it seemed that night from dusk ‘til dawn. It was in 1938, soon after this "night of terror", that Hitler's tanks moved into Austria and the beginnings of the Second World War were made manifest. I believe that God will in some way warn those of us who await the day of His wrath in order that we may somehow prepare ourselves for the events that will change our lives, and the lives of all those who survive, forever.
It is said in the Sacred Scriptures that the day of the Lord will spring upon the majority of mankind like a trap that snaps shut when triggered. Also He compares the destruction to come as it was in the days of Noah. "...They were eating and drinking, marrying and being given in marriage all the way up until Noah entered the ark, and flood came and destroyed them all. So shall it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.... You also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour." (Luke 17:26-28)
So we must not presume that God will be merciful to us as he was to those before World War II. Of all the people who witnessed that event, how many ever really understood that this was "the great sign" given by God. I doubt if there was more than a handful. We however, have been told and Jesus says as long as we are not too concerned with the cares and pleasures of this world we will see the signs that will warn us. All we can do is pray for God to show us as He chose to show us before.
The Days of Darkness
The Saints have predicted many different events that are to occur at the end of the twentieth century. For instance Blessed Ann Katherine Emmeric (A Stigmatic Nun in Westphalia, Germany) in 1820 said: "I saw Satan released and given a great deal of power 40-60 years before the year 2000." If that isn't an accurate picture of the way things have been since World War II I don't know what is. Different other Saints and Visionaries have seen cosmic events such as a comet hitting the earth. This, according to the many predictions, would ignite earth's atmosphere causing fire to "fall from the sky" and devour whole sections of the planet. The collision would cause massive earthquakes and tidal waves. The smoke from the fires and the dust from the impact would blot out the sun and the world would be in darkness for 3 days. It says in Scripture that God will directly intervene to save the "Elect" and shorten the time of tribulation.
"And unless those days had been shortened, no living creature would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened." (Mt. 24:22)
This is how this event is described in the Sacred Scriptures:
"And the first angel sounded the trumpet and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood and this was cast upon the earth; and a third part of the earth was burnt up, and a third part of the trees and a third part of the green grass was burnt up.
And a second angel sounded the trumpet and a great mountain burning with fire was cast into sea and a third part of the sea became blood, and a third of the creatures living in the sea died and a third of the ships were destroyed.
And the third angel sounded his trumpet and there fell from heaven a great star, burning like a torch and it fell upon a third of the rivers and the beginning of rivers that caused the waters to become bitter and many people died from drinking the waters. The name of the star is called Wormwood. (It is interesting to note that the Russian name for Wormwood is Chernobyl.)
And the fourth angel sounded the trumpet and a third part of the sun was smitten, and a third part of the moon and a third part of the stars that they might be darkened for three days and three nights."
"But immediately after those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. (Mt. 24:29)
There is also an interesting statement Jesus makes that is recorded in the Gospel according to Luke. He says:
"And there will be signs in the sun and the moon and the stars, and upon earth distress of nations bewildered by the roaring of the sea and waves; men fainting for fear in expectation of the things that are coming on the world; for the powers of heaven will be shaken." (Luke 21:25-26)
The following is a synthesis of the prophecies given about the coming Three Days of Darkness and the resulting chastisement.
The night before 3 days there will be a tremendous natural upheaval. It will be a night of bitter cold temperatures. There will be lightning and thunder so violent that many people will think the end of the world has come. There may even be earthquakes in various places.
The next day will begin as any other day. The sun will rise and everything will seem fine. Then suddenly, around mid-morning in the U.S., the light of the sun will begin to quickly diminish. It will seem strange because it will not be like clouds at first but rather like a "steel disk" covering the sun or a sudden eclipse. The darkness will occur very quickly and within a minute's time everything will become pitch black. All light from any artificial source will be extinguished. It will be impossible to see your hand in front of your face. The darkness will be so intense that it will actually be "felt". People will be forced to stay exactly where they are. Cars and transportation vehicles will lose all power. Aircraft will fall from the skies. There will be no electricity.
Soon after the darkness falls there will be violent thunder and flashes of lightening the likes of which have never been seen or heard. Men will die of fright and people will scream for the protection of the hills and mountains. This thunder will be a very real manifestation of the voice of God and all men will know it.
After the darkness has covered the earth the air will be filled with pestilence. It will be as if the gates of Hell are opened and from the abyss will come millions of demons. They will fill the very air with their shrieks and the terrible screams of the damned. These demons will be allowed to roam the earth for the three days killing and dragging to hell the unbelievers and the souls of the wicked. They especially will attack the enemies of the Church both those which are hidden and those who are obvious.
Fire shall rain down from heaven destroying vast sections of the earth. The good will die with the wicked. Those who are outside shall be consumed except by a special protection from God. Animals will also suffer and die. However, God will preserve many from harm.
There will be earthquakes and devastating storms. Whether or not this is caused by the comet or Asteroid that will hit the earth, some other natural phenomena or a purely supernatural reason it will devastate large areas of the earth. It is said that the very foundations of the earth will be shaken. Whatever the cause we know that the primary cause will come from God's wrath and justice for the sins and abominations of mankind.
There will be several phenomena that will indicate that the darkness and devastation are directly from the hand of God. First, the darkness will not be natural. Secondly, there will be a direct knowledge from God concerning our individual responsibility for sin. This will be an interior infusion of knowledge to every human being, to those who are about to die, and to those who will live through the chastisement.
The Golden Age of the Church
After the three days the sun will rise and the earth will be cleansed and renewed. Those who survive the long night of terror will have been rejuvenated. Russia, China, England and the United States will be completely converted to the Catholic Faith. The sick and the handicapped will have been healed and physically renewed. A new era of peace, love and faith will dawn on the world. This will be the age of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At Fatima she told about this time and called it the Triumph of Her Immaculate Heart. The sign of the Cross will be see in the sky and Christ will reign on earth through the Church for a long period of time. And this will fulfill the words of the prophet Isaiah:
"Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; the calf and the young lion shall browse together with a little child to lead them. The cow and the bear shall be neighbors, together their young shall rest; the lion shall eat hay like the ox. The baby shall play by the cobra's den; the child shall lay his hand on the adder’s lair. There shall be no harm or ruin on all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord, as water covers the sea."
"No longer shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not round out his full lifetime; He dies a mere youth who reaches but a hundred years, and he who fails at a hundred shall be thought accursed... They shall not toil in vain, nor beget children for sudden destruction; for a race blessed by the Lord are they and their offspring."
(Isaiah 65: 20-23)
How to Prepare for the 3 Days and Its Aftermath
Those who wear the Brown Scapular, pray the rosary and go to confession frequently will receive a special protection from God through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As she protected the priests and people in Hiroshima when the bomb dropped that had devotion to her so shall she do for us? It is your faith and your clinging to the Lord that will save you when the calamity comes. Pray the 91st Psalm.
Get inside as soon as you see the darkness falling. You will know when it is happening. It will be obvious. Put your holy water, blessed candles, matches, rosary and spiritual reading books in a place you can find even in the pitch darkness. It is wise to have a crucifix and other images of Jesus, Mary and the Saints throughout your home. Place a scapular in a prominent place on the wall or above the door in the room in which you will be staying. You must be in a state of sanctifying grace in order to light the candle. Therefore you should always be prepared spiritually. It is said that the 3 days will happen in the Springtime.
DO NOT LOOK OUTSIDE when the darkness comes! Close the curtains and immediately light your Blessed Candle. Those who look out and see the wrath of God will drop dead on the spot. Take your example from the wife of Lot who looked back at the destruction of Sodom and was turned into a pillar of salt.
Immediately after the 3 days there is going to be a lot of clean up. A remnant of the people will be sparse but the bodies of the dead will be numerous. They will have to be buried quickly. Therefore, it may be a good idea to learn how to use a tractor. It most probably will be necessary to bury vast numbers of bodies before they begin to decay and spread disease and pestilence. The period immediately following the 3 days will be a very difficult one. Those who survive will go through a period of mourning their dead and of trying to rebuild their lives. Food will be scarce so it is important that you store enough food to last several weeks at least. This should include water.
We do not know what technology will be left but most men will return to a simpler agrarian form of life. This too will be difficult. There will be a terrible famine following the devastation of the Chastisement. Therefore, prepare yourselves, physically, mentally, spiritually and practically for this eventuality. God will save us but we must be willing to do our part. Just remember that those who survive this tribulation will live to see the Church flourish. The whole world will become Catholic. There will be one flock, guided by one shepherd, sharing one faith and one Eucharist. But we must first go through the cleansing of the crucifixion before we can rise to a new life in the resurrection.
There is much more to say but because of space I am limited. There are many good books available on this subject. Here are the titles of just a few: The Three Day's Darkness, by Fr. Albert J. Herbert; Prophecies, the Chastisement and Purification, by Fr. Albert J. Herbert; Catholic Prophecy, Yves Dupont.
In the final analysis, I must concede that the above scenario I have presented is merely speculation based on the numerous prophetic messages that have come down to us through the ages. Some things are specific but we can never know "...the day or the hour" so to say with absolute certainty that the above scenario will happen as I have described would be, to say the least presumptuous. Suffice it to say that I leave everything in the hands of the authority of the Church and submit to its caution regarding private revelation. Nonetheless, it is better to be safe than sorry and prepare for the worse. Remember; do not grow weary of waiting like the foolish virgins in the gospel story. They fell asleep and were caught off-guard when the Bridegroom finally arrived. St. Michael the Archangel, Pray for us. =
To say this scenario will take place exactly as I have described it would be, to say the least presumptuous. Suffice it to say that I leave everything to the final judgment of the Church and of History. Whatever happens I pray that God will show us the light and change the face of the earth for His glory and our sanctification.