The purpose of this document is to clarify to our many readers what is meant by: "May those who have Eyes, See; and those who have Ears, Hear." or similar/equivalent statements that we frequently use. We beg the forgiveness of those who have been confused by such statements while at the same time acknowledge our forgetfulness that most Roman Catholics have very little knowledge of the Holy Word of God as manifested through the Holy Scriptures - most specifically, through the Holy Gospels.
We take this opportunity to praise H.H. Leo XIII and his Providentissimus Deus - On the Study of Holy Scripture [18 November 1893] wherein he encouraged Catholics to become conversant with the Holy Scriptures.
Before entering into this matter in full, remember: If you don't see all yet, do not be terribly concerned. "Seeing" is process that develops at a rate determined by God, a rate quite unique for each soul already marked from all Eternity to be counted amongst those who will Have Eyes to See and Ears to Hear
Our Lord Jesus Christ clearly used the "Eyes to See and Ears to Hear" terminology frequently and we will quote such Gospel passages in the DETAILS section of this document. First, however, we wish to give additional dimension to such terminology so that Our Lord's Words may be better assimilated.
When Divine Illumination is granted to mankind it will be received as follows:
(a) Clearly seen by those who truly belong to God (even though they may not be aware of it yet) and who God deems ready to understand it and spiritually profit from it.
(b) Not clearly seen by those whom God does not deem quite ready yet to assimilate such Illumination. In time, these individuals, which belong to two categories, will see the Light.
(i) Category No. 1 will see the Light eventually under the normal process of conversion;
(ii) Category No. 2 will see the Light only when God allows (1) Enough pain to be brought upon them so that they finally "snap into attention", so to speak.
(c) Not seen - now or ever - by those who do not belong to God - and never will.
Following is what Our Lord Jesus Christ stated, through the Holy Gospels, about this subject matter:
Matthew 13:11-13 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.Therefore - who does See and/or Hear and its timing is not for miguel de Portugal - or no one! - to determine. That is the sole provenance of God and we must be most careful in revealing such information "lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them." and we would then be answerable to God for such transgression.
Luke 8:9-10 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
Mark 4:11-12 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all
these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
John 16:12-14 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. How be it when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
EXPLANATION - THROUGH EXAMPLE
There is a young - mid thirties - businessman from the US, whom we shall call Kirk, whose wife, whom we shall call Katherine, is a physician. They both love the "sea related" outdoors and are very active in it. From his initial contact with us on January 2004 we quote:
I am grateful to God that I have found your site. I began my personal journey with the Lord in September 2003, and have had my spiritual eyes opened. I ... do not know why I have been chosen to see the things that I do. I have lucid dreams, and see the spiritual war manifested in every-day life.
I do not attend Church and do not know where I belong, but I believe with all my heart and soul that the only safe course during the upcoming events is the path following God. I am listening and watching, as the events are nearer than most believe.
In another one-to-one communication he clearly stated to m de P: "I have never been churched." Which means that his life has evolved outside - at the margin of - organized religion.
Yet... he Heard and Saw without coercion, psychological blackmail or any other trick utilized by certain groups within organized religion to gain adepts. He actually Heard and Saw so clearly that he recently felt compelled to share his vision with the members of his family and with his close friends; and share he did in a most constructive way, and we quote him: "Do I want you to take MY word for what I am about to tell you? NO! I want you to do your own research... my hope is only to be a catalyst."
Although he certainly is not the first one with such background to See and Hear, he did such an exemplary work of sharing that, with his permission and after only changing names, deleting city and business names and deleting the single mention of a page in our Domain, we are sharing with our world wide readership his entire unedited letter. We do so for two purposes:
(a) To graphically show that it is God, not man, Who decides who Sees and Hears and to what extent - formal religious formation not being a requirement. (Thanks be to God! since the Christian Evangelization Program has been a complete failure.) ; and
(b) Encourage those who may read it to do the same as Kirk did with his family and friends. You are welcome to "lift" from his letter any and all sections, as you see fit, and utilize them within your own communication
Kirk's letter follows:
Dear Friends and Family,
Wow! What a year... I hope that everyone is doing well. I know that I am not consistent in keeping in touch with you, and I am sorry about that. As many of you know, we relocated here to [city name deleted] back in June of this past year and after, oh, about 9 months now, our roots here are pretty deep. This town is absolutely amazing! Katherine absolutely loves her job at the hospital and my business has taken flight in a tremendous way. We are both super busy, but I felt it necessary to sit down and write a letter to our friends and family concerning a few things...
This letter will probably not be easy for most of you, so before going further, I ask that you take the time to truly consider the content, and not just skim this through.
People are known by the cloaks that they wear, often only baring the soul to a select few... the time has come for me to remove my cloak and stand naked before you. If you are receiving this letter, it is because I value my relationship with you and it would be a detriment to me that I kept these thoughts to myself, and I want a clear conscience. I am placing this subject matter on the table.
I am not a very "religious" man, and I am ignorant when it comes to the "institutional" Church's teachings. Do I want you to take MY word for what I am about to tell you? NO! I want you to do your own research... my hope is only to be a catalyst.
In a nutshell, I am asking you to consider the "big" picture of things as they appear today. About two years ago I experienced a series of events that changed the way that I see the natural world. God called me and (thankfully) I listened. (...if you want to know the sequence of events and how God called me, let me know and I will tell you in a separate letter.) In recent months, God has called some of you in other, often more dramatic ways than my own "wake-up call". In retrospect, I can see that God has had His Hand on my life long before I realized it, and His Hand is and has been on yours as well. After my epiphanies, I began to do some research into the "big picture" of things and what I learned was very disturbing, yet exciting as well. Everything that you are about to read is as a result of private communion between myself and The Lord, and what He has allowed me to learn using the guide-posts and revelations that He placed in my path.
To the main point of this letter... I believe that we have entered into the last days of an era, called by some "...The End Of These Times". The wording is important - I am not speaking of "the end of the world"!
Some of you know of what I am writing, or maybe just had a mere feeling, and to some of you this may be a completely foreign matter. Whatever the case, God has compelled me to open the doors for you and at least explain things from my perspective.
I have found that "modern-day" prophets DO exist, although VERY few and far between. To deny this reality would be to say that "prophets of old" (such as Isaiah, or John, or even Jesus Himself) never really existed either. I am no prophet. Much like when Jesus first walked the earth, there were "forerunners" that came before him. (John the Baptist was one). Their job was to "prepare the way" and "make His paths straight" before Christ's arrival. The same pattern holds true today, hence, the true "prophets" of today. It takes providence and a close walk with God to decipher the "truth" from the minutia. Modern day prophets are generally anonymous voices in wilderness, seeking absolutely no recognition, money, fame, or other material gain as they work tirelessly for God and NOT for man.
Please consider this: the "end of these times" prophecies spoken of in the Bible WILL NOT HAPPEN in such a way that they are obvious to everyone... (think about it, they CANNOT be so obvious that they could be avoided, so that they would not be fulfilled according to scripture... ) Deception will be the method by which Satan is allowed to operate. ("Rapture" believers, beware!) Just as every Old Testament prophecy came to pass (and not necessarily in the way the people of that time interpreted them), the prophecy for this age will come to pass as well (...and filled in unexpected ways once again). Even as we speak, the deceitful snares of Satan are being laid out, and it is a minefield. Your ability to listen to God and seek His Will is the only way that you will be able to navigate safely through "the end
of this age". It will NOT be easy.
I believe that there must first be a "trigger" event, or great upheaval in order to precipitate the "end of these times". How this is manifested is up in the air, but consider this possibility: the socio-political condition of the world today ripe for a nuclear war (for example: N Korea, China, Iran, and Syria... Russian nuke sales to many of these countries... and the professed hatred of the U.S. by many nations). Even on NBC Nightly News last week a pundit stated "only a fool would not see what is coming after reviewing the current state of international affairs".
Additionally, there are many "natural" disasters that we have been amply warned about by scientists, all of which are at God's disposal much as was the tsunami that recently struck Asia. There are many options available to God as to how prophecy is fulfilled. I believe that the severity of the event will have to be such that all of the pieces of the puzzle are rearranged and the world population will allow governments of the world to make the changes necessary to fulfill prophecies. This is important to remember: Absolutely nothing happens unless God wills it or allows it. Even Satan must serve God.
As I have had my eyes "opened" over the last 2 years, here is a brief roadmap of my thoughts and the "why now?" question:
If you were to review, as I have, the events of the last 50 years, it would probably unnerve you to see how much authority has been usurped by government. Let me start with a basic truth... God's greatest gift to mankind, "Freedom" or "Free-Will", is inherently chaotic and by it's very nature creates dependency on a higher authority than ourselves. Satan has long sought to fill the position of this"higher authority" and remove this Divine endowment from mankind. Is this not happening RIGHT NOW??
As I see it, people are willing to live in total submission to government authority to achieve "security" in their life. We have been BRAINWASHED into accepting governmental authority over our lives in exchange for security, material gain, status, or welfare (which includes "disability", "entitlement", and "cradle to grave care" programs). By creating dependency on a system of his own design, Satan will ultimately manifest himself in human form (the AntiChrist) and assume the role of a "compassionate leader" and the head of the Church. (*see note at bottom) I believe that the condition of the current governments of the world buttress my opinion that most humans would rather live in the peaceful tranquility of socialism/communism than the FREEDOM (inalienable rights & personal responsibility) bestowed upon us by God Himself!
Today, political correctness has literally become law and almost all immoral behavior is accepted due to the graying of the delineation of what is Holy and Evil. (mental reprogramming??) Think about this for a moment... the COMPLETE ORCHESTRATION of events this century, with Satan as the conductor, leading to this VERY moment in time is MIND BOGGLING!! I often liken the orchestration to a waltz... each and every step is planned, executed, and leads to the next step. The world population has been systematically lulled into this (false) sense of "SECURITY" (a word I have grown to loathe!) and corralled into the political/economic system where it is very difficult to function outside of it.
The only REAL security is God... but God has been effectively removed little by little as the godless (via government) have tightened their grip on the world. 75% of the world population are willing slaves to the elitist powers that govern them. Administrations abroad promulgate "peace & security" while simultaneously selling weapons and technology to rogue nations enriching their personal financial status (and systematically darkening the days yet to come). As The Lord has demonstrated, there is a plethora of choices at his discretion as to how the "end of these times" will be allowed to happen, but one must remember also that Satan will be allowed "free reign" and will have options as well. This is a war, make no mistake about it... a spiritual war... played out here... on earth... right now (...the genuine "BIG PICTURE").
God has shown us the pattern of events to take place using parables and signs, but parables and signs require FAITH to interpret them correctly. To assist us in The Faith, besides His own instructions in our minds, there are legitimate resources (and "forerunners") beyond the realm of the institutionalized church that have been established by God to be used as guideposts in our journeys. Jesus said "May those with eyes, see... and may those with ears, hear" I have become very aware of this in the last year and it has become supremely important to me that I be able to see and hear what He tells me.
The "intangible" aspect of my life has finally trumped the "tangible". One cannot place, as I have in the past, their faith in man to solve the worldly problems of today. PRAYER is the only "panacea" and the only hope! The "end of these times" prophecies are being fulfilled according to God's Divine Plan... I can see it, and I believe that major events to take place are imminent. As the "Book Of Life" fills with names, Satan will become increasingly powerful culminating in his "Free Reign" as prophesied in Revelations. The stage is being set right now. Time is extremely short... unless humanity drastically reverses course back to God.
I found this quote and feel it sums it all up very well: "Only a man-made, and God allowed, cataclysm of global proportions would force society to stop and take stock of how far off the right path it has deviated. Isn't it always a catastrophe or crisis that unites a family, a town, a nation? However, that is the most dangerous time since the masses will be aimlessly seeking for "that one leader" that will pull the world out of chaos." - unknown author. I cannot begin to list all of the resources that God has allowed me to use. It will be different for each of you. Start with the Bible... then move to wherever God Wills you to. Much of what you will find will be in parable... and this is important as your Faith is the key to unlocking them. If you truly seek God, He will lead you as He has with me.
Each of you is in my prayers. I hope that you will converse with me after reading this and contemplating the message. I assure you, it was very difficult for me to write this to you.
My only intention is to make you think about this... it is not my will, but His Will that I seek.
Please do not look at this letter as the "sky is falling" scenario... it is anything but that. I do not believe that anyone should alter their lifestyle, just pay attention to the "big picture" as I have tried to present it. If I were to have had a visceral reaction to what I have been shown, I would not have struggled through the tremendous amount of red tape and opened the doors to our new business, [business name deleted] Katherine and I have spent the last 8 months building a business here in [city name deleted] that caters to the marine community. I specialize in making boats "self sufficient", a business that, if I am correct, will be a good way to live in the future.
I remain simply your friend and family member,
* note re: AntiChrist
The AntiChrist will probably be a Roman Catholic Pope... this is just a guess on my part, but it fits prophecy. Remember what happened after our "wake-up call" on September 11, 2000? People prayed and sought God in great numbers, even I went down to the Catholic Church in Key West and prayed at the Grotto for those murdered and their families on that day. It didn't last long, unfortunately. This type of conversion will take place again, I am sure... especially as events begin to unfold and people once again seek God by turning to the Church amidst the turmoil. I can think of no better place for the AntiChrist to arise and operate from than the Papacy when this occurs.
One more note about this... as the world is rebuilt and systems brought back online, a new financial system will come into being. This new "currency" will not be the cash that we have always used... probably something electronic like a RFID microchip under your skin, or a RFID tag card... beware of this as it will become more than just a means to "buy and sell". We are being systematically acclimated to this technology right now as a way to prevent "I.D. theft" and "protecting" our pets. If you want to know more, let me know and I will expand on what I have learned on this in another letter.
A couple of interesting facts:
Pope John Paul is supposedly the last true Pope, according to some prophets.
The Mayan Calendar, which has been correct for thousands of years, ends on December 21, 2012.
Funding for the Hubbell Space Telescope is ceasing. Does anyone know why?
...there are many more interesting "facts" to ponder... "may those who have eyes, see".
(1) Enough pain to be brought upon them so that they finally "snap into attention"
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