Based on a statement made by Pope Benedict XVI suggesting that world peace and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary may take place 100 years after the 1917 approved apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, a Catholic priest from Texas is projecting that a 2017 global peace experience will be preceded by the predicted three and half years of Antichrist rule which would start in perhaps mid-2013.
“In a homily on May 13, 2010 the Pope, before a half a million of the faithful, expressed a wish that was actually quite spectacular when he said: ‘May the seven years which separates us from the centenary (of the apparitions 1917 – 2017) hasten the fulfillment of the prophecy of the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, to the glory of the Most Holy Trinity,’” the priest quoted.
“Now, the ‘triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary’ will not occur until the beginning of the ‘Era of Peace’ predicted by Our lady at Fatima.
“However, we know that before the triumph of Our Lady, there must first come the Reign of the Antichrist for three and a half years, as has been prophesied by the Prophet Daniel 12:7 ‘It should be for a year, two years, and a half-year: when the power of the destroyer of the holy people was brought to an end.’”
The priest then performed the simple calculation that the 3 1/2 years of Antichrist tribulation subtracted from the year of triumph, 2017, equals a point in time identified as mid-2013 which may be the beginning of the 42-month period of spiritual darkness and global terror.
The Texas priest has some interesting insight regarding the coming of Christ.
“The Pope also added: ‘Whereas people had previously spoken only of a twofold coming of Christ – one in Bethlehem and again at the end of the world – Saint Bernard of Clairvau(x) spoke also of an intermediate coming, thanks to which Christ periodically renews His intervention in history.’
“So we may conclude that the risen Christ may well return for the Era of Peace as the true Prince of Peace, together with His glorified Queen Mother, the Queen of Peace,” the priest concluded.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church foresees two important characteristics of the Antichrist (1) he will be a false messiah and (2) his message will be a false messianism replacing worship of God with worship of man.
“The persecution (of the Church) that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the ‘mystery of iniquity’ in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostacy from the truth.
“The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh,” Catechism of the Catholic Church, message 675.
Apparently, we are in the final preparations of the grand opening of this much anticipated cosmic drama. The curtain could go up as early as mid-2013. The main character, a messiah to some and a destroyer to others, will allegedly be on stage for three and a half years giving a performance so reprehensible that he will be condemned to hell forever.
Then, the Queen of Peace along with her Son, the Prince of Peace, will draw down the final curtain on this Greek and rest of mankind tragedy writing a new script revealing the predestined role of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in human events and ushering in a New Earth, a New Heaven and a New Jerusalem.
Hope you can make the show.