WAYNE'S OCTOBER COLUMN
WE ARE LIVING IN THE TIME OF EVIL
By Wayne Weible
Without a doubt, Blessed Mary of Medjugorje is warning us in the September 25, 2014, monthly message given at Medjugorje that Satan wants to destroy us by stealing our peace. This message gives full endorsement to the fact that we are living in the time of evil as never before. It is a time of troubled peace.
Listen: Dear children, pray for my intentions, because Satan wants to destroy my plan, which I have here and to steal your peace. Therefore, little children, pray, pray, pray that God can act through each of you. May your hearts be open to God’s will. I love you and bless you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call.
Start with Medjugorje, the greatest and most important apparitions in Marian history. Here, in this tiny isolated little village, God chooses to send the Mother of Jesus to lead the children to the one true peace in the glory of heaven. Satan, who has been in Medjugorje even before Our Lady made her first appearance or gave her initial message, is the master of un-peace. He was there sixteen hours before the first appearance of the Gospa, awaiting her coming; and, he was responsible for a horrendous rain and lightening storm, which caused a fire that destroyed the local post office. So fierce was the storm that many of the older villagers were convinced it was the end of the world.
Why was Satan there before Mary? Simple: He does not want us to find the goodness of God and the promises of eternal life—all of which brings us into true peace. He promises the shallow gifts of wealth, fame and beauty as opposed to the full of grace salvation as offered by Jesus. Yes, the devil, Satan, Beelzebub or however he is known, thinks he has won. He is more active now than at any other time in the history of the world.
Pay close attention to the selected words of the message that follows from a wonderful priest from Canada by the name of Father Johnston. It is an email sent to our office that summarily displays the desperate situation of a world gone wrong. How does a group or nation or individual kill in a wanton way in the name of a religion? Hear what this email has to say in this selected part:
I have received these two emails from our missionary friends, one yesterday and one this morning. I just wanted to pass it on so that as many people as possible can pray specifically for our brothers and sisters. Much love and blessings.
This is so sad... A friend just got a text message from her brother asking her to shower him and his parish in prayer. He is part of a mission and ISIS has taken over the town they are in today. He said ISIS is systematically going house to house to all the Christians and asking the children to denounce Jesus. He said so far not one child has. And so far all have consequently been killed. But, not the parents.
The UN has withdrawn and the missionaries are (there) on their own. They are determined to stick it out for the sake of the families - even if it means their own deaths. He is very afraid, has no idea how to even begin ministering to these families who have seen their children martyred. Yet he says he knows God has called him for some reason to be his voice and hands at this place at this time. Even so, he is begging prayers for his courage to live out his vocation in such dire circumstances. And, like the children, accept martyrdom if he is called to do so. She asked me to ask everyone we know to please pray for them. These brave parents instilled such a fervent faith in their children that they chose martyrdom. Please surround them in their loss with your prayers for hope and perseverance.
Can we imagine our country being invaded by such inherent evil? It may be coming if we do not listen carefully and then react to the messages Our Lady is giving us at Medjugorje. Do not think we are invincible based on our past. This nation is filled with a sense of fear like it has not experienced in decades, all due to a general lack of trust in God. We do not pray in the good times; we wait for disaster or trauma such as the attack of September 11, 2001. Directly after the horror of the terrorist attack, people flocked to churches and places of worship. Sales of books on religion soared. I know from personal experience. There is no time to wait for a national attack. It is time for prayer now. It is time for prayer as never before.
Here is a selected part of the second email from the same person:
This came this morning... Just a few minutes ago I received the following text message on my phone from Sean Malone who leads Crisis Relief International (CRI). We then spoke briefly on the phone and I assured him that we would share this urgent prayer need with all of our contacts. “We lost the city of Queragosh (Qaraqosh). It fell to ISIS and they are beheading children systematically. This is the city we have been smuggling food too. ISIS has pushed back Peshmerga (Kurdish forces) and is within 10 minutes of where our CRI team is working. Thousands more fled into the city of Erbil last night. The UN evacuated its staff in Erbil. Our team is unmoved and will stay. Prayer cover needed! Please pray sincerely for the deliverance of the people of Northern Iraq from the terrible advancement of ISIS and its extreme Islamic goals for mass conversion or death for Christians across this region. May I plead with you not to ignore this email.
Desperation. Yet, a willingness to die as a martyr for God. This is true faith in a loving, peaceful God—not a god that needs the slaying of the innocents, as these lost souls of Satan who commit this evil seem to believe.
Such stories give all the reason needed to listen carefully to the Mother of God as she is sent by a compassionate God who lost His only begotten Son in the same, senseless manner. I am reminded at this time of great need of one of the most powerful messages Mary has given us at Medjugorje: With prayer and fasting, one can stop wars; one can alter the laws of nature . . .
The grace, peace and love of Jesus are with each of us.