Hello Fr. A
I have a question to ask you: There is a teaching about the three days of darkness as the starting of the tribulation period. Is this true and where does the Ark of the Covenant come into all this?
Greetings to you, Fr. Edward!
You ask a very great question. Let me see if I can answer it from a prophetical point of view, but tied to Holy Scripture.
The ‘Three days of Darkness’ is derived from private revelations to various Catholic prophets and visionaries. I have included at the end of this a version written by Padre Pio in 1950, some eight years before his death.
On a personal note Our Lord told me that prophecies given on the Three Days of Darkness are accurate. That is all I need to know about their authenticity. The Lord also told me that the retrieval of the Ark of the Covenant was the beginning of the Great Tribulation. He has told many visionaries and prophets that the Three Days… begins the Great Tribulation. Both statements are accurate!
Let me explain:
THE ARK OF THE COVENANT
I compare the recovery of the Ark to the events of Moses going before Pharaoh in Exodus Chapter 4 to Exodus 6 with the many miracles which Moses wrought such as, the serpents, the water into blood, etc. Then starts the first of the plagues in Chapter 7 to Chapter 10 with the ninth plague which was the ‘Darkness’ and the Miracle of the Passover.
The Ark of the Covenant will come out with great power, showing the majesty and power of God exhibited by the people associated with God’s Ark, (as Moses and the miracles with his staff, etc). How many miracles will be performed during the carrying of the Ark? I venture to say, ‘not a few.’
Because the greater majority of people will not accept the miraculous events associated with the Ark, then Almighty God will have no choice but to plunge the whole world into total darkness for three days, thus beginning the Great Tribulation, and such Tribulation will continue with ferocious intensity until the end: “For in those days shall be such tribulations as were not from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, neither shall be. And unless the Lord had shortened the days, no flesh should be saved: but, for the sake of the elect which He has chosen, He has shortened the days” (Mark 13:19,20).
Imagine for a moment the people standing outside Noah’s Ark hammering at the door trying to get in – but the door was shut – and they seeing certain death could not enter! And the flood waters got higher and higher, and the Ark rose higher and higher, and the sinners outside the Ark screamed until their voices were drowned in the Flood. Yet that tribulation which is coming is greater than anything which has happened ‘from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, neither shall be.’ The atomic bombings of Japan are as nothing as compared to what will be. Consider all those plagues happening now at the same time – just terrible to contemplate.
I can add to this if you so desire, taking into account the political scene in the USA and the battle between the Democratic Abortionist Party and the Republican Zionist Party. It is clearly written in the Apocalypse.
As a side note to all of this, there are a few important dates in this year 2017 to remember:
1. It is the 500th anniversary of the heretic Martin Luther posting his 95 ‘thesis’.
2. It is the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Freemasonry Satanic sect in London, England.
3. It is the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of Fatima in Portugal on 13th Oct 1917.
4. It is the 100th anniversary of the Communist Revolution in Russia.
5. It is the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration in which a letter dated 2nd November 1917 from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, expressing the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
6. It is the 70th anniversary of the Plan of Partition in the United Nations General Assembly to partition Palestine and give Israel a homeland therein.
7. It is the 60th anniversary of the founding of the satanic European Union on 25th March 1957. Please note that the satanists choose this date to oppose the Annunciation by the Archangel Gabriel to Mary.
8. It is the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, which was fought from 5th June to 10th June 1967 war between Israel and the Arab States which resulted in Israel’s control of the West bank and Gaza.
9. And this is a question: Was the vision of Pope Leo XIII seeing and hearing Satan shaking his fist at Jesus and demanding that given 100 years he would capture the world? If so, then that would make the Apparitions at Fatima, Portugal from 13 May 1917 to 13 Oct 1917 very significant, and not to be underestimated.
I hope I have somewhat clarified your questions. Should you have any further queries please let me know.
God bless you and your ministry.
THE THREE DAYS OF DARKNESS
Here now is an accurate translation of Padre Pio’s Prophecy, taken from translation of a copy of a personal letter written by Padre Pio addressed to the Commission of Heroldsbach appointed by the Vatican that testifies to the truth and reality of these revelations on the Three Days of Darkness given by Our Lord to Padre Pio, a Capuchin priest who bore the stigmata.
JANUARY 28, 1950
Keep your windows well covered. Do not look out. Light a blessed candle, which will suffice for many days. Pray the Rosary. Read spiritual books. Make acts of Spiritual Communion, also acts of love, which are so pleasing to Us. Pray with outstretched arms, or prostrate on the ground, in order that many souls may be saved. Do not go outside the house. Provide yourself with sufficient food. The powers of nature shall be moved and a rain of fire shall make people tremble with fear. Have courage! I am in the midst of you.
FEBRUARY 7, 1950
Take care of the animals during these days. I am the Creator and Preserver of all animals as well as man. I shall give you a few signs beforehand, at which time you should place more food before them. I will preserve the property of the elect, including the animals, for they shall be in need of sustenance afterwards as well. Let no one go across the yard, even to feed the animals — he who steps outside will perish! Cover your windows carefully. My elect shall not see My wrath. Have confidence in Me, and I will be your protection. Your confidence obliges Me to come to your aid, Padre Pio. The hour of My coming is near! But I will show mercy. A most dreadful punishment will bear witness to the times. My angels, who are to be the executioners of this work, are ready with their pointed swords! They will take special care to annihilate all those who mocked Me and would not believe in My revelations.
Hurricanes of fire will pour forth from the clouds and spread over the entire earth! Storms, bad weather, thunderbolts and earthquakes will cover the earth for two days. An uninterrupted rain of fire will take place! It will begin during a very cold night. All this is to prove that God is the Master of Creation. Those who hope in Me, and believe in My words, have nothing to fear because I will not forsake them, nor those who spread My message.
No harm will come to those who are in the state of grace and who seek My Mother’s protection. That you may be prepared for these visitations, I will give you the following signs and instructions: The night will be very cold. The wind will roar. After a time, thunderbolts will be heard. Lock all the doors and windows. Talk to no one outside the house. Kneel down before a crucifix, be sorry for your sins, and beg My Mother’s protection. Do not look during the earthquake, because the anger of God is holy! Jesus does not want us to behold the anger of God, because God’s anger must be contemplated with fear and trembling.
Those who disregard this advice will be killed instantly. The wind will carry with it poisonous gases which will be diffused over the entire earth. Those who suffer and die innocently will be martyrs and they will be with Me in My Kingdom. Satan will triumph! But after three nights, the earthquake and fire will cease. On the following day the sun will shine again. A feeling of immeasurable gratitude will take possession of those who survive this terrible ordeal – the impending punishment – with which God has visited the earth since creation.
I have chosen souls in other countries too, such as Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, who have received these revelations so that other countries also may be prepared. Pray much during this Holy Year of 1950. Pray the Rosary, but pray it well, so that your prayers may reach Heaven. Soon a more terrible catastrophe shall come upon the entire world, such as never before has been witnessed, a terrible chastisement never before experienced! The war of 1950 shall be the introduction to these things.
How unconcerned men are regarding these things! which shall so soon come upon them, contrary to all expectations. How indifferent they are in preparing themselves for these unheard of events, through which they will have to pass so shortly!
The weight of the Divine balance has reached the earth! The wrath of My Father shall be poured out over the entire world! I am again warning the world through your instrumentality, as I have so often done heretofore.
The sins of men have multiplied beyond measure: Irreverence in Church, sinful pride committed in sham religious activities, lack of true brotherly love, indecency in dress, especially at summer seasons…The world is filled with iniquity.
This catastrophe shall come upon the earth like a flash of lightning at which moment the light of the morning sun shall be replaced by black darkness! No one shall leave the house or look out of a window from that moment on. I Myself shall come amidst thunder and lightning. The wicked shall behold My Divine Heart. There shall be great confusion because of this utter darkness in which the entire earth shall be enveloped, and many, many shall die from fear and despair.
Those who shall fight for My cause shall receive grace from My Divine Heart; and the cry: “WHO IS LIKE UNTO GOD!” shall serve as a means of protection to many. However, many shall burn in the open fields like withered grass! The godless shall be annihilated, so that afterwards the just shall be able to stand afresh.
On the day, as soon as complete darkness has set in, no one shall leave the house or look from out of the window. The darkness shall last a day and a night, followed by another day and a night, and another day – but on the night following, the stars will shine again, and on the next morning the sun shall rise again, and it will be SPRINGTIME!!
In the days of darkness, My elect shall not sleep, as did the disciples in the Garden of Olives. They, shall pray incessantly, and they shall not be disappointed in Me. I shall gather My elect. Hell will believe itself to be in possession of the entire earth, but I shall reclaim it!
Do you, perhaps, think that I would permit My Father to have such terrible chastisements come upon the world, if the world would turn from iniquity to justice? But because of My great love, these afflictions shall be permitted to come upon man. Although many shall curse Me, yet thousands of souls shall be saved through them. No human understanding can fathom the depth of My love!
Pray! Pray! I desire your prayers. My Dear Mother Mary, Saint Joseph, Saint Elizabeth, Saint Conrad, Saint Michael, Saint Peter, the Little Therese, Your Holy Angels, shall be your intercessors. Implore their aid! Be courageous soldiers of Christ! At the return of light, let everyone give thanks to the Holy Trinity for Their protection! The devastation shall be very great! But I, your God, will have purified the earth. I am with you. Have confidence!
(Here ends Padre Pio’s Message from the Lord).