Prophecy about upcoming upheaval in America

From NaturalNews (also posted on some other websites, like End of the American Dream and The Most Important News):

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-07-05-pastors-prophetic-vision-sees-un-troops-on-the-streets-of-america-this-year-with-entire-cities-destroyed-and-an-economic-collapse-that-leads-to-millions-dead.html

Pastor’s prophetic vision sees UN troops on the streets of America THIS YEAR, with entire cities destroyed and an economic collapse that plunges the nation into CHAOS

Pastor Dana Coverstone has been shown several prophetic dreams over the last seven months or so, and the visions he saw for the Spring and Summer of this year have already come true. Now, he has gone public with details about his dream visions for the remainder of this year, and if his descriptions are anywhere close to being accurate, the situation doesn’t look good.

We’ve posted his must-see video and partial transcript below.

Pastor Dana Coverstone appears to be a very humble pastor and does not claim to be any sort of prophet. He was initially reluctant to share these dreams / visions, but after so much of what he was shown began to come true, he felt a Christian obligation to share his message with the world. He has been shocked and overwhelmed by the response to this video, and he explains that he had no idea this message would resonate with so many people. We send our prayers and blessings to Pastor Coverstone for his courage in sharing this message and having the courage to transmit this message from God to those who will listen.

Coming to America: Financial collapse, UN troops in the streets and Washington D.C. burning

Some of the more notable passages from his explanation include scenes of a financial collapse, United Nations troops in the streets of America, military round-ups of U.S. citizens, the collapse of U.S. cities and mass death.

Many of our readers will note these visions are entirely consistent with other predictions and projections that we’ve shared based on intelligence sources. I’ve personally warned about financial collapse since 2008, and I’ve interviewed people like Dave Hodges who have consistently warned about the planned UN military invasion of the United States of America.

Here’s the partial transcript from Pastor Coverstone, followed by his video so you can watch the full message for yourself:

The minute the finger underlined November three times instead of tapping it, I saw a fist ball up and it hit the calendar.

And literally, the calendar exploded into the wall, the numbers seem that they were 3d and they were falling everywhere.

There was a cloud of chaos that started in there. The next thing I saw was I saw I saw armed protesters. I saw fighting in the streets, I saw people pummeling one another.  I saw businesses shuttered and shut up.

I saw schools close. I saw school rooms with cobwebs hanging in them and like things like papers falling off the wall and posters…  like no one had been in them for months.

I saw banks.  Bank buildings with the roof being taken off.  It looked almost that alien abduction because money was flying through the roof into some type of like a vacuum cleaner.  It sounds kind of strange, but I was watching wealth, just being taken. I saw politicians in back rooms, making deals with people. Patting people on the back and laughing and smiling and smirking.

I saw monuments.  I saw Washington DC, burning. I saw Washington DC blazing. I saw fires, everywhere. I saw people being rounded up. I saw Chinese and Russian soldiers on the ground.  The Russian soldiers would tell the Chinese soldiers to go “pick up these people”…” secure this quadrant”….” secure this area”…  I saw blue helmets of the UN.  I saw a military things taking place. I also saw no sign of President Trump. I saw no sign of leadership in Washington DC.

The vultures that I had seen were like gargoyles.  They were 10 feet off the ground…. 10 to 15 feet off the ground.  They were just attacking people mercilessly. I saw people hiding in their homes and garages. I saw churches, being burned, I saw homes, being burned.

I saw absolute chaos.  The fist punch on the November of 2020 is what got my attention. Then I heard the words again. ” Brace yourself, Brace yourself. Brace yourself.”

…We’re going to see major things with the elections.

We’re going to see major chaos in our country.

We’re going to see troops in our cities.

We’re going to see the protests get even worse,

We’re going to see buildings burn.

We’re going to see which can only lead to civil war in this country.

Get prepared for total collapse

The upshot of this powerful warning message is that every person who wishes to survive the coming chaos must be fully prepared. As Pastor Coverstone says in his video:

First of all, you need to be preparing food.

Make sure you’ve got alternative forms of currency like silver or gold or whatever.

I believe you need to have an ample supply of both guns and ammunition. That’s not just the Second Amendment fan of me coming out, that is the things that we’re seeing.  They are talking about defunding the police. That means one thing … you’re on your own a lot of areas.

I also believe you need to be praying like you never prayed before.

Indeed, we are all praying for America, and that liberty might survive.

What intelligence sources tell me will happen

Interestingly, these prophetic visions may not indicate the collapse of America. Rather, according to intelligence sources that recently briefed me on key events which will unfold this year, the riots and fires will occur because Trump has already secured victory in the November elections. And the lunatic Left will set off a terror-laced temper tantrum after Trump wins the election.

Trump’s people have already thwarted the Democrats’ effort to steal the elections via vote-by-mail, and the DNC is on track to such self-destruction that I’m told the DNC will disband in 2021, after the devastating loss to Trump. Yes, the Democrat party will be no more, after having destroyed any last shred of its own credibility by pushing for riots, race wars and violence across U.S. cities.

Once Trump wins the election, the radical Left will try its last ditch revolution effort, which will include mass riots, the burning of cities and the bombing of government buildings. That’s what Pastor Coverstone is likely seeing. But those efforts by left-wing terrorists will fail, and America will restore law and order under Trump’s second term.

A financial collapse is coming, but according to sources that have briefed me, there’s actually an effort under way by Trump’s people to gut the fiat currency banking system and replace it with an honest money system during a “financial reset” that will restore the power of real economic mobility (and savings) to the people.

In other words, America is about to undergo a tremendous upheaval that will indeed see many cities burning and many people dying, but out of that collapse will come a resurgence of law and order, honest money and the destruction of the deep state traitors who tried to destroy America (but failed). There will also be a huge backlash against Democrats and the radical Left, which will see Antifa, Black Lives Matter and terror-supporting members of Congress like AOC discredited for a generation or more.

Between now and the day all that happens, however, expect every insane attack on America that you can imagine, from domestic terrorism, bombs, dirty bombs, cyber hacking and maybe even small tactical nuclear weapons targeting U.S. cities. At this point, anything is possible since the globalists and the deep state traitors know if they don’t defeat Trump now, he will completely expose and eliminate them in his second term.

Notice that G. Maxwell has already been arrested and charged? Notice how the pedophile rings are being exposed and dismantled, depriving the Democrats of one of their top funding sources? Notice how Big Tech is totally freaking out to the point that YouTube even magically restored my “TheHealthRanger” account that they banned two years ago? They are doing these things because they know the hammer is coming, and that hammer (a combination of the William Barr DOJ and Trump’s people) will soon see the tech giants charged with conspiracies to commit criminal election rigging and fraud.

Things are about to change dramatically, folks. We will all get through this, but there’s going to be a lot of chaos and destruction by the Democrats and the deranged Leftists before we achieve victory for liberty and our future as Americans.

Stay tuned… there’s much more yet to come.

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The drama of Q1 2020

Time for another life update:

  • I was accepted as senior research engineer in Institute of Infocomm Research (I2R),  Singapore’s government research lab in Cyber Security department. It is just about the time when corona virus about to spread worldwide. The confirmation letter come just around mid-Feb although the interview has been done since Mid-December. It is a long and anxious wait for me, especially since my wife is pregnant and scheduled to deliver on end of Feb. My team leader has revealed to me that they are actually hesitant to make decision to hire me because one of my reference does not give me very good assessment (Chinese professor I complained in my previous post) but PhD advisor gave a good feedback. But then, because the interview proceed very smoothly, he gave me the benefit of the doubt as he thought the Chinese professor may have been too strict. In fact, he said he will prefer me to be fully available staff instead of doing part-time PhD.
  •  Immediately, after I received offer letter in the email, I told NUS administrator to quit my PhD. Vice Dean actually wanted to interview me before exit confirmation but that time I was in Jakarta as my wife is about to deliver. However, I was told by school administrator that I declared my withdrawal when the semester already started so I need to pay school fee for that semester in full -.-. Previously, I was employed as university research assistant and hence they gave me very good subsidy (I pay only S$ 1900 per semester). But now, my contract has expired and I need to pay S$ 6500. Obviously, due to need to handle difficult pregnancy for my wife, I was almost penniless and unable to pay the bill. After explaining the situation, the administrator allowed me to defer the payment (I have not paid my school fee even until now….). I survived the job market, but not without scratch.
  • My son was born on 21 Feb 2020 at Hermina Bekasi Hospital. I was initially anxious since my wife has a very difficult pregnancy and she need to go for assisted delivery (cesarean). However, I am grateful that he born without any abnormality. I am also thankful that although a bit late, we are still allowed to take a flight back to Indonesia on mid of December. I am actually waiting if I can secure another grant or job so that we do not need to go back to Jakarta for child delivery. Because the offer letter and the paperwork process took really long time, at that time I knew it is unlikely she can deliver in Singapore. However, because of this corona virus, my wife is unable to return to Singapore and under indefinite no pay leave. Her company has tried to apply two times, but the permit to return was not given. I returned to Singapore with all of my family, including my parents, my wife, and my son are in Jakarta.
  • My mom need to undergo foot surgery during my time in Jakarta. As I told before, her ankle was badly damaged because of bus accident 25 years ago. Now, because of the friction she encountered when wearing shoes to attend some wedding event, her ankle was infected and the flesh was exposed. The wound will not recover because of dead cells and need to go for surgery. Here I just dodged the bullet of joblessness, but already require to pay for parent’s medical cost and child delivery at the same time…..
  • A really lonely and boring life for past 3 months of lockdown due to corona virus, especially if you live alone. My new job is mostly not too demanding (at least for now). One positive thing is that I learned to cook various dishes myself….(not very complicated one, mostly just vegetables…). Luckily, we have FF VII remake released this spring and it was awesome on story quality and gameplay (I do not know the mechanism in details but it seemed interesting). In this sense, I was lucky that my family is still in Jakarta so I have the opportunity to do this leisure stuff….

So, that is all for Q1 2020….what a drama….

I did not regret to drop my PhD, at least for now. To become parent, is the more joyful experience.  Thank you God for every moment and experience. And for the providence, so I can still support my family.

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A woman just learned that becoming breadwinner is not a heaven…

As old proverb always said: Experience is the best teacher and Grass is always greener on other sides. It took a hardship for self-declared feminist to acknowledge that it is not that easy to have a job and managing chore….and then being laid off because of corona virus…

From: https://www.rt.com/op-ed/488473-unemployed-woman-man-pandemic/

My old job made me think of that Russian saying: “I’m both a horse and a bull, I’m both a woman and a man.” It’s been stressful losing my work, but it’s also a relief to not have to appropriate both male & female roles anymore

Just to be clear right off the bat, I consider myself a feminist. I believe women should have all of the same rights that men do, and I personally prefer having a career over dedicating my life to keeping house and raising children (not that there’s anything wrong with that). But I’ve also often felt like today’s feminism makes it seem like being a man in the traditional sense is “better” than being a woman, and I have long believed that “being a man” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

So, here is the person who just discovered that water is wet, the earth is round. Being told by New World Order that every humans are interchangeable and their gender does not matter. 

I thought about this more than ever in the months leading up to the pandemic. I was working grueling hours at my editor job, under constant and enormous pressure and saddled with some substantial new financial responsibilities. I was always either sending emails or talking to bank managers, or paying bills or yelling at Verizon Wireless on the phone, or remorsefully telling someone I really couldn’t make it to dinner by seven. Most of the solace I received came from the glass of whiskey that I usually drank – alone – at the end of the day.

And imagine if to be sole breadwinner, knowing that your family depends on your paycheck! That is what the men usually do for the entire history…

“I was so worried about turning into my mother that I never considered turning into my father,” I joked to my friends.

I kept thinking of that Russian saying: “I’m both a horse and a bull, I’m both a woman and a man.” It seems to have originated after the Russian Revolution, when women were, on paper, made equal to men – which, in practice, just meant they now had to work and take on domestic duties. Sound familiar? Research has consistently shown that women in America still do more housework than their male counterparts, even if both parties work full-time jobs. I see those studies and wonder how modern-day women have managed to fall into the same ‘egalitarian’ trap as my Russian foremothers

And somebody need to enlighten her than men on average work longer hours in office, that’s why they have less time and energy for housework…and men-dominated profession (finance, IT, engineering) is far more competitive than neutral or feminine profession.

Back in the fall, I would sometimes hear my parents argue about who was doing “more” – my father, who had to work and pay the bills; or my mother, who did all of the housework. I wanted to get up and scream, “I’m doing BOTH alone. And it’s really f**king hard sometimes.” Not that I would say “f**king” around my mom because god knows it’s “unladylike.”

She just realized that masculine traits not only positive, but negative as well…

Because, even if you’re working like a man, it’s still important to be a “lady.” Many of my friends complain that their bosses still expect them to spend the hour that it takes a woman to look “presentable” for work while paying them less than a man. They complain that the men get away with behavior they would never be able to pull. They complain that they’re expected to work overtime but get treated like a child that’s asking for ice cream money when they try to negotiate a raise. Sometimes, it doesn’t even feel like you’re both a woman and a man. Sometimes, it feels like you’re neither.

Who will pay the same for people that spending lesser time in office, plus the maternity leave….it is only big companies with backing of money printing central bank and government backed affirmative action can have this nonsense….

I often use that horse and bull saying to explain why today’s Russian women are often not only feminine, but ultra-feminine. After years of working in factories in ‘kerchiefs, it’s understandable that women would have relished the ability to celebrate their beauty and sexuality again. People make it seem like it’s all about attracting a man, but it’s not.

Not only factory workers, but rare earth miner, oil driller, garbage collector, frontline soldier, and so on….not sure if putting your life on line for better family future will be appeal for most women…

I used to love getting dolled up, hearing my heels click against the sidewalk and feeling my curls bounce around my shoulders as I walked. I used to love to put on a long silk nightgown and saunter around my apartment, indulging in my own feeling of fabulousness. It might sound silly, and it is, but it’s also what we talk about when we discuss the importance of self-love.

In my months of feeling like the ultimate male stereotype, that became impossible. Due to exhaustion and time constraints, I stopped wearing makeup or heels, only ordered takeout, let my apartment turn into a disaster zone, did nothing but keep my dog alive, and just generally let myself go. I would catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror sometimes and wonder when the fresh-faced woman I once was had turned into such an old baba.

My similarly ambitious friends felt the same way. While having drinks on a pier in early March, I told a friend of mine in the media that I had worked so hard to avoid just marrying a rich man and mooching over him for the rest of my life, but I was starting to feel like that was the better deal.  My friend, looking just as haggard and worn-out as I was, nodded vigorously and said, “Maybe moms really do always know best.” We were only half-joking.

Job loss because of Covid-19 has, according to the latest reports from the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, affected women more than men. That’s… not great, and perhaps just one more indicator of how far we are from true equality in the workplace. But as one of the many women who lost their job in April, I have to say that, as stressful and depressing as it’s been, it’s also been comparatively liberating.

Yeah, equality in misery. Good luck with that. I wish that lion has a trunk and elephant has a claw…I am confused of what is so exciting about office work with so many intricacies and instabilities. And a lot of times, you need to deal with ethical issues as well…

Granted, I’m lucky I’m in an industry that, while low-paying, allows me to work from home. And I worry every day about how I’m going to make my rent. But I also finally have time to take on traditionally feminine roles as well. I can cook a meal for myself, let my maternal instinct take over with my dog, give the apartment a deep clean. It is, if nothing else, a reminder that housework – when done diligently – truly is a full-time job.

This is why I hate globalism. Every people need to work outside their hometown to pay rent or else taking housing loan to maintain the roof over their head. It is a literal slavery. This is not 1960, lady…this is 2020… 

I can do an online yoga class every evening, without being interrupted by harried Slack messages asking where I am and what I’m doing. I can put on makeup and a long silk nightgown for no-one but me. I can open up the windows and put fresh flowers into a vase on the sill. It might not be much, but it feels like freedom.

She just discovered like most of the brainwashed sheep that Jubilee Year is freedom…Congratulation!

Seriously, though….this madness of “getting good grade -> getting six digit figures -> getting own property” need to stop…we need more people to stay relax to save environment. Luckily, coronavirus helped for that….

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Coronavirus and the end of times

I have previously talked about cyclical and linear history and how the various types of utopianism actually fell short on existing reality on our times. Current unprecedented crisis (synchronized global economic collapse) created a lot of speculation about the world will go into end. The divine revelation, some scriptural meditation, and reasoning dictated that it is actually not the case.

Of course, we have various passages in Scripture that indicated that the world will be thrown into fire, or that God will come in His glory to punish and cast all the evildoers into hell and establish reality free of evil (New Heaven and New Earth). I do not dispute any of those passages. But the thing I am questioning is that the necessity that the entire activities of our entire planet will be stopped forever and leaving only heaven as the sole place the surviving human race will be located.

I find that this belief is problematic for some reasons. Firstly, this either fell into linear regressive (things getting worse over time) or progressive history (things getting better over time), which is not the truth based on history, experience and Scripture. Even during the great apocalypse of Noah’s time (which left humanity with just eight people), God still let the earth to be repopulated. I found that the very appealing motivation for believers buying into linear history is that they are the last generation and therefore, they will not taste the death. I admitted myself that I once fell for this idea. But this is nonsense as even Noah and his family theoretically can just be lifted by God to heaven and yet God still chose to let them inhabit the earth. And also, throughout the Scripture (especially in Old Testament), the reference to the end of days/day of the Lord/judgment day and so on is always accompanied by the God’s promise to restore the people and the land to the original good state if the people repent. In another word, degradation is not permanent.

And then, people will say – if there is no need of the end of history, then why did it has a beginning? The believers assume that that Adam is created by God as first human. If there is a first human – then should not there will be the last one? This is actually a great question, but there is actually debate throughout history whether Adam is indeed the first human and many Christians in the past believed it is not…(see this). Of course, another compelling motivation to believe that is that all your pastors also said that – how can they are not? Their jobs are depending on it! When did the last time your pastor say interesting thing? I find most of my thoughts about life, ranging from sovereignty of God, free will, problem of evil, end of times, open theism, illuminati and new world order, fiat currency, feminism, usury, and existence of continuous mystical revelation until now from my own investigation. The mainstream evangelical church will hardly ever discuss any of these things (since they are divisive issues and could cause loss of faith among weak believers).

Second reason is the scriptural passage of Isaiah 45:18 said that God formed the earth to be inhabited. The belief during end of days is that the earth will be totally destroyed, no living being will survive, and God will leave it that way – it contradicts this passage. For this is also contradicting our worship for Creator God. How come we worship the creator who is finite (only creating limited number of creatures within certain limited amount of times)? if we confessed that the God is eternal, then surely what He did will continuously be performed again and again without end. And what He has created (the earth) will be intact. That is also believers should strive to fulfill the mandate of ‘fruitful and multiply’ (Genesis 1: 28).

Thirdly, because the earth is needed as a place of trial before the final destination of soul. For the heaven is the place of peace and rest and but that depends on the its inhabitants. It requires the inhabitants are continuously holy and if the new soul is created and choose the way of evil, it will make heaven not peaceful anymore. Therefore, God decreed that the new soul will be born in separate and temporary realm. Without this separate realm, you have two possibilities – either heaven is not perfect, since new evil souls will corrupt heaven, or God will make so that no new soul will be created. The last possibility is not possible if you believe Him as Eternal Creator (see second reason). The purpose for Earth as place of trial is also reason why God made the Earth as temporary (with aging, decay and death) as it limits both the amount of time for both good and the evil people to influence the world.

Fourth, if the world will be destroyed permanently eventually, I failed to find reason how do you even have the motivation to do anything other than evangelism and prayer? If everything will be destroyed eventually, why do you even develop civilization? Why study to the college? Why do you need to build cities and structures? Why do you even multiply? Everything will be destroyed eventually and hence it will demotivate us to do things in our life with excellence on this earth. We will live and work as just required but there is no motivation to do more.

Of course, everything that being said here is personal reasoning affirmed with existing divine revelation (TLIG), scriptural passage and personal contemplation. There could be some wrong details in the reasoning but in general, it is better than just blindly receiving what mainstream religion or secular academic people said to you. Time will tell if I am wrong, that this is really the end of history. Unfortunately, I will not be around to tell that…

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Coronavirus and spiritual warfare

From LifeSiteNews:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/priests-reveal-how-coronavirus-crisis-has-unleashed-intense-demonic-activity

Priests reveal how coronavirus crisis has unleashed ‘intense demonic activity’

April 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A malevolent force kept by my side when I was dying in a hospital room in 2009. Repeatedly, though, Fr. William Spacek chose to walk into the lengthening shadows of my neuro-ICU room. As many as three times a day, the hospital chaplain held the Eucharist above my head. He told my wife demonic forces had come into my room.

I used to see my daughter Gabby caught up in the ceiling tiles, drowning in a shallow flowing stream of water. When I attempted to save her and found that I couldn’t move due to my restrained arms (tied to my bedside by nurses), I was mocked by revolting forms that had taken up hallucinogenic real estate in the undulating tiles. I vividly recall, in particular, one gyrating multi-headed demon sweeping his translucent hand toward my drowning daughter, taunting,“What of it? Gonna save her or what?”

My brain aneurysm caused intense headaches, which negated sound sleep. When I did fall asleep, demons entered. I remember one dream (I remember many) that seemed as true-to-life as the blooming tree outside my window right now. My son Sean and I were at a carnival when he began to choke on something lodged in his throat. When I tried to dislodge it, a revolting creature swung a metal pipe into the back of my head. Each time I rose from the pavement, he swung, full-force, and sent me to the ground. I watched Sean choke to death on the ground in front of me, and a chorus of demons began to roar riotous Hallelujahs.

When six months later I returned to the hospital to thank Fr. Spacek for his resolute care, I asked about the oppression in my room. “Demons were there. I could sense it right when I walked into your room,” he said. “I’ve looked into the face of Satan. I know how he operates.”

Satan’s work

Satan’s work does seem to have a primitive simplicity: he divides a soul from God and works to destroy it through his duplicity. And when the soul is in its most vulnerable state, the scale and ferocity of his work seems to intensify.

So when a few weeks ago because of health concerns bishops began to shutter American churches like a piecemeal extinguishing of Tenebrae candles, I began considering the Evil One, whose cackle these days, one might imagine, barks as grotesquely as the chorus on that Good Friday morning: “Crucify him!.”

I started to consider the black talon of Satan’s pointer finger, and where it was directing his demons now that reception of the Eucharist has mostly vanished and absolution of sin seems harder to receive than riding a bicycle to the moon.

I recalled what one of the world’s leading exorcists told me a few years ago when he began to travel to American seminaries throughout the 1980s.

“I began to see the seminary as the sick womb of Holy Mother Church,” said 93-year-old Monsignor John Esseff, renowned for his ability to read souls. “Priests became deformed in the belly of the Church – or if you were a well-intentioned and good seminarian, you were going to be aborted. The guys who were real, they would just be aborted.”

“I saw it is demonic. It was easy to piece together – when you’re anti-Eucharist, anti-Mary, and anti-prayer, you’re of the demonic.”

‘Oppression is everywhere now’

Two weeks ago, I began to offer fasts and rosaries for those holy priests who’d survived harrowing or dry seminary experiences – because I suspected that the talon was pointed directly at them today.

St. Padre Pio and St. John Vianney recognized as they went about their Ripken-esque spiritual work of unburdening souls in the confessional, that undesired visits from demons were likely in their bedroom later that night. For years they were brutalized – until the harassing chorus knew to depart; they came to understand the war was unwinnable. As mediators and spiritual fathers in the supernatural order of grace, Pio and Vianney relied on their demonic attacks to intensify their own fasting, prayer and attentiveness to souls. So the demons, powerless, left and never returned.

But Pio and Vianney are paragons. I wondered about my priest friends. I suspected they were under attack within these lonely days.

These are priests who commit to praying their Office, making a daily Holy hour and praying a daily rosary. These priests, also I knew, embraced forms of mortification/s each day to help anchor themselves and their flock to God. Though sixteen-hour spiritual workdays have become customary, they don’t resemble burnt-out Branch Davidian cult members or emaciated bands of wilderness hermits. Not one of them smells of incense or points his nose to the sky like a self-sanctified Marie Antoinette. These priests seem to be the happiest men in the world because of their untiring pursuit of holiness within themselves and their flock.

I picked up the phone yesterday and called some of these priests. I asked a single question:

“Are you under attack?”

“Yes. Really, the oppression is everywhere now,” said the first priest I spoke with. He’d just driven 140 miles round-trip for the second time in a week to gather 300 cases of bread (1,200 loaves) to distribute to the poor.

“From my first Holy Hour to my videotaped Masses, to trying to reach my parishioners in on-line retreats and talks; oppressions seem to always be there. They’ve been very strong,” he said. “It’s the voice of condescension. It’s become extremely tiring. It’s most tiring during [virtual] talks; everything becomes slow and difficult. It’s more exhausting than the Masses.

“Here’s just one example of how the Evil One works – I celebrated three Masses on the Feast of the Annunciation because everything kept shutting off. The video wasn’t working. This has never happened.

“The spiritual lifelines out there have been cut off, so the demons are going to attack the lifelines [priests] who still remain in the spiritual battle. It’s physically and mentally exhausting because doubts creep in and you think – ‘Is all this stuff I’m putting out there even landing, or is it just a waste?’ You think, ‘What’s the point?’ I’m not a priest to be in front of a camera. What’s even landing to help the folks?’

“But I know Our Lady is protecting me throughout all of this. So the spiritual work is protected. That’s really helped me.”

I called another priest.

“A great heaviness has entered into my priesthood. This time has been the biggest test of my priesthood, and I guess of my life,” said the priest, known for his cheerfulness, work ethic and devotion to Our Lady. “I do think the Evil One is hitting the priests hardest now. His number one tool is his spirit of discouragement. His M.O. is to make it seem like we’re accomplishing nothing as a priest. Why pray? Why sit by the window [for outdoor confessions] when no one comes. Why make another [senseless] video on the need for prayer during COVID-19 when no one watches? It’s like his voice says, ‘You’re worthless now as a priest – you’re detached from your people, and they aren’t praying or paying attention anyway’.

“But I know it’s a big lie and it’s the voice of the devil. And when the oppression really comes, I just keep going back to the tabernacle, where everything becomes clear. I am a mediator between God and man, My prayers, Holy Hours and spiritual work must be exercised now. The work of a mediator is a beautiful offering in this dry period because not only does it give me something to offer my parishioners – the rosary, visits to Blessed Sacrament, the reading of scripture, fasting – but everything I do now becomes essential in this spiritually dry period.

“During these dry times, in a sense, I need to become even more active, With my folks cut off, I need to be in the trenches for them now. And the Christ that lives in me puts me in this battle. This is a time for a priest to shine. He shines because he fights the oppression against himself and against the parishioners that he’s become separated from.”

I phoned an exorcist in Washington D.C. I asked if demonic activity had increased since the Eucharist had been held back and many church doors had been locked.

“Exorcists and those gifted individuals with insights into the spiritual realm have seen more intense demonic activity now. There has been a definite uptick,” he said, “Satan’s taken advantage of this crisis to meet his own ends, It seems demons have been given a free hand now.”

I called a layperson active in the deliverance ministry, who wished to remain anonymous.

“The intensity of the suffering has increased. It’s the spirit and voice of condescension that speaks loudly now,” the individual said. “At the same time, the call to prayer is like a tsunami now. I feel like I don’t need to sleep. I just want to pray throughout the night – this seems to be the same experience of the priests I’ve been working with.

“There is a ferocity and intensity about what they are seeing now in the spiritual realm.”

When I was dying in my hospital room, at the most vulnerable point in my life, I felt the same way.

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