“Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go, pour out the seven bowls of God’s wrath on the earth.”
I look forward to the events of Revelation a lot like Woody Allen’s quip about death, “I’m not afraid of it, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”
Frankly, I’m not sure I could live through the trauma of 9/11 for years. Sure, lots of us Gentiles will turn to Christ followed by the greatest Jewish revival of all time. But oh the deception. St. Paul refers to it as the “strong delusion” of the Antichrist. Evil personified in a man.
The Church will go through the valley of the shadow of death and will remain until Christ returns and defeats evil with the power of His word.
Why hasn’t God pulled the trigger? Mercy.
One of history’s great mystics, Faustina wrote this about the 2nd coming in her diary: The Lord told her to tell SEVEN these things about His return:
- Speak to the world about My mercy … It is a sign for the end times. After it will come the Day of Justice.
- While there is still time, let them have recourse to the fountain of My mercy. (Diary 848)
- Tell souls about this great mercy of Mine, because the awful day, the day of My justice, is near. (Diary 965).
- I am prolonging the time of mercy for the sake of sinners. But woe to them if they do not recognize this time of My visitation. (Diary 1160)
- Before the Day of Justice, I am sending the Day of Mercy. (Diary 1588)
- You have to speak to the world about His great mercy and prepare the world for the Second Coming of Him who will come, not as a merciful Savior, but as a just Judge. Oh how terrible is that day! Determined is the day of justice, the day of divine wrath. The angels tremble before it. Speak to souls about this great mercy while it is still the time for granting mercy. (Diary 635).
- He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of My justice. (Diary 1146).
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
II Peter 3