"And I saw, when he had opened the sixth seal, and behold there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair: and the whole moon became as blood: And the stars from heaven fell upon the earth, as the fig tree casteth its green figs when it is shaken by a great wind: And the heaven departed as a book folded up: and every mountain, and the islands were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the princes, and tribunes, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of mountains: And they say to the mountains and the rocks: Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of their wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?"
Revelations 6: 12-17
What is the Illumination?
The Illumination of Conscience will be a profound moment of decision for mankind, a final warning to all of humanity. Mystics and visionaries have described it as a “judgment in miniature”, a moment where every man, woman, and child will see their soul as God sees it. This Illumination, often referred to as “The Warning”, will be a last chance for the world to change its course and return back to its creator.
The English Jesuit and 16th century martyr, St. Edmund Campion, spoke of “a great day that would reveal all men’s consciences,” a coming “day of enlightenment”. He exclaimed it be a day in which God will supernaturally illuminate the conscience of every man, woman, and child on earth. Each person would momentarily see the state of their soul through God’s eyes and realize the truth of His existence.
Scripture refers to it in the opening of the 6th seal where an event occurs that is so grand that every person on earth attempts to hide from the phenomenon they are witnessing, but to no avail. Every man, woman and child would recognize Jesus as the true Son of God, and almost all will repent… at least for a little while anyway.
As Seen by Modern Visionaries
One of the most famous saints that had received messages in regards to the coming warning for the world was Saint Faustina. In the 1920s, Jesus said the following to her:
Maria Esperanza had also referred to the warning numerous times: —Ibid, P. 37
But, possibly the most famous words of warning about the coming Illumination was given to 4 little children in the rugged little village of Garabandal.
The Messages of Garabandal
Situated in the Cantabrian Mountains of northwest Spain lies San Sebastian de Garabandal, a tiny village of about 300 people. For centuries the people of this humble and remote village have gathered together daily for the recitation of the rosary and litanies of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was here that on the evening of June 18, 1961, the Archangel Michael appeared to four young girls: Conchita Gonzalez (age twelve), Jacinta Gonzalez (age twelve), Mari Cruz Gonzalez (age eleven), none of whom are closely related, and Mari Loli Mazon (age twelve). He made eight silent appearances during the following twelve days. Then, on July 1, the angel finally spoke to announce that on the following day the Blessed Virgin Mary would appear to them as Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
They described Our Lady as a beautiful young woman about eighteen years of age. She wore a white dress with a blue mantle and a brown scapular on her right arm. On her head she wore a crown of twelve stars. Her hair was deep brown and parted in the center. Her face was oval with a fine nose. The girls said, "No other woman looks like her or sounds like her." Over the next four years she would appear more than 2,000 times. By the end of the apparitions, 4 primary prophecies were given in regards to events that will affect the entire world:
This warning, which will be experienced everywhere and by everyone on earth, is meant to give mankind the chance to amend their lives, to correct the conscience of the world, and prepare us for the great Miracle.
The Great Miracle
Our Lady promised that a great miracle showing God's manifestation of His Love will take place at the grove of nine pines trees overlooking the village. It will occur on a Thursday evening at 8:30 pm on or between the eighth and the sixteenth of March, April or May. The miracle will coincide with a rare and important event in the Church and on the feast day of a young martyr of the Eucharist. The sick present at the Miracle will be cured, sinners converted, and the incredulous will believe.
The Permanent Sign
After the miracle, a permanent sign will remain forever at the pines. The sign will be something never before seen upon the earth. It can be photographed and televised, but not touched and science will never be able to explain it.
If, by this point, mankind does not heed Our Lady’s call to conversion, then God will have no choice but to send a chastisement.
God's Final Warning
The first event will be a world-wide warning from God. Conchita wrote in a letter on January 1, 1965: "Our Lady said that a warning would be given to the entire world before the miracle in order that the world might amend itself. It will come directly from God and be visible throughout the entire world."
Conchita wrote on June 2, 1965: "The warning, like the chastisement, is a fearful thing for the good as well as the wicked. It will draw the good closer to God and warn the wicked that the end of times is coming. These are the last warnings." Conchita explained that the warning is a purification to prepare us for the miracle. She believes that after they occur, we will be near the end of times. Each person on earth will have an interior experience of how he or she stands in the light of God's Justice."
Jacinta had said: "The warning is something that is first seen in the air, everywhere in the world and immediately is transmitted into the interior of our souls. It will last for a very little time, but it will seem a very long time because of its effect within us. It will be for the good of our souls, in order to see in ourselves our conscience... the good that we have failed to do, and the bad that we have done. Then we will feel a great love towards our heavenly Parents and ask forgiveness for all our offenses. The warning is for everybody because God wants our salvation. The warning is for us to draw closer to Him and to increase our faith. Therefore, one should prepare for that day, but not await it with fear. God does not send things for the sake of fear but rather with justice and love. He does it for the good of all His children so they might enjoy eternal happiness and not be lost."
October 22, 1965: In reply to a Spanish woman’s question whether the warning might be a comet that was approaching the earth, Conchita said: "I don't know what a comet is. If it is something that depends on man's will, I answer--no. If it is something that God will do, it is quite possible." When the woman expressed fear and asked Conchita to pray for her, the latter replied: "Oh, yes, the warning will be very fearful, a thousand times worse than earthquakes." To an inquiry concerning the nature of the warning, Conchita answered: "It will be like fire. It will not burn our flesh, but we will feel it bodily and interiorly." She added, "We shall comment on this later. All nations and all persons will experience it in the same way. No one will escape it. Even the non-believers themselves will experience the fear of God. Even if you hide in your room and close the blinds, you will not escape it. You will feel and see it just the same." And again, "Yes, it is true. The Blessed Virgin gave me the name of the phenomenon. It begins with an ‘A’ but she did not tell me to reveal it to anyone."
As the lady again expressed her fear, Conchita added: "Oh, but after the warning, you will love the good Lord very much." Conchita added an interesting observation: "Although it is taking time to come, it will not be late. God's time is always the appropriate time."
When Will the Warning Occur?
Now if you are reading this before the warning has occurred, then you may be asking the same question many of us are asking… when? Fortunately Conchita herself had given us some information as to when to expect the warning to occur during an interview she had with Albrecht Weber, the German author of ‘Garabandal—Der Zeigefinger Gottes’ (Garabandal—The Finger of God):
Conchita: "When communism comes again everything will happen."
Author: "What do you mean by comes again?"Conchita: "Yes, when it newly comes again," she replied.
Author: "Does that mean that communism will go away before that?"Conchita: "I don't know," she said in reply, "the Blessed Virgin simply said 'when communism comes again'."
Keep in mind that this conversation was in 1965, in the middle of the Cold War. Communism threatened the entire world, and shown no sign of ever being stopped. At the time no one could believe that 20 years later Communism would lose its stranglehold on the USSR. Unfortunately, this ‘defeat’ of Communism would only be short lived.
In the years following the bloodless coup that signaled the end of the Iron Curtain, the world gradually fell asleep in a false sense of security. The west had become drunk on consumerism and decadence. Time and propaganda began to erase people’s memories as to why they were free, and how easy it is to lose that freedom. People became complacent in their duties of protecting their own freedoms, and never realizing that Communism had not vanished but had instead took on a new and more cunning form, Liberal Socialism.
Socialism: The Trojan Horse
Socialism has become a rampant plague upon our generation, and most do not even recognize it. Socialism creeps into a nation slowly over time as if a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It corrupts and divides, pitting people and classes against each other: black against white, rich against poor, Mexicans against Americans. It does this by using the very life-blood of a free nation against itself, the redistribution of its wealth and resources.
Socialism seeks to create a Super Welfare-State (aka: a Nanny-State) where the state takes over all responsibilities that belong to the individual while implementing eugenics and population control. It does this with precise deception, offering money, healthcare, and resources taken from tax payers to those who the ruling party wishes to target. But, this is not done for the sake of love or charity, but is instead used as a means of control where the citizen eventually becomes completely dependent on the state to survive. Dependent citizens will rarely bite the hand, or party, that feeds them. And as socialism progresses, it eventually gives rise to an even greater tyrant, Fascism.
Fascism seeks to organize a nation according to corporatist perspectives, values, and systems, including the political system and the economy itself. Through the use of lobbyists, corporations will often buy off politicians by paying for part of their election campaigns. In return, they often will get new laws passed that will unfairly benefit them. This can be seen more recently by the passing of Obama-care Health Reform, which was written by the health insurance industry themselves, and the passing of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, S510.This bill, though titled to sound like ‘Food Safety’, has nothing to do with safety but instead is written to ensure that the big food and seed industries have absolutely no opposition. It outlaws home gardens, canning and preserving your own food, and sharing with neighbors, thus ensuring that the population will never be self-dependent, but will always be dependent on the government and big business for everything. As in other communist nations, all family farms will eventually be taken over by companies such as Monsanto and Perdue, who will be unaffected since the laws will only be ‘selectively’ enforced to ensure the elimination of competition.
For communism to take hold, efforts will also be made to centralize power to a select few. For example, in the U.S. dictatorship is becoming more apparent as we begin to see the rise of Czars. These unelected officials are part of the executive branch and can bypass Congress itself, acting as if dictators for the “Commander in Chief”. They can claim executive power if they are asked to testify before congress, and do not have to answer questions to either Congress or the American people. As of January, 2011, the Czar count in the U.S. varied from 32 to 45 (with 7 more planned), such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Border and Terror Czars, and the FDA and Drug Czars. Together this Army of Czars oversees billions of US tax dollars and answer to no one. The President no longer has to go before Congress to get approval to spend anymore, he just appoints another Czar to bypass Congress and they do as they are instructed. This is how regulation, power and control come together and are necessary steps when changing a nation from Capitalist to Communist. Is there any doubt that the totalitarian communist agenda has indeed returned and is being enforced upon all the nations of the free world?
Why is God sending a Final Warning?
Saint Paul, when asked about the last days, spoke of our current generation:
“Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times. Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness, traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God: having an appearance indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid. For of these sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with divers desires: ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth.” (II Timothy 3: 1-7)
Furthermore, as Pope Paul observed, men seem to have lost the sense of sin. Mankind has fallen so far from its creator that nothing short of Divine intervention can open men’s eyes and reform their hearts. The Illumination will be this needed intervention, a correction of the collective conscience of mankind that will be understood by everyone as coming from God.