A Time of Preparation, Teaching and Learning of God’s Plan

By John Martinez

In my spiritual journey, I have been blessed to be taken aside by Our Lady and taught directly of things that I did not know existed. When I was involved in the ministry of evangelization, I thought I was at the top of my mission. A lot of people knew me in San Antonio; it was a good feeling, but pride was starting to set in. My "happy time" was short- lived.

One evening, when I was driving to visit a prayer meeting at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, I was reviewing my life, and was feeling content and very happy. I had a successful business, was financially secure, and enjoyed the privilege of working with all the prayer groups in the Archdiocese. God, however, was not finished with me yet. When I was driving and listening to a cassette of Our Lady of Guadalupe, I audibly heard a strong voice inside my car, and immediately I knew that it was from God the Father. He spoke to me five short words "You are to walk alone". I was stunned! How did these words relate to me? I related this astonishing experience to my spiritual director, and he listened and prayed. In less than one year, I lost my family, my business, my ministry and all my friends. I cried out to God and asked Him … Why? I received no answer----just silence.

I felt abandoned by the Lord, and questioned why I was being punished. Soon, I would know----the drastic change was not a punishment, but a preparation for the future, In desolation and grief, I would visit a lady who was a good friend and visionary. Mrs. Castillo was 82 Years old. She comforted me in prayer and told me that the Lord had not abandoned me. She told me to be strong in the Lord, and that Satan wanted to destroy me. I needed to pray and trust almighty God. It is not easy when you do not have a place to sleep and often lack food and the basic necessities. Mrs. Castillo told me to look beside me, that there was a little Lamb right next to me. I turned around and I could see in a vision this beautiful white Lamb whose face was like that of a little baby child. The little Lamb was smiling.

For the next few months, the little Lamb was with me every place I went. If you guys think I was nuts, I do not blame you for such thoughts! The tiny Lamb was very comforting and gentle, and surrounded me with God’s love. As I was praying before the Blessed Sacrament he looked at me with a lot of joy and excitement; and asked me to follow him. He was smiling and took me into a beautiful garden with lovely, precious flowers and wonderful trees; I felt a gentle breeze of pure love. There was a white little fence separating us from a very beautiful valley. I saw at a distance a beautiful Lady walking down a small path and the little lamb was taking me to meet someone very special. As we got closer I realized that my little friend was taking me to meet His mother. Our Lady was dressed in blue and white. Her eyes and smile were so radiant and beautiful that I was deeply grateful but perplexed as to why this was happening.

The next step that the Lord had for me involved experiences, teachings and revelations from Him and our Blessed Mother. These experiences took place in locutions, but I can remember in detail all that was being revealed. I was walking alone, but Our Lady took me aside and started teaching and showing me many revelations; she made the most complex things so clear, beautiful and simple. The teachings were for a later time, and in my mind, I knew it immediately.

One day I asked Our Lady what was on the other side of the white fence. She took me to the fence, and almost immediately a door appeared. She asked me to enter, and I did so. What I experienced is beyond description or words. Everything was so clear and bright and beautiful. The grass was like velvet; a gentle breeze would sway back and forth. I could actually hear the grass and trees singing! The sky was angelic bright blue and the clouds were dancing in joy and singing with the wind. I could feel the presence of God in the entire valley. The trees, the grass, the wind were all singing in harmony. You could breathe God into your lungs and feel the sweetness of His presence in your body. The feeling of love and joy was overwhelming. I do not have the words to express what I was experiencing and being shown.

Our Blessed Mother told me that this place had been prepared by Her Son for the children of God. It was a Refuge of Refuges. I know that such a place exists because I have seen it, and I know that somehow this might be connected to the Refuges. As she took me back to the garden. the open door closed and became a simple white fence.

These experiences took place for almost three years. Listening to Our Lord and our Blessed Mother has become easier. I do not hear their voice all the time, only when I need to be reminded to prepare and share His message. Thus, you see the reason I am writing these spiritual experiences.


The Refuges

The Refuge will be a place of holiness and the love of God will be present. There will be many repentant sinners, but no sin will be able to exist in God’s presence. I saw hundreds of people working in harmony and fellowship. There were ladies that worked with the children while most men did the " hard labor". Food was plentiful. I saw angels throughout the refuge helping and working with people. Prayer was continuous. I saw holy priests giving the community the Sacraments. I saw everyone, including non-Roman Catholics, praying the Rosary with Our Lady.

I saw people of all cultures and denominations working as one community of God. There was no anger, no hatred, no strife, just complete peace and harmony. The Lord has chosen seven anointed persons that are to be in charge, and a leader that I assumed was a prophet. I saw young men that would go out of the Refuge to rescue those that needed help to come in. I saw angels bringing people from all parts of the area into the Refuge. There was complete order and harmony, and no fear or anxiety from anyone. I saw myself going out of the Refuges and helping and directing the young men. People were being let by angels and they were coming from all directions. We all knew that there was horrific fighting and chaos outside the Refuges

Outside the Refuge

It seemed like all the demons in Hell were let loose. I saw myself walking at night guiding a group of refuges. I was carrying a little child and holding another child with my right hand; he was walking alongside of me. Many others were doing the same. Some of the elderly were being carried by the young men. We were taking all of them to our Refuges. As we were walking, I saw a nuclear blast at a distance that lit the whole dark sky, then, I saw another nuclear blast that was almost next to the other. The city where the nuclear explosions took place was completely destroyed. Almost immediately, I saw another nuclear explosion on another city and it also was destroyed. We prayed for those poor souls and continue our journey back into the Refuges. The presence and the smell of evil were all over the air. No one was spared. The Refuges was untouched and everyone inside was in prayer and united with Our Lady.

At an earlier time I was shown a shifting of the Teutonic Plates. Many states and part of some had disappeared. I was shown the forging of a great river that started from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to Canada. I assumed it was the Madrid Fault. There were the eruptions of many volcanoes and fire raining from the sky. I heard the screams of many that were asking for death. Nations were fighting Nations. Destruction and despair was all over the world. There was no hope. I saw soldiers from different countries on American soil. It seemed like a nightmare. The absence of God was very strong and hopelessness was very prominent.

There is much more that I am not allowed to reveal at this time.

(I ask, as always, that you sincerely discern what I have written. It is so horrific that it is very difficult to explain). Let us continue to pray for each other and our families.

Mathew 24: 15-22

The Awful Horror 15 "You will see ‘The Awful Horror’ of which the prophet Daniel spoke. It will be standing in the holy place." 16 "Then those who are in Judea must run away to the hills. 17 Someone who is on the roof of a house must not take the time to go down and get any belongings from the house. 18 Someone who is in the field must not go back to get a cloak. 19 How terrible it will be in those days for women who are pregnant and for mothers with little babies! 20 Pray to God that you will not have to run away during the winter or on a Sabbath! 21 For the trouble at that time will be far more terrible than any there has ever been, from the beginning of the world to this very day. Nor will there ever be anything like it again. 22 But God has already reduced the number of days; had he not done so, nobody would survive. For the sake of his chosen people, however, God will reduce the days.

God Is Our Hope

God is our hope and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof rage and swell, and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same. There is a river, the streams whereof make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. -Psalms 46: 1-4

Your brother and Servant,