Commentary 6: The Silence before the Battle

By John Martinez

I would like to thank all of our friends who have expressed concern about our well-being, and who have inquired concerning messages from Our Lady and the Holy Trinity. These past 30 days have been a time of prayer, preparedness, discernment, questions, and concerns in many areas of our personal lives. It has been a time given to us by our Lord to be with Our Lady and with Him. We have had a chance to seek a deeper, more intense and intimate relationship with Our Lady and Our Lord Jesus. Amidst all the evil and turmoil going on throughout the globe, God allowed us to seek him for repentance and for clearer answers to our questions and concerns.

Currently, we continue to see Biblical prophecy and private messages (such as those revelations in LaSallete, Akita, Japan, Medjugorje and other places authenticated by the Catholic Church) rapidly unfolding before our eyes. We must not forget and must include the prophecies of my many Holy Saints that have given us guidance on these turbulent times, such as those of Saint John Bosco, St Padre Pio, St. John Paul II--- among others. You will notice that all of the messages share a common thread and are serving the mission given to Our Lady by God the Father.

Satan continues to colossally embroil the world in evil, but must remain somewhat on the sidelines in readiness to cast the dice against a weary humanity. He cannot be given complete authority for his evil to fully plague mankind until God the Father gives His final permission. Satan’s objective, of course, is to destroy each one of us and to take our souls to hell for eternity. He has a surprise coming when God’s children, through the titanic efforts of Our Lady and the Holy Spirit, will rise up like St. Michael in heaven, uttering that renowned battle cry: “Who is like unto God”? by honoring the ONLY God and Michael’s glorious spirit, with that cry of passion and loyalty: “Who is like unto God”?

One of the areas I want to address today is the “spirit of fear”. Understandably, many of us are concerned, apprehensive and fearful for our families, our livelihood and our survival. This is a logical human response to the chaos and turmoil developing around us. However, let us note that “fear” is an entity that has no power over you or me. The only power that “fear” has is the power you give to “it”. Fear can be likened to a tiny cockroach. With God’s grace, rebuke it in Jesus’ name and through the Holy Rosary, and we will be more than conquerors of this crippling entity. God and Our Lady are with us and no evil can hurt us unless we allow it.

We are being equipped to be St. Michaels for God as our Lord seeks to train all of us with the grace and power to be warriors against evil. All of us are fully equipped to fight evil, but sometimes we just forget or might feel helpless or unworthy. Remember, we have the name of Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Mother, the saints and God’s angels to assist us in our own personal and spiritual battles. Let us refuse to give the dark world control through our individual fears. If we stand alone with God and the whole world is against us ….we are still in the majority and definitely in the right.

I truly believe that these 30 days were days of personal spiritual preparation for each of us. We all feel in our hearts and souls what is ahead of us, but we do not have total knowledge or understanding of the nature and scope of the coming storm. Even the Disciples questioned Jesus regarding the same concerns that we are facing today:

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ, ' and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. "Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matthew 24:3-13

It is extremely important to remember, as events unfold, that we are not alone. We are all now part of a global family of God’s warriors. Thus, this unity of soul and purpose is the reason we are called to pray for each other, dialogue freely with one another, and to reach out to all that might be walking into the darkness and into mouth of Satan.

The Lady in Black

I will first share with you the story of my first encounter in 1982 with the “Lady in Black”:

In 1982, I was selected to be the director to a conference held in San Antonio, Texas called Jesus 82. As we have a great number of Hispanics in Texas, the conference was to be bilingual. We had great anointed speakers from all over the world, such as Ralph Martin, Mother Angelica, Dr. David du Plessis (Superintendent to World-Wide Pentecostal Church- he was invited by St. Pope John XXIII to be a participant at the Second Vatican Council with the rank of a Catholic Cardinal) and many others. Miraculously, we had almost 18,000 brethren who attended the conference.

Since I was director, my duty was to accommodate both the English and the Hispanic participants. Now, being Hispanic, you would think that I spoke fluent Spanish (not so). I avoided giving talks in Spanish because I did not want to embarrass myself when sharing the Word of God---I spoke Tex-Mex, not “real” Spanish!

We had taken a lunch break, and the Spanish-speaking presenters were to return back to the stage at 1:00 p.m. I was on time, waiting for the speakers to show up, but no one arrived. We waited 10 minutes, 20 minutes and still no one had arrived. I had to make an executive decision and asked the Lord “what do I do”? He told me very clearly to get up and to tell the people “I love them”. Reluctantly, I did as I was told.

As I got to the podium, I started to speak fluent Castilian Spanish. I knew the Lord was at work then! As I was talking, an inner voice told me to jump off the stage in order to pray and bless the people. As I was praying and blessing people, they would fall like the wind blowing gently on a wheat field. There were healings and deliverances taking place because the Holy Spirit was touching the hearts and souls of His people.

As I was walking down the aisle doing this, I noticed a small lady, about 5-feet 2-inches, all dressed in black. Her hands were together in prayer, and she was holding a black rosary between her thumbs. I could not see her face but she was dressed completely in black clothing. While the people were gently falling like tender feathers, she stood firm and prayerful. As I continued down the aisle, I kept looking back, and she remained in the same position. After almost 20 minutes of praying and touching people for healing, I came back to the Lady in Black. She had disappeared.

Now, why did I share this story with you at this time?

At 3:30am on the morning that the “blood moon” was happening (Oct. 8th, 2014), my eyes simply opened, and I saw the same “Lady in Black”. She shared with me the following message:

“My son, the chastisement has already begun. These first signs are the droplets of rain that you are seeing. Sin has almost overtaken the hearts of mankind. I can no longer hold back the hand of my Son. Sadly, the fulfillment of all my messages and revelations are now coming to pass.

I have given my beloved children 30 days to prepare themselves spiritually for what is coming upon mankind for its evil and wickedness. I am heartbroken for my children that they have not heeded my warnings and who seek evil instead of my love. There will be many catastrophes throughout the world that have started and will continue to increase. Mankind will be subjected to extreme changes in weather as has never been experienced since the deluge. No one will escape the horror and the darkness of evil. Many will die horrific deaths and my anointed saints will suffer martyrdom. Many will die at the hands of other men. Wars will escalate throughout the world. Famine, droughts, earthquakes, eruptions of volcanoes and destruction of cities world-wide is taking place. Coldness and darkness will cover the earth. Evil and sinister men and women have developed man-made plagues and pestilences that will cover the entire world. Plans are in motion for the invasion of many nations. The United States of America will be a primary target.

Satan will be given permission to empty his demons from hell. The Antichrist will reveal himself very soon. My Refuges throughout the world have already been prepared, but the human eye cannot see them. At the appropriate time, I will open the spiritual eyes of all my children who have heeded my messages and heard my call. Please continue to pray and do not stop praying. I am with each of you and my grace protects you. I am always with you and you will never be abandoned. Seek faith in your prayers, and please place your complete trust in my Son Jesus. We are all the family of God.

I can no longer hold back the Hand of my Lord. I love you and am with you. Pray, pray, pray.”

It was not easy to share with all of you what I heard this October, and what I must now share. Many have written and asked when the warning, the chastisement and other events might occur. My response remains the same: let us not worry, but remain in prayer and in a good relationship with Our Lord while we discern our personal preparations and missions.

I once asked our Lord when things would take place. I was shown a mountain range. Then I was asked which mountains were first, second, third, etc. I could not answer. Like those mountain ranges, the events that are coming will be part of the landscape of our time-noticeable but impossible to accurately identify from a distance. Like the biblical bridesmaids, we must now remain vigilant and ready in the darkness.

Your brother in Mary and Jesus, 

PS: John has also passed along to us a message from his friend Johnie Hernandez given to him the other day. You can read the message here.