Refuges and Preparation

By John Martinez



I am grateful to him who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he considered me trustworthy in appointing me to the ministry. I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and arrogant, but I have been mercifully treated because I acted out of ignorance in my unbelief.


Indeed, the grace of our Lord has been abundant, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance:


Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Of these I am the foremost. But for that reason I was mercifully treated, so that in me, as the foremost, Christ Jesus might display all his patience as an example for those who would come to believe in him for everlasting life. To the king of ages, incorruptible, invisible, the only God, honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 

1 Timothy 11:12-17


At Holy Adoration, this past Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 10:30 pm (CT), my wife and I went before Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament at our parish, St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Our Lady appeared in a Locution as our Lady of Grace:


She looked sad, but I could see love and hope in her face. She wore a blue shawl and a long, white beautiful dress with a white brilliant mantle. Her presence is overwhelming. I saw several saints kneeling before Her …. I believe Saint Dominic was one of the saints. Then I saw tears slowly flowing from Her eyes.


Message from Our Lady of Grace:


Our Lady of RevelationMy son, the days and the fulfillment of Fatima is about to take place. My children still do not listen nor repent, not even for the salvation of their souls. Satan has taken complete control of their behavior and they do not want to hear the Voice of Salvation. Most can hear the rumbling that evil is causing throughout the world; all of creation is crying out and the shrill sounds of nature have begun.


Disasters of nature and the decay of the earth has begun. My innocent children who have adhered to my pleas are suffering many afflictions. Evil begets evil. Sin is like the carcass of a dead animal; one sin creates other sins until the soul is inflicted with hate, greed, [desire for] power, murder and promiscuity. Evil has no bounds and will personally, viciously attack those that have chosen to follow God.


The spiritual and natural war has already broken out in many countries. Satan has empowered those in authority to massacre and kill innocent children. The One World Government is in total control in many countries. Civil war is breaking out throughout the world and America will suffer the most. There is much confusion and mistrust among those aligned with Satan. The world has not had nor will have such a horrible chastisement; if the days are not shortened no one will survive.  Many will suffer martyrdom because of their faith and love for my Son.


A terrible and horrible wrath is coming against all of mankind. Our Father in Heaven will no longer allow this to continue as men and women of darkness desecrate Holy Images in our churches of worship. Some of my priests and many Christian pastors have been seduced by Satan and will not speak the truth to my children. The Holy Scriptures of my Church have been watered down for fear of causing dissention among their congregation.  Many of the clergy and laity have taken control of many parishes in our Church. Many men and women seek power and praise for work that they pretend to do in the name of God. 


There is hope, my children. The battle has begun and I your Mother and the Holy Spirit will be at your side to be your protectors from all the evil that is coming and that has already taken control of power. Do not despair nor think that you are alone. The wickedness of mankind has caused evil to be blind; they do not know that they are fighting God. Satan’s followers believe that there is no God, so therefore, they are doing as they desire with my children. His followers are as evil and blind as he is.


Just as Satan believed that he was equal to our God in Heaven after the death of my Son on Calvary, he is still ignorant and full of pride and knows that his time on earth is short for him and his demons. The men and women who are following him will suffer eternal damnation in Hell. The resurrection of My Son after His Crucifixion was a definitive message to Satan that he (Satan) is nothing compared to the Holy Trinity. 


I want you to know that Satan has been given permission by God for the fulfillment of Holy Scriptures.  Just as Satan has been given spiritual power that is being manifested all around you, so will God give you spiritual power to combat evil, both in natural and supernatural ways.  The Holy Spirit will empower those of you who turn away from sin and consecrate yourself to My Immaculate Heart and the Sacred Heart of My Son. You will receive the fullness of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. These are the same spiritual Gifts that were given to the early Church. 


Many of you have been blessed and will become leaders and Apostles of God. Do not be concerned how you are to use these gifts. Many men and women have been chosen and are being called to teach and show My children the plan design that God the Father is unfolding. We have already selected many of your brethren that will be there to guide and direct you. Your eyes will be opened and you will be able to see the spiritual realm around you.  You already have an army of God’s holy angels at your side.  You will also be invisible to all evil.


My Remnant Church is coming together throughout the world.  I ask you to pray, discern and help each other for these terrible trials that are ahead of you. Pray the Rosary, ask for a Saint in Heaven to be at your side and pray for your family and friends. Do not allow fear of the unknown to overcome you, for our graces will be upon all of you. Many of you do not have to change your good daily routines and may continue to live as if everything is normal.  But you must pray, pray, pray. You do not necessarily have to move to another location to live. Pray and discern if this is what your heart is telling you, and do not fear, for Our Lord is the God of the impossible.


I am asking my children throughout the world to form Communities and fellowship with one another. In the midst of fear and hopelessness, walk with a beautiful smile and let the joy of God dwell in your hearts. You will learn more, and your heart will be open as to what you need to do both spiritually and physically.


Be careful as to what you relate to others; some will mock or criticize you, especially members of your family or friends. Many are called but few are chosen.  Be not afraid, my children. Know that I am with you and you are protected by God’s grace. Say little and pray more. The doors of their hearts will slowly open and their ways will be changed by your love.


As many of you are aware. I have set up Refuges.  They are invisible at the present, but the Holy Spirit will guide you to them as God’s plan continues to unfold.


Pray with me every moment of the day whenever possible. I am always with you especially when you feel abandoned and alone.


I bless you with my Motherly Love.


Wow, how blessed we are to be in union with Our Blessed Mother and Our God!


A Relevant Story:


It is difficult for many of us to understand the spiritual walk with God. A few years ago, a priest of ours shared a story of the Catholic Christian Church in Russia when it was under communist control. Russia was an atheistic country and worship of God was not allowed under the penalty of death.


My friend told me that on Sundays, many believers would go to Red Square in Moscow and just walk around. The celebration of the Mass, of course, was forbidden. There were hundreds of people in Red Square. Without any natural knowledge, believers started to follow each other in a line. After 30 minutes or so, the line began to move to a certain direction. They walked towards a certain place that was unknown to everyone. There, a person was waiting for them at the door, bidding them to enter.


As they walked, a brave, holy priest had prepared an altar to celebrate the Holy Mass. My friend explained that this took place every Sunday and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist never took place at the same place.


It was the Holy Spirit that guided them and the Russian authorities never had a clue. Fear not, my sisters and brothers; we will all witness the power of God when the time of the Awful Horror takes place. We need each other, and God and Our Lady is bringing us together in community.


Perfect love casts out all fear and evil


Many have asked me the question: what will the Refuges be like? What will they look like?  How will they operate?  Who will be called?


I believe that the Refuges will be the Heart and Love of Our Blessed Mother.


"Consecration to the Mother of God," says Pope Pius XII, "is a total gift of self, for the whole of life and for all eternity; and a gift which is not a mere formality or sentimentality, but effectual, comprising the full intensity of the Christian life - Marian life." This consecration, the Pope explained, "tends essentially to union with Jesus, under the guidance of Mary."


The Virgin Mary offers us Her Heart as a sure refuge, while showing us how, in these particular times, God has desired for the triumph to come through Her: “Tell all the world that great graces come through the Immaculate Heart of Mary” and “that God has entrusted to the Immaculate Heart the peace and conversion of the world!”  (Words of the Virgin Mary in Fatima to Jacinta). When Lucia asked Jesus why the conversion of Russia would be the fruit of its Consecration to the Immaculate Heart, Our Lord responded, “Because I want it to be seen clearly that the triumph is of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and in this way, I will spread knowledge and devotion to the Immaculate Heart along with devotion to My Sacred Heart.”


A Summary of my Spiritual Journey:


Over the past few years, many have asked who I am and how did I become a servant of the Lord.  I am a Construction contractor by profession.  On the morning of September 7, 1979, I had an appointment at the VA Hospital in Kerrville, Texas.  As I was driving and praising the Lord, all of sudden I began to pray and sing in a strange language. I felt a tremendous peace and love all around me. It seemed like someone else was driving my truck and I was just along for the ride.


The Lord then spoke to me, and showed me a vision of the future, a revelation of coming events. Most of what was shown to me on that day I did not fully understand. The Lord told me that the Hill Country in Texas was going to be a “Refuge” for the future, and that I was going to play a part in His Plan. He indicated that it was Our Blessed Mother and the Holy Spirit who would be preparing these refuges for the time of horror and death that was coming. He said that many people would come from the East, the West, the North and the South. It would be a place where no sin would exist, and that his Holy Presence would be our protection. The area was very large, and thousands of people would be guided by Our Lady and the Holy Spirit to gather in this area for sanctuary and for protection. He indicated that there would be many refuges throughout the earth to save God’s people from harm and to prepare for the coming of His Son.


Later on, as I was praying before the Blessed Sacrament, Our Blessed Mother appeared to me in a locution. In prayer, I was lifted up into the sky. It seemed like I was in space or near the moon; I could see the earth, but it was completely black. I asked Our Lady why the earth was completely black, and she responded that the BLACKNESS was the SIN of man covering the earth. As we were coming down towards the earth, I saw a few large (and also some small), white lights in various parts of the earth.  (I also saw a large one in the Texas Hill Country.) She told me that these white lights were Refuges that she was preparing to protect God’s children from all the evil that would surround us, and each refuge appeared to be covered by a thin dome.  She explained that each refuge would be protected by the Grace and Glory of God and that no evil would see nor know where the refuges were. She also showed me how the Lord would provide food and shelter to those invited into the Refuge. Our blessed Mother revealed how God’s angels would be helping us, and she indicated that some of us would go outside the Refuge in order to bring people into the Refuge.


As we arrived back on the earth, She took me to the top of a beautiful mountain which was surrounded by miles of green trees and rivers. There, I could breathe the love and presence of God; the wind, the grass, the trees were all gently moving in harmony. The grass was perfectly green and lush, swaying as if like velvet waving gently back and forth with the wind.  The beautiful melody that came forth from the trees and all of our surroundings was singing in harmony and giving praise to Our Heavenly Father.


The Refuges


As I was being shown coming future events, I asked Our Lady if She would tell me more about the Refuge.  Our Lady asked me to look up and I saw hundreds of angels flying and carrying many holy items into the Refuges. It seemed like an evacuation---- as if something horrible was going to take place and they were fleeing. I saw these beautiful angels carry churches, basilicas and small homes of refuge into the larger refuges. I also saw the angels carrying the elderly, children and many people who were in distress.  I could feel that it was a preparation for the final spiritual battle.


In an instant, I was taken inside the refuges. I saw hundreds of believers all working in harmony and love. Each person was designated to a task and a community was being formed. There was no presence of “sin,” and all that had been afflicted with various diseases were instantly healed. All persons were equal to one another, and God’s chosen leaders were more like servants of God’s children than persons of authority as we know them in today’s world.  Thus, God was bringing His Remnant Church together.


The refuges are for God’s people that are to enter into a new era of peace. She showed me the “new world”, and continued to explain what was needed to prepare for the Refuges.


The words and messages that I was shown and told are developing in our age.  We have encountered other people, including pastors of various denominations that have received the same or similar messages, and have moved to this area.


Those in union with Our Lady and the Holy Spirit will be shown 30 days before certain events take place. The Lord and Our Lady are reaching out to all Christians to be part of the preparation before the chastisement.


A warning will take place first. God will give everyone a second chance to choose Him or the evil one. I am sharing this with you because we are called to form Communities of believers all over the world, and especially in America, who will suffer and make amends for the great sin of abortion.  All countries of the world will suffer chastisement. Not one person will be spared.


Some people have been shown visions of different refuges, but I can only share what was shown to me. The Refuge that was shown to me in the Texas Hill Country was over 300 square miles. The presence of angels and Our Lady would be there. People with different skills will work in order to serve the Refuge Community. (I will share more on this as the Holy Spirit leads me.)


Many people are building bunkers, storing food and spending thousands of dollars in preparation. That is okay, but will not save them if they are not “Consecrated to God”. This war consists of Spiritual Warfare; the natural world has no power to combat God. If we are not prepared spiritually with God, we are wasting time and money. I ask that you pray and ask the Lord as to what to do. He has the answer for each of us.


I was shown different parts of the country that would no longer exist. (I ask for your discernment on this). This will not be a man-made calamity, but due to natural disasters.


I ask that you pray for me and my family as we will pray for all of you.  God is anointing and has selected thousands to do His Will in preparation for The Refuge of God’s children.


Hopefully, this short summary will give you a better understanding of the spiritual world versus the natural world. Remember, each second of our lives, we are walking and living in two worlds. It took me a long time to understand that nothing is impossible to God as He exists in the supernatural world and has none of our human limits.


The refuges that I am describing are both natural and supernatural.


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


At an earlier time, I was shown a shifting of the tectonic plates. Many states and part of America 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 prominent.


(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.


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.

Mathew 24: 15-22


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


Now is the time of mercy for all persons

No matter what evil we may have committed, if we return to the Lord and ask forgiveness, He will receive our sincere repentance with love and mercy. "I desire not the death of the wicked but that he turn from his wicked way and live"

Ezekiel 33:11


"As it was in the days of Noah, they ate and drank, married and were giving in marriage until the day that Noah entered into the Ark and the flood came and destroyed them all...Even shall it be in the day when the Son of Man shall be revealed"

Luke 17:26-30


"My Son, My love for man is very great, especially for those who give themselves to Me... The time is near at hand in which I shall visit my unfaithful people because they have not heeded the time of My grace. My judgment shall come upon them suddenly and when least expected-- not one shall escape My hands. But I shall protect the just. Watch the sun and moon and the stars, when they appear unduly disturbed and restless, know that the day is not far away. No matter what evil we may have committed, if we return to the Lord and ask forgiveness, He will receive our sincere repentance with love and mercy

Words of Jesus Christ to Padre Pio


The fruits of the Holy Spirit and the preparation of the refuges

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

Acts 2:1 - 4


The Fruits of the HOLY SPIRIT: Both the fruit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit will have a very special place of importance in our lives and in the preparation of the Refuges. The gifts and fruits of the spirit are an integral part of the Holy Spirit who lives inside the Spirit-filled believer. They are already within us-waiting to be cultivated and activated.


Parting Reflection:


I have a profound feeling that the Holy Spirit and Our Lady are telling us to come together, and share with each other what we sense and know is coming. My sense is that we need to establish a central point of contact and information for the coming times.  I will add more on this as I feel inspired to do so.


May all praise and glory be to God, and may Our Blessed Mother continue to pray and intercede for us.


The Spirit and the Bride say “Come”

Revelations 22: 17