The private prophecies of Saint Francis de Paul continued:
"You and your consort desire to have children; you shall have them. Your holy offspring shall be admired upon earth. Among your descendants there will be one who shall be like the sun amidst the stars, he shall be a first-born son; in his childhood he will be like a saint; in his Youth, a great sinner; then he will be converted entirely to God and will do great penance, his sins will be forgiven him, and he shall become a great saint."
This is the beginning of a new letter Saint Frances de Paul is writing to the Lord of Montalto prophesying that one of his descendants will be extraordinary. For me it is significant that he is a first-born in deciding in who he is as we will later see. I think his conversion may very well coincide with one of the preparation events of the Tribulation God will send the world, namely the Day of Healing or what some call the Warning, or the Illumination.
"He shall be a great captain and prince of holy men, who shall be called 'the holy Cross Bearers of Jesus Christ,' with whom he shall destroy the Mohammedan sect and the rest of the infidels. He shall annihilate all the heresies and tyrannies of the world. He shall reform the Church of God by means of his followers, who shall be the best men upon earth in holiness, in arms, in science, and in every virtue, because such is the will of the Most High. They shall obtain the dominion of the whole world, both temporal and spiritual, and they shall support the Church of God until the end of time."
'The Holy Cross Bearers of Jesus Christ' seems to be the name for the military and religious order Saint Francis is predicting will be established by the great Catholic monarch. They will destroy the Mahometan sect in WWIV. The Mohammedan sect is an extremist Islam nation formed shortly before WWIII and who occupy Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa as a result of being victorious in WWIII. 'His followers' refer to the members of the great monarch's order. Notice Saint Francis predicts they will support the Church until the end of time. So this again gives us a clue that the Tribulation is separated over a long period of time.
"God Almighty will exalt a very poor man of the blood of the Emperor Constantine, son of St. Helena and of the seed of Pepin, who shall on his breast wear the sign which you have seen at the beginning of this letter (a red Cross). Through the power of the Most High he shall confound the tyrants, the heretics, and infidels. He will gather a grand army, and the angels shall fight for them; they shall kill all God's enemies."
The great Catholic monarch will have poor and humble beginnings in part due to the sufferings of being exiled in WWIII from his home country and home continent. Apparently he will be a descendant of Constantine, though I think this could be metaphorical. Pepin was the father of Charlemagne. Charlemagne is said to be the father of all the European aristocracy, so again Pepin here could be a metaphor or perhaps in part true. The grand army is the Allies. The angels will fight for them and will be needed because the odds of winning WWIV will be next to nothing.
"From the beginning of the world, after the creation of man, and to the end of human generation, there have been and there shall be seen wonderful events upon the earth. Four hundred years shall not pass when his Divine Majesty shall visit the world with a new religious order much needed, which shall effect more good among men than all other religious institutions combined. This religious order shall be the last and the best in the Church; it shall proceed with arms, with prayer, and with hospitality. Woe to tyrants, to heretics, and to infidels, to whom no pity shall be shown, because such is the will of the Most High! An infinite number of wicked men shall perish through the hands of the Cross Bearers, the true servants of Jesus Christ. They shall act like good husbandmen when they extirpate noxious weeds and prickly thistles from the wheat field. These holy servants of God shall purify the earth with the deaths of innumerable wicked men."
In my opinion there are a few errors in this passage about the great Catholic monarch's religious order. Four hundred years have passed since this prophecy was written in the late 1400s and the great Catholic monarch has not come and his religious order has not been founded yet. Saint Francis de Paul is firm that this will be the last and best religious order, yet I find this hard to believe. Our Lady of La Salette gave Melanie a rule for a new religious order to be called the "Apostles of the Last Days" and this one is still to be firmly founded. I believe the Carmelites were promised by Our Lady of Mount Carmel that they would persevere through the End Times. Finally there are a few hundreds of years (in my opinion) between the Era of Peace and the Return of Jesus, so it is not clear what will happen to religious orders in that amount of time.
Still based on these descriptions it seems 'The Cross Bearers' will be great in many ways. In general I am less certain about this order than I am about the other predictions, since I find very little in Sacred Scripture to back this up other than perhaps King David's Valiant, otherwise called Strongmen, or Warriors from 2 Samuel 23:8-39. King David and the Great Monarch are alike so this could be an implicit reference to his military and religious order, however I will not add this to my Scripture section since I am less certain about it.
This next section is confusing so I will break it up with short commentary every few sentences as well as bracketing in comments for clarity:
"How spiritually blind are those persons who, having no thought about the things of God, fix their end in earthly objects. Wretched men! by far worse than the very beasts which are guided by their senses, because they cannot have reason; but when men abandon the use of their reason, they become brutalized. Hence they shall ever be in confusion."
The majority of the people today are spiritually blind, perhaps even a majority of members in the Church.
"Let, therefore, the princes of this world be prepared for the greatest scourges to fall upon them. But from whom? First from heretics and infidels, [WWIII] then from the holy and most faithful Cross Bearers elected by the Most High, who, not succeeding in converting heretics with science, shall have to make a vigorous use of their arms."
Perhaps some attempt at converting the extremist Muslim nation will be made before waging WWIV.
"Many cities and villages shall be in ruins, with the deaths of an innumerable quantity of bad and good men. The infidels also will fight against Christians and heretics, sacking, destroying, and killing the largest portion of Christians. Lastly, the army, styled 'of the Church,' namely, the holy Cross Bearers, shall move, not against Christians or Christianity, but against the infidels in pagan countries, and they shall conquer all those kingdoms with the death of a very great number of infidels."
WWIV will be fought over a wide area of the world including Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
"After this they shall turn their victorious arms against bad Christians, and shall destroy all the rebels against Jesus Christ. These holy Cross Bearers shall reign and dominate holily over the world until the end of time."
I think Saint Francis erred a bit here when he said the Cross Bearers 'shall reign and dominate holily over the world until the end of time.' After the Era of Peace the world will slowly become more evil culminating in the whole world being ruled by ten evil kings for many years, and this succeeded by the reign of Antichrist, so into the future after the Era of Peace perhaps the 'Cross Bearers' will only be a presence in certain areas of the world like the kingdom surrounding Jerusalem.
"The founder of these holy men shall, my lord, be one of your posterity. But when shall this take place? When crosses with the stigmas shall be seen, and the crucifix shall be carried as the standard."
The 'crosses with the stigmas' is the Seal of Revelation written of by John the Apostle in the Book of Revelation in the seventh chapter. Hundreds of thousands (perhaps millions) of the Faithful will receive this gift shortly before WWIV. Fr. Zlatko Sudac received the stigma in the form of a cross upon his forehead in May of 1999. The first person ever recorded to recieve this unique form of the stigmata. I think he is pre-sealed, and that he will become the Pope known in these prophecies as the Angelic Pope or Shepherd. Notice in yesterday's post in the second paragraph it says:
"The first person (Zlatko Sudac) that will openly wear the sign of the living God(the Seal in the form of the Cross) shall belong to that city (D.C.). . ." He will be residing and fulfilling his duties as Pope in Washington D.C.
The great Catholic monarch will also be sealed as predicted in the inscription of Psalm 26, "A Psalm of David, before he was sealed." The Seal is a special gift for the Church to assist her in the last and worst sufferings of the first part of the Tribulation.
And the Crucifix shall be the standard of the Allies.
Edited by kafka, 25 January 2010 - 05:38 PM.