Padre Pio: Since 1918 I have had bleeding marks on my arms, legs and a scar on my side. I live in a Capuchin monastery where the Lady of Graces is venerated. Our Saviour Jesus Christ made the following message to me.
“The hour of my coming, judgment for a third of humanity, is near. At this coming there will be mercy, and at the same time a hard and terrible punishment. My Angels called to this task will be armed with swords. Their attention will be directed against those who do not believe and blaspheme against God’s revelation. From the clouds will arise torrents of fiery streams, falling all over the earth. Bad weather, storms, lightning, floods, earthquakes will follow one another in different countries.” (…)
On Private Revelations
Private revelation is an authentic revelation (through word) addressed to the individual, which, however, does not impose on all the direct obligation of faith (and which is not communicated by God to the Magisterium of the Church for guardianship and public announcement). [YC 10]
Such mystical revelation to the individual for the guidance of his life and for his salvation is entirely possible; respecting it may be an obvious duty of faith for that individual. To recognize such a revelation as authentic requires compliance with the ecclesiastical revelation (general revelation in Jesus Christ). Also, such an authentic private revelation, taking place in the depths of conscience, may be deformed or misinterpreted by man; exaltation and fanaticism are often the source of delusions which are subjective, sudden manifestations of the subconscious and which are misinterpreted as private revelation.
Authentic private revelations can also form the basis of an individual’s prophetic mission to the Church, but that does not mean that they can be regarded as an improvement or even a supplement to the final revelation in Jesus Christ – it is absolutely not possible; they can only inspire the Church to act adapted to the ever-changing situation, but always in accordance with the one and unchanging Gospel.
(K. Rahner, H. Vorgrimler, Small Theological Dictionary, Warsaw 1987, p. 287/YouTube)
From the New Testament, Romans 1:16-25
I am not ashamed of the Good News: it is the power of God saving all who have faith – Jews first, but Greeks as well – since this is what reveals the justice of God to us: it shows how faith leads to faith, or as scripture says: The upright man finds life through faith.
The anger of God is being revealed from heaven against all the impiety and depravity of men who keep truth imprisoned in their wickedness. For what can be known about God is perfectly plain to them since God himself has made it plain. Ever since God created the world his everlasting power and deity – however invisible – have been there for the mind to see in the things he has made.
That is why such people are without excuse: they knew God and yet refused to honour him as God or to thank him; instead, they made nonsense out of logic and their empty minds were darkened. The more they called themselves philosophers, the more stupid they grew, until they exchanged the glory of the immortal God for a worthless imitation, for the image of mortal man, of birds, of quadrupeds and reptiles.
That is why God left them to their filthy enjoyments and the practices with which they dishonour their own bodies, since they have given up divine truth for a lie and have worshipped and served creatures instead of the creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen!
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