Recently, I had a major spiritual wakeup call. A sort of "born again" experience if you will, only that I'd already been a Christian for years. Not a very good one, it seems, but I thought I was doing okay.
On November 4, I looked up a book on artificial intelligence (AI) on Amazon for my day job, and as I was reading the book blurb, all of sudden the page started scrolling down all by itself. It stopped near the bottom, on the selection titled "Books You May Also Like."
Nearly all the books shown were about AI, except for that one book with a cross on the cover and the title, The Warning—Testimonies and Prophecies of the Illumination of Conscience. It seemed intriguing, so I bought the Kindle version... and my world exploded.
I need to add here that since converting from New Age to Christianity—and especially Catholicism a few years back—I had softened my manifestation advice to make it more God-centered. However, the stubborn German in me kept clinging to the remnants of my old, trusted New Age beliefs and practices.
Surely, manifestation itself couldn't be bad, right? After all, Jesus himself said in the New Testament, "Ask and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!" (Matthew 7: 7-11)
Two things, though, that I kind of deliberately overlooked was...
1) there was a strong emphasis on asking, not demanding or trying to treat God like a mail order system;
2) these things God doesn't mind you asking Him for probably do not include paying for a boob job, winning the lottery, or getting lucky at the keg party next Saturday.
Not that I think y'all are asking for such frivolous things, but some people are. Recently, one guy asked me on Facebook how he could manifest becoming so flexible that he could bend like rubber. Probably just a troll, but who knows, really.
Anyway, reading The Warning was such a wake-up call, I realized what I'd been doing to make manifestation more "palatable" to Jesus and sort of making it fit into God's grand plan wasn't nearly enough.
Let me tell you briefly what The Warning is about, and then you can close this page and call me a nut job.
There is this divine event that is supposed to happen. It's also called the "Illumination of Conscience" and the "Mini Judgment," which tells you right away that it won't be pleasant. It is mentioned several times in the New Testament, and over the centuries it's been mentioned and warned about by popes, bishops, nuns, and other people with a direct wire to Jesus, Mother Mary, and various saints, like the children who saw the Marian apparitions in Fatima, Lourdes, Garabandal, and Medjugorje.
In recent years, the messages have become more and more frequent and urgent. Here's what they say:
One day, the sky will go dark and we'll see two celestial bodies collide with a flash and a bang. Then a cross will appear in the sky, and everyone on Earth will go through a kind of "life review" where they will see all of the sins they've ever committed (sins of omission will be in there too, i.e., things they should have done but didn't).
No one will be exempt from this. The Illumination of Conscience will show us bit by bit how we have offended God and hurt Jesus through our sinful lives. People will scream and cry and moan upon seeing the abysmal things they've done in God's eyes. Some of those who didn't believe in God or are especially great sinners might even die from the shock and fright when seeing the true state of their soul—kinda like a real-life Dorian Gray moment.
This may sound horrific, and it will be, but it's not God's punishment for us. In fact, it's an act of great mercy—to give us one last chance to repent and turn to Him and live good, clean, holy lives the way He wants us to.
So this absolutely terrifying event that will only last fifteen minutes but feel like days, like your soul is burned to ashes, is actually God's gift to us so we don't have to endure the actual punishment.
Ever since I've read the book, my feeling of urgency has gone through the roof. I am sensing that this is imminent.
No specific date has ever been given, but some of the Marian witnesses knew the time and hour, so they gave some hints. Certain events have to line up; I don't want to talk at length about everything I read, but it is possible that this will happen in 2021, and within the first five months of the year.
Something Mary said to one of the witnesses indicates that it will happen within the lifetime of Pope Benedict XVI who resigned and made way for the current Pope, Francis.
I checked the news: Benedict XVI is 93 years old and in very frail condition right now. Also, a divine event that is supposed to happen shortly after the Warning will fall on a Thursday, which will be the Feast Day of a "martyr of the Eucharist."
St. Imelda is a martyr of the Eucharist as she dropped dead at the age of 11 when she received her First Communion. Cause of death: Bliss at the reunion with Her beloved Jesus.
In 2021, her Feast Day falls on a Thursday—May 13. The next time this happens won't be until a decade or so from now. May 13 will also be the Feast Day of the Ascension of Jesus, the original martyr of the Eucharist.
Another weird thing that happened right after I discovered the book: The next day, a casual Facebook friend and devout Christian called me out of the blue. He was a radio show host from Virginia and I'd been on his show several times while I was running for office last year.
He told me he had given up the show and focused more on his other job as a real estate broker. One day, he'd been showing a home to a couple, but they said it was too expensive for them.
Suddenly, an audible voice whispered in his ear, "Sell them your house."
"What?" he said, and the voice repeated, "Sell them your house."
And so, in a giant leap of faith, he did. Now he's ready to move to another state and go where God wants him to go. He said for some reason he felt the urge to call me, and I knew it was so I could tell him about The Warning.
I'm not saying I know for sure the Illumination of Conscience will happen this year, but I urge you to read the book for yourself and see how you feel about it. For me, it was such a shock to the system that I immediately booked a general confession with our Catholic priest (that's a confession of everything bad you've ever done in your life, from childhood on).
I also started buying up paperback copies of The Warning to hand them to people. Amazingly, I keep running into people who need and want the book. It's like an endless stream of little miracles.
So what's the point of this crackpot article? What should we do?
As I said, I'm convinced that the Illumination of Conscience is near and that God is calling on each of us to be at our best behavior and make a complete U-turn in our lives:
If you think I've gone off the deep end, that is fine with me. But think about this: I risk losing a whole bunch of my manifestation fans by making this move away from manifestation and toward prayer.
I'm the first person who will testify to the fact that it's incredibly tough to make the switch from New Age philosophy to the much stricter and more demanding Christian approach. The New Age tells you that God doesn't have any preferences; do whatever you want because it's all about the experience. Sin doesn't exist, Satan doesn't exist, hell doesn't exist... so no worries, man.
According to a lot of manifestation books, there isn't even a God to be worried about. You are God. Your destiny is in your hands. We are all one, and you are the creator of your own life. As Aleister Crowley said, "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law."
That also happens to be the line of the Dark Side. Do whatever you want, whatever feels good... that's what all the channeled entities (who by the way are all demonic entities) are saying. Follow it, and you'll find it's the straight path to hell and damnation.
But don't worry, as your doctor would say, we caught this early. So please consider what I've told you here and please get the book and read it. And start talking to God. He is real, and if you're sincere, He will start talking back. And then you go from there.