From Forums of the Virgin Mary [translated]:
The Bible suggests that the “less awake” generation will suffer a great test
The Bible announces a great test for humanity, in which the evil one will have uncontested power throughout the world.
And it will be at the time when the least awake generation of all is alive.
This process is underway; the minions of the evil one have been acting for decades to numb the population and exacerbate their animal instincts to control it.
Psychological manipulation through the media is increasingly notorious.
But have we become the “least-awake” generation in history?
Here we will talk about biblical prophecy, about the great test that will come to humanity at the time of the least-awake generation of all, about how the henchmen of the evil one have been numbing civilization, what revolution they are making in morals, and what protection we have before this change that they are making.
We are living the last hour of history from the moment that Our Lord ascended to Heaven.
All history after that is the expectation of His return.
That is why we call these last two thousand years the last days.
But Jesus tells us of a time in the indefinite future when all mankind will face great darkness and great trial.
Chapter 24 of the Gospel of Matthew is the most detailed part of the Gospels in which Jesus tells us about what is to come.
And in Luke 17 he tells us, “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be again in the days of the Son of Man. They ate, they drank, they took a wife or a husband, until the day that Noah entered the ark; and the deluge came, which destroyed them all.”
In other words, the Lord is referring to a carefree generation — apostate and the least awake to reality, which will meet with the wrath of God, with the purification of civilization suddenly, and with the destruction of much of the evil in the world.
The last book of the Bible, the Apocalypse, speaks in symbolic form of what that period of history will be like, the time during which we will be tested, and where the Church herself will be crucially humbled and purified throughout the world.
Clearly at that time, men will have a very comfortable existence, more “well-being” than the generations that preceded them.
And that will push them not to obey and instead to rebel against the word of God.
Currently, it seems that we are in the midst of this time of the Apocalypse, where the new hero is the autonomous individual who answers to no one but his sovereign ego, with all the pretense of a little god.
But this will be just a manipulated illusion.
In this exaltation of a creature above the authority of God is the spirit of antichrist.
Few believers in this religion of the ego imagine that they are serving this evil spirit.
But the truth is that anyone who denies that Jesus is Lord of their life makes themselves vulnerable to the spirit of the world.
And the reality is that our generation has given up believing or trusting in this God who became man and who suffered with us to elevate us to the Father.
The main minions of the antichrist are the few who know this; they are the only ones who foresee the terrible cataclysm of the “change in values” that is underway.
Just as the entire human history of past centuries depended on the certainty that God exists, the evil plan is that future centuries will depend on the opposite certainty: that God does not exist.
And what does this imply?
That there is no longer an absolute moral order, there are no longer absolutes external to the subjectivity of man, and there is no longer any infallible criterion of good or evil by which we can discern whether our actions are morally good or morally bad.
And in such a situation, what prevents us from simply reshaping humanity according to our human whims and theories?
What prevents us from considering a certain part of humanity as less human than another part of that same humanity and, therefore, unworthy of life?
In 1931 Aldous Huxley published his great work “Brave New World”, where he warned that the moment was approaching, which he still believed was distant, in which a new world order would be established, and that moment would abolish privacy and personal responsibility.
But writing in 1958 (Return to a Brave New World), he declared himself convinced that the predictions he had made in 1931 were coming true at a rate much faster than he thought possible.
In the near future, he warned, we will witness the rise of a “scientific dictatorship” in which there will be less violence than under Hitler and Stalin. But in which we will be “painlessly recruited by a corps of highly skilled social engineers.”
And in which “the underlying substance will be a new type of nonviolent totalitarianism.”
Aren’t we seeing the introduction of new human values, based on this social engineering, which are the opposite of natural law?… [scroll for more]
Now the conquerors are not foreign barbarian peoples living on a lower cultural level, but new powers endowed with all the resources of scientific technique, inspired by an insatiable thirst for power, who recognize no law other than their own force.
That occurs while the vast majority of the population, including Christians, do not realize that civilization has weakened and is now threatened by total subversion to install the spirit of antichrist.
These moral re-engineers are not violent autocrats, like Nero, but engineers of the most formidable world power the world has ever known.
Why? Because they use all the resources of psychology and the media to make the human soul the engine of their design.
And their manipulations have lulled our generation to sleep.
There will come a generation that will be the “least awake” in history, the least able to recognize what is happening, a generation that will live comfortably, and in which the spirit of antichrist will be fully manifested.
Are we that generation announced thousands of years ago?
In that generation, the spirit of the antichrist will achieve our slavery through the increase in the power of the State, associated with a progressive decrease in the rights of citizens, replacing them with pleasant and gratifying entertainment, while an “enlightened” political elite will take charge of making the decisions.
At the same time, man’s ability to engage in healthy critical and analytical thinking will be hampered by corrupt education, media indoctrination, a pervasive loss of sense of human identity, and the censorship of inappropriate information.
In this way a new anti-Christian world order will be imposed.
This that we describe is underway, but we do not know clearly if it will reach its maximum expression in our generation or in another close one.
But we know that the Church has already begun to undergo this remodeling.
In 1977 none other than Pope Paul VI said, “The tail of the devil works to disintegrate the Catholic world. The darkness of Satan entered and spread throughout the Catholic Church, to its summit. The apostasy, the loss of the Faith, is spreading throughout the world and even to the highest spheres of the Church.”
And around the same time, in 1976, a Polish cardinal, Karol Wojtyla, gave a speech during a visit to the United States where he said, “We are now facing the greatest historical confrontation known to mankind. I don’t think much of American society or the Christian community realizes that. We are facing today the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, between the Gospel and the anti-Gospel, between Christ and the anti-Christ.
“This confrontation is situated in the plans of Divine Providence; it is a test that the whole Church must face.”
It is amazing that the man who would assume the Chair of Saint Peter just two years later speaks of the final confrontation as a present reality.
However, we should be aware of our strength, which was explained by Benedict XVI in 2005, when he said, “In fact, history is not in the hands of dark powers, chance or human choice alone. Above the unleashing of the evil energies that we see, above the vehement rushing in [“irruption”] of Satan, above the appearance of so many plagues and evils, rises the Lord, supreme arbiter of the course of history.
“He wisely leads her towards the dawn of the new heavens and the new earth, sung in the final part of the book of Revelation under the image of the new Jerusalem.”
In other words, we are not alone, we are not abandoned to the malice of the dark powers or the evil energies of their human agents.
Jesus Christ is the Lord of history and it is Him to Whom we must cling, as we go through this dark time.
We must do it as little children, with the spirit of the child clinging to the hand of its father.
Whether we still have a thousand years of history to go, or a century, or a decade, or just a few years, the truth is still Jesus Christ.
Well, up to here what we wanted to tell about how the forces that are expelling God from the world act, which will reach their apogee during the appearance of the sleepiest generation of all.
But in the meantime our strength is the Lord Who as owner of history will not allow the total seizure of power by evil.
And I would like to ask you if you think that this generation is the least awake of all, where the evil one will have almost absolute power, or that we have not yet reached that point.
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