through her prolonged intercession for mankind. In some respects, are not the events of 911, the Iraqwar that followed, the ensuing and frequent acts of terrorism, the growing disappearance of liberties in the nameof "security", and the revolutions unfolding before our eyes already, perhaps, the approaching thunderoushooves of this red horse?Our Lady of Fatima warned that if we did not heed her instructions, that Russia would spread her errorsthroughout the world.
…causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nationswill be annihilated
In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall beconverted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world
THE THIRD SEAL
When he broke open the third seal, I heard the third living creature cry out, "Come forward." Ilooked, and there was a
, and its rider held a scale in his hand. I heard whatseemed to be a voice in the midst of the four living creatures. It said,"A ration of wheatcosts a day’s pay, and three rations of barley cost a day’s pay. But do not damage the oliveoil or the wine." (Rev 6:5-6)
The seals are not necessarily confined to a chronological order. Thus, one could rightly say that one seal
intoanother. The precipitation of a global crisis—"a huge sword"—will have a profound impact onnation’s food supplies. We are
in the throws of a growing global food crisis as shortages coupled with agricultural disasters aredriving food prices up and supplies down. This, in turn, is fueling civil unrest.
Life in many poor countries is still extremely insecure as a consequence of food shortages, and the situation could become worse:
still reaps enormous numbers of victims among those who, like Lazarus, are not permitted to take their place at the rich man’stable… Moreover, the elimination of world hunger has also, in the global era, become a requirement for safeguarding the peace andstability of the planet
. —POPE BENEDICT XVI,
Caritas in Veritate,
Encyclical, n. 27
We are already witnessing "food riots" in parts of the world.The Third Seal indicates food rationing —a reality that will spread to most parts of the world.
THE FOURTH SEAL
When he broke open the
, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature cry out,"Come forward." I looked, and there was a
pale green horse
. Its rider was named
, andHades accompanied him. They were given authority over a quarter of the earth, to kill withsword, famine, and plague, and by means of the beasts of the earth. (Rev 6:7-8)
While the second and third seal precipitate social unrest and chaos, theFourth Seal indicates outright lawlessness. It is the unleashing of "Hades"—
And we have already been warned of this.
What happened in
was a warning shot across the bow of humanity. Witnesses who survived the genocide there described it as the unleashingof hell. The Canadian commander of U.N. forces there at the time, General Roméo Dallaire, said he "shook hands with the devil." And he meant it
Another missionary told Time magazine:
There are no devils left in Hell. They are all in Rwanda
"Why? TheKilling Fields of Rwanda", May 16th, 1994
What is significant is that the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in Kibeho, Rwanda some
, and revealed in graphic visions and detail to some young visionaries what was going tohappen, the "rivers of blood". She told them:
My children, it does not have to happen if people would listen and come back to God .
—Mary to avisionary,
If Only We Had Listened
; author, Immaculée Ilibagiza