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July 16, 2014

Will the Mission of the Prophet Elijah culminate in the Apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima?

Subjects in this post:

1. Will the Mission of the Prophet Elijah culminate in the Apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima?
2. Another Hidden Meaning for the Brown Scapular?
3. Triumph of Mary or the Annihilation of Nations its up to us!
4. Fatima gives the specific formula “to save mankind from self-destruction.” Pope John Paul II
5. Through the Rosary and scapular Our Lady will prepare us for the Second Advent of Christ!
6. Clouds are symbols for the Holy Spirit. The clouds signifying the first second Advents of Mary.
7. Important events have taken place with God on or within the clouds.

Conclusion: It appears that the mystery of Lourdes and Fatima, in the providence of God, have a symbolic connection with the Prophet Elijah in his decisive battle with the prophets of Baal!

Our Lady of Mt Carmel  and the Prophet Elijah  at Fatima and Lourdes

God choose in his providence that the Queen of Heaven and Earth was to make her last apparition at Lourdes on the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16th 1858, and in the last public vision of Fatima, Our Lady also appeared as Our Lady of Mt Carmel on October 13, 1917.  At Fatima she  was holding the Rosary and the scapular out to a subdued and frightened crowd as they beheld  the Miracle of the Sun. Many in the crowd were terrified because they thought during the time it was the end of the world.

  The Prophet Elijah
Founder of the Carmelites

Prophet Elijah Founder of the Carmelites Statue by Agostino Cornacchini
           Located in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican  Feast Day - July 20

Lourdes and Fatima belong to a long line of Approved Marian Apparitions leading back to the founding of the Carmelite Order on Mt Carmel by the Prophet Elijah. Here  Elijah battled 450 priests of Baal in a public spiritual contest which led to their defeat and ruin. He challenged the people to stop hobbling first on one foot and then on the other but to choose who is God in Israel Yahweh or Baal. According to the story, which can be found in the First Book of Kings, chapter 18, Elijah’s sacrifice was consumed by fire from heaven and proved to the people that Yahweh was the true God. Is it possible God is sending his Mother the Queen of prophets to help us defeat the prophets of Baal resurrected in our own time.               

In the book of Malachi Elijah's return is prophesied to take place "before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord." He is  a forerunner in both advents of the Messiah.

It seems that  Heaven has confirmed Our Lady at Fatima in the same mission of the prophet Elijah. Our Lady at Fatima appearing  in her Carmelite habit with a similar fire from Heaven during the miracle of the sun. The stupendous Fatima Miracle is the Greatest Supernatural Event of the 20th Century and does not belong to faith or science it is an Historical Event! 

The Miracle of the Sun authenticated Fatima as supernatural in origin and also is a prefigurement or warning of a future catastrophe if the simple requests made at Fatima by our Lady are not heeded. 

See: Fulfilling the requests of Our Lady at Fatima the means given by God to obtain the final Victory of Good Over Evil.                                              
Surely the day is coming as fire....  
Picture Depicts the Prophet Elijah as
Fire From Heaven Consumes the Sacrifice
James Tissot (1836-1902 French)
...in a furnace. All the arrogant and every evildoer will be stubble, and that day that is coming will set them on fire," says the LORD Almighty. 2 But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. 3 Then you will trample down the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I do these things," says the LORD Almighty. 4 "Remember the law of my servant Moses, the decrees and laws I gave him at Horeb for all Israel. 5 "See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. Malachi 4:1-5

The Cloud that Prefigured
the First Advent of Our Lady

Elijah ascended Mount Carmel to pray to God for the salvation of the Israel which was suffering a terrible drought at that time. Elijah "Casting himself down upon the earth he put his face between his knees." 1 Kings 18:42. He sent his servant seven times higher up the mountaintop to look for rain. Elijah, never wavered in his confidence, and received the good news on the seventh try. Elijah saw the cloud as a symbol of the Virgin who would become the mother of the Messiah. I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel. Genesis 3:15

"Behold a little cloud arose
out of the sea like a man's foot."
1 Kings 18:44
View of the north Etzba Ridge on Mount Carmel. 
Note a little cloud on top right portion of photo 

Soon thereafter, torrential rains fell upon the parched land and the people of Israel were saved. Later an austere community of hermits followed Elijah and prayed in expectation of the advent of a Virgin-Mother who would bring salvation to mankind. They also saw the cloud as a symbol of the Virgin who would become the mother of the Messiah and made it their spiritual mission to pray for the advent of the Virgin.

In previous posts concerning Our Lady of Guadalupe we began to dialogue on how Heaven speaks to us in signs and symbols in the various Marian apparitions. More often these signs and symbols are heard louder than the spoken words in the apparitions. 
See: From Guadalupe to Fatima A Prophetic Mystery

No words Were  Heard During
The Apparitions of Knock
Yet Volumes Were Written on the Event


For example in the Apparition of Our Lady of Knock, in Ireland. Our Lady was seen with St. Joseph among a choir of Angels adoring Our Lord during the offering of the Holy Mass by St. John the Apostle. No word was ever spoken but volumes can and have been written on the figures and events surrounding the apparitions. Most authentic apparitions are not wordy but direct and to the point. Men have free will to choose to believe or not. Heaven does not usually say the same message innumerable times in different ways creating muddled, waters. Clarity of words direct and to the point is a good sign that God is behind an apparition. Later as men sit back to reflect and meditate deeper hidden meanings can be discovered in the manifestations and applied to particular periods in the providence of God.

It appears that the mystery of Lourdes and Fatima, in the providence of God, have a symbolic connection with the Prophet Elijah in his decisive battle with the prophets of Baal!

 Clouds are Symbols of 
The Holy Spirit

The symbolic uses of clouds in scripture are many; they are often used as a symbol of the Holy Spirit because clouds provide life-giving water to a parched earth and thisrtiing humanity awaiting the waters of baptism. In the Old Testament, God's presence is made manifest and His glory shown forth in a cloud. God often leads his people with a cloud or appears to them in a cloud. (Exodus 16:10) The image of a cloud is often combined with the image of light to symbolize the God who is hidden and mysterious but also revealing and luminous.

 At  Lourdes  

The last apparition of Lourdes occurred on the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, July 16, 1858. From this we may conclude that Heaven wished to bring Lourdes into the same mystery of Mt. Carmel and the prophet Elijah who prayed for the Advent of the Immaculate Virgin who would bear the Messiah.  Here at Lourdes, Our Lady called herself the Immaculate Conception, confirming the dogma of the Immaculate Conception by Pope Pius IX in his constitution Ineffabilis Deus December 8, 1854.  The woman foretold in the book of Genesis; who would crush the head of the serpent deceiver of mankind.

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Important Events
Have Occurred with God
On or Within Clouds

The apparitions at Lourdes, symbolic for the cleansing waters of baptism and often take place in foggy damp weather. The clouds descend on the mountain surrounding the cave and Bernadette sometimes seemed to enter the cloud in order to converse with Mary. Similar to Moses who entered the meeting tent after the cloud descended upon it and on Mt. Horeb entered the cloud and received the 10 Commandments.

     At  Fatima     

The identification with the Mystery of Mt. Carmel is even more apparent. Mary came transported upon a cloud from the east similar to the the cloud rising from the ocean that Elijah saw that eventually inundated the earth with life giving rain ending a severe draught. Could this, along with other mysteries still hidden within the drama of Fatima, Signify a Second Advent with Mary?  Fatima seems to announce the Second Advent Mary as seen in the 12th chapter of the book of Revelation: The woman clothed with the sun the moon under her feet, and who with the help of God, prepares the church to meet Christ in his second advent his glorious second coming.

Through these (Rosary & Scapular)
Our Lady Will Prepare the World
For the Second Advent of Christ

The Brown Scapular was Our Lady’s last loving appeal to souls to wear as a sign of Consecration to Her Immaculate Heart and is endowed with many privileges from the church including the Sabbatine Privilege. Lucia of Fatima said that "Our Lady never looked as beautiful as when she appeared at Fatima during the Miracle of the Sun in Her Carmelite Habit and the very fact that she was holding the Brown Scapular tells us that she wants us to take it and USE IT!”  Sr. Lucia said: "OUR LADY WANTS EVERYONE TO WEAR THE BROWN SCAPULAR: IT IS THE SIGN OF CONSECRATION TO HER IMMACULATE HEART!!"

The devils revealed to Francis of Yepes, the brother of St. John of the Cross that three things especially tormented them The first is the NAME OF JESUS; the second, the NAME OF MARY; and third, THE BROWN SCAPULAR OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL. "Take off that habit," they cried to him, "which snatches too many souls from us. All those clothed in it die piously and escape us." God will perform great wonders for his church when he ushers in the Triumph of Mary through the devout wearing of the Brown Scapular. 

    St. Dominic’s Prophecy  

 on the Rosary and the Scapular,  

of the Blessed Virgin Mary--AD 1208




Another Hidden Mission for
the Brown Scapular?

The Brown Scapular  may also have a similiar symbolic mission as the blood over the doors of the Jews during the Passover. Our Lady held out the scapular to the crowd during the Miracle of the sun which foreshadowed a purification and a need for protection. This is offered to all who are consecrated to her and place themselves under her mantle of protection. When the church passes through the period of purification leading to the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart, the scapular will identify us in this future battle as Children of Mary, under her mantle of protection. It will protect us from the destroying angels of the future Apocalypse and their various manifestations during the prolonged period of trial. We must be marked as a child of Mary wearing her brown scapular and fulfilling the Simple requests of Fatima to arrive at the Triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. It does not mean we will not suffer! Just the contrary, we are called to Imitate the Life of Christ in this conflict with the church who also must walk the steps of her founder. It means that we will have the strength  as our Lord did from the Father to accomplish God's will for each of our lives, with Mary at our side as she walked beside the Lord during his Passion and Death. 

Triumph of Mary or 
 Annihilation of Nations?

Fatima Gives the Specific Formula
“to save mankind from self-destruction.” Pope John Paul II

A drawing from J. Gill illustrating the third part of the secret pf Fatima, taken 
from the book of Sister Lucia of Fatima, “Calls from the Message of Fatima”,
 Secção de Livraria, Cova da Iria 2496-908 Fatima, Portugal

The means given to us by God in obtaining the final triumph of Mary "The Woman Clothed in the Sun" can be gleaned from meditation on the events of Fatima along with the other Marian Apparitions APPROVED BY THE CHURCH in the light of the Fatima Message.

The urgency of our response can be seen by the fact that Pope John Paul II decided to  make the secret known in June 2000, with the comment that: “AS WE APPROACH THE NEW MILLENNIUM IT SEEMS THAT THE WORDS OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA ARE NEARING THEIR FULFILLMENT.”

Later the Vatican document explaining the Third Secret of Fatima clarifies that: “The Angel with the flaming sword” recalls similar images in the Book of Revelation. Images that represent the threat of judgment over the world. Today the prospect that the world might be reduced to ashes by a sea of fire is no longer pure fantasy. Man, himself, with his inventions, has forged the flaming sword.”

“Before releasing this last secret of Fatima, Pope John Paul II asked Sister Lucia for her interpretation. She replied that the visions (of the Angel of Justice, the mountain of corpses, the ruined city, etc.) referred to the part of Our Lady’s message, which ended with the words: “SEVERAL NATIONS WILL BE ANNIHILATED.” She added: “If we have not yet seen the complete fulfillment of the final part of this prophecy, we are going towards it little by little with great strides.”

Lucia’s comments seemed to indicate that the world is almost inexorably proceeding to self-destruction. The Pope also appeared to share this view in his Fatima letter of October 13, 1977, in which His Holiness said, the greatness of Fatima is that it gives the specific formula “to save mankind from self-destruction.”

Through the centuries Our Lady of Mount Carmel kept a constant watch over her children, ever solicitous to intercede for them and lead them to Her Divine Son. Amidst the sea of chaos, confusion and impiety raging in the world today, may Our Lady of Mount Carmel grant us strength and fortitude so we may all remain faithful to Her Son and His Holy Church.  
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