by Jonathan Ekene Ifeanyi
|Jesus Christ holding the Scripture.|
“You must find old Bibles because they are the only ones that have not been adulterated like those of today. You must be very careful about this, very careful. Yes, dear children...because, as you can see, there are now in my Church those who call themselves Charismatics. They carry and bring bible of their choice without really understanding what they are reading...Be careful and do not do what those who call themselves Charismatics are doing with the Bible... ...if you read it like the Protestants who interpret it according to their views, and see only the things that are convenient for them, it is dangerous, very dangerous because it is a trap which the devil uses to confuse you.” (Jesus Christ to Rev. Sister Guadalupe, February 10, 1989)
In his book The Devil’s Final Battle, Father Paul Kramer laments that, in the post-Vatican II epoch, ‘‘beliefs once shared by virtually all Catholics have now been marginalised, and reduced to cult status. Principal among these are beliefs in apparitions, miracles and prophecies.’’
Here, Our Lord’s message to Rev. Sister Hermana Gaudalupe, given on February 10, 1989, is one of such discarded apparitions. Sedevacantists and Vatican II “Catholics”, two sects of “Super Catholics” from hell who have caused and continue to cause untold sufferings to the Church at these perilous times, are those being used by the devil to despise apparitions. NOTE: the devil himself also gives many false apparitions—like that of the demon-possessed woman called Maria Divine Mercy which says we shouldn’t condemn false religions—and what these demonic “Catholics” do is to categorise these false apparitions with the true ones which warn that false religions lead souls to hell and condemn them, to their doom! Whereas the main purpose of heavenly apparitions is to strengthen the Catholic Faith, the devil uses these “Super Catholics” to give the impression that those who believe heavenly apparitions are going against the Catholic Faith!
But the truth is that not everyone can believe in these heavenly apparitions but only those that have faith and are humble. The messages come in a most simple and humble manner simply impossible for the arrogant and proud to comprehend, just the same way that Christ, who is God, came to this world in a most simple and humble manner and was rejected by the arrogant and proud who couldn’t comprehend His humility. So what we see in those who condemn heavenly messages in the name of “keeping the Catholic faith” is not a demonstration of their understanding of Catholicism but a very clear manifestation of pride and absolute faithlessness—they don’t have faith!
St. Paul says: “Extinguish not the spirit. Despise not prophesy. But prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” (I Thess. 5:19-21). The Apostle is here telling us not to behave like these “Super Catholics” from hell by grouping true and false apparitions together and condemning them. He says we should not despise any message that comes from God. Rather, we should “prove all things” (that is, test them) and “hold fast that which is good”—that is, having tested, believe the true messages that come from God.
If you want to save yourself at these critical times, then you must avoid these Satanic sects (that is, Vatican II “Catholics” and Sedevacantists). Their inspiration, often camouflaged as “Catholic”, is NOT Catholic but the twentieth century Modernists—condemned by Pope Pius X in his Pascendi—who diabolically despised God’s revelations generally.
In the present apparition, Jesus speaks about the Holy Bible, and the danger awaiting those who, in our time, mess it up. He makes it clear that millions of Protestants and fake Catholics such as the Charismatics who carry the Bible about without humility and without observing the teachings of the Catholic Church (the Mother of the Bible) are just deceiving themselves and are indeed in great danger of losing their souls for all eternity. We note His words: “Only those who approach this book with humility and simplicity and with the desire to know Me, to understand the life of his God and to understand His words, will obtain the fruits.”
We need not say much on this. The story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch is recorded in Acts of the Apostles; it simply teaches us, as this apparition warns, that not everybody who picks up the Bible and reads it understands what he or she reads, as modern “Christians” claim. We read:
“Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying: Arise, go towards the south, to the way that goeth down from Jerusalem into Gaza: this is desert. And rising up, he went. And behold a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch, of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopeans, who had charge over all her treasures, had come to Jerusalem to adore. And he was returning, sitting in his chariot, and reading Isaias the prophet. And the spirit said to Philip: Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip running thither, heard him reading the prophet Isaias. And he said: Thinkest thou that thou understandest what thou readest? Who said: And how can I, unless some man shew me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. And the place of the scripture which he was reading was this:
‘He was led as a sheep to be slaughtered; and like a lamb without voice before his shearer, so openeth he not his mouth. In humility his judgment was taken away. His generation who shall declare, for his life shall be taken from the earth?’
“And the eunuch answering Philip, said: I beseech thee, of whom doth the prophet speak this? Of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip, opening his mouth, and beginning at this scripture, preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came to a certain water; and the eunuch said: See, here is water: what doth hinder me from being baptised? And Philip said: If thou believest with all thy heart, thou mayest. And he answering, said: I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still; and they went down into the water, both Philip and the eunuch: and he baptised him. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord took away Philip; and the eunuch saw him no more. And he went on his way rejoicing.” (Act 8: 26-39).
How many men and women, living in the present age, can behave like the Ethiopian eunuch? How many can say: “How can I understand what is written in the Holy Bible, unless someone guides me?” How many Protestants, Charismatic “Catholics” and Sedevacantists can say that?
As for Our Lord’s warning that today’s “bibles” are fake and adulterated, I cannot treat that here because doing so will simply require writing a big book.
However, let’s consider just two examples: In Genesis chapter 3 verse 15, we read, in both the Protestant and modern false Catholic bibles:
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.”
Here, as we can see, it is “Jesus Christ”, and not Mary, that will strike the head of the serpent! Of course, this is the evil handwork of the Protestants, enemies of the Mother of God! Tragically, today all the bibles used by Novus Ordo priests, bishops and cardinals, such as Good News, Revised Standard Version, etc, contain this error. They reject the Bible as translated by Church Fathers and embrace false translations initiated by heretics, thoughtlessly following the Protestants.
Now in the Douay-Rheims Version, one of the oldest Catholic Bible versions, we read the same passage:
“I will put enmity 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.”
Do we see the difference?
So here we see that a prophecy made by God Himself referring to the new Eve, Mary, has been changed by the enemies of the Madonna. (See also Apocalypse Chapter 12 that talks about the woman and the serpent or dragon). “She shall crush thy head” has been changed to “He shall crush thy head”! Now the majority of Catholics have no doubt that it is the Madonna, the Mother of Christ, who will crush the head of the serpent—this is often depicted in the statue of Our Lady marching the serpent’s head, which can be seen even in several Catholic Churches as well as in Catholic homes—YET, many Catholics of the present generation embrace these false bibles senselessly! Novus Ordo priests and bishops know that it is Mary, Mother of Christ, who will crush the head of the serpent, YET, they wilfully reject the well translated Catholic Bible that says “She shall crush thy head” and choose the Protestant false ones that say “He shall crush thy head”!
Again, in the Gospel according to St Luke, we read, in the Catholic Douay-Rheims Version:
“And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the Angel being come in, said to her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.” (1: 26-28).
The phrase “full of grace” is from the Greek word κεχαριτωμένη (“kecharitomene”). The Greek word κεχαριτωμένη is conjugated from the lemma χαριτόω in the perfect tense, passive voice, participial mood and declined in the feminine gender, nominative case, and singular number. It is related to the Greek noun χάρις primarily meaning “grace, favour.” Most Greek words—just like Latin ones—have more than one meaning. The word χαριτόω means “to make graceful”, “to show grace to anyone.” It also means, in a sense different from that used in Scripture, “to be highly favoured.” This second meaning is what the Anti-Marians have chosen, rejecting the other meaning that has to do with “full of grace”—even though that is the right translation in the Scriptural context!
The verb χαριτόω occurs only twice in the Greek New Testament, here in Luke 1:28, and also in Eph. 1:6. The phrase πλήρης χάριτος (pleres charitos) literally means "full of grace" and it occurred twice in the New Testament (John 1:14, Acts 6:8).
If St. Jerome translated both the Greek words πλήρης χάριτος and κεχαριτωμένη into Latin by a declension of the phrase “plenus gratia” then this suggests that both πλήρης χάριτος and κεχαριτωμένη have the same meaning and may be translated into English by the same phrase “full of grace”.
Koine Greek was a flexible language, allowing the author to render a thought with a variety of words. St. Paul, for instance, writes: “μὴ μεθύσκεσθε οἴνῳ”, (meaning, “do not be drunk with wine”), although he could have also wrote, “μὴ οὶνοῦσθε” to convey the same meaning. Similarly, one way to render the idea of being full of grace is πλήρης χάριτος, yet another equally valid way is a conjugation of the verb χαριτόω.
When we analyse the Greek verb itself, we see that χαριτόω means “to endow or fill with grace”, and when conjugated in the passive voice it means “to be endowed or filled with grace”. Hence St. Jerome was perfectly correct by translating κεχαριτωμένη into Latin as “gratia plena”. As an –οω verb, χαριτόω can certainly possess the meaning of “to endow or fill with grace”—and that, as I said, is the right translation in the context of the Bible. Hence this is very clear in the Latin translation, where the phrase “gratia plena”—meaning “full of grace”—is used. As we read:
“In mense autem sexton, missus est Angelus Gabriel a Deo in civitatem Galilaeae, cui nomen Nazareth, ad Virginem desponsatam viro, cui nomen erat Ioseph, de domo David, et nomen virginis Maria. Et ingressus Angelus ad eam, dixit: Ave gratia plena: Dominus tecum: Benedicta tu in mulieribus.”
So this phrase (“full of grace”, as properly translated by the great Church Father St. Jerome) has also been changed by the Anti-Marians. The Protestant bibles, as well as all modern false Catholic bibles which the priests read for “the faithful” everyday during Novus Ordo masses, have the translation “highly favoured” instead of “full of grace”! Even common sense tells us that a person who is “highly favoured” today may not be so favoured tomorrow—an example is King Saul who was favoured by God and chosen by Him as King, but when Saul sinned against God he was instantly rejected by Him (and even punished) and the “favour” ceased! “Highly favoured” also has nothing to do with being close to God—Solomon, for instance, was highly favoured by God but because he was not full of grace he offended God so much by sinning heavily against Him, so also was King David and many others—but one who is full of grace is always full of grace and very close to God, because the grace of God makes us to act in accordance with the will of God.
In John 1:14 for instance we read: “αὐτοῦ.... πλήρης χάριτος καὶ ἀληθείας.... ὅτι ἐκ τοῦ πληρώματος αὐτοῦ ἡμεῖς πάντες ἐλάβομεν καὶ χάριν ἀντὶ χάριτος.” Translated: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory....full of grace and truth....For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.”
Again, in Acts 6:8 we read: “Στέφανος δὲ πλήρης χάριτος καὶ δυνάμεως ἐποίει τέρατα καὶ σημεῖα μεγάλα ἐν τῷ λαῷ.” Translated: “And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people.”
In both examples, an implication of the "fullness of grace" is stated:
- Because the Word was πλήρης χάριτος, (full of grace) “we have received [he has provided] grace upon grace".
- Because Stephen was πλήρης χάριτος, “[he] was doing great wonders.”
The attribute πλήρης χάριτος, then, refers to one's own capacity to dole out some measure of goodness.
Hence the two phrases—“full of grace” and “highly favoured”—mean radically two different things. But of course, the Protestants and Novus Ordites choose the latter because they believe that Mary is just an ordinary sinful woman, just an ordinary sinner like us.
Of course, the false translations will continue to exist in today’s false Catholic Churches because today’s “priests” no longer take the study of Latin (the language of the Church) seriously but their own various native languages. There are thousands of priests today who have not even seen—let alone read—the Latin or original Greek Bible. Sounds funny?
I don't know about the Yoruba and Hausa Bibles but the Igbo. The Igbos who cannot get the Catholic Douay-Rheims Version should get the Igbo translation of the Bible (with imprimatur by late Archbishop Albert Obiefuna of Onitsha Archdiocese). Well I got the one I’m talking about from my mother years ago and I don’t know whether there are other fake ones! This Igbo version, though not completely perfect, is by far better than all the false modern English versions put together. In the above verse (Luke 1: 28) for instance, we read, in the Igbo version:
“Mmuooma ahu biakwute Maria si ya, “Ekele, i juputara na grasia, Oseburuwa nonyere gi!”
“Ekele, i juputara na grasia” means “Hail, full of grace”. This is accurate.
Also, the misinterpreted Genesis chapter 3 verse 15 quoted above, is accurate in the Igbo version. We read:
“Aga m eme ka iro diri n’etiti gi na nyaanyi a, na n’etiti umu gi na nke ya; o ga-azopia gi isi ma i ga-ata ya n’ukwu.’
This is correct. It means exactly: “I will put enmity 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.”
Finally, in this heavenly message we read: “If you want to meditate on my Word as it was stated in the original Bible, you must search for old Bibles because they are the only ones that have not been adulterated like those of today.” (Jesus Christ to Rev. Sister Hermana Guadalupe, February 10, 1989)
Here is the message:
My children, Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the God of Love, the God who died nailed to the cross, speaks to you. Today, I come as always, to instruct my children, so that the confusion and the darkness that reign in the world do not reach you. My dear children, today I am going to speak about a sacred book, about a book that for many ages has been discussed but has not been understood, and this book is the Bible. ...I come to instruct you, so that you can learn, so that you know what is happening in these last times, and know what is to come.
The Bible, is a book that has caused much confusion, and has caused many difficulties for my children because they do not understand it. This book was written with the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, and it is the Word of God; in it there is everything that He has wanted my children to learn and know. It is full of difficulties, and teaches man that, in order to understand it, he must read it knelling down, and that is to say, with humility.
Anyone who approaches the Holy Bible with only the desire to acquire more knowledge, to boast to his family and to his friends that he has read the Bible, will not obtain any fruit. Only those who approach this book with humility and simplicity and with the desire to know Me, to understand the life of his God and to understand His words, will obtain the fruits; because by knowing Him, they will love Him. Only those persons who approach this book in this way will find the wisdom which is hidden in it.
I am speaking about this book now because Holy Week is approaching. We are already in Lent and these days are favourable for you to read the Bible, for you to absorb the knowledge of everything that is in it. There are still hidden treasures in the Bible that have not been revealed to the world.
My sons say that all of the prophecies have already been fulfilled, that everything has been fulfilled and that there is nothing new to see, but that is not true. Some of the prophecies in the Bible have already been fulfilled, but many more will be fulfilled in these last times. Your eyes will see that many prophecies that many believed to be dead and buried are not dead and buried, and it is precisely in these times that the prophecies will be fulfilled.
Many say that the Bible is totally fulfilled, but I said in the Bible that I would come for a second time to this world, and this they do not want to accept, and they do not see that by doing this they are trying to stop the Word of the Lord. They do not study this book properly; however, the Bible shall be fulfilled.
In past years, in other epochs, everybody believed that only the book of the Apocalypse was the one that was still pending to be fulfilled, but this is not true. The entire Bible has prophecies, from the beginning to the end, and they are going to be fulfilled in these times. All of the prophecies are stated there, but many shut their eyes and do not want to listen. They do not want to understand that this book is always up to date, that this book is for yesterday, today, tomorrow, and always, because it is the Word of the Lord and the Word of the Lord shall always be alive. ...I said in the Bible, ‘‘Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my Word will not pass away’’. Blessed are they who wash their garments in my blood, because I am the Beginning and the End, and you must be prepared to have the right to the Tree of Life, in order to be able to enter the Holy City that is already so very close to you.
Look, I am coming to give my reward to everyone according to their deeds, according to what they have done in this short trip through life, through this world that is nothing more than a dwelling for you because it is not your land. You are only here temporarily. You are only pilgrims because your homeland is heaven and you must get there. Your goal is to get there because I have made preparations for those who follow Me, for all those who believe in Me, to have a dwelling up in Heaven where you can live eternally with Me. It is up to you, you will decide this by yourselves, all of this is in your own hands and in your heart. If you follow goodness, if you follow Me, you shall have Heaven, but if you do not follow Me, if you follow evil, if you stubbornly believe that the earth and the world is the kingdom of God, you will not get to Heaven, because, as I once said in the Bible, ‘My kingdom is not of this world.’
...I want you to understand that the Bible is a sacred book, in which I left my written Word so that all those who listen and follow it, so that all of those who love truth and justice, so that all of those who really want to, can return to the Celestial Homeland, which is Heaven—do not forget this, dear children, do not forget it.
We are already in Lent, and I want you to meditate on all of this. Read the Gospel, read about my Passion, why I died, why I made this sacrifice for you; read and meditate and repent, and humbly ask for the Holy Ghost to come, and He will come to enlighten and to tell you what you must do during these cruel and difficult days that will become crueller and more difficult and darker. This is why you must walk the narrow path, why you must meditate on my Words in the Bible, but do it properly, and not as many of my children are doing by imitating the Protestants who interpret it to fit their needs...if you read it like the Protestants who interpret it according to their views, and see only the things that are convenient for them, it is dangerous, very dangerous because it is a trap which the devil uses to confuse you. This is why you must be alert, very alert, and to approach this book you must do it, as I said before, contritely and humbly, full of love and humility, so that the Holy Ghost will come to enlighten and give you the intelligence to understand this beautiful book, which is full of difficulties, because it cannot be understood by anyone if God does not give him the necessary Grace.
This book contains many prophecies that will now be fulfilled, and it also says: Anyone who dares to add men’s words in place of my Word will receive all of the plagues that are written in it, and anyone who takes away my Words, or who takes away the books that are written there, or who falsifies my Word, his part in the Tree of Life will also be crossed out, and he will not have access to the Holy City, to the Celestial Homeland; all of this will be fulfilled. As you can see, men have changed the Bible; men have modified it to their liking and to their own way of thinking; they believe that what is stated there will not happen and that is why they have changed it; they do with this book as they please, but they should have respected it because it is the Word of God.
I want you to be alert and to see that the bibles that are being printed now are not good bibles. They are adulterated because my Word has been changed for the Word of men; now, if you want to meditate on my Word as it was stated in the original Bible, you must search for old editions, editions that are really hard to find. You must find old Bibles because they are the only ones that have not been adulterated like those of today. You must be very careful about this, very careful. Yes, dear children...because, as you can see, there are now in my Church those who call themselves Charismatics. They carry and bring bible of their choice without really understanding what they are reading...Be careful and do not do what those who call themselves Charismatics are doing with the Bible...’
You must be alert, and tell the people that, it is better for them not to read these bibles, because they are going to get confused by reading them, and they should try to obtain those bibles which are still true to my Word, true to all I left written there for your salvation, for your edification, and for your knowledge. But my sons the priests have not been careful about this and the devil has introduced himself, and he has caused men to change the Word of the Lord, as he, the devil, wanted. And it should not have been changed, because I tell you, the prophecies are now close to being fulfilled, and if the Bible is adulterated, it will provide inaccurate information, but my children do not understand this. They read in the Bible that I left word that I would come for the second time and yet they deny that this is true, and they say that I will not come. Do you see how wrong they are?
This is why I tell you that, you must be very careful, because confusion and pride have been introduced into my sons, and they do not want to understand that I left Word in the Bible that I would come for a second time. It is written in the Bible, yet they deny it; they do not want to accept it, but the day will come when they will see Me, and then they will understand their error, but it will be too late.
I am giving you some time, dear children, some time for you to meditate, for you to come to the fountain of my mercy, of my wisdom, so that you can fight with these weapons, and understand that, you must obey my messages and the messages of my blessed mother....