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"SAINT" LORETTA
 
HEALINGS, POWERFUL PROPHECY, WHAT IS COMING FOR THE JUST AND FOR SINNERS
 
 
Please note: Many favors have already been granted to those who have prayed to this great saint.  If you have been healed through her intercession, or granted a special favor, please contact me with the details. 
 
If it is God's Holy Will, we hope to have Loretta officially declared a Saint by the Church.  Thank you, and God bless you. 
 
Vincent T. Bemowski - Webmaster/Editor
 
 
My dear wife, "Saint" Loretta,  passed away April 22, 2009 from complications (pneumonia) from Huntington's Disease.
 
 
PREVIEW OF A PORTION OF A PROPHECY GIVEN FOR MY WIFE "SAINT" LORETTA: "A FRAGILE FLOWER LOVED BY THE LORD" (I ALSO PROVIDE EXPLANATIONS)
 
Please note: This is a personal Prophecy and contains nothing that will harm a person's faith.  Although the Church is reluctant to approve personal prophecies, in a practical sense these type prophecies also cannot be disproved if they do not contain messages that cause confusion or harm to the faith of believers.  Therefore, it is reasonable & prudent that belief in a personal Prophecy be left to your judgment and discernment after you pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit.  However, it is also important to remember that to properly discern spiritual things our soul must be free of grave sin:
 
"But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God, for it is foolishness to him and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined" (1 Corinthians 2:14).
 
PROPHECY PREVIEW
 
"And I will cause thee, my daughter, to know that the Lord has heard thee, even in thy prayers, and even in thy heart.  And I would cause thee to know that on the latter days, they shall be a golden day for thee, for I will use thee, saith the Lord.  And I will cause a breaking to the North, and the South, the East, and the West."
 
BACKGROUND
 
So that you may more fully understand our family situation, I will try to provide an explanation:  Loretta's recently contacted virus had turned into pneumonia and her breathing became more difficult, but my family & I still thought she would recover.  On the day she died, I was still giving her antibiotics as late as 3:30 a.m. so Loretta must have passed away near the time I woke up and checked on her (about 6 a.m.).  We were grateful to have Hospice helping us for the past two years and for Loretta to have such a caring nurse.  (Loretta was unable to speak and was totally disabled the last 6 - 7 years of her life).
 
Unfortunately, although I'm sure the funeral home did the best they could, (Loretta only weighed about 65# and she was about 5' 8" tall) they made her look about 30 to 40 years older.  In reality, even at age 67 she still had a youthful appearance and almost no wrinkles, and when I found her she had a beautiful, soft smile on her face.  She radiated peace & gave joy to everyone who visited her.
 
Loretta & I were married for almost 43 years.  Her sufferings during the last 23 years of our marriage (prior to her death on April 22, 2009) were so widespread that they are difficult to describe, but she bore them like a faithful, true child of God.  Therefore I know she is a Saint in Heaven and my children and I (and you) can call upon her to help us any time we feel alone or have a special need.
 
As you may be aware, there are many holy souls that have not been officially declared a "Saint" by the Church.  However, by the example they set and their saintly lives, they are in the Lord's Eyes, also "saints."
 
Loretta and I always supported each other and in the early years of her illness she was still physically able to admonish those who abandoned her and refused to visit or comfort her.  Sadly, some did not accept that correction and through gossip, phone calls, letters, and twisting the truth, they attempted to take revenge against Loretta and I.  Although we have long since forgiven them, to this day some continue to excuse themselves and are not able to express any sorrow for the grave sins they committed against a helpless disabled person & her family.
 
Admonishment is considered a “spiritual act of mercy” in the Catholic Church when done for the good of someone’s soul, although many priests rarely teach this anymore and following the devil’s lead falsely assume anyone who corrects another person is automatically "judgmental."  (This does not show a very high opinion of their parishioners). 
 
Therefore many sinners are not corrected and continue to remain in their sins.  Those priests simply do not know the Scriptures, for the Lord cannot contradict Himself and has revealed there is a vast difference between being judgmental and admonishment:
 
"Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother sin against thee reprove him, and if he do penance forgive him.  And if he sin against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day be converted unto thee, saying: ‘I repent,’ forgive him.  And the apostles said to the Lord: Increase our faith"  (Luke 17:3-4).
 
"And I myself also, my brethren, am assured of you, that you also are full of love, replenished with all knowledge, so that you are able to admonish one another" (Romans 15:14).
 
(Our Lord also warned the prophet Ezekiel not to be afraid to admonish sinners or He would hold him accountable for the loss of that sinner‘s soul - see Ezekiel 3:18-21).
 
A large number within the Church are very lukewarm in the practice of their Faith, so there is much work that our Shepherds need to do to renew the Church, but sadly many of them are also lukewarm and attached to the things of this world.  They do not spiritually prepare themselves for Mass; they joke around and even pray directly to the people rather than the Lord, and do not always pray from their heart.
 
Many times the Mass becomes a “social event” instead of a spiritual event
 
Many bishops and priests choose popularity & applause over holiness.  Like the Lord and as a “victim soul," Loretta suffered because of the sins of others (her heart was already made pure by the Lord) so God would grant them the Grace to truly convert, and I hope in some small way to continue her great role and also help renew the Church.
 
Although souls in Heaven no longer marry, (they are like the angels and part of one large family) I of course look forward to seeing Loretta again, as well as all my relatives and friends who have gone to the Lord before me. And to see you there.
 
In 1987, the Lord gave me a special blessing and I experienced some of the great joy souls experience in Heaven - I felt it across my entire chest for about 5 minutes when I meditated on the charismatic Gift of Wisdom (it was so powerful and beautiful that it cannot be described). 
 
Therefore, like others who try to be faithful to God, I especially look forward to be in the Presence of the Most Holy Trinity for all eternity.
 
Many times, my family and I feel Loretta (since she is now completely healed) is either still near us, or has simply gone to the store or some other place and she will soon return or we will meet up with her.  However, deep down we know she is in Heaven, receiving a great reward for obediently and humbly accepting the great sufferings God allowed her to experience
 
As the prophecy (see below) given to Loretta & I on Nov. 13, 1988 revealed, because of her goodness God chose to use her to help provide Grace for many people so that they may come to be truly sorry for their sins, and be renewed in the practice of their Faith.
 
I have never seen anyone suffer so long and as much as Loretta did.  Because her pure heart was filled with love and forgiveness, and because she always possessed a strong and deep faith in God and His Church, I know she has a very high, special place in Heaven and can visit and be with us (and you) any time we call upon her.
 
Many people have difficult days and nights. We live in very evil times, but many do not recognize this because things are going fairly well for them and their faith is somewhat weak, or non-existent
 
I try to go to Holy Mass and pray the Most Holy Rosary daily.  I also try to go to Confession on a regular basis.  This helps our entire family (in spite of many disappointments) to be renewed in hope and strengthened in our faith.
 
Being innocent, Loretta was chosen by Our Lord to suffer as a "victim soul" for His Church and this she did in a "silent" way.  (Few people recognize that those who suffer as "victim souls" are the greatest workers in the Church, and not necessarily those who capture the "limelight").
 
It is very important that we understand the "signs of the times."  The Holy Spirit has revealed to me and others many things about today's Church that will help you discern God's Holy Will and comfort you in the increasingly difficult days that lie ahead.
 
Throughout this website as presented through the charismatic Gift of Wisdom, are examples of what is happening intoday's Church and directions from the Spirit of the Lord concerning the things the Lord desires us to do to make His Church more pleasing to Him.
 
Please pray for discernment and open up your heart and mind to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit. He will teach you many things and show you ways to help you "build up the Church."   Also, please pray for the entire Church everyday, (cardinals, bishops, priests, religious, and laypeople) and especially for "victim souls," for their cross is very heavy.  And in addition, offer special prayers/sacrifices for the Holy Father who is the Supreme Pontiff, for his cross is also very heavy.
 
We know the Lord hears the prayers of those who try to be faithful to Him, even when they are unable to pray, and He will hear your prayers.  Through the sufferings of souls like Loretta, many hearts that have been hardened through sin will again be softened and many souls will turn back to the Lord.
 
These souls will then work to help "awaken" the Church in the nations of the West from it's spirituality lukewarm state and therefore bring many blessings upon us and upon our brothers and sisters all over the world.
 
However, much suffering is still required to help bring about more conversions within a Church that is basically divided into two campsOne side continues to accept the lukewarm spiritual state of the Church and excuses, defends, or sympathizes with cardinals, and bishops and priests, regardless of their past, and/or current moral conduct
 
They, often with arrogance and in a self-righteous manner, seek to silence and/or censor the voices of those whom inspired by the Holy Spirit, speak out against the sins of our Shepherds.
 
Among the tactics of the lukewarm, is to request that we pray for, but not accuse those who create scandal, as if the fruit of prayer requires us to be silent to the evils within the Church.  This is contrary to the Lord's Word, for He has revealed:
 
"For what have I to do to judge them that are without?  (Outside the Church).  Do you not judge them that are within?  For them that are without, God will judge. Put away the evil one from among yourselves" (1 Corinthians 5:12-13).
 
The lukewarm seek a return to "business as usual" and in their own strange way, (without any personal sense of guilt or acknowledgment of their own sins) often ridicule, refuse to forgive, and/or verbally attack the very persons they hypocritically demand to be silent.
 
The other side, as led by the Spirit of the Lord have become more aware of the need for a spiritual renewal to take place within a Church that has learned to tolerate many types of scandals
 
(Many souls within the Catholic Church and other Churches have chosen to deny the existence of any grave sins on the part of their Shepherds).
 
Because of the desire by many to remain spiritually lukewarm, many within the Church will, like salt gone bad, continue to "lose their savor."  Therefore they will continue to cause scandal to those both within and outside the Church who witness their lack of true sorrow, acceptance of scandals, and lack of holiness.
 
Sadly, many other so-called "Catholics" continue to attack the authority of the Church and in an ungodly manner seek to "justify" their immoral conduct. Jesus warns us what will happen should we choose to remain in our sins and create scandal, but His Word is being ignored:
 
"You are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt lose its savor, wherewith shall it be salted?  It is good for nothing any more but to be cast out and to be trodden on by men...Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect" (Matthew 5:13,48).
 
The Lord does not find fault with us if we wish that those we love be relieved of their sufferings because that is part of our human nature.  But once we do realize the Lord's Will concerning the role of someone who suffers, it becomes very difficult to pray "against" that Will.
 
Through their sufferings, "victim souls" and others move Our Lord to pour out His grace upon many, many souls - giving them the opportunity to repent and pulling them out of the grasp of the devil.
 
In order to "hear" the Voice of the Holy Spirit, we need to be at peace and in a quiet place.   Unfortunately many times, because we are so busy, setting aside time to quietly pray (especially the Holy Rosary) becomes very difficult.  But if we continue to desire that time, the Lord will honor our intentions and provide it.
 
We also know from life's experiences that things never stay the same - they always change.  And when that change comes, if we have tried to remain faithful during our time of trial, we will experience great peace. We will know that because of our efforts God will honor our faithfulness
 
After a difficult trial is finished we may have some regrets for awhile, thinking we could have been even more faithful, but because of the Mercy of the Lord and His great love for us, He will forgive us (if in fact we did sin, and/or heal us from any negative feelings we may have).
 
Hope is a neglected virtue for many, especially in difficult times, but we need hope to experience joy, even during our trials.  I have two brief verses from the Sacred Scriptures placed on our refrigerator door and perhaps they will also lift you up when you feel discouraged or alone:
 
"Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you"
(1 Peter 5:7)
 
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord....to give you a future, and a hope"
(Jeremias 29:11)
 
COMPLETE PROPHECY GIVEN FOR LORETTA & I - NOV. 13, 1988 (I BELIEVE IT IS MEANT TO BE SHARED WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE)
 
(Explanations offered below for key numbered phrases)
 
"On the latter days (1)
and in thy golden years(2)
you shall see the blessings of the Lord come upon thee (3). 
For I have brought thee from one place and I will bring thee to a new place, saith the Lord; a new place of dwelling, a new place of living, in the things of my Spirit (4)
saith God.  For you have camped and you have lived here, but now I will move thee to a new place and it'll be a place of life, it'll be a place of living (5).
And I will cause you to taste and see that the Lord is truly good (6).
And I will cause thee, my daughter, to know that the Lord has heard thee, even in thy prayers, and even in thy heart.  And I would cause thee to know that on the latter days, they shall be a golden day for thee, for I will use thee, saith the Lord (7).
And I will cause a breaking to the North, and the South, the East, and the West (8). 
And I will cause a breaking out on all sides and a lengthening of the cords (9)
saith the Lord.  And I will cause an expansion of thy borders even beyond what you thought.  And you would say, 'Lord, you're stretching me again, Lord, you're stretching me again!' (10). 
But you all of a sudden will know that the Lord thy God only stretches thee for thy own benefit and for thy own good, and after a while you shall yield to it and realize that the blessing of the Lord is being increased as you stretch out for Him (11). 
But I would say unto thee, thy latter shall be greater, and the blessings shall be greater than that of the beginning, saith the Lord" (12).
 
The above Prophecy was witnessed by about 30 or 40 people and spoken to us by a Protestant Minister (who's name shall remain anonymous for privacy purposes).  Because he was a great speaker and possessed a powerful gift of Prophecy, he often had his prophecies recorded on audio tape by those who invited him to speak. We were fortunate to receive a copy of the portion of the tape which contained the Prophecy given for us. 
 
This Minister called Loretta and I up from out of the audience to receive the Lord's WordWe had never met him and he had no knowledge of Loretta's illness, which at the time had not reached a severe stage. This Prophecy contains a number of spiritual revelations and accurately predicts the increased sufferings Loretta would have to endure for the Church.
 
Parts of the Prophecy can be discerned and parts are difficult to discern, for they have yet to take place.  But I am able to relate the following based on the above numbered key phrases:
 
(1) "The latter days." For those familiar with individual prophecies given to certain souls throughout the years, the "latter days" was rarely, if ever, part of the Message, for the actual age of the world had no relation to the Prophecy given for that individual. 
 
So the Lord must have had a special reason to mention it in this prophecy.  In the Scriptures, we see the connection between the Chastisement and the "latter days" which will see a vast increase in wickedness and immorality, even in the "House" of the Lord, (the Church).  However, it shall be so wide spread and accepted that few will recognize it:
 
"For the prophet and the priest are defiled and in my house I have found their wickedness, saith the Lord.... The wrath of the Lord shall not return till he execute it and till he accomplish the thought of his heart; in the latter days you shall understand his counsel" (Jeremias 23:11,20).
 
"But I am come to teach thee what things shall befall thy people in the latter days...But they that are learned shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that shall instruct many to justice, as stars for all eternity.... Many shall be chosen and made white and shall be tried as fire, and the wicked shall deal wickedly and none of the wicked shall understand, but the learned shall understand"  (Daniel 10:14, 12:3,10).
 
Daniel records much concerning "Antiochus" who is a figure of Antichrist, in chapters 11 and 12.
 
The above Scripture verses are powerful Words, warning us of the difficult days that lie ahead.
 
(2) "Thy golden years."  This indicates Loretta's spiritual state and the many years she suffered:
 
"The deceitful man shall not find gain; but the substance of a just man shall be precious gold"  (Proverbs 12:27).
 
(3) "You shall see the blessings of the Lord come upon thee."  This appears to mean the "blessing" of eternal life and the reward Loretta will receive in Heaven because of her great sufferings. 
 
(4) "In the things of my Spirit:
 
"For they that are according to the flesh, mind the things that are of the flesh; but they that are according to the spirit, mind the things that are of the spirit"  (Romans 8:5).
 
"For the spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.  For what man knoweth the things of a man, but the spirit of a man that is in him?  So the things also that are of God no man knoweth, but the Spirit of God.  Now we have received not the spirit of this world, but the Spirit that is of God; that we may know the things that are given us from God" (1 Corinthians 2:10-12).
 
Please note: It is best to read all of chapter 2 of 1st Corinthians to gain the full spiritual impact of the meaning of these Words and their relationship to the Prophecy.
 
(5) "I will move thee to a new place, and it'll be a place of life, it'll be a place of living."  This appears to indicate "living in the Divine Will."  This is the special spiritual state I have written of in another category titled: "Webmaster's Mission." (See below).  It would be presumptuous to assume this Word applies to me.  More likely, it was the spiritual state Loretta possessed.
 
(6) "I will cause you to taste and see that the Lord is truly good."  Here the Lord is indicating that something very good is coming and that I and perhaps others will experience it.  This may involve witnessing things the Lord will reward to those who remain faithful to Him through difficult trials, and the reward given to those who are eventually converted.
 
(7) "On the latter days, they shall be a golden day for thee, for I will use thee, saith the Lord."  Again the Lord speaks of the "latter days," and He does not indicate it just applies to Loretta, for He does not say "Thy latter" as He does in the final paragraph of this Prophecy. 
 
He also mentions "golden day for thee" which refers to the Great Work that He will accomplish through Loretta's sufferings.  This ties in to "golden years" as spoken of in point #2 above.  The Lord confirms this by saying: "For I will use thee."
 
(8) "I will cause a breaking to the North, and the South, the East and the West."  Although it could involve "destruction" in the form of a punishment, this "breaking" appears to indicate the breaking of Satan's hold on many people, both within, and outside the Church. 
 
If so, this "breaking" will come about through the sufferings of many people and result in many conversions.  Many people (imitation Christians, and non- believers) shall turn to the Lord and be converted.  
 
Therefore, numbers of those who now call themselves a "Christian,"  (after returning to the Lord) will began to truly practice their Faith:
 
"But in the days of those kingdoms, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that shall never be destroyed and his kingdom shall not be delivered up to another people, and it shall break in pieces and shall consume all these kingdoms, and itself shall stand forever"  (Daniel 2:44).
 
The above verse confirms the: "Thy Kingdom Come.  Thy Will Be Done On Earth As It Is In Heaven" portion of the "Our Father" prayer taught to us by Jesus. But before the Lord's Kingdom comes, people must be purified.  This is discussed in Isaias, chapter 24, and other places in the Scriptures, but also by Christ - see Matthew, chapter 24.
 
Therefore, we may conclude that there are in actuality two "breakings" that will occur.  One has to do with the breaking of Satan's hold on many both within, and outside the Church, and the other has to do with the breaking apart of "earthly kingdoms" which will precede the coming of the Lord's Kingdom" on earth as It is in Heaven."
 
As with many prophecies in the Holy Bible, a prophecy can be meant for that particular time, and/or a time in the future.  In a like manner, there is a Prophecy within the Prophecy given to Loretta and I.  One applies to a more immediate time or a more current period of time, and the other applies to a perhaps more distant period of time.  As Our Lord continues to reveal additional "signs" through His "chosen ones" we will come to more fully understand the timing of those more "distant" events.
 
As true Christians are aware, no one except God the Father knows the exact time of the end of the world:
 
"But of that day or hour no man knoweth, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father"(Mark 13:32).
 
However, Our Lord does tell us we will know when it is approaching, for He also tells us to be aware of the different events or signs that will occur during the very the end times:
 
"Now of the fig tree learn ye a parable.  When the branch thereof is now tender, and the leaves are come forth, you know that summer is very near.  So you also when you shall see these things come to pass, know ye that it (the end of the world) is very nigh, even at the doors"  (Mark 13:28-29).
 
The Holy Spirit, through St. Peter tells us that in relation to the different ages of the Church the final age must not be measured according to man's calculations, (which may involve millions of years) but according to the ages already revealed to some of the Saints which are measured within a time frame of a few thousand years:
 
"But the end of all is at hand.  Be prudent therefore, and watch in prayers" (1 Peter 4:7).
 
Peter also tells us:
 
"But of this one thing be not ignorant, my beloved, that one day with the Lord is a thousand years and a thousand years as one day" (2 Peter 3:8).
 
In the early Church some took this literally and believed that since a week contains seven days and each day to the Lord is as a "thousand years" the world would come to an end on the seventh day or after seven thousand years.   This is also because the number "seven" in the Scriptures indicates "completion," since the creation of the world was completed in six days:
 
"And on the seventh day God ended his work he had made, and he rested (took satisfaction - God has no need to "rest") on the seventh day from all the work which he had done.  And he blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it" (Genesis 2:2-3).
 
Also, in the early Church many had a simple faith, which is the deepest faith.  Many so-called "wise" people today (because they choose to remain in their sins) fail to understand things easily understood by the Lord's "little ones:"
 
"At that time Jesus answered and said: 'I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones" (Matthew 11:25).
 
The Holy Spirit through St. Paul gives us more signs which will precede the end of the world:
 
"Now the Spirit manifestly saith, that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error and doctrines of devils.  Speaking lies in hypocrisy, and having their conscience seared" (1 Timothy 4:1-2).
 
"For when they shall say, 'peace and security,' then, shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape" (1 Thessalonians 5:3).
 
One of the clearest signs that will precede the coming of Antichrist, (who will come before the Second Coming of Our Lord) is the "revolt" against the authority of the Church. This revolt will be widespread, affecting many, even those within the Church, which includes our Shepherds:
 
"Let no man deceive you by any means, (concerning the end of the world) for unless there come a revolt first and the man of sin be revealed (Antichrist) - the son of perdition (damnation or hell).... Who opposeth and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself as if he were God."
 
...And then that wicked one shall be revealed whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming"
(2 Thessalonians 2:3-4,8).
 
St. Paul tells us more about this thoroughly evil man in the balance of chapter 2, but of great interest and reflective of the times that we now live in, is why the Lord will allow such an evil man to gain control of much of the world:
 
"And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish, because they receive not the love of truth that they might be saved.  Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying" (2 Thessalonians 2:10).
 
And we know that few today possess a true "love of truth" as we learn from Paul and Peter who spoke of the evils that will be present near the end of the world and are present today:
 
"Know also this, that in the last days shall come dangerous times.  Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked. Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, (without self-restraint, especially in regard to sexual activity), unmerciful, without kindness. Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasure more than of God.  Having an appearance indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof.  Now these avoid" (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
 
The above is why Satan does not want people to be aware of the "signs of the times" and therefore influences our Shepherds to call their flock "good," for if people are "good" the above descriptions do not fit them - they are meant for people of a "later time."  This is also why Satan also influences many Leaders of the Flock (bishops) to call the Shepherds (priests) under their authority "good," for if they are "good" they do not fit the descriptions of the "weak, unfaithful Shepherds" spoken of in the Scriptures.
 
Peter tells us of the skeptics who will begin "doubt" the Lord will actually come again, believing that things have not changed from the time of creation and therefore will not change in the future (the world will not end):
 
"Knowing this first, that in the last days there shall come deceitful scoffers, walking after their own lusts (appetites, pleasures).  Saying: 'Where is his promise or his coming?  For since the time that the fathers slept, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation'" (2 Peter 3:3-4).
 
We know that many people today are not prepared and choose to believe things will not change, therefore they are very attached to this world and not spiritually prepared should their life be ended tomorrow.  They choose not to become aware of, or believe in, the "signs of the times."
 
(9) "I will cause a breaking out on all sides, and a lengthening of the cords."  Again, this "breaking" or "breaking out" may involve breaking Satan's hold on many souls, both within, and outside the Church.  As well as the breaking apart of worldly kingdoms in preparation for the Coming of God's Kingdom.
 
Therefore, Our Lord says he will "lengthen the cords" He will use so that the wicked in every part of the world will be punished, ("all sides") but especially those within His Church, for they will be held far more accountable having been given greater knowledge of the truth:
 
"And when he had made, as it were, a scourge of little cords, he (Jesus) drove them all out of the temple" (John 2:15).
 
"And I will feed the flock of slaughter for this, O ye poor of the flock.  And I took unto me two rods, one I called Beauty, and the other I called a Cord, and I fed the flock"  (Zacharias 11:7).
 
The footnote to the above verse reads: "Two rods or shepherd's staves, meaning the different ways of God's dealing with his people; the one, by sweet means, called the rod of Beauty.  The other, by bands and punishments, called the Cord.  And where both these rods are made of no use or effect by the obstinacy of sinners, the rods are broken and such sinners are given up to a reprobate sense"  (rejected by God, and condemned to Hell). 
 
Another aspect to the use of "cords" in Sacred Scripture is that they can represent "snares" designed by Satan that "encompass" man.  The Lord can allow these cords to be "lengthened" to test his people:
 
"The cords of the wicked have encompassed me; but I have not forgotten thy law" (Psalm 118:61).
 
The footnote to the above verse reads: "Cords: Temptations of the devil (per St. Augustine) and of the wicked, who strive by force or by 'caresses,' to ensnare the virtuous."
 
(10) "Lord, you're stretching me again, Lord, you're stretching me again!"  This of course refers to the increased sufferings Loretta would have to experience.  And it accurately predicts the innocent "anger" (that the Lord understands) she initially displayed towards the Lord for "allowing" her to go through those great sufferings.
 
(11) "And after a while you shall yield to it, and realize that the Blessing of the Lord is being increased as you stretch out for Him."  Loretta did come to "yield to it" (or accept her sufferings) and she did (with painful awareness) come to realize that her sufferings would bring many "blessings" (in the form of Grace) to many sinners so that they may return to the Lord.
 
(12) "But I would say unto thee, thy latter shall be greater, and the blessings shall be greater, than that of the beginning, saith the Lord."  This portion of the Prophecy is remarkable in it's Wording concerning how the Lord rewarded Job, which is as follows:
 
"And the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning... And Job lived, after these things, a hundred and forty years, and saw his children, and his children's children unto the fourth generation, and he died an old man, and full of days" 
(Job 42:12,16).
 
Loretta of course, (through her great sufferings) participated in, or contributed to the "blessings of the Lord" in a far greater manner in the latter stage of her life.
 
It is difficult to discern with absolute certainty each portion of this Prophecy, for many times a Prophecy must be fulfilled in it's entirety before we come to completely understand the Lord's Design.  But also, it may not be His Will for it to be completely revealed until the time He has set has come.  We would not have a very solid faith if we knew in advance everything the Lord has prepared for us:
 
"Now faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not....Without faith it is impossible to please God.  For he that cometh to God, must believe that he is, and is a rewarder to them that seek him"  (Hebrews 11:1 & 6). 
 
Note: It is spiritually beneficial to study all of chapter eleven of Hebrews.
 
I am now re-married to another woman who is beautiful inside and out and this is a great blessing.  She was a widow and was married to a wonderful man who had great wisdom - we often share our memories of our previous spouse. 
 
I also thank everyone who took the time to read the above Prophecy and my comments, and those who took seriously the teachings of this Prophecy. 
 
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To help you discern the times in which we live, also see my two part booklet.   The booklet is titled: IS TODAY'S CHURCH PLEASING TO GOD? and THE MESSAGES TO THE CHURCHES.  (The first publication of my booklet was in '1993.'  It was republished in '1997,' but no future editions are planned because it has been reproduced on this website).  To obtain the spiritual benefits this booklet offers, it is best to read it very slowly, asking the Holy Spirit to guide you and the Blessed Virgin Mary to help you.
 
May God bless you and your family in a special way and always keep you safe.
 
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