Saint Michael Archangel to Luz de Maria – “What would happen if at this very instant the Antichrist were to appear and call you to seal yourselves? How many would stay faithful to God?”

Revelaciones Marianas
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MESSAGE OF ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
TO LUZ DE MARIA
MARCH 29, 2019

Children of God:

GIVEN THE CONTINUOUS REQUEST OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY THAT NO SOUL WOULD BE LOST, I COME AS CAPTAIN OF THE CELESTIAL HOST TO CALL YOU TO RADICAL CHANGE.

HUMANITY IS HANGING BY A DROP IN THE FATHER’S CUP because of the persistent wave of crimes with which man is inwardly succumbing because of his already contaminated and sick senses, like his mind and thoughts. Without fear of offending God, the great majority of humanity has thrown itself into the abyss of passions and immorality, rejecting its own nature. Oh, what human audacity, going against the Will of God! How you will lament as a result of acting in this way!

Evil’s cunning and its interference in humanity is intense, just as evil has introduced itself into all areas of society and of great organizations that should provide good for humanity; the scenario was prepared slowly and silently – man, a child of God, lives without God, he has thrown Him out of his life, accepting the offerings of Satan: comfort, social position, status, materialism, cunning for living in deception, a comfortable lack of awareness, great irresponsibility, immorality, perversion, insensitivity, egomania, disrespect for the Law of God, debauchery, false gods and others that detract from the human spirit and conscience.

Children of God, you know that evil has entered into the Church of Our King; the People of God must therefore remain attentive to observing the fulfilment of the Law of God and to the observance of the Divine Word present in Sacred Scripture. The People of God are being confused and divided, interpretations will be increasingly frivolous so that men would be attracted by permissiveness that is not accepted in Heaven.

YOUR WEAKNESS FACED WITH EVIL OUGHT TO CAUSE YOU TO STOP AND ASK YOURSELVES:

What is happening to me personally?
What do I believe?
Do I want to save my soul?
Do I understand that this critical instant in the history of humanity makes me responsible for responding to Christ the King of the Universe and to my brothers and sisters?…

As Prince of the Heavenly Host, I will answer myself. Man does not want to question himself in order not to change, because of the comfort that sin offers him. Do you know the structure of the spiritual organism, do you know what the soul is? You are not aware that acts and individual works collaborate with the whole as a race and as children of God.

How many human beings would save their souls through the intercession of your prayers for your brothers and sisters! Just as the Universe maintains its order, so you cooperate in the order of humanity.

WITH HIS ABERRANT ACTIONS MAN DOES NOT ATTAIN INNER PEACE BECAUSE OF PARTICIPATING IN WRONGFUL BEHAVIOR. IMPROPER THOUGHTS ARE CONSTANT AND BAD HABITS AND INCLINATIONS INCREASE, DARKENING THE MIND AND THOUGHTS THAT BECOME UNCONTROLLABLE, UNTIL THEY ARE CARRIED OUT IN REALITY.

THIS IS THE DEVIL’S ACTION IN MEN, THE FORCE THAT MAKES THE WEAK IN FAITH COMPLY, THAT INDUCES THEM TO COMMIT INHUMAN ACTS THAT DEMEAN THE HUMAN CONDITION, IN WHICH SATAN DELIGHTS AND CELEBRATES. YOU HAVE CHANGED INTO CREATURES WHO SATISFY AND FEED THE DEVIL.

Children of God, the instant of trials and great pains for humanity is being exacerbated; the smoke of Satan has entered forcefully into the Church, Freemasonry has taken over the House of God and handed it over to evil, crucifying our beloved King Jesus Christ again and again. The water of the seas does not calm down, tsunamis are more frequent. From on high strong rays fall that cause death, events on high make even the strongest tremble, man is seized with fear faced with the unforeseen, a product of the lack of faith.

You must continue refining yourselves: onward, Beloved of God – do not stop, for the struggle between good and evil does not stop and Divine Mercy has been opened up for His People.

BE SPIRITUAL, BE AWARE OF THE DIVINE POWER AND IMPRINT IN WHAT IS CREATED: HONOR GOD AND MAKE REPARATION FOR THOSE WHO OFFEND HIM AND DO NOT LOVE HIM.

Humanity:

YOU ACT WITH GREAT INCOHERENCE, offering worship to Satan, participating in heresies and dark rituals in order to magnify evil. Human stubbornness makes you forget that the worshipers of Satan are the forerunners of the Antichrist and will be killed.

The misfortune of those who have forgotten Divine Love and wound it by spitting disobedience, rebellion, death, debauchery, immorality and the suffering of innocents is so serious, that repentance must be equal to the offenses committed.

THE LAW HAS BEEN GIVEN FOR MAN TO FULFILL, OBEY AND LOVE IT AND THUS AVOID THE CHASTISEMENTS THAT HE HIMSELF IS GENERATING. This perverse generation is not making amendments and is conspiring with the Devil to lacerate our King and our Queen and Mother, your Blessed Virgin Mary. Massacres without cause will increase, violence grows in the streets, the worshipers of evil will enter God’s churches and commit grave sacrileges.

Man reads and does not believe, he waits and despairs; only God knows what you will experience in the midst of the Great Purification. “God is Mercy”, shout those who do not want man to come to conversion – you sin and are forgiven, LIES! THOSE ARE FORGIVEN WHO INTEND TO MAKE AMENDS AND TO SIN NO MORE.

I DECLARE TO YOU BY ORDER OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY: COME TO DIVINE MERCY AND REPENT OF WHAT YOU SHOULD REPENT OF, LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING ON EARTH: HOW MANY SIGNS AND SIGNALS, how much fulfilment of what has been announced… Do not deny what you cannot deny, the Earth has changed, man has abused it, the poles continue their process of inversion, and darkness and cataclysm are coming, the sun will darken.

The public appearance of the Antichrist leads you to two extremes: allowing him to seal you in order to belong to him or die; that is how his allies will present it. You know that God guards those who are faithful, but what would happen if at this very instant the Antichrist were to appear and call you to seal yourselves? How many would stay faithful to God?

Beloved of God, a great plague is heading towards France, likewise terrorism will continue making itself present. Terrorism is precisely one of Satan’s weapons so that governments neglect what is really important for the people and divert their attention to fighting terrorism; Satan will enter into action globally, implanting the microchip. Are you aware that your personal communication devices are not personal, that your data remains in the possession of others and they will use it when necessary for them?

The human mind is hardening and offenses against our King intensifying, transgressing the natural law, with the human being becoming contaminated in its physical and spiritual essence, being more permeable to evil.

Prepare yourselves: war continues – it has not stopped; on the contrary, nation will rise against nation and thus it will run with the wind until men have no strength whatsoever.

Spain will be shocked, at these men will rise up and Spain will experience great pain.

The ring of fire alarms the whole world, the great fault line is activated, and this leads man to great suffering.

Oh Italy, visited by men, you will become dominated and overwhelmed, you will go from admiration to knowing anguish and pain!

In the end the faithful will be crowned with glory; whoever refuses to surrender to evil will be great among men and then the greatness of Our King will be sung on earth.

“SURELY NONE OF THOSE WHO WAIT IN YOU WILL BE ASHAMED; LET THOSE BE ASHAMED WHO REBEL WITHOUT REASON.” (Ps 25,3)

Children of God, do not despair, increase your spiritual strength and see yourselves for what you are: God’s creatures.

WHO IS LIKE GOD?

St. Michael the Archangel

HAIL MARY MOST PURE, CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN
HAIL MARY MOST PURE, CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN
HAIL MARY MOST PURE, CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN

Blessed Virgin Mary to Valentina Pagagna – A Sign on the Horizon – “I come to give you a Warning message”

Heavenly Messages
As Given to Seer, Valentina Pagagna
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April 5, 2019

Warning: There will be a Sign on the Horizon

During my morning prayers, our Blessed Mother appeared. She said, “I come to give you a warning message. Soon, there will be a Sign on the horizon. Just as the sun rises from the east, so too will the Sign appear on the horizon for everyone to see. The Sign that will appear will pierce each soul deeply. Everyone will know that God exists.”

“All over the world, humanity is led by the devil. People live in terrible sin and darkness, in danger of losing their soul. How I cry to see my poor children be slaves of the devil. He deceives them by telling them lies to justify their sins. Governments and society introduce all kinds of laws and tell people it is good to have changes. Slowly people accept these changes and the false promises, that will lead them to be stripped of all their freedoms. Now, everyone is controlled by these false laws, where there is no God. It is a very dangerous time in which you live. Do not believe in the false promises.”

“You must return to God. He is the only One to give life in abundance. He suffers for all of you to redeem you because He loves you unconditionally.”

Our Blessed Mother was crying as she gave me this message.

We must listen to Blessed Mother’s warnings and pray for conversion.

A Visitation to Heaven – The Fruits of Suffering – Messages as Given to Seer, Valentina Pagagna

Heavenly Messages
As Given to Seer, Valentina Pagagna
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March 26, 2019

The Fruits of Suffering

In the morning, while I was praying, the angel appeared and said, “I am the angel of the Lord, I have come to take you with me.”

The angel was very joyful but did not say where we were going. He then said, “Do you know all the suffering for the souls, all the offerings and sacrifices that you do and you offer to the Lord, come, I will show you the fruits produced from all those offerings and sacrifices.”

Suddenly, we were in Heaven, and I could see beautiful gardens. The angel extended his right hand towards the Heavenly Gardens and said, “You see the beautiful plantation of flowers; they are the fruit produced from your sufferings.”

He asked me, “Do you like the flowers?”

I said, “Beautiful!”

The flowers were quite tall, about half a metre in height. The colours of the flowers were bright orange and red. It was like a plantation of flowers; they all looked the same. They were so fresh and so real, more alive than earthly flowers. I could smell their beautiful fragrance.

The angel then asked, “Are you happy with what I am showing you?”

I answered, “Yes, oh so beautiful.”

He said, “How many souls came to Heaven through you, through your suffering. You should be happy that this is revealed to you. It is not visible to you on earth. It is like a little reward for you, for all your suffering.”

“Come, I have another surprise that I want to show you.”

Suddenly, walking through the Heavenly Gardens, we walked towards a building which resembled a church. Guided by the angel, we both entered the building.

The angel said, “In a minute you will meet our Lady, Blessed Mother, the Mother of God, the Mother of Jesus. She invites you to come to visit her in her home.”

All of a sudden, our Blessed Mother came, accompanied by four ladies. She welcomed us and led us to an Altar situated against the far wall of the room. At the Altar, there was a beautiful image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our Blessed Mother asked us to kneel. As she was standing beside us, she said, “Let us adore the Sacred Heart of my Son Jesus, Who is too offended by the World.”

Our Lady was dressed ever so beautifully, in a pale-blue, almost white, flowing garment. She was luminous, shining and glowing with light. She then asked us to consecrate ourselves to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus. One of the saintly ladies was holding the Prayer of Consecration, and we recited this prayer in unison.

We were joyous as we were making this Consecration to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus. When we finished the prayer, we all stood up. Together, we then walked towards a table situated in another part of the room. Blessed Mother stood among us.

I said, “How good it is to be at home with the Blessed Mother, you could not ask for anything better. Such joy!”

Suddenly, among the group of people, the little Boy Jesus appeared. He was about eight to nine years of age. He had curly, blonde hair and was wearing a white tunic. He stuck His Head out from behind one of the ladies and asked, “What about Me?”

I looked at Him and said with a tone of endearment, “Hello Beautiful!” As I said this, everybody turned their attention to the little Boy Jesus and smiled at Him.

Jesus was so happy and joyful. He didn’t want to be left out, because after all, the Heavenly Home is His.

As I turned around, I saw two saintly women that I knew were from Ancient times. They were both dressed in bright, silvery and shiny satin garments, and wore loosely draped head coverings. They smiled at me, and in my heart, I knew they were St Ann and St Elizabeth. St Ann is the mother of our Blessed Mother and St Elizabeth the mother of St John the Baptist. They then walked out of the building.

The angel asked me, “Did you enjoy the Heavenly visitation?’

I answered, “Oh, yes. It was so beautiful.”

He said, “You see from time to time you deserve a little reward for all your pain and suffering. Be grateful to our Lord and thank Him for the reward He gives you, and for the strength He gives you.”

Thank you, Lord, for all your graces and blessings.

God the Father – “Once the soul accepts and believes that I am speaking here, his whole life will change”

Holy Love Ministry
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April 7, 2019

Once again, I (Maureen) see a Great Flame that I have come to know as the Heart of God the Father. He says:

“Children, do not place before you false idols such as your own intellect, technology, illicit lifestyles or any form of entertainment or dress styles. I created you for My Kingdom both in Heaven and on earth. My Kingdom is eternal and beyond all telling. Condemnation is likewise eternal and beyond all telling. Therefore, do not discount My coming to you today as something to be dismissed. Take heed of what is first in your hearts.”

“I come for all people and all nations – this generation and future generations who, once enlightened, will hear and recognize My Voice. Once the soul accepts and believes that I am speaking here,* his whole life will change. I desire souls be dependent upon My direction here, as these Messages** embrace My Commandments. Do not place first in your hearts earthly acceptance or approvals. These can be false gods as well. Rather, pay attention to that which I come to you to say. Love Me so much that you desire to obey My Commandments.”

* The apparition site of Maranatha Spring and Shrine.
** The Messages of Holy and Divine Love at Maranatha Spring and Shrine.

Read Romans 6:20-23+

When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. But then what return did you get from the things of which you are now ashamed? The end of those things is death. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

+ Scripture verses asked to be read by God the Father. (Please note: all Scripture given by Heaven refers to the Bible used by the visionary. Ignatius Press – Holy Bible – Revised Standard Version – Second Catholic Edition.)

The 1944 Notebooks – As Revealed by Our Lord, Jesus Christ, to Maria Valtorta – A Dictation for the Priests – January 27, 1944

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A Dictation For The Priests

As revealed by JESUS to Maria Valtorta
The Notebooks for 1944

January 27, 1944

JESUS says:

This is a page which is painful to dictate, write, and read. But it is true and should be uttered. Write. It is for the priests.

The faithful are accused a great deal of being not very faithful and very lukewarm. Men are accused a great deal of being without charity, without purity, without detachment from wealth and without a spirit of faith. But since children, with rare exceptions, are the way they are trained by parents, not so much by repression as by example, in the same manner the faithful, excluding the exceptions that always arise, are as they are trained to be by priests, not so much by words, as by example.

The churches scattered in the midst of men’s houses ought to be like a beacon and a purifier. From them, there ought to issue forth a gentle, powerful Light that penetrates and attracts and, in spite of all looks, as happens with daylight, enters into the depths of hearts.

Observe a lovely summer day. A glorious light flows from the sun and embraces the earth. So victorious and powerful that even in the most thoroughly closed room, darkness is never complete. It may be a beam as slender as the hair of a child, a tremulous point on a wall, or a mote of golden dust dancing in the atmosphere, but a little sign of light remains in that room to testify that outside there is the blazing sun of God.

Similarly, if, from the churches scattered among the houses, there issued forth a “Light” as I have indicated it to you as your sign… O priests, whom I call the ‘light of the world’–I called you that when I created you–a thread, a point, or a dust mote of light would penetrate into the most tightly closed hearts, just enough to recall that upon the world there is ‘a Light’, just enough to prompt a hunger for light, for ‘that Light,’ in hearts.

But how many churches are there from which emanates such a bright light that it forces open the closed doors of hearts and penetrates them and brings them to God, the God Who is Light?

How many souls in churches are there?

You, pastors and curates, priests and monks, all of you whom I have called to be bearers of Me to hearts, how many are so inflamed by Charity that you can overcome the frost in souls and bear into men’s hearts, God’s love and love for God, for the God Who is Charity?

Men in their sorrows (and I alone know how many there are in their sorrows) differ from yours. Or, at least, your sorrows ought to be different from theirs, for yours ought to be only afflictions, which come from your zeal concerning your Lord God not being sufficiently loved, the faithful who are lost, the sinners who are not converted…

These, these and no others ought to be your sorrows, for I, in calling you, did not show you a royal palace, a table, a purse, or a family, but a cross, My Cross, on which I died naked, on which I breathed My last alone. Onto which I rose after having detached Myself, stripped of everything, even of My poverty, which was wealth compared to My wretchedness as a condemned man for whom there remained only a scaffold made of a little wood and three nails and a handful of thorns woven into a crown.

And this serves to tell everyone, and you, in particular, that souls are saved through sacrifice, through generosity in sacrifice, which goes as far as total, absolute stripping of affections, comforts, necessities, and life.

Men, in their sorrows, ought to be able to see their church as a mother to whose lap one goes to weep and hears words of comfort, after having recounted one’s cares, with the certainty of being listened to and understood.

Men, in their moments of obscurity prompted by so many factors–not always originating in their will, but imposed by the will of others, by a whole set of circumstances leading them to believe in error or doubt God–ought to encounter you, bearers of light, My Light.

You, merciful as the Samaritan. You, masters like your Master. You, fathers like your Father.

The earth, corrupted by so many things, ferments like a rotting body and contaminates souls with its stench. But if the churches scattered among the houses were incense burners where a priest lives, burning and burns himself by loving, the world’s stench would be counterbalanced by the perfume of God issuing from the hearts of the priests living in total ‘fusion’ with God. Effaced in God to the point of being only like Me, Who Am in the Sacrament at man’s disposal at all hours–I, God, Am there without weariness, without pride, without resistance–and men’s hearts would be purified.

Such priests, perfect ones, are like the sun. They breathe souls into Heaven as if they were drops of water. Such priests purify souls in the atmosphere of Heaven and then are like clouds delicately dissolving into beneficent dew, during the night, in concealment, to bring refreshment to the parching thirst of souls, which are poor flowers wounded by so many things.

They inhale; to breathe into oneself, it is necessary to possess great strength. Only very energetic love for the Lord and one’s brothers and sisters can give it to you. Gazing steadily at God, on high, very high above the earth, you can, if you wish, attract souls to you. That is, to God, in Whom you live.

It is an operation requiring generosity and constancy. Even a blink of a eye must serve this end. All of your actions must have this as their goal. There are looks that can convert a heart when God shines forth in them.

Dissolve oneself, sacrifice, in all ways, in concealment, bearing parched souls heavenly refreshment that issues forth so sweetly that they do not know when it has flowed out, but they find themselves covered with dew. Just like the silent, demure dew acts, which descends while all is at rest–the men, animals, and flowers–and cleanses the air of the impurities of the day, quenching the thirst of the stems and fronds and covering them with beads.

Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice, O priests. Prayer, prayer, prayer, O pastors.

I called you ‘shepherds.’ I did not call you ‘solitaries’ or ‘captains.’

The solitary lives by himself.

The captain marches at the head of his men.

But the shepherd remains in the midst of his flock and watches over it. He does not isolate himself, because the flock would be dispersed. He does not walk at the head because the absent-minded in the flock would be left behind along the way, prey to wolves and thieves.

The shepherd, if he is not a madman, lives in the midst of his flock.

He calls it and gathers it together. He tirelessly goes back and forth along its extent. He precedes it at difficult junctures and is the first to examine obstacles, leveling them as much as possible.

He makes rough ways safe by his efforts and then remains at the troublesome spot to oversee the passing of his sheep. If he observes that one of them is fearful or weak, he takes it on his shoulders and carries it beyond the point of danger.

And, if a wolf comes, he does not run away, but hurls himself against it, in front of his sheep, and defends them, even at the price of dying to save them. He immolates himself for them to satisfy the beast’s hunger so that it will no longer feel the need to tear anyone to pieces.

How many beasts attacking souls there are!

The shepherd does not waste time on useless chatter with passers-by and does not get distracted with matters that are not his concern. He takes care of his flock, and that’s all.

Now observe. Doesn’t it seem we are reading the eighth chapter of Ezekiel?

The first idol: jealousy.

You should be charity, shouldn’t you? Charity to lead others to charity.

What are you? Jealous of each other.

You get offended if a layman criticizes you. But don’t you criticize each other, and often unjustly? The superior criticizes his inferiors. The inferior criticizes his superiors. You are jealous if one of you attracts attention, if one of you is more successful, if one of you becomes wealthier.

Furthermore, this aspect, wealth, which ought to cause you horror, is on the contrary, what you most covet. But was I, the eternal Priest, wealthy?

Be perfect, and you will be noted and praised, though the praise of your God should be your only spur.

The second idol, rather, many idols: the different heresies that, in you, take the place of the worship you should possess.

Each of you, as well, like the seventy elders named by Ezekiel, is incensing the idol he prefers. And you do so in the darkness, hoping the eyes of men will not see you. But they see you. And you scandalize them. For the faithful, and men in general, are like the children who seem not to observe, but who never cease to keep their eyes and ears set upon who are their elders.

Why, don’t you know that, even if man does not see, God sees you? And why, then, do you cast your incense before the power of gold or the power of man? From the height of My throne, don’t I see too many of My priests devoting their time–the time I give them so they will spend it on their priestly mission–on human commerce aimed at increasing their well-being?

Yes, I see this. Don’t I observe–and My heart turns–too many of My priests abjuring My Law to obey the law of wretched men, hoping to receive honor and gain from them? Yes, I see this.

Oh, the politician priests! The current members of the Synedrium! Let them remember, however, what the lot of the Synedrium was at the hands of those at whose feet they had prostrated their consciences and violated My Law. And I will say no more. This is for the affairs of men. The rest will come afterwards from the eternal, just Judge.

The third idol: sensuality.

Yes, there is this, too. And I will say no more out of respect for My ‘spokesman’ (Maria Valtorta). But let each examine himself to see if in the place where the only female creatures to be remembered licitly with love by a priest are My Mother and their mothers there is not a pagan goddess. Consider that you touch Me and receive Me. And that’s all. Do not place the Most Pure One in contact with flesh stained by lust.

The fourth idol: the adoration of the east.

Sects. Yes, this, too. And shouldn’t I gaze at many of you with disdain and use the same apostrophes for many as I used for the Pharisees and doctors in My time? And shouldn’t I raise up ‘light’ among the lay people who love Me as many of you do not love Me, out of mercy on the souls you leave in the cold, in the dark, and in impurity, for the sake of the souls for whom you are not a way to God, but a path leading downwards? And how do you dare to repeat My Word and preach My Law when Word and Law are a condemnation for you? Let whoever is clean become cleaner and whoever is unclean be cleansed.

Mankind stands at a major fork. Two roads branch off therefrom: one leads upwards to God; the other leads downwards to Satan. At the fork in the road there is a rock. It is you. If you act as a bulwark and spur towards the first road, Satan will not burst forth and souls will be propelled towards God. But if you are the first to roll towards Satan’s slope, you will drag mankind towards the horrors of the Antichrist ahead of time.

And if he must come, woe to those who hasten his coming and prolong it, for he will cease to be at the eternally pre-established hour, and the longer he remains, the more souls will be lost. Not one of them shall go unavenged–remember this. For, if your God sees the dying sparrow, how can He fail to see a dying soul? I will call those who slay it–whoever they are–to account and pronounce My sentence.

Sacred Scripture
Book of Prophet Ezekiel
Chapter 8

In the sixth year, on the fifth day of the sixth month, as I was sitting in my house, with the elders of Judah sitting before me, the hand of the Lord GOD fell upon me there. I looked up and there was a figure that looked like a man. Downward from what looked like his waist, there was fire; from his waist upward, like the brilliance of polished bronze.

Vision of Abominations in the Temple

He stretched out the form of a hand and seized me by the hair of my head. The spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in divine vision to Jerusalem to the entrance of the inner gate facing north where the statue of jealousy that provokes jealousy stood. There I saw the glory of the God of Israel, like the vision I had seen in the plain. He said to me: Son of man, lift your eyes to the north! I looked to the north and there in the entry north of the altar gate was this statue of jealousy. He asked, Son of man, do you see what they are doing? Do you see the great abominations that the house of Israel is practicing here, so that I must depart from my sanctuary? You shall see even greater abominations!

Then he brought me to the entrance of the courtyard, and there I saw a hole in the wall. Son of man, he ordered, dig through the wall. I dug through the wall—there was a doorway. Go in, he said to me, and see the evil abominations they are doing here. I went in and looked—figures of all kinds of creeping things and loathsome beasts, all the idols of the house of Israel, pictured around the wall. Before them stood seventy of the elders of the house of Israel. Among them stood Jaazaniah, son of Shaphan, each with censer in hand; a cloud of incense drifted upward. Then he said to me: Do you see, son of man, what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each in his idol chamber? They think: “The LORD cannot see us; the LORD has forsaken the land.” He said: You will see them practicing even greater abominations.

Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the LORD. There women sat and wept for Tammuz. He said to me: Do you see this, son of man? You will see other abominations, greater than these!

Then he brought me into the inner court of the house of the LORD. There at the door of the LORD’s temple, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs to the LORD’s temple and their faces toward the east; they were bowing eastward to the sun. He said: Do you see, son of man? Are the abominable things the house of Judah has done here so slight that they should also fill the land with violence, provoking me again and again? Now they are putting the branch to my nose! Therefore I in turn will act furiously: my eye will not spare, nor will I take pity. Even if they cry out in a loud voice for me to hear, I shall not listen to them.