August 20, 1943
“If one properly studied what has been happening for some time, and especially since the beginnings of this century that precedes the year 2000, one should think that the seven seals have been opened. Never as now have I roused Myself to come back in your midst with My Words to gather the troops of My elect to set out with them and with My angels to give battle to the occult forces that work to uncover for mankind the gates of the abyss.
“War, famine, plagues, instruments of military manslaughter – worse than the fierce beasts spoken of by My Favorite – earthquakes, signs in the sky, eruptions from the depths of the ground; and miraculous callings, to the mystical ways, of little souls moved by Love, persecutions against My followers, loftiness of souls and vileness of bodies: none of the signs is missing by which the time of My Anger and of My Justice may seem at hand to you people.
“In the horror you are going through, you cry out: ‘Time has come! It can’t get any more awful!’ In a loud voice you call on the end to free you. The guilty call on it, scorning and cursing as always. The good call on it, unable to see Evil triumph over Good any more.
“Peace, My elect! A little longer and I will come. The sum total sacrifice necessary to justify the creation of mankind and the Sacrifice of the Son of God is not yet complete. The deployment of My troops is not yet finished and the angels of the Sign have not yet put the glorious seal on all the foreheads of those who have deserved to be selected for glory.
“The disgrace of the earth is such that its smoke, little different from that arising from Satan’s dwelling, rises to the foot of God’s throne with sacrilegious onslaught. Before the apparition of My glory, east and west must be purified to be worthy of the appearing of My Face.
“There are incense that purifies and oil that consecrates the great, boundless altar where the last Mass will be celebrated by Me, the eternal Pontiff, served at the altar by all the saints that heaven and earth will have at that hour. Those incense and oil are the prayers and sufferings of My saints, those dear to My Heart, those already marked with My Sign, the blessed Cross, before the angels of the Sign mark them.
“It is on the earth that the sign is engraved and it is your will that engraves it. Then the angels fill it with white-hot gold which cannot be removed and which makes your foreheads shine like the sun in My Paradise.
“Great is today’s horror, My beloved ones, but how much, how terribly much more it must still increase to be the Horror of the end times! If it truly seems that wormwood has been mixed to the bread, wine, and sleep of people, much, terribly much more wormwood must still drip into your waters, onto your tables, onto your poor beds before you have reached the total bitterness that will be the mate of the last days of this race created by Love, saved by Love and which has prostituted itself to Hatred.
“Cain roamed all over the land for having killed an innocent blood, albeit infected with original sin. He found no one who could pull him out of the torment of remembering, because God’s sign was on him for his punishment. He procreated in bitterness and in bitterness lived and saw others live, and in bitterness he died. What then shouldn’t the human race suffer, for having killed in fact and killing in desire the absolutely innocent Blood which saved it?
“Accordingly, you are to think that these are the warning signs, but it is not yet the hour.
“They are here, the forerunners of the one who, as I said, can call himself: ‘Negation,’ ‘Evil made flesh,’ ‘Horror,’ ‘Sacrilege,’ ‘Son of Satan,’ ‘Revenge,’ ‘Destruction,’ and I could go on giving him clearly and dreadfully informative names. But he is not here yet.
“He will be someone very high up, high up like a heavenly body: not a human star that shines in a human sky, but a heavenly body from a supernatural sphere. Giving in to the Enemy’s enticement, he will experience pride after humility, atheism after faith, lust after chastity, the craving for gold after evangelical poverty, the thirst for honors after concealment.
“It would be less frightful to see a star of the vault of heaven shoot down than it will to see this elect creature hurtle down into Satan’s coils, copying the sin of his chosen father. Lucifer, out of pride, became the Cursed and Dark One. The Antichrist, out of the pride of one hour, will become the cursed and dark one after having been a heavenly body in My army.
“His abjuration shall shake the heavens under a deep shudder of horror and make the pillars of My Church tremble in the dismay brought about by his fall. As a reward of his abjuration, he shall get Satan’s help in full. Satan will give him the keys of the hole of the abyss for him to open it, in fact to throw it completely open to let out the instruments of horror which Satan has been putting together for thousands of years to drive people to utter hopelessness, so that on their own they would call upon Satan as King and rush after the Antichrist to follow him. The Antichrist will be the only one who can throw the gates of the abyss open to let the King of the abyss out, just as Christ opened the gates of the Heavens to let out grace and forgiveness which turn human beings into gods like God and kings of an eternal Kingdom in which I am the King of kings.
“As the Father gave Me all power, so will Satan give the Antichrist all power, and especially all power of seduction, to sway into his retinue the weak and those corroded by the fevers of ambitions as he, their head, is. But in his unbridled ambition he will find Satan’s supernatural forms of help still too little and he will seek other help in Christ’s enemies. These shall be armed with deadlier and deadlier weapons, such as their lust for Evil was able to lead them to create in order to spread hopelessness among the crowds. They will help him until God utters His ‘Enough’ and reduces them to ashes with the radiance of His countenance.
“There has been much, too much aimless speculation over the centuries on what John says in chapter 10 of the Apocalypse. It was not out of a good yearning and a respectable desire to find a remedy for imminent evil, it was only out of useless curiosity. But I want you to know, Maria, that I allow you people to know what can be useful to know, and I veil what I find good for you not to know.
“You are too weak, My poor children, to know the names of horror of the seven Apocalyptic thunders. My angel said to John: ‘Seal up the things which the seven thunders have spoken; and write them not.’ I say that it is not yet the hour for what was sealed to be opened, and if John did not write it down I will not say it.
“After all, it does not befall you to taste that horror and so…All that is left for you to do is pray for those who will have to go through it. Pray for strength not to fail them. Pray for them not to go over to the crowd of those who, under the harsh scourge, shall not hear of penance and shall blaspheme God instead of calling on Him for help. Many of these are already on earth and their offspring shall be seven time seven more demoniacal than they.
“I, not My angel, I Myself swear that when the thunder of the seventh trumpet is over and the horror of the seven scourge has been carried out, without Adam’s race acknowledging Christ the King, Lord, Redeemer and God, and calling upon His Mercy, His Name in which is salvation, I, for My Name’s sake and My Nature’s sake, swear that I will freeze the moment in eternity. Time will cease and the Judgment will begin, the Judgment that forever divides Good from Evil after thousands of years of cohabitation on earth.
“Good shall go back to the source from which it came. Evil will fall to where it had been hurled down at the time of Lucifer’s uprising and from where it came out to derange Adam’s weakness in the seduction of the sense and of pride.
“Then God’s mystery shall come to an end. Then you shall know God. Everyone, everyone from earth, from Adam to the last born, gathered like grains of sand on the dune of the eternal country, shall see the Lord God, Creator, Judge, King.
“Yes, you will all see this God whom you have loved, blasphemed, followed, scorned, blessed, held in contempt, served, shunned. You shall see Him. Then you shall know how much He deserved your love and how praiseworthy it was to serve Him.
“Oh! The joy of those who will have worn themselves out in loving Him and obeying Him! Oh! The terror of those who have been His Judases, His Cains, of those who preferred to follow the Opponent and the Seducer instead of the incarnate Word in whom Redemption is found; the Seducer instead of Christ the Way to the Father; the Seducer instead of Jesus the most holy Truth; the Seducer instead of the Word true Life.”
-“More about the Antichrist”, The End Times as Revealed to Maria Valtorta, pages 39-43