Charismatic Movement Bewitching the Faithful

by David Martin


“Not everyone that says to Me Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven”
          St. Matthew 7:21


WITH THE LATTER DAYS UPON US, Jesus and Mary have come to warn of the many deceptions taking place upon earth and in the Church. Of particular mention is the Charismatic movement, a diabolical sect wherein the devil presents himself as the Holy Spirit for the purpose of luring Catholics away from the institutionalized Church. As the message has said, “They implore the Holy Spirit, but . . . sadly they are calling down demons.” (Our Lady, May 28, 1977)

          In the message of November 25, 1978, Our Lady speaks of those who have fallen into this web, saying, “My children have lost their way. Like sheep they wander to and fro looking for My Son. They do not have the Spirit. They cry out in groups called Charismatics, and that too has been promoted with an evil reasoning.”


          Simply put, the Charismatic movement is not Catholic (it has no charisms), but is a wing of the New Age Movement that has infiltrated into the Church for the purpose of bringing about a new religion (so-called renewal). The blabbing in tongues and foaming at the mouth is but a surface indication of their evil, as their real purpose is to undermine the priesthood so that the authority of the priest falls into the hands of the laity where we have a form of anarchy among the faithful (lay empowerment).

          Jesus brings this point home in His message of May 20, 1978, where He says, “I assure you, what you are calling ‘Pentecostals’ and calling down upon you ‘the Spirit’, it is a devious and insidious evil created by satan to take away from you the knowledge and the need for the institutionalized Church.” On February 1, 1978, He also said, “A renewal? And what are you renewing? . . . Have you found fault with My way?”

          Our Lady explains today’s renewal in a few words, saying, “It is the work of Lucifer using human agents to remove all institutionalized churches from your world and unite all of mankind in the name of peace and brotherhood under one roof – and it will be a one-world religion and a one-world government.” (Nov. 25, 1978)


          The Blessed Virgin warned at Fatima in 1917 that if we did not heed Her requests to say the daily Rosary and convert Russia, the errors of Communism would spread throughout the world and infiltrate into the Church. This has come to pass with the introduction of Marxist principles and the overthrow of institutionalized authority. The Charismatic movement has been a major torch of the devil to fuel on the new revolution and bring about “a revolt” among the laity where they assume priestly functions as extraordinary ministers, lectors, etc.


          The Bible speaks of the false prophets of the last times who would go about “alluring unstable souls” (2 Peter 2:14), “promising them liberty, whereas they themselves are slaves of corruption.” (2 Peter 2:19) And who are these impostors but the charismatic priests of our time who bewitch the faithful with “a religion coming up fast from the abyss.” (Jesus, Feb. 1, 1977)


          The worst of it is that these agents today are even using the name of Mary as a front in order to gain the confidence of unsuspecting Catholics so that they can sell them on their sorcery. This is the ploy of the Santeria cult which drapes itself with religion and Rosary beads just so they can sell their witchcraft to the faithful. It’s all part of a New Age network “that is using religion as a front.” (Our Lady, Nov., 25, 1978)

          Our Lady laments the present deception on June 15, 1974, saying, “Many have fallen into the web of Satan, not recognizing these gatherings of Pentecostals for what they are: a creation to distort and deceive.” In this same message, She says, “Many call upon the Holy Spirit . . . but the spirits they invoke are not from Heaven and the light. They come up fast from the abyss. Flee! Have no part of these gatherings.”


          In the message of September 7, 1978, the Holy Virgin addressed the clergy, saying, “Bishops, cardinals and pastors, you must recognize what is happening now in My Son’s House. There is being rebuilt before your very eyes another religion, another church of man. No angels are helping in this building.” According to Our Lady, Satan is the guiding force of this post-conciliar renewal that has caused the faithful to forsake tradition and press toward a new religion. As in the time of Moses, so it is today that we see the faithful stretching forth their hands to strange gods and spirits that their forefathers knew not.


          Our Lady in a few words describes the scenario today, saying, “Voices in the millions cry, ‘love, love,’ reaching up in charismatic renewal of what, My children? They implore the Spirit; why do they not implore My Son in the Eucharist? The Eternal Father sends the Spirit at His will. Men shall not gather to thrust themselves out into the universe.” (April 9, 1977)

          Pope Paul VI expressed this very point in May of 1969, when in speaking of the Charismatics, he said, “Many who speak about the Church today say they are inspired by a prophetic spirit, and they appeal to the Holy Spirit as if the Divine Paraclete were at their disposal at all times. May God grant that this presumption, of elevating a personal experience into a criterion of religious doctrine, may not cause havoc.”

          Unfortunately, the Church did not listen to Pope Paul, so that many in the Church today are entertaining devils. As Our Lady says, “You are treading where angels would fear to go, My children. You cannot force the Spirit to come to you. It is a gift given at the discretion of the Eternal Father. Stop now your meanderings into regions of darkness.” (Our Lady, June 18, 1976)


          It is enough to say that the Charismatic movement is illegitimate and not connected with the Catholic Church. Pope Paul sums it up in his 1972 statement on the Charismatics, when he said that it attacks directly “the very existence of the Church. . . extinguishing the real flame of Pentecost.” (May 17, 1972) That is to say, the Charismatic movement has no connection with the Holy Spirit, which would mean that the faithful should have no connection with it.

          The followers of the Charismatics would do well to cease from their boasting and their contempt of legitimate Church authority, and to consider the verdict of the Just Judge where He says: “Many will say to Me in that day: Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name, and cast out devils in Thy name, and done many miracles in Thy name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7:22, 23)

David Martin is the moderator for St. Michael's worldwide radio program. He is the SMWA organizer for Los Angeles, Calif., where he resides. David, who is a former concert pianist, has been a devotee since 1979.


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