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So Many Visionaries, So Many Prophets!

Are They All From God?

Which Are The Authentic Ones?


Some years ago, Mary (1) a visitor to this Web Site, submitted a question deemed so universally appropriate that this document was prepared based on the response given to her. This document has been greatly updated and reissued on 2008.

The Question As Submitted

What are your thoughts and feeling concerning all of the visionaries and 'seers' that seem so prevalent in our country. How can I know if a visionary is authentic - I realize that Rome is reluctant to approve many apparitions of our day but on the same token aren't the prophecies meant for our times? Mary (1)

The Response- Edited and expanded.


First let us review what is the Official Position of the Roman Catholic Church regarding the Second Coming of Christ and the events preceding it. For this we refer to the current Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church (2).

Paragraph 675: Before Christ's second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the "mystery of iniquity" in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God (3) and of his Messiah come in the flesh.

Paragraph 676: The Antichrist's deception already begins to take shape in the world every time the claim is made to realize within history that messianic hope which can only be realized beyond history through the escathological judgment. The Church has rejected even modified forms of this falsification of the kingdom to come under the name of millenarism, especially the "intrinsically perverse" political form of a secular messianism. (4)

Paragraph 677: The Church will enter the glory of the kingdom only through this final Passover, when she will follow her Lord in his death and Resurrection(5). The kingdom will be fulfilled, then, not by a historic triumph of the Church through a progressive ascendancy, but only by God's victory over the final unleashing of evil, which will cause his Bride to come down from heaven. God's triumph over the revolt of evil will take the form of the Last Judgment after the final cosmic upheaval of this passing world.

Next, let us meditate on 1 Kings 22:1-28. (6) Dwell carefully on verses 20-23.

I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. 20 And the Lord said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. 21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him. 22 And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.

23 Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee.

We frequently forget that nothing occurs in this universe unless God allows it. Even lucifer, who rebelled and fell because he refused to serve, has to serve God by default, i.e. when God allows pain to be inflicted on His children for our own good (7). Remember Job? We assure you, the Divine mechanism shown to us in the Book of Job is very, very real and continues to be used by God as we journey through Time. (8)

Last, with the question posed and the teachings found in the Catechism as backdrop, reread and meditate on the contents of the following documents: (a) Not All Alleged Heavenly Apparitions Are True - Learn to Tell Them Apart (9); (b) Mysteries of God That Allow Us To Better Understand Heavenly Messages (10); and (c) The Jews Did Nor Crucify Jesus , The Fanatics Did! (11)


Scriptures teach us that God will give satan a free hand in the world just prior the End of These Times [Revelations 13:5]. He showed us through 1Kings 22:1-28 (6) how He would do it and thus, in effect, separate the wheat from the chaff. Thus the multiplication of prophets and visionaries is a logical syndrome for the End of These Times. Obviously, many of them are not from God but allowed by Him.

Similar Biblical warnings/examples may be found in the relatories of: (a) Simon the Magician [Acts 8:9-13]; and (b) the "praised-be-Jesus-type" slave-girl with an oracular spirit [Acts 16:16-18] who kept following Paul and his companions while in Philippi.

To make things even more confusing, many apparitions and locutions that may have started legitimately, man's greed and egocentricity caused them to sour, so to speak. That is, the information that continued to flow through said events were no longer from God. (12)

But should we be surprised? St. John, in the Book of Revelations, warned us about this. The question is understanding the warning. He stated:

15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth after the woman, water as it were a river; that he might cause her to be carried away by the river. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the river, which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. [Rev. 12]

The water cast out of the serpent's mouth are the multitude of attention getting "messages" of Mary which drown Her real messages. The "earth... swallowed the river" signifies that, with discernment of the Holy Spirit of God, the "contaminated water" has no effect on the Faithful.

Worse yet, the original documents of, thus, the key information from, many past and legitimate apparitions and messages (like Fatima, for example) are being altered, retranslated, etc. so that they no longer reflect what the original message from Heaven was. (13)

Many may then say: "We are doomed. If we cannot tell one message from the other, how can we follow the right instructions from Heaven?"


The solution, which is part of the Eternal Plan, is rather simple.

Have you noticed that miguel de Portugal does not tell people what to think and what to do?

That all documents that you may have read (and also hundreds more which have not been published in this site but have been issued to the appropriate Ecclesiastical and Political Authorities) only entice and encourage the readers to coherent (9) thinking and meditation so that the truth may be discerned?

Why? Because God is the only Master and God is the only Teacher - what any soul Graced by God can only do is Instruct based on what He Taught. If we succeed in helping one and all in establishing a solid connection with the Holy Spirit of God then, the Faithful, will be able to discern what is truth and what is not, regardless of the "credentials" of the visionary or locutionist in vogue.

To carry out this work, and purposely unbeknownst to most, God has bestowed upon miguel de Portugal many Graces which allow us to speak as we do. Such Graces allow us, among other things, to easily discern what is true and what is false - whether is accidental (error in translation from ancient texts) or deliberate (disinformation campaign) (14).

We could easily answer your question by publicly evaluating this or that visionary and showing irrefutably the errors or the validity of the alleged messages, prayers, novenas, etc. However, that is not our function.

Why? Because the faithful must be truly dependent on God, the only Fountain of all Wisdom, and not on the words spoken by us or anyone claiming to be speaking on His behalf. 'Very Attentive', Yes!; 'Dependent', No! (15). Unfortunately, humans slip very easily from 'attentiveness' to 'dependence'... and then, to outright 'idolatry' which the false prophets and visionaries love to bask in.


I. Think of us as a telephone operator assisting individuals to discern the right "toll free numbers" to the Holy Spirit of God, how to "dial those numbers", how to keep the "communications" established, how to keep the "interference" from disturbing the "connection" and assist in the "interpretation" of the "conversation", through our Feedback System, (16) to safeguard the Faithful from the snares of satan.

II. That the Roman Church approves or disapproves a manifestation should carry the same weight as the opinion of TV pundits. Although their allegation should be reviewed, their conclusions are not necessarily right. Would you trust the political ruling of an organization who is singly responsible for World War II? (17) And that is just one example of why the Faithful needs to turn the tables around on Rome and view their cafeteria style rulings and biblical interpretations with great prudence.

What to do then? We have carefully outlined the answers to that question in two documents (18) which we highly recommend.

(1) Mary is not the true name of the reader who wrote.
(2) Lugori Publications, 1994. ISBN 0-89243-566-6.
(3) The Achievement of New World Order and Its Demise.
(4) About Millenarism
(5) The Gates of Hell Will Not Prevail.... however, some conditions do apply.
(6) How satan must serve God
(7) The Divine Hearing Aid
(8) Natural and other disasters at the service of God
(9) Not All Alleged Heavenly Apparitions Are True
(10) Mysteries of God That Allow Us To Better Understand Heavenly Messages
(11) The Jews Did Nor Crucify Jesus, The Fanatics Did!
(12) Medjugorje - for example. See Note 8
(13) As has been done with Fatima
(14) As is being done with Fatima
(15) The snare of co-dependency
(16) How to Reach Us
(17) Rome is responsible for World War II
(18) What can we do? Part I and Part II

Related Documents

The Achievement of New World Order and Its Demise

The Achievement of a Universal Religion How it Will Be Utilized for the Manifestation of the False Christ.

Originally issued on August 12, 1998. Texas, U.S.A. • Expanded and Reissued in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes - February 11th, 2008

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