As even a cursory examination shows, there are important numerical patterns to be discovered in history—and that raises an obvious question: are there any historical patterns or cycles with the potential to affect us here in the United States in the immediate future?
Will the cries of over 55 million martyrs in the womb be unheard by God, or go unavenged? Therefore I swore in My anger: They shall not enter into My rest” (Ps. Our sins of murder in the womb, along with other forms of violence, sexual immorality, arrogance, greed, and idolatry, are far greater than the transgressions of ancient Israel.
In regard to abortion, our nation has been rebelliously wandering in the wilderness of sin and abomination for more than four decades now. Can we honestly expect that America will somehow be exempt from divine judgment and justice?
For the last half-century or so, however, we’ve been squandering our patrimony, rejecting our national heritage, and racing toward moral bankruptcy—and the day of reckoning is fast approaching.
There are many interesting “coincidences” in history; these involve significant dates and patterns which become apparent only in retrospect. Margaret Mary Alacoque to ask King Louis XIV of France to dedicate his kingdom His Sacred Heart.
Moses spent forty days and forty nights in the presence of God on Mount Sinai.
King David reigned for forty years; the prophet Elijah walked for forty days and nights when summoned by God to Mount Horeb.
Our Lord promised that this act would ensure peace and prosperity for the kingdom, but warned that a failure to obey would lead to calamity.
The king ignored this message, and exactly one century later the violent and disastrous French Revolution broke out, resulting in the overthrow of the monarchy, the persecution of the Church in France, and great hardships for most of the French people.
Shortly before this event, Our Lady warned at Fatima that Russia would “spread her errors” throughout the world—a prophecy that was tragically fulfilled.
The rise of communism, and the spread of abortion (first legalized on a widespread scale in the former Soviet Union) helped make the 20th century the bloodiest in world history; religious believers in particular were imprisoned, tortured, and murdered by the millions—and even after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, communism continues to enslave and oppress untold numbers throughout the world.
Jonah warned the Ninevites that their city would be destroyed in forty days unless they repented.