If we study Scripture, and get understanding from the Holy Spirit on how God is consistent in both Old Testament and New Testament, we have to ask ourselves where are the Refuges and Safe Havens that the modern day Prophets are talking about in the Bible? Because it is important to test the Prophets, to ensure they are truly hearing God’s Word, it is good to take their messages back to Scripture. If it is something that doesn’t sit well in your discernment from the Holy Spirit, it may be because it conflicts with Scripture. So, if you are just now hearing or reading about prophetic messages that speak on a refuge or a safe haven, it is good to see if it is consistent with God’s Word.
Both Catholic Prophet John Leary and Non-Catholic Prophet Lois Vogel Sharp are getting prophetic messages from God Our Father and Jesus about these places of safety that God is leading us to for protection. These places of refuge and safe havens are not to protect us during His wrath, but to protect us from the antichrist, persecution, earthquakes, and severe cataclysmic weather events before God’s wrath that will renew the Heaven and the Earth. So, we need to study about these places of protection in Scripture, so that we have more confirmation that what the prophets are telling us is the Truth.
If we study the two words, “refuge” and “safe haven” in Scripture, we can see that they are mentioned many times as a place to go for God’s protection. This protection is from God’s enemies, but also from His wrath. Why would we need God’s protection from His wrath, if we are His Children? Because God uses many different ways to destroy His enemies, and unless we follow His Prophets and Angels and are obedient to His Word, then we will perish with those that have chosen against Him or His Word. A good example of this is Moses telling the Israelites to take the blood of the slaughtered lamb and put it on the doorposts at the Passover in Exodus, 12:7, “They will take some of the blood and apply it to the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.” Exodus, 12:12-13, “For on the same night, I will go through Egypt, striking down every firstborn in the land, human being and beast alike, and executing judgment on all the gods of Egypt, I, am the Lord! But for you the blood will mark the houses where you are. Seeing the blood, I will pass over you; thereby when I strike the land of Egypt, no destructive blow will come upon you.” Another good example are the two Angels giving Lot instruction on leaving the city of Sodom in Genesis 19:15, the two Angels instructed Lot to take his family and leave before God destroyed the city. “As dawn was breaking, the angels urged Lot on, saying, Come on! Take your wife with you and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the punishment of the city.” Genesis 19:17, “As soon as they had brought them outside, they said: ‘Flee for your life! Do not look back or stop anywhere on the plain. Flee to the hills at once, or you will be swept away.” Genesis 19:24-26, “and the Lord rained down sulfur upon Sodom and Gomorrah, fire from the Lord out of heaven. He overthrew those cities and the whole plain, together with the inhabitants of the cities and the produce of the soil. But Lot’s wife looked back, and she was turned into a pillar of salt.”
Here are some scripture verses on the word “refuge”, but the most important is Psalm 91, which, Father Michel Rodrigue stated we will be praying as we leave for both the interim and permanent refuges led by Our Guardian Angels. https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/God-Being-Our-Refuge. We have to understand that God is our refuge Spiritually and Physically. He protects us from all harm and destruction to our souls and our bodies. Here are also some scripture verses on the word “safe haven” or “shelter”, https://biblereasons.com/shelter/. Also, Psalm 43:2, “For you are God, my only safe haven. Why have you tossed me aside? Why must I wonder around in grief, oppressed by my enemies?”
Lastly, we need to look at the Book of Revelation, Chapter 12. We studied this last year in regards to the refuge that John Leary has talked about, and I have even heard Lois Vogel Sharp mention Revelations, 12:4, because God Our Father is always pointing to Lois that we are in the “1,2,4” time frame. Lois is not Catholic, but as a Christian and a Prophet, the Holy Spirit has revealed to her the significance of our Church fleeing to the desert because of the devil pursuing it for persecution. Because of the significance that the Holy Spirit has revealed to us about Our Blessed Mother Mary in the end times, we also believe this woman in Revelation, Chapter 12, represents our Church and our Blessed Mother Mary. Because of God’s infinite wisdom, Scripture reveals to us what we all know to be Divine Truth. Our discernment of Revelation 12, will have to be explained on a deeper level and we will put this in a post all by itself. It is very significant to how God places us in a refuge for protection, while He renews the Heaven and the Earth. Our discernment from the Holy Spirit may not be exactly what is discerned by the Prophets in this blog, however, we will put it in this post, and you can pray for discernment from the Holy Spirit yourselves. The bigger picture is that the Holy Spirit is revealing to us the significance of both a refuge and safe haven under God’s protection and why we need to listen to these chosen prophets of God.
Emmanuel – “God is with Us.” Have a blessed day.