Elder Paisios, will Christ intervene in
these harsh years?
Just like the Saints, Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ often appear to a wronged man worthy of
divine assistance in order to save him; particularly now that the poor people are in such a dire state.
Now it’s just a passing storm, a brief occupation of the Antichrist Satan.
Then he will be so strongly
shattered by Christ that all nations will be in awe, and serenity will reign in
the world for many years. This time Christ will offer an opportunity for His
creature to be saved; how can he abandon His creation? He
will appear when man is in a stalemate to save him from the hands of the
Antichrist. They will return to Christ and spiritual peace will envelop the
universe for several years.
There are some who associate Christ’s intervention with the Second
Coming. I can’t say that. My reason tells me that it won’t be Christ’s Second
Coming, because then He will come as a Judge; it will be an intervention, for
there are so many events that haven’t occurred yet. Christ will intervene, will
demolish this entire system, defeat evil and eventually bring good to the world.
The streets will be replete with shrines. Icons will feature on
buses. Men will believe. They will be asking fervently for you to talk to them
about Christ! So will the Gospel be preached across the entire world; then
Christ will come as a Judge to pass judgement.
Judgement is one thing; Christ’s intervention to save His creation
Translated from the original book in greek*
Elder Paisios Agiorite (Saint Paisios of Mount Athos)
Holly Monastery of St. John the Theologian
Souroti Thessalonikis 1999 - January 2000
*Γέροντος Παΐσίου Αγιορείτου
ΕΚΔΟΣΗ: Ιερόν Ησυχαστήριον "Ευαγγελιστής Ιωάννης ο Θεολόγος"
Σουρωτή Θεσσαλονίκης 1999 - Β' Έκδοση, Ιανουάριος 2000