Barnabas Nwoye, Enugu State, Nigeria 1995 –Current
Status: Currently being investigated
Episcopal Remarks: The messages of 1997 – 2000 have received the Nihil Obstat of Rev. Fr. Stephen Obiukwu, Chairman of the Propagation of the Faith, Archdiocese of Onitsha. Rev. Dr. Ayo Maria O.P., Bishop of Ilorin diocese, Kwara State acts as a spiritual advisor to the devotion and to Barnabas Nwoye. An Imprimatur was granted by Dr. Ayo Maria to the prayers and promises dictated on June 17th 2001. 1 A Theological Commission was set up by Bishop Anthony Gbuji of Enugu State, to vet the revelations. Four priests, four nuns and two lay faithful composed the commission. Although few members of the committee expressed some reservations on what Jesus had allegedly said about the current practices of the Church, they concluded that the messages largely agree with Catholic doctrine. A verdict on supernaturality is still awaited.
Corrobration by other seers: N/A
Biographical Information: The visionary is called Barnabas Nwoye. He started recieving messages from Jesus in July 1995, in Enugu State, Nigeria. He was only a teenager then, when on the first week of July 1995, he heard at the hour of Divine Mercy (3pm) a voice calling him interiorly. This experience repeated many times until in June 1996, when he was praying, he fell into a trance and witnessed the whole Passion of Jesus from Gethsemane to the end. Jesus gave Barnabas a mission, to revive the devotion to the Precious Blood. Since then Barnabas has received visions of Jesus, Mary, Angels and various Saints. With his fellow Precious Blood devotees, he started the Apostolate of the Precious Blood in 2000 in Nigeria. His book of messages was approved by Rev. Stephen Obikuwu in July 1999, and has recieved an official Nihil Obstat. The official book of prayers dictated to Barnabas by Jesus, recieved an Imprimatur from the Rev. Dr. Ayo Maria Atoyebi, Bishop of Illorin, on June 17, 2001. Barnabas still receives messages from Jesus, Mary and Saints to this day. 2
1. Prayer Collection Website: Church Approval http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages
2. The Mary Page: Barnabas Nwoye http://www.udayton.edu/mary/resources/nwoye.html
THE MESSAGE OF BARNABAS NWOYE: THE PRECIOUS BLOOD DEVOTION
The Greatest Devotion in our time.
As we have now entered the much-awaited hours of darkness, foretold by many Catholic prophets, the true children of God face the toughest challenge they have seen yet. As of now the Catholic Church is suffering its greatest betrayal as subversive saboteurs (masons) infiltrate and alter the authentic doctrine and teachings of the church to create the ultimate apostasy (cf. Daniel 9:21, Matthew 24:15 and 2 Thessalonians 2:3). Now as never before there is the rush for a One World Government and the ‘need’ to identify everybody in the world with a universal mark (microchip – the forerunner of the Mark of the Beast). In the secular world, political and social injustice reigns above all, with greed avarice, lust and a general hardening of hearts to the things of God. With all this glaring signs, the final showdown between good and evil is set. The Eternal Father, knowing what His remnant are going to go through, has outflanked the powers of Hell by introducing THE PRECIOUS BLOOD DEVOTION.
Of all the places chosen by Heaven to plant a seed of holiness where the Church’s final victory would commence, Nigeria was chosen. Since July 1995 to the present, Our Lord Jesus Christ has been appearing to a university student called Barnabas Nwoye from Olo, Enugu State, Nigeria. Through this visionary, Our Lord has introduced the final weapon for all His children to endure and overcome the Great Chastisement
THE PRECIOUS BLOOD DEVOTION – A SUMMARY
In July 1995, at the hour of Divine Mercy (3pm), Our Lord called for the first time Barnabas Nwoye, a 17-year-old teenager from Olo, Enugu State, Nigeria during a school class. Our Lord appealed to Barnabas to adore the Precious Blood and console Him for all the outrages committed against it. Ever since then, messages have been streaming from the Blessed Mother Mary and a host of Angels and Saints such as St. Joseph, St. Michael the Archangel, St. Uriel (another archangel who stands with six others before God), St. Anthony of Padua, St. Bridget of Sweden, St. Pio, St. Gertrude, St. Jude Thaddeus and many others. On several occasions Barnabas has seen the Holy Trinity simultaneously blessing congregations, as priests pronounce the final blessing at the Mass. A set number of the messages were powerful prayers dictated by Heaven for the devotion to the Precious Blood. They are as follows:
1. The Chaplet
This first component was given to Barnabas on the 5th July 1996. After witnessing the whole Passion of Our Lord from Gethsemane to the Resurrection, Jesus appeared to him and handed over a Chaplet honoring the Precious Blood. The Chaplet was strung like a Rosary except the decade was 12 beads long and red in color, while the beads separating the decades was white. The Chaplet, to be recited immediately after the Holy Rosary, consists of five mysteries relating to the five wounds of Christ.
The second component of the devotion was given on the 23rd June 1997; these prayers are specifically directed to the Eternal Father and His only begotten Son. This second part of the devotion seeks to appease the Father and Son, for the world’s ingratitude, blasphemies and neglects of the Precious Blood that take place in the church, in our lives or in society at large.
In the third part of this devotion, the Adoration prayers compromise of the seven prayers that adore, glorify and make petitions to the Precious Blood. Our Lord gave these prayers on the 23rd June 1997 along with the Consolation Prayers. The petitions are for the Catholic Church, its hierarchy, the clergy and the entire faithful. Appeals are also made on behalf unrepentant sinners, Holy Souls in Purgatory and aborted babies that they may be accorded to the benefits of the Precious Blood.
The fourth part of this devotion was dictated in a vision of the crucified Jesus, on 10th December 1998. In seven anguished appeals Jesus describes the sins, which have kept Him crucified mystically for the last 2000 years. This sins include grievances at Holy Mass, neglect of the Sacraments, immodesty in fashion, greed, avarice, lust, etc all causing millions to troop into Hell. This component consoles Blessed Trinity for the offences they are subjected to in this world.
The fifth part of the devotion is where special intercessory prayers called the ‘Mystical Prayers’ are recited. These are very efficacious prayers taught by Our Lord during the month of July 1998. Our Lord revealed to Barnabas these prayers as being the very same prayers uttered by Him during His passion and final breath for humanity. There key intercessory prayers for the defect of the Antichrist, endurance during the chastisement, protection from the sin of the flesh and sustenance of faith.
6. The Seal
From this devotion, Heaven has attached a precious and powerful gift for devotees of the Precious Blood. The seal is a spiritual mark, which Precious Blood devotees carry against the seal of 666. This seal gives the devotee a spiritual strength to resist all temptations of Satan and withstand the sufferings brought about by the Antichrist. The seal is achieved by the devotee remaining a state of sanctifying grace, especially in the periods specified by Our Lord when the Angels tour the earth to place it.
7. Gethsemane Hour
Finally, Our Lord is calling on all his chosen to be with him every Thursday 11pm to Friday 3am (or at least one hour between this period). This is where all five components of the devotion are observed along with Holy Mass and Benediction (if possible). It is here that all devotees share in the agony felt by Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane. The intention is to obtain grace to endure the Great Chastisement and steadfastness in faith.
The prayers, invocations, hymns and choruses that were dictated by Heaven to Barnabas Nwoye from 1997 to 2001 constitute the Precious Blood devotion. Each component was blessed by Jesus with graces that can be found in the official prayer manual. The prayers and promises have imprimatur of Rev. Dr. Ayo Maria, Bishop of Illorin Diocese, Kwara State, Nigeria (June 17th 2000).
The bulk of these messages were received during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the visionary parish church of St. Joseph in Enugu State, Nigeria. The messages received are always vetted by Barnabas’ spiritual director (Rev. Boniface Onah) before being read out to those present during the apparitions. The messages of 1997 – 2000 were reviewed by a Theological Commission set up by Bishop Anthony Gbuji of Enugu State. They have received the Nihil Obstat of Rev. Fr. Stephen Obiukwu, Chairman of the Propagation of the Faith:
Jesus Christ, 14th January 1997 - THE HOLY FATHER: “Pray, pray much for my Holy Church. Pray harder for My Pope. Soonest, My Holy Pope will be driven out of Rome. The Wicked Man will drive him out, where he will be killed. Pray the Chaplet for him. Pray that he may hold firm his faith.”
Jesus Christ, 16th January 1997, PERSECUTION OF THE REMNANT after showing Barnabas a fearful vision of the torture of the remnant by the Antichrist. -: “My child, listen. I have warned My people that the hour to save is short and that the days are numbered. You have seen what will happen to My children who trust in Me, My faithful children. That is why I came and gave you My Holy Chaplet of My Precious Blood and promised to save through My Precious Blood. I promise to also save any sinner who calls on My Precious Blood. I will allow a drop of the Precious Blood to fall on their hearts so that they will get converted before the day of forsaking…”
Jesus Christ, 19th January 1997, -PRAY FOR THE PRIESTS after showing Barnabas the final massacre of Priests: “My son, I tell you only one fourth of My Priests will be left after the Great Chastisement… My son, pray your Holy Rosary always as My Mother has ordered you. Pray the Holy Chaplet of My Precious Blood immediately after your Rosary. You must do this because the hour of salvation is short.”
Our Blessed Mother, 29th January 1997, THE DEVOTION OF ALL DEVOTIONS: “My children, this Chaplet of the Precious Blood of My Son combines all the devotions of My Son’s Passion. In Heaven, this prayer is one of the greatest prayers that ceases the anger of the Eternal Father and bring mercy to the world.”
Jesus Christ, 4th February 1997, MEDITATION ON THE AGONY: “My children, during your hour of meditation, think about My Crucifixion, the sweat of Blood, the scourging, the Crown of Thorns, piercing of My Body and the three hours I hung on the Cross. If you love Me, have mercy on Me.”
St. Michael, 14th July 1997, SPIRITUAL LUKEWARMNESS: “The wicked spirit has caused war in the Holy Church, in families, in schools and in companies. Cardinals fight against Cardinals, Bishops fight against Bishops. War in the spirit increases. They have caused spiritual lukewarmness in many souls.”
Jesus Christ, 4th July 1998, THINK HOW I LOVE YOU: “My children, when the world held My right hand and pierced it with a long nail, I cried in great pains. With love, I remembered you and offered My pains for your healing and salvation. Meditate on My agony for your sake. Think how I love you.”
Jesus Christ, 24th July 1998, AGONY GROWS MORE: “My children, do you know that iniquity is fast, growing every minutes of the day? As sin of the world grows, My agony grows. That is why I am looking for someone who will console Me.”
Jesus Christ, 29th July 1998, ABORTION: “The number of daily aborted babies and innocent children is too large. Their blood disturbs My agonizing heart and increases My agony. Console Me through your preaching and teaching of these messages.”
Jesus Christ, 10th December 1998, ABANDONMENT IN THE TABERNACLE, in one of the Anguished Appeals composing the Reparation prayers: “My son, I remain for you in the Sacrament of Love, waiting for you patiently where I am in prison for you. You rarely approach Me because you do not remember Me, who is in prison for you. My son, My agony greatly pains Me when I see the coldness, the mindlessness and neglect with which you approach the Holt Trinity whose presence fills the Holy Sanctuary.”
Jesus Christ, 15th March 1999, COME TO GETHSEMANE, appealing to all His children to spend some time with him every Thursday between 11pm to 3am Friday morning in the ‘Gethsemane Hour’. : “Children, I am in Gethsemane for you and all My people in the whole world. I am in Gethsemane always because of the hour that is coming, the sorrowful hour, so fearful and terrifying. Children, how many will survive? For the love I have for you and for all men, I am here in Gethsemane calling you to come and watch with Me. Remain in Gethsemane with Me so that you will not give up when the hour comes.”
Our Blessed Mother, 7th May 1999, JOIN OUR LADY: “My sorrow is great, join Me in the battle against the wicked dragon, all who are sealed with the Blood of the Lamb. Fight with Me against the heresies that destroy the foot of the Church. Fear not their great number. Through the Blood of the Spotless Lamb, the faith of the true Church, of the true doctrine and of holiness will soon be restored.”
Jesus Christ, 22nd July 1999, ADORE MY BLOOD, “Children many are calling the Blood but not adoring it… All who adore My Precious Blood console My Father who mostly loves the Son. As you adore My Blood, the pains of My Sacred Heart get lesser. The Sorrowful Heart of My Mother will also be consoled.”
St. Michael, 28th July 1999, REMAIN FAITHFUL TO JESUS: “Remain faithful to Jesus. When you meet what is able to let you fall, hold firm your faith. This hour might be as one of the hour of disappointment and hour of dryness. Know that Jesus has opened the gate and no one has the power to close it, except Him. If this hour comes, pray harder. Know also, the hour of joy is at hand.”
Jesus Christ, 12th November 1999, REASONS FOR CHRIST’S AGONY TODAY, in a lengthy appeal expiating on the sins that he is agonizing over in our times: “The Holy Mass which is My Calvary way of your redemption is what the enemy is turning to a mere service…My agony is great when I see many of My Priests who leave My Sacred Body and Blood to the non-consecrated priests to serve My people…. My agony is great when I see people receiving the Holy Communion in the hand…* My agony is great when I see My Holy Temple being defiled: driving out the glory of God. Son, disastrous abomination has filled the Church, sitting up in the Holy Place… My agony is great when I see the plan of the evil man destroying My Church with the ordination of women as priests. My agony is great for seeing the enemy filling the hearts of My Priests with the desire from hell to marry…My agony is great when I see a large number of My people who belong to the cult, son, even among those who consecrate themselves to Me…My agony is great when I see the millions of souls who depart daily and nearly all go to Hell because of sins of the flesh. My son, I suffer more greatly for the flow of blood of unborn babies that increases everyday. Their blood disturbs heaven more than the blood of Abel.”
*Concerning the issue of Communion in the hand, Pope John Paul II states: “How eloquently the rite of anointing of the Priests’ hands in our Latin ordination tells a special grace and power of the Holy Spirit is necessary precisely for Priest’s hands! To touch the sacred species and to distribute them with their own hands is a privilege of the ordained.” (Domincae Canae, February 24, 1980) “It is not permitted that the faithful should themselves pick up the consecrated bread and the sacred chalice, still less that they should hand them from one to another.” (Inaestambile Donum, Holy Thursday, 3rd April 1980)
Jesus Christ, 5th January 2000, OBEY THE CHURCH: “Children, you must obey the Church not the evil one. Anyone who comes to destroy the Church is against the Church. The Church is My Body. I plead with you not to quarrel with My clergies. Rather, pray for them. I am the one who chose them and put them in their positions.”
Jesus Christ, 7th April 2000, MY MOTHER HAS COME MANY TIMES: “My Mother has come many times to you to warn you about the hour. She saw the coming destructions that are coming upon you. She wept for you. She wept bloody tears for you; yet you cannot understand the hour. I in turn, sweated blood in great agony for you. I also wept a stream of tears and blood for love of you. Still you cannot understand the times.”
St. Francis of Assisi in conversation with other saints, 15th July 2000, SUFFERING IS NOT A WASTE: “Suffering under obedience gains much grace. Those who understand among them will enjoy their suffering and their persecution. Because in suffering of the Holy Cross is true happiness. If they understand and pray for more suffering and persecution, they will hasten the Glorious Reign. As their suffering increases, the hour of peace approaches.”
Jesus Christ, 24th July 2000, THE CROSS OF TRUTH: “Your name is written in the Book of Life. I will remove millions of years from your Purgatory days in any truth that comes out of your mouth. In the same way, millions of years are added to your Purgatory days for every lie that comes out of your mouth. Children, I appeal to you: receive from me the Royal Cross of Truth.”
Jesus Christ, 7th August 2000, YOU ARE CALLED TO COME “Even if the days fall in the hour of the great confusion, you are called to come. Even if the days fall in the hour of forsakenness, you are called to come. Even if it is your sorrowful days, I call you all to come. Children, pray that you will come. Get everything ready before the days come. The hour is already at hand.”
Our Blessed Mother, 28th June 2001, HUMILITY AND PURITY “At the loss of My dear ones, Joseph and my beloved Jesus, Satan tempted Me to despair. I conquered not by human energy, or by violence, or by shouting but by the Fire of Purity and by the Power of Humility. I am the Woman who crushed the head of Satan.”
Jesus Christ, 12th September 2001, THE THORNY WAY OF LIFE, during a five days reparation programme in the month of September: “Children, I say, there is no valuable thing in that place of pleasure and enjoyment. There is no valuable thing in that easy way of life. All the precious treasures; I mean, the treasures of Heaven, are hidden in the thorny way of life. See, I chose the Calvary way, the way of sorrow, the bloody way, full of pains and agony, for your salvation. There is no other way of salvation I found, than the painful way of salvation. Children, do not reject the Calvary way. Though the way is painful, the end is full of happiness.”
Vision received on the 15th September 2001, VISION OF THE ANTICHRIST, during a five days reparation programme in the month of September: Jesus said, “Barnabas, look!” Barnabas relates, “Our Lord pointed to the east, I saw a huge beast with seven heads and ten horns coming out of the sea. As I was watching, the beast turned and formed into a man, looking like a soldier. At this time, the vision passed. I came back to myself.”
THE GIFT OF THE GREAT SEAL
The gift of the seal has caused a lot of interest amongst the faithful and so needs exactitude in its explanation. One reads in the Bible, when the Israelites of old left for the Promised Land, they were instructed by the Lord through Moses to splash the blood of lambs and kids on their doorposts. This blood served as a ‘seal’ of protection from the Angel of death, sent to chastise the Egyptians (Exodus 12: 21-28). A seal in a spiritual sense is the earnest of the Holy Spirit on a person to withstand the attacks and trials brought about by Satan and his agents. In the messages of the Precious Blood devotion, Jesus revealed to Barnabas of a precious gift that would be endowed on all devotees.
On 11th December 1998, Barnabas witnessed a vision of Jesus coming down with a chalice, with a tongue of fire at the top. Divine rays flowed out of the chalice. Jesus said, “My children, receive this; this is My Blood, the Blood of your redemption. Open your Heart for My Great Seal.” Jesus explained that He wished to create a living tabernacle in our hearts to reside in it. The offering of a heart to Him is of great importance, since in the end times, when many tabernacles shall be desecrated and closed, it will be our hearts that keep the presence of Jesus in ourselves. The times ahead will also be of severe testing and suffering, as many have been prophesised to be spiritually blind and fall into the dragnet of the Antichrist. In order that we remain steadfast in our faith, the gift of the seal is also a source of strength and grace to draw from.
Jesus said to this effect on 9th July 1999: “Have your seal now so that you will not be dry, when you enter the desert of dryness. At that time, all of you who are sealed will be strengthened by My Most Precious Blood. Their weak souls shall be courageous.” Expiating on how a sealed soul is surrounded by heavenly hosts, Jesus said in the same message: “Rejoice O Jerusalem, for in you the tabernacle of My love was built. The ocean of My Most Precious Blood will flow out and renew the world. You are surrounded by the Hosts of Heavenly Angels, who will guard you day and night. No one has the power to destroy you again.”
A devotee receives the seal by the arduous struggle to remain in a state of sanctifying grace, especially in the periods specified for the seal. Jesus instructed that the seal be distributed every Friday of the year between the seal hours of 12 to 3 pm, especially in the following periods: Second Friday of December, continuing all Fridays of the month, till the first Friday of January. First Friday of April, continuing all Fridays, till the first Friday of May. Every Friday of the great month of July (The month normally devoted to the Precious Blood). Before receiving the seal, a devotee is expected to try to perform five consecutive months of Gethsemane Hours, where all the prayers dictated by Jesus are said. Then in a votive mass of the Precious Blood, the devotee is consecrated and through the blessings of the priest, a soul is sealed. Any priest can perform the special consecration dictated to Barnabas and the seal is received anywhere in the world. Our Lord instructed that the sealing mass be said on the third Friday of the month between the seal hours of 12 to 3 pm, if possible.
It is also important for a devotee to renew their seal time to time. The renewal of the seal can be personally conducted every Friday in the seal hours. What matters is that a person should be in a prayerful and pious mood whether it is in a church or at home. However if one is at work, then Jesus simply asks that the person work in a spirit of mortification. A grand prayer group renewal can be conducted at an appropriate period in the periods specified. The formula for the consecration is found in the official prayer manual* of the Precious Blood
To avoid losing one’s seal, one must try with all effort to avoid all occasions of sin. This is why it is important to renew one’s seal from time to time. One must also remain faithful to the devotion. *Prayer manual and chaplet is obtainable from Queenship Publishing: www.queenship.org or you nearest Catholic Bookstore Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE AGONIZING CRUCIFIX
Our Lord was to also bestow on the Precious Blood devotion, a very powerful sacramental, which He promised would be a key weapon against all calamities.
On the 5th January 2000, Barnabas witnessed a vision Jesus walking alone in a desert. The visionary relates that as Jesus came closer, He held up a crucifix to Barnabas saying, “Barnabas, take this.” After handing the crucifix over, Jesus continued, “This is your crucified Lord who loves you. He is the one whom you daily crucify. Accept it from Me, carry it always. Show it the world; let all men have it also. Children this is what your sins do to Me.” The visionary taking the crucifix closer, observed that the difference was that the wounds and scourges of our Lord’s body appeared well. Blood oozed continuously from it. On the crucifix was written the inscription: ‘I am the Agonizing Jesus Christ who loves you.’ Our Lord granted many promises to the crucifix, which included that in the days of the Antichrist, any house that possessed this sacramental would be protected from any harm and that much healing and deliverance would be performed through the crucifix.
The Agonizing Crucifix is received by a devotee at their consecration, along with their badge to remind them of their seal. Following the numerous requests and quiries about the Precious Blood devotion and the Seal of the Living God, USA representatives for the devotion have been established :
U.S.A Mrs. Mary Agnes Kumar (contact for Texas) 3807 Manordale Houston, Texas 77082 Tel: 281-496-1652 or 832-512-5668 E-mail: email@example.com and Philomena2002@email.com Mr. Stephen Banaszak (contact for Nevada and Wisconsin) 5606 South Hill Dr. Madison, Wisconsin 53705 Tel: 608-231-2915 Fax: 608-238-6767 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Debra Landry (contact for Virginia) 2208 Ardmore Ave. Chesapeake Virginia 23324 -1912 Email: email@example.com
We also have other representatives around the world: U.K Precious Blood Devotion Padre Pio Bookshop (Kathy Kelly, National Convener) 264 Vauxhall Bridge Road Victoria London SWIV IBB Telephone No. 02078345363 SINGAPORE Cecilia Hon 9, Greenmead Ave. Hillcrest Park Singapore 289402 Tel: (065) 64664365 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND Mrs. Eileen Raman 3 Norfolk Crescent Coffs Harbour 2450 Australia.
1. Messages taken from http://www.pdtsigns.com/Barnabas_Nwoye_Gift_of_the_Seal_Nigeria.