In the Preface to the biography, Herald of the Fatima Apparitions: John M. Haffert, I write that: “it is clear that John is not only co-founder of the World Apostolate of Fatima (Blue Army), but also one of the major prophets of our times.” The prophet, John the Baptist, is described in Scripture as “the man the prophet Isaiah spoke of when he said: A voice cries in the wilderness: Prepare a way for the Lord.” (Mt. 3:3) Like John the Baptist, John Haffert is also a prophet. But in Haffert's case he is the herald crying out in the wilderness of our era, to make way for Our Lady of Fatima's messages and the Second Coming of Christ.
Many say that Mary is the Prophet of the End Times and the coming Era of Peace. Just as John the Baptist has been called the preeminent prophet who preached in the time of Christ, is there anyone, other than John Haffert, who could be called the preeminent prophet of the Mother of God in our era?
As we begin this second decade of the third millennium, many have forgotten the predictions of Our Lady of Fatima, the efforts of the Blue Army, and John's role of making the Fatima messages known. In addition, they are either ignoring or disclaiming the warnings of contemporary visionaries, never thinking to ask themselves if their actions are stifling the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Who of us can look at the decade that has just ended, and not wonder if the problems encountered by the whole world, are not vivid examples of the tribulations foretold by Our Lady of Fatima, as well as by many of our contemporary visionaries? But most of us fail to see any connection between the many calamities which occurred during the past decade and the warnings of recent prophets to the effect that, in ignoring God, the human race will continue to bring even more serious catastrophes on itself!
Perhaps, the most striking example of disaster was last year's financial collapse. Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent in the USA alone, to bail out some of the major banks. And the consequences of the burst real estate bubble have impacted governments and their central banks all over the world. These governments have also implemented huge stimulus programs which portend enormous financial difficulties in the future for many of these governments and their peoples.
John Haffert spent most of his adult life trying To Shake the World into a realization of the importance of Our Lady of Fatima’s apparitions and her “conditional” predictions of disaster that included the prophecy that: “several nations would be annihilated.” It was John’s mission to make known to the world that, if people continued to ignore God, there could be only one result – the world would continue on its downward spiral and many souls would be lost. In other words, the Era of Peace would be ushered in via a purification rather than by grace. And, to think, that this outcome depends on our own choices!