‘Hear My Word’: Fr. Michael Scanlan’s 1980 Prophecy

The following prophecy, given by Fr. Michael Scanlan, was shared in a New Covenant magazine article by Kevin and Dorothy Ranaghan in May of 1980 (see pages 769-772 in link).

The Lord God says, “Hear My Word: The time that has been marked by My blessings and gifts is being replaced now by the period to be marked by my judgment and purification. What I have not accomplished by blessings and gifts, I will accomplish by judgment and purification.

My people, My Church is desperately in need of this judgment. They have continued in an adulterous relationship with the spirit of the world. They are not only infected with sin, but they teach sin, embrace sin, dismiss sin. Their leadership has been unable to handle this. There is fragmentation, confusion, throughout the ranks. Satan goes where he will and infects whom he will. He has free access throughout my people—and I will not stand for this.

My people specially blessed in this renewal are more under the spirit of the world than they are under the Spirit of My baptism. They are more determined by fear of what others will think of them—fears of failure and rejection in the world, loss of respect of neighbors and superiors and those around them—than they are determined by fear of me and fear of infidelity to my word.

Therefore, your situation is very, very weak. Your power is so limited. You cannot be considered at this point in the center of the battle and the conflict that is going on.

So this time is now come upon all of you: a time of judgment and of purification. Sin will be called sin. Satan will be unmasked. Fidelity will be held up for what it is and should be. My faithful servants will be seen and will come together. They will not be many in number. It will be a difficult and a necessary time. There will be collapse, difficulties throughout the world.

But more to the issue, there will be purification and persecution among my people. You will have to stand for what you believe. You will have to choose between the world and me. You will have to choose what word you will follow and whom you will respect.

And in that choice, what has not been accomplished by the time of blessing and gifts will be accomplished. What has not been accomplished in the baptism and the flooding of gifts of my Spirit will be accomplished in a baptism of fire. The fire will move among you and it will burn out what is chaff. The fire will move among you individually, corporately, in groups, and around the world.

I will not tolerate the situation that is going on. I will not tolerate the mixture and the adulterous treating of gifts and graces and blessings with infidelity, sin, and prostitution. My time is now among you.

What you need to do is to come before Me in total submission to My Word, in total submission to My plan, in the total submission in this new hour. What you need to do is to drop the things that are your own, those things of the past. What you need to do is to see yourselves and those whom you have responsibility for in light of this hour of judgment and purification. You need to see them in that way and do for them what will best help them to stand strong and be among My faithful servants.

For there will be casualties. It will not be easy, but it is necessary. It is necessary that My people be, in fact, my people; that My Church be, in fact, My Church; and that My Spirit, in fact, bring forth the purity of life, the purity and fidelity to the Gospel.

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5 thoughts on “‘Hear My Word’: Fr. Michael Scanlan’s 1980 Prophecy


    A time of judgment has begun. God is bringing about judgment on the world and on his Church. It is a judgment that leads to repentance, then reconciliation, healing, and restoration.
    There can be no true restoration without repentance and the reforming of lives. It was those who were baptized by John the Baptist for the sake of reform as they confessed their sins that were then open and ready to receive Jesus. In their acceptance of Jesus and his way, they found healing and restoration.
    Judgment is understood primarily in the idea of choice that runs throughout the gospel of John. It is the result of our freely made choices. Judgment comes as we choose either to accept or to reject God’s order as revealed through his Son, Jesus Christ.
    Judgment comes on the basis of acceptance of God’s order in the individual, the family, the Church, and the world. Acceptance of and obedience to his order leads to restoration and wholeness of body, mind, and spirit and begins with you and me.
    It is time to choose to follow God and his ways as Jesus has taught us in his Word rather than to follow ourselves, the world’s, and man’s ways.
    It is time to reform our lives and to bring them into God’s order. Only then will we see restoration come into our lives, families, faith communities, and world. Only through the restoration of God’s life and glory in the Church will the world see and experience the transforming power and presence of the Risen Savior, Head, and Lord.
    We must choose to come to “that perfect man who is Christ, come to full stature.” (Ephesians 4:13)
    “Reform your lives! Turn to God so that your sins may be wiped away! Thus, may the Lord grant you a season of refreshment, when he sends you Jesus, already designated as your Messiah. Jesus must remain in Heaven until the time of universal restoration, which God spoke of long ago through his holy Prophets.” (Acts 3:19-21)

    -Patrick J. Hession, 2003

  2. Memorial Day weekend 1976 at Notre Dame, with my 3 very young children attended the Charismatic Conference there. I remember being shaken as you or Fr Scanlan prophesied something similar. We were camping out under the large tents, we were told that this would be the way we would be living. As a young mother in a violent marriage I was quite terrified, the Good God did comfort me that night. Now as a grandmother of 14, I pray for all the little ones.
    Do you have those prophecies? Jesus, Mary and Joseph I love you, please bless and protect us all!
    Thank you

  3. How beautiful to imagine abortion will be in the past. That God’s Commandments will be fully and lovingly embraced by all His obedient children (not perfect, but striving to be). How beautiful to imagine all loving Mary our Mother, our Queen. How beautiful to imagine all loving Jesus, Our Savior, Our Good Shepherd, Our King of Kings and Lord of Lords. How beautiful to imagine all filled with the Holy Spirit, loving Our Father and daily walking on our earthly pilgrimage to Paradise. May God bless us all.

  4. I look forward to God reigning over us his people. And only have love in this world. I’m so tired of the hate. Satan has ruined so many lives, it needs to end. I hope everyone takes advantage of God’s mercy and repents. I’m looking forward to the kingdom God. I hope he comes soon to take away the sins of the world. Grant us peace

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