Could cure given to Maria Esperanza be for the Bird Flu?

Famous mystic said plague would take many infants, children

In an unprecedented speech last week, Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt recommended that Americans start storing canned tuna and powdered milk under their beds as the prospect of a deadly bird flu outbreak approaches the United States. The H5N1 virus could arrive in the U.S. as early as this spring via migratory waterfowl, according to Homeland Security officials. Although the bird flu hasn’t yet mutated into a type easily transmittable by humans, many scientists now fear that it’s just a matter of time before it does, causing the next flu pandemic.

Maria Esperanza of Betania, considered to be one of the greatest mystics of our time, received a remedy from Jesus before she died, according to Wendy Benedick, who worked with Esperanza for over 14 years. Whether or not this remedy was meant for the bird flu or some other illness is not known.

Esperanza, who foresaw attacks and destruction of “two towers in New York” long before the events of 2001, was showered with many gifts from God. The Venezuelan displayed a number of unexplainable phenomena that defied natural humanistic explanation. She suffered from piercing signs of the stigmata (the bleeding wounds of Christ), had hundreds of visions of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, had the ability of healing, levitation — and the capability of predicting future events, many yet to come.

Before Esperanza’s death on August 7, 2004 at the age of 75, Benedick says Jesus gave the mystic a remedy for a plague that was to come. Below is the remedy as Benedick stated it was given to her by Esperanza:

“I am going to give you a remedy for the illness of infants (and small children}. You must take the leaves from the hawthorn plant and steep them into a tea for 8 minutes. Then administer the tea orally to the infant {or child} 1/4 cup at a time, continually throughout the day and night, until the ravages of the illness subside. The symptoms will be flu-like, with a high fever, purple-blackened color to the lips, jerking and flailing like convulsions.”

According to Benedick, this remedy was given to Maria Esperanza for the times we are living. Esperanza told her that this plague would take many babies and children and there will be no ordinary remedy, or medicine that will work.

This information is for your discernment. Visionaries throughout the ages have made predictions of the future, and even those who were eventually canonized (became Saints) have been wrong about certain events and/or timing.

Some believe that the above remedy will only work in conjunction with prayer.

It is interesting to note that throughout history Hawthorne trees were regarded as sacred, because it is believed that the crown of thorns placed on Jesus’ head during His passion came from a Hawthorne tree.

Would God choose an object that played such a vital role in His Son’s passion to be a source of healing for us today? The idea does not seem so far-fetched when one considers the Passover – where the faithful had to place the blood of a lamb (Jesus is the Lamb of God) on their doors in order to save their first-born sons.

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