Oct. 27, 2017

The Devil's Share, Part 2

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“During the darkness a large number of conversions will take place; many stray individuals will come back to Me in repentance.”

When they were about to depart, each one to return in his own kingdom, Satan begs for the power of assuming all shapes or appearances, in order to be able to pass through any place.

“I grant you permission to seduce My people,” the Lord replies, “but I will never allow you to assume divine semblance nor any likeness of true figures.”

Satan ventures to give the Lord the thee-and-thou.

“Be respectful to Me, in the Name of My Eternal Power.”

“Yes,” replies Satan, “one day, far distant from the day on which we are, when you seemingly will tell me that I am a mighty conqueror. You will set no limits to the devastations, the desire for which is already devouring me…”

Marie-Julie questions the Flame of the Holy Spirit about whether the period has already been fixed when Satan is to reign as such a great master. The Flame replies that it is already fixed in the Lord’s designs, and that the Demon has a presentiment of this moment without knowing it with precision. “This is the one in which you are at present time, children of God,” says the Flame.

Satan goes on:

“At the beginning of that period,” he says, “I will make use of every blasphemous word, and of everything unjust in view of the destruction of Your Kingdom… I will transform everything into a work tool, against You. First of all, I will dig out that place where the larger number inhabit…

(You are not ignorant about which it is (Paris) says the Flame.)

“I will dig out that place upon which you shall make thunder lightning fall down… you will destroy first, after I myself will get through with it; I will accomplish such a devastation as never existed the like.”

“I will cover My own,” says the Lord, “with a protection of tenderness.”

“I will establish a rebellion between Your own and mine,” replies Satan: “I will uprise all kings; I will establish such a division leading to a civil war throughout the whole Universe.”

“On My part, the Lord goes on, “I will send My Justice out: punishments, miracles, deaths, scourges, pest, unknown diseases…”

“I will overthrow the temple of Your prayers,” Satan cries out: “in which I will establish idols which they will adore. Everything which, in time of peace, is in residence in Your temples, will be broken down, dragged out of them and reduced to dust by my own.”

“I will show forth, the Lord asserts, “that I am the Eternal King. I will crush down, under the lightning of Heaven, all those who will have given themselves over to Hell. I will restore My people: I will protect them against scourges; rebuild ruined buildings. I will cast you headlong into the abyss, but only after you will have made use of the powers I leave with you for the time being.”

The flame says that sorrow is about to enter the hearts and Hell is ready to intone the great canticle of victory.

(August 30, 1880)

[Source:  pp. 249-250, Prophecies of La Fraudais.]

 

Reflection on this prophecy:

 

Satan is the beguiler, and so he is always restless in thinking up new machinations against men:  “Satan begs for the power of assuming all shapes or appearances, in order to be able to pass through any place.”

But God’s Love is Paternal, and He will only permit the devil to seduce, which implies that souls must agree from their free will to be tempted by evil. There must be consent first on the part of individual souls.

The devil delights in the role which God has given him to chastise mankind, thinking of himself as “the mighty conqueror.”  The devastations which he will be allowed to create on this earth cause within him a “desire …which is already devouring [him]…” and in this admission we see, but cannot comprehend, the depth and the breadth of the hatred which the devil has for mankind.

Then, a shocking revelation:  the devil has held sway since Marie-Julie’s lifetime!   “This is the [time] in which you are at present time, children of God.”

But should we be so shocked?  Did not Our Lady of La Salette appear in 1856 crying over the grievous sins of false priests, those whom we would knowingly call infiltrators and instruments of the ravages today?

Being within Marie-Julie’s lifetime, 1850-1947, this era of demonic dominance, which still continues today, is now more than 100 years old. We thus understand that this timeline is separate from (if also for a period of time simultaneous to) the 100-year timeline heard by Pope Leo XIII.

The first focus of the devil’s destructions is, of course, “the destruction of [God’s] Kingdom.”

His only true opponent on earth is Holy Mother Church, whose Head is the Pope. He must destroy the Papacy – except that Christ has promised St. Peter that “the gates of hell shall not prevail,” meaning that God will NOT permit the Papacy and the Church to be destroyed.

 And while the devil gushes over the destruction of sinners in Paris, God the Father shows that His Angels will separate the wheat from the chaff, when He says: “I will cover My own with a protection of tenderness.”

And these words from God the Father make us recall that the French Monarch will be crowned by the Holy Father over the ruins of a church in Paris, so we know that certain souls in Paris will be saved by God Himself, despite the destruction of that city.

And the devil, knowing that the French Monarch will be the one to put the Holy Father once again upon the Seat of Peter, to once again be a Light to the world, becomes infuriated:  “I will establish a rebellion between Your own and mine. I will uprise all kings; I will establish such a division leading to a civil war throughout the whole Universe.”

But God the Father will not let this enemy entice evil men to vanquish neither His Pope, nor His Monarch, promising that His Justice will put limits on the evil which men can do:  “On My part, I will send My Justice out: punishments, miracles, deaths, scourges, pest, unknown diseases…”

The devil boasts to God the Father that His Justice will be wasted on mankind, since there will no longer be men who are right of heart to defend: “I will overthrow the temple of Your prayers in which I will establish idols which they will adore. Everything which, in time of peace, is in residence in Your temples, will be broken down, dragged out of them and reduced to dust by my own.”

But God the Father knows His own, and He declares: “I will restore My people: I will protect them against scourges; rebuild ruined buildings. I will cast you headlong into the abyss, but only after you will have made use of the powers I leave with you for the time being.”

Let us always remember that God the Father made us because He Loves.  In His Love for us, we have our balm.  Let us thank Him for these two blessed men who will be the instruments of God’s Justice:  the Holy Father and the French Monarch. Let us pray for them daily. JMJ