Jan. 25, 2019

THE PROPOSED CHOICE

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“Know that I am the combatant for the good.”

 

The Cross of Saint Michael becomes bright. All of France circles around the throne of the Lord. Saint Michael above, dressed in all his glory, holds his sword… Jesus gives him the order to separate the good from among the villains.

The holy Archangel comes down, his face radiant, and he puts a barrier between the good and the villains. From above, like a judge, he says:

“I speak in the name of God and of His Power.”

He presents the Cross. Immediately the faithful people prostrate themselves before the throne and bow in the direction of the Cross.

Saint Michael continues:

“Do you want to carry the Cross? How would you like to accept the new crosses that it will please the Lord to send you?”

Only one voice is alone heard:

“We will carry them, with great respect, to obey our Divine Master.”

“Here is the Divine Heart,” replies the Archangel. “How do you want to love It? What confidence do you have in It?”

The crowd responds again… but some voices are feeble and hesitant. The Archangel understood the voices that spoke feebly; he fixes the crowd with a look from which no one can escape. He raises his flaming sword.

“You all,” he says, “who have trouble submitting… Be careful! Here is my sword; it will not delay in being usedagainst you.”

At this moment, Our Lord asks that the good join with others. The barrier rises and we mix together.

I see that the battle will begin against Saint Michael and hell, between good and evil. Mary Immaculate watches over us. What have we to fear?

“Friends, enemies…”

--But Saint Michael, must I say again ‘enemies’? You know that friends are always distinct from enemies.

“All approach,” says he, “just and injust; I speak in the name of the Power of the Lord.”

“I have fought for you and for the Lord; I will fight again. I am, after God, your protector, your support, your rest. Have recourse to me. If you knew my ability, you would be more zealous to address your prayers to me.”

“Lift your eyes to Heaven; look at the threats that threaten you. Without God who sees you, you do not have any hope. Know that I am the combatant for the good, and that above all I will make to shine the marvels of my Divine Master.”

(29 September 1877)

[Source: pp. 132-34, Le ciel en colloque avec Marie-Julie Jahenny, Editions Resiac].

 

Reflections on this prophecy :

In this prophecy, Marie-Julie Jahenny sees all of the people gathered around an earthly “throne of the Lord” in France. This is not God the Father’s throne in Heaven, for Saint Michael, is “above, dressed in all his glory,” and he “holds his [flaming] sword.”

Could this throne, in France, represent the Papal Seat; that is, the Papacy which comes out of exile and is formally proclaimed by the French Monarch?

Next, we see that the Final Judgment seems to be upon mankind, for “Jesus gives [Saint Michael] the order to separate the good from among the villains.”

Saint Michael then presents the Cross to everyone and “[i]mmediately the faithful people prostrate themselves before the throne and bow in the direction of the Cross.”

That the people prostrate themselves before this throne is significant, for if this is the Papal throne on earth, then this action would seem to indicate that the people with faith recognize the Holy Father, the Vicar of Christ on Earth. At last, the Exile of Holy Mother Church seems to be over!

But rather than announcing the Final Judgment, Saint Michael says:

“Do you want to carry the Cross? How would you like to accept the new crosses that it will please the Lord to send you?”

Happy sinners! For a chance to accept new sufferings is being offered, another chance for the salvation of the repentant!

Everyone accepts, their answers in unison, so that “[o]nly one voice is alone heard: ‘We will carry them, with great respect, to obey our Divine Master.’ ”

But when Saint Michael presents that stumbling stone for many, Christ our Lord, through His Sacred Heart, and asks: “How do you want to love It? What confidence do you have in It?” some of the people become unsure, and “some voices are feeble and hesitant.”

Saint Michael’s response is quick and adamant:

 “ ‘You all,’ he says, ‘who have trouble submitting… Be careful! Here is my sword; it will not delay in being used against you.’ ”

Marie-Julie next sees that “the battle will begin against Saint Michael and hell, between good and evil.”

In particular, she notices that “Mary Immaculate watches over us” and her conclusion is heart-warming: “What have we to fear?” since our Good Mother will never leave us unaided!

Saint Michael, speaking on behalf of God, calls both the good and the wicked to obey his words:

“ ‘All approach,’ says he, ‘just and injust; I speak in the name of the Power of the Lord.’ ”

And what this greatest of all the Angels tells mankind is truly remarkable when we consider that he speaks to both the bad and the good, to Catholics and non-Catholics alike:

“Lift your eyes to Heaven; look at the threats that threaten you. Without God who sees you, you do not have any hope.”

This is an exhortation to conversion! It is that one last chance for all to put down their pride in their own abilities and to reach out to God, our one true hope!

Saint Michael also makes it very clear to the evil doers that he will not protect them unless they change their evil ways: “Know that I am the combatant for the good”.

With charity and humility, Saint Michael lets all know that the victory of God is imminent: “[A]bove all I will make to shine the marvels of my Divine Master.”

He will win in this final battle. All that is good and holy will triumph. This is Saint Michael’s promise to all mankind. Those who continue in sin do so to their own damnation.

May we all be on the side of God and His Vicar.

Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle!

LINKS:  St. Michael Prayer    Pope Gregory XVII    The See of the Cross    French Monarch    Quis ut Deus   Important Prayers