God brought us the chastisement of Superstorm Sandy and we brought upon ourselves the chastisement of the Election of Secularism and the continuation of the moral evils prevalent in our Culture of Death.
Over 40% of practicing Catholics and over 70% of Latinos (most of whom are Catholics) voted for President Obama with his promises of support for our Culture of Death through his support of sterile same-sex relationships, tax funded abortions and infanticides and his mandate for employers to pay, against their consciences, for medical insurance coverage for contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs. Almost 50% of the voters of the state of Massachusetts, which was our country’s cradle of life, liberty and freedom of religion, voted for legal suicide.
Secularism is a belief in a world without objective moral truths in which doctrines of religious faith and morals should have no place. If there are no objective moral truths, such as abortion being intrinsically evil, then there is no innate human dignity or right to life from conception to natural death. Every right becomes relative, depends upon choice and not right reason, so that ultimately rights are dependant upon power and might makes right. This is the Dictatorship of Relativism that Pope Benedict XVI often warned us against. We have brought it upon ourselves.
Our government will continue to promote killing, rather than caring; personal autonomy and self-determination, rather than obedience to God and His moral commandments; same-sex relationships, rather than true marriage and family; profligate spending to add to our unjust national debt; and more mandates against the free exercise of religion.
Many people today wonder about so many natural and social disasters, such as Superstorm Sandy and the election of Secularism. Many ask, as they did in the time of the prophet Jeremiah, “Why is all of this happening to us?” He said, “It is because of the grossness of your sins . . . .” (Jeremiah 13:22).
The worst disasters in the history of the United States have all occurred in the last twenty years. Why so many disasters? For the same reason as in the time of Jeremiah, “the grossness of our sins” – the grossness of legal abortion, embryonic experimentation, suicide and same-sex relationships. Since we haven’t listened to God’s voice through the teachings of the Church and natural disasters, it seems that we have left Him no other choice but to continue His chastisements.
Chastisements, also known as punishments or judgments, are acts of God’s love to correct our consciences and bring us to repentance, reconciliation and peace with Him. It is not vengeance that God exacts, but punishments sent by Him or by others or by natural forces, and allowed by Him, in order to help sinners to convert. Chastisements are not intended by God for our destruction, but for our reconstruction.
The innocent as well as the guilty suffer from chastisements. The victims of chastisements are not necessarily guilty, but all are called to repentance. After the Tower of Siloam fell and people were killed, Jesus was asked if they were guiltier than all of the others in Jerusalem. He replied in a statement that still applies today, “Certainly not! But I tell you, unless you repent, you will all perish as they did.” (Luke 13:5).
Jesus told St. Faustina, “I do not want to punish aching mankind, but I desire to heal it, pressing it to My Merciful Heart. I use punishment when they themselves force me to do so.” And so it seems that we are forcing Him to do so, because we have ignored all previous warnings and chastisements.
The prophet Ezekiel prophesied a chastisement because all previous warnings and chastisements were ignored by the Israelites. Similarly, Jesus King of All Nations said, “My children do not hear. They do not see. They stop their ears that they may not hear. They cover their eyes that they may not see. They are willfully blind and willfully deaf.” (Journal 315).
Jesus King of All Nations explained His reasons for allowing chastisements, such as the Haitian earthquake. On January 12, 2010, the Haitian earthquake killed almost 100,000 people, injured about 220,000 and made at least 1.5 million people homeless with 250,000 residences and about 30,000 commercial buildings severely damaged.
Five days later, on January 17, 2010 Jesus King of All Nations gave a consoling message after this devastating tragedy. He said, “Those who have lost their lives in this tragedy are victims of Merciful Love. Their sacrifice will not only help to secure their salvation but will also call down My Great Mercy upon their nation and the world. . . .I allow such things in nature to serve My Divine Plan of Love, to help awaken the consciences of souls and thereby to turn their hearts and minds to Me, their God and Savior and also to allow them to participate in My Redemptive Act by sharing in My sufferings.” (Journal 351-352).
After Superstorm Sandy, the mystic of the Jesus King of All Nations Devotion was led by Him to read the Scriptures for an explanation. He led her to the book of Maccabees. “Now I urge those who read this book not to be depressed by such calamities, but to recognize that these punishments were designed not to destroy but to discipline our people. In fact, not to let the impious alone for long, but to punish them immediately, is a sign of great kindness. For in the case of the other nations, the Lord waits patiently to punish them until they have reached the full measure of their sins; but He does not deal in this way with us, in order that He may not take vengeance on us afterward when our sins have reached their height. Therefore, He never withdraws His mercy from us. Though He disciplines us with calamities, He does not forsake His own people. Let what we have said serve as a reminder;” (2 Maccabees 6:12-17).
After the Election of Secularism, the same mystic was very disappointed by that calamity. She asked her priest spiritual director why didn’t Jesus answer our prayers. He said that it was not true that Jesus did not answer our prayers.
He wrote, “We are all disappointed in the reelection of President Obama and the perpetuation of his secular regime and what that implies for our future. We can expect more infringements on our free exercise of religion and perhaps some kind of persecution of the Catholic Church. But it is not true that Jesus did not answer our prayers for a victory for morality. We asked for one more breather, so that the Bishops could freely begin the Year of Faith with a new evangelization and catechesis. Why didn’t God grant it?”
“Jesus King of All Nations, who knows far better than we what would be done by Catholics with one more breather, if they were not stimulated by some kind of chastisement (as God used so often to keep the Chosen People on course to the Incarnation), did not grant one more reprieve. His reign will be introduced by means of a chastisement, rather than a way of politics as usual. The chastisement is not an end in itself, but a last call and means to a very merciful end.”
Then, Jesus King of All Nations led the mystic to the very same scripture in the book of Maccabees, which applies to our country and to both of the chastisements. This confirmed what her spiritual director wrote. Both the spiritual director and the scripture agree that, “In fact, not to let the impious alone for long, but to punish them immediately, is a sign of great kindness. For in the case of the other nations, the Lord waits patiently to punish them until they have reached the full measure of their sins; but He does not deal in this way with us, in order that He may not take vengeance on us afterward when our sins have reached their height.”
Jesus’ estimate, as He referred to it in the scripture from Maccabees, is probably that it’s better now than four years later, if we truly want to see the Church reanimated through repentance and conversion. In simple terms, Jesus seems to be saying to us through the spiritual director and the scripture, “It’s better now than later. It’s better for a father to punish his child immediately after disobedience, rather than to let the child continue in disobedience and face a worse punishment later. If I had granted another reprieve, the chastisement would have been worse afterwards. For the sake of the salvation of souls, let’s get it over with!”
Let us remember that Jesus also lived and evangelized under a secular regime. So let us continue to pick up our cross daily and follow in the bloody footsteps of our Master into our uncertain future. As Blessed Pope John Paul II said, “Only God knows what the future holds. But we are certain that He is the Lord of history and directs it to His own end with our cooperation in hope. It will be the fulfillment of a divine plan of love for all humanity and for each one of us. That is why as we look into the future, we are full of hope and are not overcome with fear. The journey . . . is a great journey of hope.”
Jesus King of All Nations said, “Take up My devotion of Jesus, King of All Nations for in its practice you shall find for yourselves a haven of Grace, Mercy and Protection. Enthrone this My image everywhere for I shall be powerfully present there and the Power of My Sovereign Kingship shall surely shield you from My Just Judgment.”
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For more information and for the prayers and promises of Jesus King of All Nations for protection against chastisements, you may read my book, Chastisements: Preparation and Protection against Them.