The victory of the Immaculate Heart of Our Mother is the actual crushing of the head of the serpent as foretold in Genesis 3:15. This will be the fulfillment of Scripture as related in Revelations 19:20 to 20:3: "These two [the beast and the false prophet] were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with brimstone...Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years were ended..."
Why is the victory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary equated with the crowning of Our Mother as the Lady of All Nations: Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate? Because Our Lord told us so on February 11, 1975: "Your power is broken and your strength is finished. Your pride and your boastfulness are trampled down. And you, mighty of the world, take warning by this. Be comforted, ye nations, the Lord is with you. Say 'the Prayer' and She will be allowed to be your Advocate. Be faithful." And again on March 25, 1975 Our Lord said to Ida referring to the crowning of the Lady of All Nations: "This is the glorious day. Look at Her, the Bride, the Mother, your Lady. Now you see Her as She has been taken up into heaven...Watch what has happened." Ida describes what happens: "I saw the Lord, all Light, high above everything. In front of Him were all sorts of hideous beasts. They looked up to that Heavenly Throne and it was as if they were suddenly smitten with tremendous force. They all crawled away very slowly and I heard their hissing, growling and snarling. Then they vanished into nothingness. These beasts were snakes, vipers, scorpions, crocodiles, vultures, hyenas and wolves. They were frightened and trembled with fear. I saw the crocodile with protruding eyes and its mouth wide open with terror. The vultures recoiled step by step frightened with outspread wings and an awful scream. The hyenas and the wolves, too, made terrified noises. The Voice said: 'All this will happen...I have given My sign! Don't hesitate any longer; do what is wanted of you!'" On August 15, 1976 Our Lord said to Ida: "See this," referring to the 'Lady altogether glorified,' "She will be victorious if you do the Will of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Proclaim Her 'the Lady of All Nations.' And then: [Ida sees the rebuilding of the Vatican at this point]...This is the new era that is to come." In the words of Our Mother: "The Lord Jesus Christ has sent 'the Lady of All Nations' here because of the promise," referring to the victory of Her Immaculate Heart and the era of peace (May 31, 1956).
When we crown Our Mother, "The Lady of All Nations: Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate," through praying Her Prayer and petitioning Pope John Paul II, God will grant us "grace, redemption and peace": the grace of victory over the devil and the false prophet, the grace of great conversions, the grace of recognizing the True Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist; the redemption of the cross through truly contrite hearts and through healing from our past sinfulness; the peace that will abide in the hearts of men, the peace which brings the renewal of earth and the peace of dwelling as One, Loving, Universal Community in the Catholic Church. This is the grace of God the Father, Our Creator; the redemption of God the Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ; and the peace of God the Holy Spirit. This will be the fulfillment of Our Mother's mission.
It should be made perfectly clear, at this point, how the victory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Mother of All Nations, actually occurs. First the prayer of the Lady of All Nations is said. Among Catholics who say the Prayer there will occur the reawakening of their faith and the deepening of the faith of others. True devotion to Mary will increase. This will lead to a sincere and deep love of the Holy Eucharist. This abiding love will induce the faithful to the return of frequent reception of the Most Holy Eucharist. Greater and more abundant graces will be received and abound because the Holy Spirit will truly dwell within these souls. These greater graces will create the tendency for more holy devotions; contribute towards the strength to make greater sacrifices; and cause true filial love to flourish. As this filial love, brotherly love, increases from within by the power of the Holy Spirit, Catholics will be more "driven" or inspired to share this love with others. They will spread the Prayer and the Picture of the Mother of All Nations everywhere with great ardour and zeal. And more and more souls will petition the Pope to proclaim that Mary truly is the "Mother of All Nations: Coredemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate" for they will have realized that it was through Her that they recognized God's love for them!
"These great souls filled with grace and zeal will be chosen to oppose the enemies of God who are raging on all sides. They will be exceptionally devoted to the Blessed Virgin;...supported by Her arm, sheltered under Her protection, they will fight with one hand and build with the other. With one hand they will give battle, overthrowing and crushing heretics and their heresies...With the other hand they will build the temple of the true Solomon and the mystical city of God, namely, the Blessed Virgin...By word and example they will draw all men to a true devotion to Her...it will bring about many victories and much glory to God alone. This is what God revealed to St. Vincent Ferrer" about these times and the Victory of Her Immaculate Heart! (Taken from: God Alone, The Collected Writings of St. Louis Marie de Montfort.)
As a result of the Coronation of Mary as the Lady of All Nations, God will be pleased by our response to His Will. And why was this His Will? Because we will have recognized that Mary most humbly and most charitably of Her own free will gave of Herself totally by suffering for us, sharing with us and praying for us continually without ceasing, for our salvation and the glory of God. At the moment we recognize Mary, as Mother, we can not but help recognize even more fully the love of the Triune God: the love of the Father, Who created Her for us out of love; the love of the Son, Jesus Who became Word Incarnate in Her womb and Who from the Cross gave Her to us with great love; and the love of the Holy Spirit Who lovingly espoused Himself to this created being on our behalf. Thus through knowing Our Mother we have come full circle to knowing the unfathomable, infinite and immeasurable love of God. Then we shall truly bend in adoration, love and deep humility to Our Creator, Our Savior and Our Holy Spirit as Our Mother does!
From the moment the Lady, Mary, Mother of All Nations is crowned by Catholics in union with Pope John Paul II, the gifts of grace, redemption and peace shall be ushered forth on behalf of the world. Then soon after that we shall see the complete victory of Our Mother's Immaculate Heart when "all [nations and] generations shall call Her blessed." Then we shall see the One, Great Community of the Catholic Church throughout the world loving and serving God. Then we shall see the era of peace! Then we shall see Our Mother in all Her love for God lift the "golden orb with the cross on it" to God because all men shall truly love God and their neighbor!
It will be a most wonderful era; a time of great and universal glory to God; a world filled with the Spirit of brotherly love and truth and fairness; a world in which the Cross stands at the center. It will be the Eucharistic reign of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It will be the reign of the Queen of the Universe. It will be the reign of the Universal Church - the Catholic Church. It will be a time when the hearts of men are filled with brimming joy and love for their Creator, their Savior, their Holy Spirit - the Most Blessed Trinity - the One, True, Loving God!
However, it will be a time of rebuilding and restoring; only, this work will be to the glory of God and in loving cooperation with His Most Holy Spirit. But, because of the true peace and contentment within men's hearts, the hard work of those days will seem as nothing compared to the existence of former days. There will be trust and love among neighbors which brings with it a sense of serenity and well being. This will be the moment that the good, weary people of the present generation have looked foward to. All of God's people will enjoy God's gifts of creation with a sense of wonderment and joy and sincere thanksgiving.
Will there be sin? Yes. We will still have to contend with the temptations of the flesh and of the world because we will still have the effects of original sin on our souls. But the temptation of the devil will not exist and so disciplining ourselves by responding to the graces of God will not seem as difficult. Remember we will still have our free will and we must choose to love God and to serve Him. The Commandments will still be the Commandments to be obeyed and to remind us of our daily duties of love and respect to God and to neighbor.
Will there be death? Yes. We are still living mortal, finite beings who have yet to taste the sting of death to our flesh. We must suffer death as did Jesus in His flesh and Mary and all the saints. Jesus was victorious over death through His Redemptive sufferings for us. But we, who have inherited weakness and gravitation toward sin, will, as the final act of our coredemption, "make up for what is lacking in the body of Christ" (Col 1:24). Then we shall pass on to the next life.
We have been given eternal life in Our Lord Jesus Christ but we must still choose by our acts now whether we will merit to reign in heaven with the saints. We must not deceive ourselves into thinking that in the era of peace we will have no responsibilities or that we will live in bodies which are no longer corruptible as in the days prior to the "first sin." We must always, now and in the era of peace, imitate Our Mother and all the good saints in being Christ-like. We must look to Scripture, always and even in those peaceful days; we must remember that as Jesus, the Son of Man, had no where to rest His head - neither must we! We must always work to perfect ourselves in order to attain true happiness and everlasting life! After all, what is love without sacrifice, sharing and praying for each other. Our goal in life, here on earth, is to perfect our love and the only way to do it is the way of the Cross. As we journey on this road of life and faith, we must follow Christ, now and always, just as Mary, Our Mother, did. And, let us not forget, their are always the souls in Purgatory who will still be in need of our love through our good works!
As good as those days will be they are not the days of the "new Jerusalem" as spoken of in chapter 21 of Revelations. "The former heavens and the former earth" will not have passed away. All must happen exactly as is written in Scripture. When Our Lord and Our Lady speak of the era of peace they are not referring to a period similar to "utopia" or to a state of paradise like that of Adam and Eve before the fall.
The period of the "new Jerusalem" comes after Satan is released again and seduces the nations for a second but shorter time as referred to in Revelations 20:7,8. We will not have seen the "beloved city" of Jerusalem "surrounded nor the fire come down and devour the devil" as depicted in Revelations 20:9. We will not have participated, at this point either, in the Final or Last Judgment. Therefore, we are not at the point of the "new heavens and a new earth" of Revelations 21:1.
We are now in the battle of Armageddon which is referred to in chapter 16 of Revelations and which concludes victoriously with the "devil and the false prophet thrown alive into the lake of fire" and with the "Destruction of the Pagan Nations" (Rev 19:11-21). Precisely, we are in the period just prior to the victory and the "Springtime of the Holy Spirit"; the era of peace then follows. "This time is our time!" We are not at the end yet. We are at "the treshhold of hope," a time when the "gospel of the kingdom of God will be preached" and loved "throughout the world" (Mt 24:14) which in Revelations is sometimes referred to as the "Thousand Year Reign" (Rev 20:1-6).
There is a certain fatalistic mentality that is given over to by people who believe that the end is coming now. This subtle attitude permeates the mind and spirit so that these people lose their faith and slowly begin to prepare for the end by giving up instead of having hope and persevering and looking foward to the "time of the Holy Spirit!" As St. Thomas More said, "Christ wished His followers to be brave and prudent soldiers, not senseless and foolish...follow Christ's advice and become wise as serpents!"
Just as dangerous is the false notion that this is the time of the Second Coming. Either through ignorance or through deliberate suggestion of false prophets some people believe that they are the "fortunate ones" chosen to see this and perhaps even avoid death and live on in a sort of Garden of Eden. Reflect on the words of Peter who also had to contend with such erroneous conclusions: "How holy [is] your conduct and devotion, looking for the coming of the day of God and trying to hasten it" (2 Peter 3:11)? Remember, God "shows you generous patience, since He wants none to perish but all to come to repentance...Consider that the Lord's patience is directed toward salvation...There are certain passages [in Scripture] hard to understand. The ignorant and the unstable distort them (just as they do the rest of Scripture) to their own ruin. You are forewarned, beloved brothers. Be on your guard lest you be led astray by the error of the wicked, and forfeit the security you enjoy" (2 Peter 3:9,15-17).
We should live the gospel of Our Lord each day so that we are prepared whenever the Master returns (cf. Mt 24:44). We must be careful and remember that we have done nothing worthy to merit "rewards or favors." We are all sinners and everything we have is a gift by the grace of God. Sometimes in our anxiousness to have peace we are misled by those who know how wearisome this life can be. Be humble, keep yourselves busy with charitable acts, persevere with peace and patience; live in the joy of God's love day by day. Otherwise, we may hear the truth and reject it or we may not recognize it.
The Lady of All Nations knows the times we live in and, as The Good Mother, She warns us, out of great love and concern, to be careful and to be very wary of the false prophets whose main aim is to confuse you and to ensnare your soul to final damnation. Why run to the "performers of signs and wonders" who cleverly couch their deceptions through the use of credible and orthodox symbols and sacramentals of the Church; they are nothing more than "wolves in sheep's clothing." You have "One greater than Jonah" in the Most Holy Eucharist; He is All that you need! "Know how to evaluate and judge after the example of the Lord Jesus Christ. 'The Lady of All Nations' can not impress this upon you enough" (December 8, 1952). "Nobody knows which way to turn? Now then, get back to your simple faith ... Say My Prayer... I will help you."
Listen to Our Mother and live the simple faith. Then, today and everyday you can claim with Her: "The Victory is Ours" (August 15, 1950)!
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