“By what things a man sinneth by the same also is he tormented” (Wisdom 11: 17)
Tough and firm warnings had been given to the Jewish people, of the most severe chastisements in almost every page of Holy Scripture, if they violated God’s commandments. They would be banished from Palestine, there would be destruction of their cities including Jerusalem, they would be dispersed among the nations of the earth--and many other just punishments for disobedience to God.
Did they stop violating God’s commandments? They haven’t back then, and they still violate his commandments today. They killed the prophets God sent them and crucified His only Son and they continue to crucify Him to this day with blasphemy and by not keeping His commandments.
But God, as always, keeps His Word. They were banished from Palestine, their Temple was destroyed, they were dispersed all over the earth, and, they suffered many other castigations under the Roman General Vespasian and his son, General Titus.
If the following punishments described below, were lodged against the Jews for the killing of the prophets, the apostles, and other holy servants of God--what chastisements were due them for condemning to death the Incarnate Son of God on the Cross?
The warning of prophecy was soon realized. The most frightful calamities befell that guilty nation. Political dissentions and civil wars tore it to pieces, famine and pestilence devoured that wretched people, parents saw their children dying of starvation. The destroying angel visibly appeared with a flaming sword in the air above Jerusalem, having its fiery point directed against the doomed city.
Roman legions surrounded the walls of Jerusalem, inside of which the largest portion of the Jewish people, from every part of the country, had taken refuge. At least one million and a half Jews, some say more, were shut up within the walls of Jerusalem. No adequate provisions were made, or could be made, for the support of that vast multitude. The siege lasted several years. Putrefying bodies around the walls were infecting the air with a pestilential atmosphere. Hence the plague was added to the scourge of war.
The Roman general, to force the surrender of the city or to starve its doomed inhabitants, did not allow any person to come outside of the walls under penalty of being crucified in the sight of the beleaguered people.
In accordance with our Savior’s prophecy, the Roman army dug a deep trench round about Jerusalem. Starvation or unconditional surrender was the order of the day.
Famine and pestilence internal seditions among the Jews were added to their common war with the Roman Empire. In the despair and frenzy of starvation, grownup men snatched like ravenous wolves the least morsel of food from the trembling hands of starving and weeping children.
A mother maddened with hunger killed her full-grown baby, roasted the body at the fire, eating a portion of it, and reserved the rest for subsequent meals. The smell of roasted flesh attracted to her house a crowd of hungry persons, who insisted with threats of violence, in having a share of her prepared food. The woman, forced by the people, opened a pantry room, where they were horrified at the frightful spectacle of the roasted body of her own child, portion of which she had eaten. The famous Jewish historian Josephus states that several other mothers were on that occasion guilty of similar unnatural barbarities. (Lib 6 Belli Cap 14)
The accumulating horrors of famine, pestilence, and civil factions in the doomed city forced daily hundreds of the despairing inhabitants, in spite of the prohibition of the Roman General Titus, to attempt a flight to the Roman camp. But they were immediately seized by the soldiers, nailed upon crosses, which were erected, between the breastworks of the Roman army and the wall of Jerusalem, in full sight of the terrified inhabitants.
More than five hundred persons of every class, sex and condition were crucified daily. Historian Josephus relates that the number of executions increased to such an extent that sufficient timber could not be obtained to form the crosses, and all the space between the Roman trench and the wall of the besieged city was entirely covered with crosses and putrefying corpses. (Lib 6 Belli, Cap. 12)
The Holy Ghost says: “By what things a man sinneth by the same also is he tormented.” (Wisdom 11: 17)
Is not this a just retribution for their impious cry against our divine Lord, their holy Messiah, when the Jews clamored before the Roman Governor, Pilate: “Away with him, away with him, crucify, crucify him, Let his blood fall upon us and upon our children?"
All these threats were literally accomplished against the guilty city of Jerusalem, which by the order of Titus, was razed to the ground in the month of September, thirty-seven years after our Savior’s crucifixion and death. According to the Jewish historian, Josephus, more than one million and one hundred thousand Jews perished on that memorable occasion.
The surviving portion of that wretched people was dispersed all over the face of the earth, to testify to all nations, tribes and tongues, how heavily “The blood of Jesus has fallen upon them and upon their children.” The most dreadful, however, of all the punishments is their rejection of the Messiah, by their insane cry: “Away with him, away with him.”
Thus another prophetical warning of our Lord is unhappily verified. “Amen, I say to you, that many shall come from the east, and the west, and sit down with Abraham, and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into exterior darkness: There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 8: 11)
Wow, what castigation of the perfidious Jews! The punishment has been severe and long, because the crime was the most atrocious ever perpetrated by any nation on earth…It was committed with premeditated malice: it was consented to by the representatives of the people; it was consummated with the most barbarous cruelty. Hence the sacrilegious murders of the Son of God must feel and bear the just indignation of Heaven.
Today’s evil nations, its evil cliques (Zionists Jews), secret societies (Illuminati and Masons) and the ungodly politicians, especially “Catholic” politicians, guilty of not keeping the law of justice demanded by God mandated in His Catholic Church, will likewise feel the effects of the offended justice of God.
“…Give ear you that rule the people…because being ministers of his kingdom, you have not judged rightly, nor kept the law of justice, nor walked according to the will of God. Horribly and speedily will appear to you: For a most severe judgment shall be for them that bear rule.” (Wisdom 6: 2)
Pay close attention to (Wisdom 6: 2) you so-called Catholic politicians…Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Kathleen Sebelius, and others that support abortion, partake in corruption, and sell your souls for money and political position to these Zionist blasphemers of Jesus...lest you wind up like the Jews under Titus--or worse--like the “rich man with Lazarus” in (Luke 16:19). See the article “Zionist political hegemony” from April.
“Which of you can dwell with devouring fire? Which of you can dwell with everlasting burning?” (Isaias 33: 14)
Pray the Rosary, wear the Brown Scapular and pray that our politicians come to their senses and rule according to God’s will instead of the Satan led Zionists rule.