Two prophesies, one from Scripture and one from the Blessed Virgin Mary predict worldly chastisements that would come at a chosen moment where people will be dropping like flies.
“And there shall be in all the earth, saith the Lord, two parts in it shall be scattered and shall perish: but the third part shall be left therein. (Zacharias 13:8)
“In the year 1864, Lucifer together with a large number of demons will be unloosed from hell;…they will put an end faith little by little, even those dedicated to God. They will blind them in such a way, that, unless they are blessed with a special grace, these people will take on the spirit of these angels of hell; several religious institutions will lose many souls.” (The Blessed Virgin at La Salette September 19, 1846)
There have been three major apparitions of Our Lady in the last 176 years, La Salette, Lourdes and Fatima. In each of those three apparitions Our Lady told of forthcoming enormous chastisements. For verbal economy only the above two prophesies will be reviewed.
In Reviewing the prophesy of Zacharias 13:8 it’s obviously that the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the economic sanctions the West has imposed on Russian authorities and businesses created a looming threat of a nuclear war. Such a result is not only possible, but very probable.
If nukes were to be used it would exacerbate this irrefutable Biblical prediction of the forthcoming chastisement. A nuke war could be the meaning and understanding of Zacharias 13:8.
In reviewing Our Ladies apparition regarding Lucifer’s release from Hell, we clearly see a multitude of religious institutions (literally thousands of religious sects including the Protestantized Vatican II Church) distorting Scripture thus causing these false religions to lose souls by putting an end to faith little by little, as told by Our Lady.
It’s not surprising that very few people are willing to believe and follow what God has made available through prophesies. Many object and say: many years have already past and I have not seen a chastisement, and, who knows when it will come! etc., etc., etc.
Well, I sustain the chastisements have already begun. Our Lady appeared in La Salette in 1846; in 1870 the Franco-Prussian war started as a result of the rivalry between France and Germany which resulted in French hegemony. This rivalry would reach an apex in 1914 and be the most profound cause for World War I, as well as for World War II. The squabbles of WWII still have not been resolved completely and the perspective of a World War III lies on the horizon. The current war between Russia and the Ukraine with a possible nuclear apocalypse could very well be the start of WWIII and the great chastisement predicted at La Salette and Fatima.
A prime example of chastisement prophesies was the Deluge. Noah took 100 years to complete his work, and then the Flood came. The fact that the Deluge took so long a time to come did not mean that it would not come. Scripture tells the Deluge did indeed come.
Our Lord predicted that the Temple of Jerusalem would be destroyed. When He died, the veil of the Temple was rent and the walls were damaged but the Temple remained standing. Decades passed and the prophecy was not fulfilled. Then, 40 years after Our Lord’s death, a soldier from the army of Titus threw a torch into one of the windows of the Temple. A fire started and spread quickly engulfing all the buildings leaving not one stone remaining over the other just as Our Lord had said it would be. Moreover, the Temple was never rebuilt. The fact that it took a long time to come did not mean that it would not come. God’s timetable is on His terms, not ours.
We should pray to be among the few who abide by Scripture and the voice of Our Lady and patiently pray and wait for the chastisements she predicted. We do not know how many years we must await for the promises of La Salette and Fatima to be fulfilled. Because of the present disastrous worldly times we may surmise: “Now it has to come, because it is impossible for the situation to be any worse.” And it might get worse. Yet it may not come in our lifetime, but all prophesies will eventually come to pass
“Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).
Pray the Rosary and Wear the Brown Scapular
Bill Metallo, President, Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette