Prophet: Maria Valtorta
Notebook: 1943, pg. 182
Chapter: The Increase of Sin and Pride and Jesus’s Saving Efforts
July 21, 1943
“I have already told you that what is stated in the ancient books bears reference to the present. It is as if a series of mirrors were to repeat a spectacle seen further back by bringing it ever forward.
The world repeats itself in its errors and acts of repentance – with this difference, though: the errors have been increasingly perfected in the race’s evolution toward so-called civilization, while the acts of repentance have become increasingly embryonic. Why? Because, the world’s passing from childhood to greater maturity, the world’s malice and pride have grown.
Now you are at the culmination of the world’s age and have also reached the culmination of malice and pride.
Do you think, though, that you still have as long to live as you have lived? You are at the culmination, and that ought to mean you have just as long to live. But it shall not be so.
The world’s parabola descending towards the end will not be so long as the ascending one. It will be a plunge into the end. Precisely malice and pride make you plunge. Two weights drag you in the chasm of the end, to the tremendous judgment. Pride and malice, in addition to dragging you into the descending parabola, obfuscate your spirits to such a point that they make you increasingly unable to halt the descent by sincere repentance.
But if you have proceeded like this – going backward in Goodness and moving headlong towards Evil – I the Eternal, have remained immobile in my exact measure of Good and Evil. Since the day there was light – and with it the world began – what is Good and what is Evil has been established by the Mind that does not err. And human strength, small human strength, cannot remove or corrode that eternal code written by the finger of God on inviolable pages which are not of this earth.
The only change, since the instant at which my Will created the world of man, lies in this: before you had to govern and guide yourselves by the tablets of the Law and the word of the Prophets; afterwards you had Me, Word and Redeemer, to explain the Law to you, give you my instruction and my Blood, bring you by my coming the Spirit who does not leave shadows, and then support you over the centuries with the Sacraments and sacramentals.
But what have you made of my coming? A new weight of sins that you will have to answer for. Shall we look together at the ancient pages where that explanations of the current hour are found? You have felt them like a goad; but I will show them to you better.
What is promised to whoever observes the Law? Prosperity, abundance, peace, power, health and numerous descents, and the triumph over one’s enemies since the Lord would be on the cutting edge of the swords of his servants against those who would like to raise their hands against the sons and daughters of the Most High. What is threatened for whoever transgresses it? Famine, indigence, wars, defeats, pestilences, abandonment of God’s part, and the oppression of enemies by which the former children of the Most High will become like persecuted, frightened herds destined to be massacred.
You complain about the hour you are living through. But do you find it to be unjust? Does its severity seem too harsh to you? No. It is just and less harsh than you deserve.
I have saved you and saved you again in a thousand ways. I have forgiven you and forgiven you again for seven thousand crimes twice over. I came precisely to give you Life, Love and Light. I, the Light of the world, came into the midst of your darkness to bring you the Word of Light and Love. I no longer spoke amidst whirlwinds and fire through the mouth of the Prophets. No, I came to you. I personally. I broke my bread with you, shared my bed with you, sweat with you in labor, consumed Myself in awakening you, died for you, dissipated every doubt concerning the Law with my Word, dissipated every doubt about my Nature with my Resurrection, and left you Myself, so that I would be your spiritual Food, able to give you Life, and you have given my death.
I have given you the Word, Love, and the Blood of God; and you have closed your ears to the Word and your souls to Love and have cursed my Blood.
I have replaced the ancient Tabernacle, where there were two stone tablets written by a Prophet’s finger and some manna, with the new Tabernacle, in which there is the true Bread come down from Heaven and my Heart, where there is written the Pact of love which you, not I, violate.
You can no longer say, ‘We don’t know what God is like.’ I took on Flesh so that you would have a Flesh to love, since it was not enough for your dullness to love a spirit. Well then? What have you done? What have you done more and more? You have turned your backs on God, on his altar, on his Person. You have not wanted God, the Triune God, the True God.
You have wanted gods. And your present gods are more opprobrious than the gods of the ancients of the fetishes of the idolaters. Yes – than the fetishes of the idolaters. In those that still lies hidden respect for the image of God, as their mentality and ignorance are able to conceive it. And in truth, in truth I tell you that the natural idolators will be judged much less severely than you, idolaters of malice, sold to the worst idolatry: self-idolatry.
Yes, you have created yourselves gods of flesh – and corrupt flesh – and before them you have been capable of singing hosannas and bowing your heads and bending your backs, which you have been unable to bend before God. You have disdained, repudiated, derided, and broken my Law: but, like slaves and animals domesticated by the tamer, you have accepted and obeyed the deceitful law given by your corrupt men, perverted even more than you, whose destiny is such that it makes all of heaven tremble with horror.
Idolaters, pagans, sold to the flesh, money, power, and Satan, who is the master of these three accursed realms of flesh, money, and power!
But why, why, O people of mine, have you gone out of the Kingdom I gave you; why have you fled your King of Perfection and Love and preferred the chains and barbarity of the Kingdom of Satan and the Prince of Evil and Death? Is this the way you pay back the Most High, who is you Father and Savior? And are you astonished if fire issues forth from the earth and fire rains down from the sky to burn to ashes the arrogant and betraying race that has denied God and welcomed Satan and his ministries?
No, Satan has no need to work, to labor, to gulp you down! I must labor to see about attracting you still, since, if you have denied your origin, I remember that I am your Father and Savior. Until the final hour, when you will be gathered together for the inexorable selection, I will not deny my unfortunate children and I still try to save them.
This punishment, O Maria, this punishment is not undeserved. It is just. It is serious because your sins are most serious. But it is not meted out, no, out of wickedness by a God who is all goodness. Your God would give Himself to spare you it, if He knew that this would benefit you. But He must, He must let you punish yourselves for your acts of madness, for your commerce with the Beast.
A thousand and ten thousand will be lost in every corner of the earth. But, in the agony strangling you, someone will hear the Voice of God resound and raise his face from darkness towards the Light. That one person who returns will justify the scourge, for – know this and consider what an obligation you have to conserve it – the price and the value of a soul is such that the treasures of the earth do not suffice to buy it. The Blood of a God is needed. Mine. Yehoshua HaMashiach.”
Shalom/Shlama Alakoom, Peace be with you always,
Derided – express contempt for; ridicule.
Disdained – the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one’s considerations or respect; contempt.
Goad – provoke or annoy so as to stimulate some action or reaction.
Idolater – A person who worships an idol or idols.
Inexorable – impossible to stop or prevent.
Inviolable – never to be broken, infringed, or dishonored.
Meted – dispense or allot justice, a punishment, or harsh treatment.
Obfuscate – render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.
Opprobrious – public disgrace or ill fame that follows from conduct considered grossly wrong or vicious.
Parabola – a plane curve, which is a mirror-symmetrical and U-shaped.
Repudiate – refuse to accept or be associated with.