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In the Fatima Message the nation of Russia is designated as the instrument that God will use to punish the world. Our Lady of Fatima said that if Her requests, particularly the Consecration of Russia to Her Immaculate Heart, were not heeded, then Russia would "spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated."
That God would use a nation, such as Russia, to chastise the world is not an act that should surprise or confuse us. God has many times used nations as instruments of chastisement. In the Old Testament, for example, Jeremias warned the Jews that God would use the evil kingdom of Babylon to punish the Jews.
The priests of his day dismissed the prophets claim, appealing to Gods promise to abide with Jerusalem forever (cf. 2 Ki. [2 Sam.] 7:10; 3 Ki. [1 Ki.] 9:5). But they forgot what the Lord told Solomon immediately after this promise: "But if you and your children revolting shall turn away from following Me and will not keep My commandments, and My ceremonies, which I have set before you, but will go and worship strange gods, and adore them: I will take away Israel from the face of the land which I have given them; and the Temple which I have sanctified to My Name" (3 Ki. [1 Ki.] 9:6-7). Because the Israelites were wicked, and because they refused the prophecies of Jeremias, Babylon came and sacked Jerusalem, destroyed the Temple, and carried off the Israelites into captivity for 40 long years (cf. 4 Ki. [2 Ki.] 25; Jer. 52; 2 Par. 36:17-20).
Jeremias, who tried to warn them, would lament, "The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world would not have believed, that the adversary and the enemy should enter in by the gates of Jerusalem." (Lam. 4:12). Likewise, Sister Lucy told Father Fuentes in a 1957 interview that "Russia will be the instrument of chastisement chosen by Heaven to punish the whole world if we do not beforehand obtain the conversion of that poor nation."
The Consecration of Russia, which will lead to its conversion, is thus necessary to avoid the chastisements, including enslavement, which Our Lady of Fatima warned us about. It was prefigured 3,500 years ago, when Moses led the Israelites to the banks of the Red Sea. The Israelites had the Red Sea in front of them and the Egyptian army behind them, with swords drawn, ready to kill them. The People of God of the Old Testament were unarmed, with apparently no means of escape. God told Moses that they would escape by Moses extending his arm over the Red Sea. Because Moses obeyed God and extended his arm over the sea, the sea parted, and the Israelites were able to cross the Red Sea to safety.
God has given the Pope today the same mission. The People of God of the New Testament likewise are unarmed, with their enemies in a position to destroy the Church. The tenets of Masonry and communism are being enforced more and more by the United Nations, as well as by the European Union and the United States. These forces are in an almost unilateral control of politics worldwide. Communism and Freemasonry, which are both built upon the same satanic foundation, are both antithetical to true Catholicism. Their poisonous and destructive tenets have been exposed and warned against numerous times by the Catholic Church.1
Furthermore, since communism and Freemasonry are both inimical to Catholicism, there are only three possible ways for Catholics to deal with them: they can either negotiate, run or fight. It is impossible to run, because both Catholicism and the Masonic/communist New World Order are worldwide. It is also impossible to negotiate with them, since they are directly opposed to Catholicism and seek the destruction of integral Catholicism. That leaves fighting as the only way to deal with these enemies of the Church.
God has given us the means to fight them. If the Holy Father extends his arm of authority as Moses did 3,500 years ago over the Church and over Russia, by consecrating Russia to Marys Immaculate Heart and commanding all Catholic bishops to do the same, Russia will convert, and God will miraculously deliver the People of God from what would otherwise be their devastation. If the world is to avoid communist enslavement, it will only be because the Pope obeys God and extends his arm of authority over the Church and over Russia, through ordering and performing the Consecration of Russia as asked for by Our Lady of Fatima.
Why do the Pope and the bishops need to do the Consecration of Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary? Couldnt God just step in without them? He certainly could, but He has indicated that He will not. Just as a human being cannot write down an idea without some kind of instrument (such as a pencil, pen, computer, etc.), so too Our Lord has said that He will not give the graces attached to the Consecration through any other means, through any other instrument. He wants it, He said, "because I want My whole Church to acknowledge the Consecration as a triumph of the Immaculate Heart, so that later on, they will put devotion to Her Immaculate Heart beside devotion to My Sacred Heart."
1. See Pope Clement XII, In Eminenti (on Freemasonry), April 28, 1738; Pope Leo XIII, Humanum Genus (on Freemasonry), April 20, 1884 and Custodi Di Quella Fede (on Freemasonry) December 8, 1892; also Pope Pius XI, Divini Redemptoris (on Atheistic Communism), March 19, 1937, and Pope Pius XII, Ad Apostolorum Principis, (on Communism and the Church in China), June 29, 1958.