Gisella Cardia – New Heavens and a New Earth

Our Lady to Gisella Cardia , April 11, 2020:
 
Beloved children, dear to my Maternal heart, thank you for being gathered here in prayer and for having listened to my call in your hearts. My beloveds, I ask you to love and to embrace the cross, as my Son has done. My little ones, I give you the good news of his resurrection; many of you will be raised from the dead on this earth*—soon the heavens will open and the Son of God, my Lord, will come and make new heavens and a new earth.** Open your hearts to the one who died for the salvation of humanity, and my Son will forgive you everything if you ask him with a heart full of love. Children, today many graces will descend upon you and you will be full of the Holy Spirit. Pray, children, pray so that your prayers reach heaven: many events have already been mitigated. Now I bless you as Mother of all of you, in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
 
 

Commentary

*At the start of the Era of Peace (see our Timeline), there is what St. John calls a “first resurrection.” It is, first and foremost, a resurrection of the Divine Will that once existed in prelasparian Adam (see “Luisa Piccarreta – One Who Lives in My Will Resurrects“). However, is there also a physical aspect to this resurrection? If the Church is to follow her Lord in her own passion, death and resurrection,[1]cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 677 then Our Lord’s resurrection is the “pattern,” so to speak. And we read in the Gospel of Matthew that, after His resurrection, “the tombs also were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many” (Matt 27:52-53). Then, there is the direct testimony of St. John, according to St. Justin Martyr:
 
I and every other orthodox Christian feel certain that there will be a resurrection of the flesh followed by a thousand years in a rebuilt, embellished, and enlarged city of Jerusalem, as was announced by the Prophets Ezekiel, Isaias and others… A man among us named John, one of Christ’s Apostles, received and foretold that the followers of Christ would dwell in Jerusalem for a thousand years, and that afterwards the universal and, in short, everlasting resurrection and judgment would take place. —Dialogue with Trypho, Ch. 81, The Fathers of the Church, Christian Heritage
 
Theologian Cardinal Jean Daniélou (1905-1974) stated:
 
The essential affirmation is of an intermediate stage in which the risen saints are still on earth and have not yet entered their final stage, for this is one of the aspects of the mystery of the last days which has yet to be revealed. —A History of Early Christian Doctrine Before the Council of Nicea, 1964, p. 377
 
To explore more on this “mystery of the last days,” read The Coming Resurrection by Mark Mallett at The Now Word.
 
**The Italian original here is in the plural, nuove terre, which could also be translated as “new lands” or possibly “new land masses”. Geophysical change seems implicit. Just as there was a “new heavens and new earth” after the Flood, the Early Church Fathers, following the prophet Isaiah’s vision of an Era of Peace, spoke of a “new heavens and new earth” that would encompass a restoration of creation to a certain degree after the coming purification by fire. The eternal “new heavens and new earth” are to follow after the Last Judgment (cf. Rev. 21:1).
 
See Creation Reborn by Mark Mallett at The Now Word to examine the Church Fathers’ vision of the restoration of creation. See also Daniel O’Connor’s short but engrossing book: The Crown of History: The Imminent Glorious Era of Universal Peace.
 
 

Footnotes

Footnotes

1 cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 677
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