The Era of Peace — a veritable Era of Divine Love — that is soon to dawn upon the world is such a glorious and exciting reality that, before discussing its details, we must make one thing absolutely clear from Jesus’ words to Luisa Piccarreta : It is all about Heaven.
For one concern that might enter the minds of some after they learn about the Era is “Might this be a distraction from Heaven itself—the ultimate ‘Era of Peace’?”
The answer, simply, is: it ought not be!
The Era of Peace itself obviously is not definitive. It is a more or less brief (whether several decades or several centuries makes little difference), temporal period on earth, which in turn is—to put it rather bluntly—a saint-making factory for populating Heaven. Jesus tells Luisa:
The end of man is Heaven, and for one who has my Divine Will as origin, all of her acts flow into Heaven, as the end which her soul must reach, and as the origin of her beatitude which will have no end. (April 4, 1931)
You must not, therefore, allow yourself to waste time pondering whether you will be alive for the Era of Peace; and, most importantly, you must not allow yourself to fret over this same question. The height of folly would be to respond to learning of the Era by fretting about securing the worldly means to live long enough to see it from earth. The notion of a holy martyrdom should still inspire you just as much as it has always inspired all Christians. What a tragedy it would be for you to lose that inspiration merely because it would “deprive you of the ability to live in the Era!” That would be ridiculous. Those in Heaven will enjoy the Era of Peace much more than those on earth will. Those who die and enter Heaven before the Era are far more blessed than those who “make it” to the Era before their death.
Instead, we should eagerly await the Era and strive to do all that we can to hasten it—crying “continually,” as Jesus tells Luisa, “let the Kingdom of your Fiat come, and let your Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven!”—because we recognize that the Era consists in none other than the ideal earthly conditions for the building up of eternal glory of Heaven. Indeed, the happiness of the Era will be enormous; but it is not our ultimate destiny, it is not our end, and it is utterly dwarfed by the happiness of Heaven. Jesus tells Luisa that:
“…[Living in the Divine Will] makes the down payment of the happiness which reigns only in the Blessed Fatherland.” (January 30, 1927) “This is the reason why We insist so much that Our Will be always done, that It be known, because We want to populate Heaven with Our beloved children.” (June 6, 1935)
Here we see that Jesus puts it even more bluntly: His whole plan is to populate Heaven with His beloved children. The Era is the greatest means to that end.
But now that we can approach anticipation of the Era from the proper perspective, let us hold nothing back in considering how glorious it will indeed be! To that end, let us review just a small glimpse of the revelations of Jesus to Luisa on the glory of this Era of Divine Live.
Jesus to the Luisa Piccarreta :
Ah, my daughter, the creature always races more into evil. How many machinations of ruin they are preparing! They will go so far as to exhaust themselves in evil. But while they occupy themselves in going their way, I will occupy Myself with the completion and fulfillment of My Fiat Voluntas Tua (“Thy will be done”) so that My Will reign on earth—but in an all-new manner. Ah yes, I want to confound man in Love! Therefore, be attentive. I want you with Me to prepare this Era of Celestial and Divine Love. (February 8, 1921)
I anxiously await that My Will may be known and that the creatures may Live in It. Then, I will show off so much Opulence that every soul will be like a New Creation-Beautiful but distinct from all the others. I will amuse Myself; I will be her Insuperable Architect; I will display all My Creative Art … O, how I long for this; how I want it; how I yearn for it! Creation is not finished. I have yet to do My Most Beautiful Works. (February 7, 1938)
My daughter, when my Will has Its Kingdom upon earth and souls live in It, Faith will no longer have any shadow, no more enigmas, but everything will be clarity and certainty. The light of my Volition will bring in the very created things the clear vision of their Creator; creatures will touch Him with their own hands in everything He has done for love of them. The human will is now a shadow to Faith; passions are clouds that obscure the clear light of It, and it happens as to the sun, when thick clouds form in the lower air: even though the sun is there, the clouds advance against the light, and it seems it is dark as if it were nighttime; and if one had never seen the sun, he would find it hard to believe that the sun is there. But if a mighty wind dispelled the clouds, who would dare to say that the sun does not exist, as they would touch its radiant light with their own hands? Such is the condition in which Faith finds Itself because my Will does not reign. They are almost like blind people that must believe others that a God exists. But when my Divine Fiat reigns, Its light will make them touch the existence of their Creator with their own hands; therefore, it will no longer be necessary for others to say it—the shadows, the clouds, will exist no more.” And while He was saying this, Jesus made a wave of joy and of light come out of His Heart, which will give more life to creatures; and with emphasis of love, He added: “How I long for the Kingdom of my Will. It will put an end to the troubles of creatures, and to Our sorrows. Heaven and earth will smile together; Our feasts and theirs will reacquire the order of the beginning of Creation; We will place a veil over everything, so that the feasts may never again be interrupted. (June 29, 1928)
Now, as [Adam] rejected Our Divine Will by doing his own, Our Fiat withdrew Its Life and the Gift which he had been bearer of; therefore he remained in the dark without the True and Pure Light of the Knowledge of all things. So with the return of the Life of My Will in the creature, Its Gift of Infused Science will return. This Gift is inseparable from My Divine Will, as light is inseparable from heat, and where It Reigns It forms in the depth of the soul the eye full of Light such that, looking with this Divine Eye, she acquires the Knowledge of God and of created things for as much as is possible for a creature. Now My Will withdrawing, the eye remains blind, because It who animated the sight departed, that is to say, It is no longer the Operating Life of the creature. (May 22, 1932)
Then, yes!, will the prodigies that my Volition knows how to do, and can do, be seen. Everything will be transformed… my Will will make greater display, so much so, as to form a new enchantment of prodigious beauties never before seen, for the whole of Heaven and for all the earth. (June 9, 1929)
So, once the Divine Will and the human are placed in harmony, giving dominion and regime to the Divine, as it is wanted by Us, the human nature loses the sad effects and remains as beautiful as it came out of Our creative hands. Now, in the Queen of Heaven, all Our work was on Her human will, which received with joy the dominion of Ours; and Our Will, finding no opposition on Her part, operated prodigies of graces, and by virtue of my Divine Volition, She remained sanctified and did not feel the sad effects and the evils which the other creatures feel. Therefore, my daughter, once the cause is removed, the effects end. Oh! if my Divine Will enters into creatures and reigns in them, It will banish all evils in them, and will communicate to them all goods—to soul and body. (July 30, 1929)
My daughter, you must know that the body did nothing evil, but all the evil was done by the human will. Before sinning, Adam possessed the complete life of my Divine Will in his soul; one can say that he was filled to the brim with It, to the extent that It overflowed outside. So, by virtue of my Will, the human will transfused light outside, and emitted the fragrances of its Creator -fragrances of beauty, of sanctity and of full health; fragrances of purity, of strength, which came out from within his will like many luminous clouds. And the body was so embellished by these exhalations, that it was delightful to see him beautiful, vigorous, luminous, so very healthy, with an enrapturing grace…[after the fall, the body] became debilitated and remained subject to all evils, sharing in all the evils of the human will, just as it had shared in the good… So, if the human will is healed by receiving again the life of my Divine Will, all the evils of the human nature will have life no more, as if by, magic. (July 7, 1928)
The Creation, echo of the Celestial Fatherland, contains music, the royal march, the spheres, the heavens, the sun, the sea, and all possess order and perfect harmony among themselves, and they go around continuously. This order, this harmony and this going around, without ever stopping, form such admirable symphony and music, that it could be said to be like the breath of the Supreme Fiat blowing into all created things like many musical instruments, and forming the most beautiful of all melodies, such that, if creatures could hear it, they would remain ecstatic. Now, the Kingdom of the Supreme Fiat will have the echo of the music of the Celestial Fatherland and the echo of the music of Creation. (January 28, 1927)
[After speaking about the varied delights of nature, from the tallest mountain to the smallest flower, Jesus said to Luisa:] Now, my daughter, in the order of human nature also there will be some who will surpass the sky in sanctity and in beauty; some the sun, some the sea, some the flowery earth, some the height of the mountains, some the tiny little flower, some the little plant, and some the highest tree. And even if man should withdraw from my Will, I will multiply the centuries so as to have, in the human nature, all the order and the multiplicity of created things and of their beauty—and to have it even surpassed in a more admirable and enchanting way. (May 15, 1926)
Do you want this Glorious Era of Divine Love to come soon? Then hasten its arrival!