Priest Theologian’s Summary Explanation of the Devotion
Below is our Priest Theologian’s summary of the Devotion.
He wishes to remain anonymous to protect his privacy.
The devotion Jesus, King of All Nations is one of recent origin, given by Jesus Himself via interior locutions to two American women mainly between 1988 and 1993 and described in great detail in a book with the title The Journal of the Secretary of the Jesus, King of All Nations Devotion, edited by Dan Lynch. Additional material is found in another work of Dan Lynch: Chastisements: Preparation and Protection Against Them.
What follows here is a summary explanation of the devotion in outline form, intended to help first readers of the texts above to recognize the profoundly theological character of the devotion and its roots in Sacred Scripture, both old and new testaments. The devotion as such may be of recent origin, but the mystery at its core, to be enthroned in the hearts of its practitioners by its practice, is nothing less than the acceptance of and living the kingship of Jesus everywhere in the world.
The preface to this devotion given by Jesus, an excellent example of His theological style and use of Sacred Scripture, deals with the character of all devotions and this one in particular, and so provides a point of reference in the study of its structure and goal. I quote Jesus here [Journal, Preface]:
“My child, I would have my faithful ones know that the end-goal of this devotion and indeed of all devotions, is that of true love and worship of Me, their God. To enable My children, who are feeble, to come to Me the more easily, I give them ‘reminders’, images of Myself, in one form or another. The image of Myself as Jesus, King of All Nations, is a gift of Love from My Heart to My children, intended to put before their minds the remembrance of Me and therefore help them to hold Me close in their hearts as My Most Holy Mother did so perfectly when she was on earth. “But Mary kept in mind all these things, pondering them in her heart.” (Lk 2:19)
When in the mind, the ‘image’ remains but an idea, but once the soul allows it to take root and grow in the heart, it becomes a living faith, a living reality, a living love. “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” (Lk 12:34) And this ‘living faith’ becomes ‘faith in action.’ “But Mary said, “Behold the Handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word.” (Lk 1:38) This was My Mother’s perfect response to the Will of God; her ‘faith in action.’ Thus, My little one, this is the end-goal of this and of all other devotions given by Me as gifts to My children; that of sanctification and resulting salvation of their souls.” “And he, Son though he was, learned obedience from the things that he suffered; and when perfected, he became to all who obey him the cause of eternal salvation.” (Heb 5: 8-9)
The image central to the devotion Jesus, King of All Nations, one drawing heavily on the Book of Esther, but adapted to the conditions of the Church in our times, is precisely the Kingship of Jesus dwelling in our hearts, adored and worshiped, foundation of that unity and communion of the faithful for which Jesus prayed before His crucifixion. (cf. Jn 17: 22)
Jesus makes this clear from the very beginning of the revelation of this devotion:
“My beloved child, I desire to tell you what this image of Mine is to be called. I desire that it be called, ‘Jesus, King of All Nations.’ “…the nations shall glorify thee forever.” (Ps 44: 18) Daughter, I desire that a cross be added to the image just above the image of the world. “His cross” (Lk 14: 27). This image is to be a sign that I rule heaven and earth, and My Kingdom, My Reign, is near at hand. “The kingdom of God.” (I Cor 6: 10) [Journal, no. 7]
I give this image to mankind as a source of graces and of peace. “…by the Lord this has been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes… “ (Mk 12: 11) My Most Holy Mother is preparing the great triumph. The Triumph of her Immaculate Heart ushers in the Reign of My Love and Mercy. “I will return, and have mercy on them….” (Jer 12: 15) This image, My child, must become known.” “Their voice has gone forth into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.” (Rom 10: 18) [Journal no. 14]
From this arises the importance of prominent public enthronement of this image in cathedrals and churches throughout the world and in all nations and the exercise of the devotion not only by individuals but by the entire Church and the desire of Our Lord for public approval for the practice of this devotion publicly as well as privately. He has made this the condition for dispensing a stupendous number of blessings as fruits of the practice of this devotion at a moment when the world is threatened by catastrophic disasters because the Kingship of Jesus has been rejected by so many.
The principle exercise of this devotion is the practice of virtue and loving obedience to the commandments of Jesus, precisely because we love Him as our King and law- giver, where the central commandment is love of God the Father and love of neighbor as ourselves as Jesus does in the sacrifice of the Cross and Eucharist. Tributary prayers designed by Jesus provide a way of linking this exercise to specific needs of our neighbors and to the comfort of God. Among these prayers are the Novena in Honor of Jesus as True King of All Nations, the Chaplet of Unity, the Novena of Holy Communions, the Litany, and the Consecration to Mary Mediatrix in view of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart as the final realization of the Kingdom of Christ in the Church.
Finally there is the medal [cf. Journal nos. 75-76; 163-164], to be carried in one way or another by those exercising the devotion, as a reminder of the great mercy our King has shown us in forgiving our indifference to and rejection of His Kingship that otherwise would have ended in our just condemnation. This contempt for the enthronement of Jesus as King in our hearts is the root of that catastrophic future looming over the world today and particularly over the United States. And it is this contempt for the Kingship of Jesus that the practice of the devotion of Jesus, King of All Nations strives to replace with that humble fear of the Lord as preface for obtaining the mercy of the King. Like the publican in the parable of the publican and Pharisee (cf. Lk 18: 9-14) we can begin to enjoy peace which only the Kingship of Jesus can provide. In this context Jesus tells us:
“This devotion to Me as Jesus, King of All Nations, is to be a companion devotion to that of My Mercy as given to My beloved daughter Faustina, and to that of My Sacred Heart as given to My beloved daughter Margaret Mary.” “the saints” (II Cor. 9: 12) [Journal no.165]
Precisely in view of the terrorism of the times looming everywhere, this devotion Jesus says, is necessary, because the recognition of Christ’s Kingship, publicly by all, is the indispensable condition for dealing successfully with these evils which are not willed by Jesus, but are a fruit of our refusal of His merciful Kingship.
“Let souls give devotion to Me, through My Most Holy Mother, as Jesus, King of All Nations. Mankind must recognize My Divine Kingship, My Divine rights over them! “The Lord is reigning, he is arrayed in majesty… Firm is thy throne from of old, from eternity thou art.” (Ps 92: 1-2) It is only in Me, My child, that mankind will find peace. “… but he will give you true peace…” (Jer 14: 13) They senselessly strive after the things of this world. “… for after all these things the nations of the world seek…” (Lk 12:30) What of their death? What of the account they will have to render to Me?” “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark 1: 15) [Journal, no 16)
According to Jesus the decline of the world then, explains the need for the devotion.
“Let it be known clearly and without question; the poor state of the world shall decline yet further, indeed from day to day, so long as My image and devotion of Jesus, King of All Nations remain hidden from the eyes of My Church and of the world.” [Journal, no. 380]
It provides as well the context for correctly understanding references to chastisements as instruments of Jesus to awaken in the nations the need to welcome in the lives of all the King of All Nations, to rejoice in His presence via the enthronement and so avoid a definitive catastrophe. Jesus exhorts us:
“Take up My devotion of Jesus, King of All Nations, for in its practice you shall find for yourselves a haven of Grace, Mercy and Protection. Enthrone this My image everywhere for I shall be powerfully present there and the Power of My Sovereign Kingship shall surely shield you from My Just Judgment.” [Journal no. 418]
In light of the above, lack of approval withholds the marvelous gifts and graces Jesus has guaranteed if the devotion is practiced only privately but not publicly throughout the Church. Jesus himself says:
“The promised graces and mercy stand at the ready, waiting to be poured out upon My Church, individual souls, religious communities, all nations and indeed truly upon the entirety of creation and yet are being withheld due to the absence of recognition and approval by My Holy Church.” [Journal no. 381]
In conclusion let us entrust ourselves to Jesus’ Mother and ours as Jesus himself says:
“All is coming to fulfillment. Be at peace. Trust in my mercy and love. Pray to my Holy Mother. Entrust your lives to her. Receive the sacraments worthily and frequently. Obey My Holy Spouse, the Church. Remain faithful. I love you. I bless you.” “For I did not receive it from a human being, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ.” (Gal 1:12) [Journal no. 321; cf. nos. 319 and 320]