This is kind of unusual, but this morning I was praying for the Holy Spirit to speak to me about something….anything —and what I had received was this scripture verse.
Matthew 12: 25-26
And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand. “If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand?
What I was given to understand is this. For those who do not believe the Catholic Faith is from God, but from satan, they need to read this scripture verse and ask God to show them the truth in regard to the Catholic Faith. I hope I can explain this but I was given to understand that this scripture verse truly shows that the Catholic Faith cannot possibly be from satan…..and it is simply because satan will not attack anything that is from him. Even people who are not living life according to Gods laws, he leaves alone.
The Catholic Church has been attacked for centuries upon centuries and in this century alone, there have been numerous blasphemous movies/plays about the Virgin Mary and Jesus. The black Masses performed by satanists are attacking Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. They perform rituals that are absolutely shocking and do horrible things with the Consecrated Host because they know its Jesus.
The Masons agenda is to destroy the Catholic Church. The Blessed Mother has spoken many times about how the smoke of satan has entered into the church. If the Catholic Faith was from satan, why would he try to destroy it.
Revelations speaks about the “Beast”, which is in reality, the Masons. They follow what they call “a luciferian Bible”. Catholics are not allowed to be members of any masonic club, although many are. There are many masons who have infiltrated the Church and are now Priests, Bishops, and Cardinals.
The False Prophet will be a Pope. This Pope will have infiltrated the Church many years ago with the objective of destroying the Church from within. How clever. They knew the only way to change the doctrines and beliefs taught by the Catholic Church would be to get masons in high positions who would have the authority to make changes and water down the faith. This they certainly have done.
The Catholic Faith has always come against active homosexuality, contraception, divorce, some sex marriage, and pretty much everything that the Bible tells us is sin.
So, for anyone who has doubts about the Catholic Faith, ask yourselves how can this be of satan when satan is for everything that God is against.
The Catholic Church is on the butchers block right now. It is being purified and will go through much persecution and turmoil. However, it will rise again. So, as you watch the Church disintegrate, know that this is all God’s plan to purify it and bring it back more beautiful than ever.
Our lady of good succes told Sr. Marianne de Jesus Torres (17th century – Our Lady of Good Success, Quito, Ecuador):
“The Church will find itself attacked by waves of a secret sect … corrupted priests will scandalize the Church … Moreover, in these unhappy times there will be unbridled luxury which, acting thus to snare the rest into sin, will conquer innumerable frivolous souls who will lose themselves. Innocence will almost no longer be found in children, nor modesty in women, and, in this supreme moment of need of the Church, those whom it behooves to speak will fall silent.
As for the Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with His Church, it will be attacked and deeply profaned. Freemasonry, which will then be in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the aim of doing away with this Sacrament, making it easy for everyone to live in sin and encouraging the procreation of illegitimate children born without the blessing of the Church. The Catholic spirit will rapidly decay; the precious light of Faith will gradually be extinguished until there will be an almost total and general corruption of customs. Added to this will be the effects of secular education, which will be one reason for the dearth of priestly and religious vocations. The Sacrament of Holy Orders will be ridiculed, oppressed, and despised, for in this Sacrament, the Church of God and even God Himself is scorned and despised since He is represented in His priests.
The Devil will try to persecute the ministers of the Lord in every possible way; he will labor with cruel and subtle astuteness to deviate them from the spirit of their vocation and will corrupt many of them. These depraved priests, who will scandalize the Christian people, will make the hatred of bad Catholics and the enemies of the Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church fall upon all priests. This apparent triumph of Satan will bring enormous sufferings to the good Pastors of the Church, the many good priests, and the Supreme Pastor and Vicar of Christ on Earth, who, a prisoner in the Vatican, will shed secret and bitter tears in the presence of his God and Lord, beseeching light, sanctity, and perfection for all the clergy of the world, of whom he is King and Father. Our Lord told her: My Justice will be tried to the limit by the evils and sacrileges of the 20th Century … I shall punish heresy, blasphemy and impurity.”
This, in my opinion, certainly sounds like it is for all of us right now. So, as I am being told….”Stay Awake”. This is not the time to grow weary with waiting for the Lord. Todays Gospel reading tells us this as well. For centuries now, the prophecies regarding the End Times has been for us, our time. In the past few decades we have been hearing a lot from various visionarys and the Blessed Mother on how we need to Prepare and Be Ready for the Day of the Lord. For He is coming….
However, as the Gospel Reading tells us, many will grow weary waiting for the Lord to Come and will soon forget about preparing themselves spiritually and physically. They will be caught off guard and will certainly lament this fact. The Lord will come like a thief in the night….none of us know the exact hour or day when things will “crash” around us. We need to prepare ourselves now and be ready for the time is at hand.
We have all been warned for many years now….some have predicted that it will be sometime this fall when things begin to fall apart. Some have thought September or October would be the time, but apparently that hasn’t happened….so we have November and December left. It really doesn’t matter as long as we know that we are being warned by God to get our houses in order. He may have delayed events but eventually that time will be here.
Please prepare yourselves Spiritually, first and foremost. That is by all means the most important. Do not delay.
Luke 12: 39-48
But know this, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an unexpected hour.” 41 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? 43 Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing. 44 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 45 But if that servant says to himself, `My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will punish him, and put him with the unfaithful. 47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, but did not make ready or act according to his will, shall receive a severe beating. 48 But he who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, shall receive a light beating. Every one to whom much is given, of him will much be required; and of him to whom men commit much they will demand the more.
All of humanity must go to the Lord and confess their sins. Catholics need to go to confession. We all must ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten us so we can be found without sin when the Lord comes (through the Illumination of Conscience). Remember, Conchita from Garabandal stated that the Blessed Mother told her the Warning would occur sometime after the Synod of the Family.
Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”– and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found; surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach him.
The Family Synod is beginning to look like there will be a schism taking place. Back in April I was told, during my prayer time, that I was to watch the Family Synod in October very carefully. I was then told that the Church would be split in two. People would then have to choose which side they would follow.
I just started following it and lately I am seeing a lot written on what is taking place and I do believe that a Schism is happening before our very eyes.
Some of the interesting articles I am reading are as follows:
ROME, October 16, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago — who is participating in the Synod of the Family at Pope Francis’ personal invitation — said at a press scrum in the Vatican press office this afternoon that the conscience is “inviolable” and that he believes divorced and remarried couples could be permitted to receive the sacraments, if they have “come to a decision” to do so “in good conscience” – theological reasoning that he indicated in response to a follow-up question would also apply to gay couples.
During the lengthy press briefing, the archbishop also spoke approvingly of the so-called “Kasper Proposal,” which would permit divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Communion in some cases. Cupich explained that he had distributed Cardinal Walter Kasper’s book, The Gospel of the Family, in which the cardinal had laid out this proposal, to all of the priests in his diocese.
“In Chicago I visit regularly with people who feel marginalized: the elderly, the divorced and remarried, gay and lesbian individuals and also couples. I think that we really need to get to know what their life is like if we’re going to accompany them,” he said.
When asked to give a concrete example of how he would accompany the divorced and remarried in their desire to receive the sacraments, Cupich replied: “If people come to a decision in good conscience then our job is to help them move forward and to respect that. The conscience is inviolable and we have to respect that when they make decisions, and I’ve always done that.”
When asked by LifeSiteNews if the notion of accompanying people to “the Sacrament” who had a clear indication of conscience to do so also applied to gay couples in the Church, Cupich indicated an affirmative answer.
“I think that gay people are human beings too and they have a conscience. And my role as a pastor is to help them to discern what the will of God is by looking at the objective moral teaching of the Church and yet, at the same time, helping them through a period of discernment to understand what God is calling them to at that point,” he said. “It’s for everybody. I think that we have to make sure that we don’t pigeonhole one group as though they are not part of the human family, as though there’s a different set of rules for them. That would be a big mistake.”
The Catholic Church teaches that while a person “must always obey the certain judgement of his conscience” the conscience, at the same time, must be formed by the “Word of God” and the “Church’s authority and her teaching” to make judgments that are “in conformity with the true good willed by the wisdom of the Creator.”
“Conscience can remain in ignorance or make erroneous judgements. Such ignorance and errors are not always free of guilt,” the Catechism of the Catholic Church states.
On Cardinal Kasper’s proposal specifically, Cupich said, “I really do find his treatment of what he calls the Gospel of the family – it’s published in a book, and I gave it, by the way, to all of my priests, I wanted them to read that because I thought it was very rich theologically.” (life site news)
EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Burke: controversial Synod proposal ‘simply contrary’ to Catholicism
Oct. 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – On Thursday morning, LifeSiteNews had an opportunity to sit down with Cardinal Raymond Burke in Rome, after a press conference he attended hosted by Voice of the Family. LifeSiteNews spoke with the Cardinal about the ongoing Synod on the Family, and in particular a controversial proposal, promoted by a participant in a recent Vatican press conference, to allow local bishops make decisions on how to deal with issues like homosexuality and divorce.
Cardinal Burke also critiqued the so-called “Kasper Proposal,” saying that it is based upon the false idea “that somehow doctrine and pastoral practice are in conflict with one another.”
The following is a transcript of this interview:
LSN: What do you make of the idea of “regional diversity” in the Church? Should local bishops have the authority on a pastoral level to deal with questions pertaining to the “social acceptance of homosexuality” and with “divorced and remarried persons?” More here.
Below is a video of a message given to Conchita (Garabandal visionary) when she was only ten years old by the Blessed Mother in regard to the Synod.
If all of this is true, we are in fact very close to what has been prophesied for many centuries.
Now, in regards to Pope Francis, I am getting a little irritated by some of the blog writers out there who continually try to label those who are not comfortable with Pope Francis as heretics.
if I am correct, the lord did say only a “remnant” would be left. A remnant is not the majority. Those who believe something is not right with Pope Francis , is a minority. Those who believe in him and are following him are the majority. This seems like a very clever ruse by the evil one — intimidation and name calling. Making people feel guilty for seeking truth and who are not comfortable with what is going on. This is certainly one way of getting people to “follow the crowd”.
I have never been one to “follow the crowd”. My gut instincts are telling me something is wrong. And, if I am wrong, then I will certainly ask the Lord for forgiveness, but in the meantime, I plan on following my “gut feeling”.
Why is it that every time Pope Francis says something, the vatican personnel have to “explain it or make excuses” for what he said. They try to “explain it away”. If the Holy Spirit is with the Pope and speaking through the Pope, why in the world would they have to do that. I didn’t notice that being done when St. Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict were Popes. They were very clear and unambiguous about what is right and what is wrong. People were not confused, like we are now. Confusion Reigns. Sign of the devil.
Here’s a few things the Blessed Mother reportedly has said to Pedro Regis, whom the blog writers, of which I speak of, follow themselves. Apparently he is in very good standing and I don’t know for certain but it is a possibility that he has already been approved by the Church.
Messages Given To Pedro Regis, Brazil
The Division Of The Church – Schism March 22, 2007. Message 2814
Dear Sons and Daughters, The Church will be shaken and there will be a great division.
November 14, 2007. Message 2916 – from Our Lady of Peace, 2916.
Dear Sons and Daughters, The day will come when perverse men will occupy privileged positions in the house of The Lord. These will be the ones who will attract those who oppose Christ to within the Church. This will be the time in which the Sacred is thrown out and the faithful will be persecuted. Few will remain firm in the faith, but by these few, God will make a great hope arise for His people. After all the tribulation the church will experience great joy. The victory of The Lord will be visible to those who remain faithful to the end.
January 17, 2008. Message 2944 – from Our Lady of Peace.
Dear Sons and Daughters, My Jesus was betrayed by one of His chosen, and delivered to the enemies. The day will come when His Church will be betrayed by one of those chosen to defend it. The enemy will have great strength because of the support of many consecrated persons. Behold the time of the great spiritual battle for the Church. Know that despite the damage the opposition will cause, the Church will never be overcome. The Church will remain alive and strong in the hearts of the faithful. Pray. Fear not. This must happen, but in the end The Lord will be victorious. (My words here: you see the Lord said the Church will never be overcome, yet at the same time tells us that one who has been chosen to defend it will betray it).
March 23, 2008. (EASTER SUNDAY) Message 2975 – from Our Lady of Peace, 2975, Maceio, AL. Dear Sons and Daughters, men, followers of a false prophet, will march with great fury to the sacred temple. There will be great destruction. The Church will weep and lament. There will be an eclipse of the moon visible on this day. …
March 29, 2008. Message 2977 – from Our Lady of Peace.
Dear Sons and Daughters, … You live in the moments of great tribulations. Don´t go away from The Lord. A great ship will split in two, and the hour of great sorrow will come to My poor children….
May 31, 2008. Message 3004 – from Our Lady of Peace, Anguera, Bahia, Brazil.
Dear Sons and Daughters, a rock will hit a great ship, which will break in two and there will be great suffering for My poor children… The day will come when a war between religious will leave many men and women withdrawn from the truth. That which I have predicted in the past will come to pass.
June 24, 2008. Message 3014 – from Our Lady of Peace, Anguera, Bahia, Brazil.
Dear Sons and Daughters, the revolt of many consecrated persons will cause great suffering for the Church. The heart of the Church will be wounded by a great schism. The work of the devil will cause many consecrated souls to go away from the truth….
Two Kings (Popes) – A Divided Reign (My words: Pope Benedict specifically stated that he wanted the word “pope” to remain in his title).
March 19, 2005. Message 2497
Dear Sons and Daughters, a great ship will be on the high seas, and all aboard will be surprised by Christ in front of them. A divided reign and an empty chair. The existence of two kings will spread great confusion throughout the world, but God will come to the aid of His people. His chosen ones will not be left helpless. Trust in the Lord.
June 28, 2008. Message 3016 – from Our Lady of Peace.
Dear Sons and Daughters, when the reign is divided, a king will go with science and deny God and His works. Many men of faith will become indifferent and there will be great suffering for the Church…. (my words: One of the Popes (king) will go with science and deny God and his works—-this is a POPE).
July 8, 2008. Message 3020 from Our Lady of Peace, Anguera, Bahia, Brazil.
Dear Sons and Daughters, … When the reign is divided, there will be great disorder among religious leaders. Many faithful men and women will wander aimlessly, full of doubts. They won´t know what side to be on. A wound will be opened in the heart of the Church….
December 23, 2008. Message 3098 from Our Lady of Peace, given in Maceió, Brazil.
Dear Sons and Daughters, … The Church of My Jesus will carry a heavy cross. The day will come when there will be two thrones, but only on one will be the true successor of Peter. It will be a time of great spiritual confusion for the Church. Stay with the truth. Listen to what I say and remain firm in the faith….
Vatican Expert confirms Cardinal Danneels ties to “St. Gallen Mafia” Oct 15 by Br. Alexis Bugnolo Reblogged from the Radical Catholic
Vaticanist Paul Baade (Photo: CNA)
Vaticanist Paul Baade
The German Edition of Catholic News Agency published an interview with Vaticanist Paul Baade today, in which the latter reveals what knowledge he had of the St. Gallen “Mafia-Club” back in 2005, as well as few interesting details regarding the election of Pope Benedict XVI. The relevant section of the interview is posted below in an original Radical Catholic translation (to be updated if CNA puts out their own English translation):
CNA: There’s a minor scandal brewing in the background [of the Synod on the Family]: Pope Francis invited former Belgian Archbishop Godfried Danneels, who recently admitted before rolling cameras to having belonged to a kind of “Mafia Club” within the Church, to the Synod.
Continue reading from the Radical Catholic
(By the way, Pope Francis appointed this man to the Family Synod )
If you were Pope and trying very hard to defend the faith and keep all Priests, Bishops and Cardinals on track would you intentionally appoint all of those cardinals who are for changing the church doctrine, or would you appoint those you knew were true to the faith???? We, as parents, are guardians of the truth for our children. Just as the Pope is for us. If we, as parents, allow our children to be taught something different than what we believe, have we defended the faith. If the Pope allows schism and disorder to flourish within the church, is he defending the faith and the Faithful.
We are all trying our best to discern, so let us not worry about those who try to guilt us into believing something that MAY not be true. I say, May, because I don’t know the truth. I am only going by what I am sensing, what I am hearing, and discerning through prayer. I already know that I can be wrong, but I also know that I could be right. I am watching and listening very carefully.
I love this quote from Padre Pio. A friend sent it to me today and I wish to pass it along with various other informative information that may help you during these times.
Therefore in your activities you must not over analyze things, so set aside whatever doubt assaults you without becoming anxious, and chase it away with holy obedience. Jesus will always be pleased with whatever you do…because when your habitual will is to please God then every action of yours will be pleasing to him.
St. Pio of Pietrelcina
I have this eery feeling that things are starting to heat up and we are closing in on the time when things will begin to happen. Therefore, since some of the posts I have received are clarifying several things I thought I would pass them on to you for your discernment.
The other night we had ferocious winds, and it was kind of scary listening to it. As I sat there contemplating what was going on outside I decided to read some of my postings I had received. One such posting is the following:
THE wind is blowing hard today, as it often does when I sense Our Blessed Mother compelling me to give a warning. We exchange tears, and when the moment is right, I sit down to repeat what I believe she has been saying over the past few days, weeks, and months in a word that has finally ripened… more here.
In an earlier post I spoke about whether the Anti-christ will come before the Era of Peace or afterwards. There are differing theories on this. I myself have been led to believe it shall be before the Era of Peace, which means our time now. Here is what Mark Mallett wrote on the subject, which I found to be quite interesting, and it has kind of given me confirmation that what I am sensing just may be correct. At least there is evidence to suggest this may be the case.
THE SON OF PERDITION
Sacred Tradition affirms that, near the end of time, a certain man whom St. Paul calls “the lawless one” is expected to rise as a false Christ in the world, setting himself as an object of worship. His timing was revealed to Paul as before the “day of the Lord”:
Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition. (2 Thess 2:3)
The early Church Fathers have unanimously confirmed that the “son of perdition” is a human being, a single person. However, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made the important point:
As far as the antichrist is concerned, we have seen that in the New Testament he always assumes the lineaments of contemporary history. He cannot be restricted to any single individual. One and the same he wears many masks in each generation. —Cardinal Ratzinger (POPE BENEDICT XVI), Dogmatic Theology, Eschatology 9, Johann Auer and Joseph Ratzinger, 1988, p. 199-200. For the rest of the post go here.
Promise of Hope can be found in this article by Dan Lynch who has devoted his life to the Jesus King of All Nations Apostalate. He speaks here of the promises Jesus made in regard to our protection during the times of tribulation/chastisements. I think you might want to read this and start saying these prayers….I know I am.
By Dan Lynch
Hurricane Joaquin’s recent sudden change of direction and subsequent severe damage reminded me of Hurricane Charley. The track forecast for both hurricanes shifted significantly eastward.
Hurricane Charley was headed to our apostolate’s small mobile home office in Nokomis, Florida, while we were at our center in St. Albans, Vermont. It was the hour of mercy and my staff and myself adjourned to our chapel and fell on our knees begging Jesus King of All Nations for His protection and to spare the office.
Jesus King of All Nations promises us His protection and to mitigate the severity of the chastisements upon our country. He said, “Each time me you say these prayers, I will mitigate the severity of the chastisements upon your country. Whenever there is the threat of severe weather, recite these prayers along with the prayers I will later teach you, and no harm will come to you or to those you pray for.” (Journal 41-42). He also promises “mercy, pardon, and protection in times of severe weather and plagues.”
As we prayed for His mercy during the hour of mercy, Hurricane Charley took a sharp turn away from Nokomis and headed directly for its landfall in Punta Gorda. This sharp turn, in response to our prayers, occurred at 3:48 PM, spared our office and baffled scientists. More here.
Here is a message from the Blessed Mother on the help our Angels give to us when we are in need of help.
Blessed Mother September 8th 2004
My children, how often I have looked upon you, surrounded by God’s angels but feeling so alone. These angels have soft little hearts and they grieve with you when you are sad. So often they seek to comfort you with heavenly thoughts but you do not accept these ideas. Allow these beau- tiful thoughts into your hearts and you will feel the consolation with which the angels seek to bless you. Again I say, and I understand that I am repeating myself, you must spend time in silence so that we can place these lovely thoughts in your hearts. You understand that communi- cating with heaven is not like communicating with earth. We do not shout, usually, and you must listen with your soul. In days past, there was not this constant noise. Children, think about why the enemy never leaves you in peace. It is like a child’s attempt to distract someone so that bad news cannot be communicated about him. When you feel distracted, and feel your peace is slipping from you, ask yourself how much time during that particular day you spent in silence, contemplating God. I am certain that it was not enough. So find silence. Seek it out. Value it. Understand that this is not wasted time, but the most important time of your day.
From Ann: Anne Speaks on Guardian Angels
Today is the feast of the Guardian Angels. How do they help us? In Volume Nine the Blessed Mother speaks about Angels assisting us with our thoughts. Watch the video for Anne’s comments on this here.
Message from Jesus through Ann:
My beloved apostles, please be alert to My will. At no time should you fear that I do not have a perfect plan for you. Sometimes you make decisions that are not consistent with My plan. Sometimes these decisions cause you pain and cause others pain. It is most especially at these times that you should seek Me because I will adapt My plan for you to fit your present circumstances. I am always seeking to bring you closer to Me, never more so than when you believe you have left the path through temptation or sin. When should you believe that you are on your own? Never. In which circumstances will My heart be so hardened that I will refuse to rush in with forgiveness and grace and an alternative plan for you? Such circumstances do not exist. My dearest little apostles, be assured of My willingness to work with you in each moment, regardless of your condition in that moment. In humanity, there are moments of such holiness that even heaven stops to marvel. In humanity, there are also moments of weakness and cruelty. Please believe that heaven takes the bad with the good and moves each willing soul toward greater and greater good. Heaven draws you away from temptation and away from the pain of sin. I am good, My friends, as My Father is good. You, My beloved apostles, are called to resemble Me and be good also. You strive for this, I know. Today I ask that each apostle consider that I treated others with kindness. I have instructed you about gentleness and today I instruct you about kindness. Little apostles, the hearts of others are easily wounded. Can you remember when someone treated you unkindly? Do you remember your pain? I was treated unkindly at times and My heart felt this same pain. We do not want this for others. We want others to understand that God loves them and you, My friends, will do that when you treat others with the kindness of the Father. I will help you if you allow Me. I will teach you to remain silent in the presence of other’s faults and I will teach you to speak openly about their strengths. Pause again and try to think of a kindness that was shown to you. Do you remember how you felt at that time? You felt grateful, did you not? You felt steadied. I want to flow through you to others. You will allow Me to do so if you work each day on being kind to each person you encounter. Their pain will lessen because of your kindness. The pain of the whole world will be reduced if each of My beloved apostles learns to be kind. Begin by being kind to yourself. I accept you, My friend. You must accept yourself. Be at peace in My love for you. I do not give you an instruction without also giving you the grace to carry it out so now I will teach you about kindness.
And last, I would like to share a comment by one of my readers.
I suggest all read the website Denzinger-Bergoglio which is written by priests n relates over 50 things Francis has done or said n shows how they DIFFER fr the Traditional Catholic Church, our Catechism n previous popes n saints!
I share this with you in the event you did not see it posted. Also, because if you are like me and are having difficulties trying to discern our new Pope this may help. I am praying for the Lord to show me the Truth. I do not want to say anything bad about our Pope but I also do believe that we need to know the Truth. Why, I ask myself, would the Lord give us two Popes during this time? Why is there so much controversy surrounding this Pope unlike the other Popes? Many writers defend Pope Francis and all that he says, which makes me doubt my own feelings on the matter. However, the Lord did say that even the elect would be deceived, and only a small remnant would follow Him and His teachings. Trusted messages from the Saints have stated that there would be a time where we would have two Popes and it was during the time when the one-world church would be built in Rome. Is this the time????? The writers will always revert to the scripture passage that says “And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Mathew 16:18). What they are saying is that God would not allow an apostate Pope to be elected, therefore, the Pope cannot be the false prophet. If there is a remnant in place that means that God will always protect His Church, no matter what. That does not mean one of the Popes cannot be the false prophet. In fact scripture, along with the many prophecies of the Saints and the Blessed Mother stated that satan would enter into the very summit of the Church, which is the Papacy. Revelations speaks about the beast with the two horns (“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon. 12He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.…(Revelations 13:11)
The two horns are indicative of the Mitre worn by Bishops, Cardinals and Popes.
MITRE (Lat. mitra, from Gr. ,uLrpa, a band, head-band, head-dress), a liturgical head-dress of the Catholic Church, generally proper to bishops.
1. Latin Rite. – In the Western Church its actual form is that of a sort of folding cap consisting of two halves which, when not worn, lie flat upon each other. These sides are stiffened, and when the mitre is worn, they rise in front and behind like two horns pointed at the tips (cornua mitrae). From the lower rim of the mitre at the back hang two bands (infulae)
This is a lengthy post but hopefully it gives you useful information.
Good morning everyone. I was reading the Gospel Reading for today and it spoke volumes to me. While sitting with the Lord I was being asked to please write about this today.
The Reading was this:
But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” 41But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
We, I think, are all extremely busy these days, so busy that we are feeling overwhelmed with all that we need to get done…. there are not enough hours in the day and by the end of the day we are exhausted.
This has certainly been true for me and those I know, so this morning as I told the Lord I am going to just sit here and be here with you. I need your strength, peace, and calm for the day. Direct my ways. I then began reading scripture for today and this was the Gospel reading. That is why it struck me so.
The Lord is saying in the midst of all of our business we really need to spend some quality time just sitting with Him….Praying your prayers is not enough. We need to sit and be silent and contemplate Him, talk to Him in our own words, not reciting prayers. I don’t mean to say we shouldn’t recite our prayers because we should, but what I am saying is that there needs to be both.
Martha was very busy and anxious because of so much to do. Mary on the other hand was sitting with the Lord. Jesus said “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
Jesus says the same to us today. When we are feeling anxious and worried and stressed out, take the time to just sit down and quiet yourselves in the presence of God. Let God destress you, put vigor into your soul and calm your nerves.
My dearest Children please listen to My Words. I alone can calm your fears and anxieties. I alone can open and close the doors that need to be opened and closed. I alone can transform peoples hearts. This is My work. Your work is to sit and be still. Hear and listen to My voice so you can go about your day with peace and calm. This is what is needed. Mary knew what she needed and I told Martha I would not take that away from Mary. You all need this, especially in todays climate where there is an excess of anxiety, fear, and busyness.
My dearest little ones I see your hearts and I know exactly what you are thinking even before you speak them, but I wish for you to speak those words to Me. Have a conversation with Me and I will fill you with My peace. When I speak of a relationship with My children I am asking that you include Me in all of your plans and ask Me what I think. I will direct your path by giving you the inspirations to do the work you need to do. All your work can be prayer lifted up to Me. All work can be holy if done for the sake of doing My Holy Will. Even the most laborious chores, if offered to Me, will become meritorious for you. You will then go about your day in peaceful calm and great joy.
When you do this you will see how smoothly your day will go. So, Today, sit with Me and rest so I may fill you with the graces you are in need of for Today. Not tomorrow, but Today. I bless you my little ones. (Your Jesus)
God Bless everyone.
Hope you will try and sit and be silent with the Lord today in the midst of your busyness. You will certainly feel the peace and joy that you will receive from doing so.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
As a parent have you ever prayed your heart out for your children who have left the faith, been in trouble with the law and with drug addictions? I know a young man like that and his parents have gone through hell, literally. The heartache is unbearable.
However, I have always told the Mother that in God’s time all things will work for good as long as you stay faithful and keep trusting in God. This young woman’s son has been in trouble with the law for quite a few years because of his drug addiction. He wanted nothing to do with God and quite frankly didn’t know if he even believed in a God.
He spent some time in prison and was released early for good behavior, but was warned that if he screwed up within the next year he would go back and finish out his term.
Unfortunately, this young man made a very impulsive and bad decision that landed him in jail one month before his year was up. He was told it was very likely he would go back to Prison. It wasn’t for drugs this time but a driving charge.
When I was told about this situation I thought that perhaps this was a blessing in disguise. Maybe he would realize his error of acting carelessly and doing something that was against the law, even though it was nothing of great importance….but still, laws are laws and we are all obliged to follow them. Sometimes we get a little cocky and think we can get away with things.
The amazing part here is that this young man, while sitting in jail, waiting to be sentenced went to Mass. I don’t know what he was thinking or what prompted him to do this, but thats a huge grace in and of itself. All those years before while he was in jail this did not happen. When he went to his sentencing, the judge let him off the hook by not sending him back to jail, but rather extended the strict supervision for one more year. Another grace.
Not only that, but a young woman he had met and was dating was a Catholic who had not been going to Mass for quite some time. After this incident, they both decided they would start going to Church again and they are now planning on getting married in the Church.
God knows the perfect time to use all those graces that are being stored up for the individual when we pray for them, day after day, year after year. Nothing is ever lost. God did indeed use this incident to bring about a conversion for this young man. His heart had been softened enough to let that grace come through. All those prayers and tears of the parents over the years finally came to fruition.
Don’t ever give up. God hears all of our prayers and only He knows when to use all those prayers for those you pray for. He allows many incidents, that we may think are unfair, tragic or whatever, for the good of that person. This incident apparently jolted him enough to call out to God, go to Mass and stop and think about his life. This was a two for one deal….the girlfriend also had a change of heart and wanted to go back to Church. God works in truly miraculous ways. Had this not happened, would he have had this conversion…..would she have? Well, on the day he was picked up, it had not happened, so in all probability that answer is no.
We have to remember that everything that happens in our lives is for a reason. Gods ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are so high above ours that we cannot fathom them. He is so big and we are so small. No matter what happens think of it as a blessing in disguise. Perhaps you have been waiting for years for something good to happen….keep praying and trusting in God and trust me, it will happen.
But Faith and Trust is key here. God will not let you down. Never!!!