Let us go back to visit the message the Queen of Peace gave to the world through Mirjana that I wrote about in Why Medjugorje for the World – Part 1.
The message was given in 1982 in the early days of the apparitions. Here is what Our Lady said for review:
“Excuse me for this, but you must realize that satan exists. One day he appeared before the throne of God and asked permission to submit the Church to a period of trail. God gave him permission to try the Church for one century. This century is under the power of the devil, but when the secrets confided to you come to pass, his power will be destroyed. Even now he is beginning to lose his power and has become aggressive. He is destroying marriages, creating divisions among priests and is responsible for obsessions and murder. You must protect yourselves against these things through fasting and prayer, especially community prayer. Carry blessed objects with you. Put them in your home, and restore the use of holy water.”
The Holy Spirit has led me to this message on several occasions, and I’ve taught it on several occasions as well. I already explained the prophetic meaning behind the history of the Church in Part I, and the plan of satan to dismantle the Universal Church.
However, for a deeper understanding of this message I was led by the Spirit to read the book of Job in the bible in relation to the suffering servant.
In this case as I pondered the scriptures of Job, I understood that the Church was Job the suffering servant including her members of the body. The Church having great wealth of spirit and material and its wealth of significance in the world was going to be tested by God and refined like gold to prove her fidelity to her spouse, Jesus Christ, and be found in the end spotless without blemish.
Job (the Church in this case); begins as the suffering servant was made known as one who feared God, was found blameless and upright. From the beginning of the book chapter 1 and 2, satan appeared before God’s throne to test God’s faithful servant.
Job spoke many significant words in this book trying to understand what was happening to him. But from the beginning what stood out were these two verses to me:
Job 1:21 “Naked I came forth from my Mother’s womb and naked shall I go back again. The Lord gave me and the Lord has taken away – blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Job 2:10 “We accept good things from God; should we not accept evil? Job said nothing sinful…”
When evil comes upon us, or we suffer because of evil influences, should we not accept it as coming from God?
God continued to allow satan to have his way with Job, testing him in great trials.
In the first chapter it explains how Job was most wealthy and had great things and many people subject to Him, and then in almost an instant it was taken away from him. But Job was still found faithful, and blessed the Lord realizing everything good comes from God. He was not attached to His material wealth, and found blameless in God’s eyes.
Then in chapter 2 and so on, Job was struck with plagues, diseases, but accepted all as coming from God. And again he blessed the Lord.
The friends of Job show up who then attempt to give him their worldly counsel-their own worldly wisdom, yet Job still withstands under great suffering the temptations to accuse God for his misfortune. And in the end when God saw it fit that Job was a faithful servant, God reveals Himself to His faithful servant and restores Him with more blessing than He had before.
Our Lady once said, “receive everything as if it comes from God…when trials come do not say O God, O Mother where are you. I only wait for you to give me your yes, so that I can give it to Jesus and He can bless you with what you need…”
Jesus will give what we need, not what we want from Him, but what we need for our salvation. It could be a deeper faith, greater strength, healing of physical or spiritual, strength in virtue and so on.
We can clearly see that the words of the Queen of Peace are fully manifested in the world today. Families are divided and divorces are occurring at a rapid rate. There is an outright assaults on the youth. There are divisions, murders, obsessions at epidemic proportions. Degenerations of the human family; disasters, wars occurring everywhere.
Realize however, when the secrets of Medjugorje come to pass, satans power will be destroyed, says the Queen of Peace. And the human person will have only himself, his sins, and God face to face. I shutter to think of the reality of this day when it comes.
Who will be able to stand before God in truth on this day?
SOMETHING TO PONDER FOR YOUR OWN PRAYER LIFE:
What is God doing in you in this time of Pentecost?
How are you being tested and tried in this time by God in your suffering? What is the fruit that is coming from your suffering?
Are you embracing your daily cross as if it comes from God as a gift to you?
Will you be found blameless when the Lord makes Himself known to you as His servant Job?
Be honest with yourself. Do not make joke of your salvation. In the end, there will be no one laughing when the truth is revealed.
Close the doors where satan wants to enter and destroy as the Queen of Peace describes above. Make use of the sacramentals as she suggested, and begin to work on your conversion, and protect yourselves. Your Mother is here to help you. Ave Maria
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