Forgive us Our Debts; AS WE FORGIVE OTHERS

As I have done for you, so you must do for others

As I have done for you, so you must do for others

Reflection on May 2, 2013 Medjugorje Message

Dear Friends:

Like many who are voicing their thoughts about Our Lady’s recent message given to Mirjana on May 2, 2013, I also have been doing a full examination of conscience. Especially after her message of 4/25/13 when she also said that we are still far away from her.

Then I begin to wonder myself, how am I offending the Lord? Where am I judging? Where am I gossiping? How am I not loving? Am I heading down the path to perdition as she said many of her own children are doing?

Earlier this year, the Mother of God declared that ‘satan was cunning and leading many souls into perdition.” All we have to do is look around us and see all the meyhem and chaos that is going on with government, politics, world leaders, uprisings, hatreds, wars, persecutions, and all the wars in the family, family tree and more. Well now that puts it more into perspective doesn’t it?

But what about me personally? All war begets in the heart before it is manifested into the world, and around us. Something stirs inside of us when we just don’t like something, and then it begins to fester and grow, until we begin to get angry and more bent out of shape, which then causes divisions, distractions, then we accuse and start the battles. I’m sure you all know what I mean.

So now we have to see it from this view. The Mother of God, sent from heaven is coming to the earth to convey a message from God. God is looking upon the earth and what does He see and hear on this earth?

This is what God said through her in this message that comes from Heaven and how the world is offending the Lord in the present time.

“Dear children; Anew, I am calling you to love and not to judge. My Son, according to the will of the Heavenly Father, was among you to show you the way of salvation, to save you and not to judge you. If you desire to follow my Son, you will not judge but love like your Heavenly Father loves you. And when it is the most difficult for you, when you are falling under the weight of the cross do not despair, do not judge, instead remember that you are loved and praise the Heavenly Father because of His love. My children, do not deviate from the way on which I am leading you. Do not recklessly walk into perdition. May prayer and fasting strengthen you so that you can live as the Heavenly Father would desire; that you may be my apostles of faith and love; that your life may bless those whom you meet; that you may be one with the Heavenly Father and my Son. My children, that is the only truth, the truth that leads to your conversion, and then to the conversion of all those whom you meet – those who have not come to know my Son – all those who do not know what it means to love. My children, my Son gave you a gift of the shepherds. Take good care of them. Pray for them. Thank you.” ( May 2, 2013 )

When I prayed about this message in my own examination of conscience I was given a simple remedy. That remedy was the:

Prayer of St. Faustina for the Grace to Be Merciful to Others.

If one prays this prayer, then he/she will be conscious of how they in themselves are committing sin.

Friends, Our Lady is directing this to everyone. There is no one excluded. But she emphasized very clearly who she is speaking to; ‘those who desire to follow Jesus her Son’.

…If you desire to follow my Son, you will not judge but love like your Heavenly Father loves you. And when it is most difficult for you, when you are falling under the weight of the cross do not despair, do not judge, instead remember that you are loved, and praise the Heavenly Father because of His love….

We have much to be angry about. Sin is ugly and it has an ugly face. And we easily direct our hatred to those who commit such ugly offenses against us because we see their face, and not what is behind the face. We forget however, we also offend others, by our own self righteousness, boasting in ourselves thinking that we are all doing what we should be doing living out our faith and so on, while we get angry at those who are not. I encounter and have had many conversations about all the sinners in the Church, he/she does or does not like this person, this priest, this or that.

We forget that we are just these ones we complain about if it were not for the grace of God! What High expectations we put on others without them knowing we have placed them on them!

Let us not forget friends, the burden of responsibility falls on those who are in His grace. Those who have the light, and walk in truth to be good examples, of Christian love. Jesus loved us in our mess and in our sin. He came to us right where we were in our ugliness and raised us up, and taught us about His mercy and gave us a gift of conversion of heart to love him. We have to pray for the same grace for those who do not know Him.

Forgive me Lord!

Forgive me Lord!

We are called to love and forgive just as He has done for us, if you are walking with Jesus. Believe me I am preaching to myself here. But the time is urgent now. Just look around you and see how many unbelievers you encounter every day, beginning in the home. How are they going to know the love of God, if they are not experiencing it through the ones who say they love them.

I say this beginning with me. Dying to self, and conquering and overcoming all the pains and the wounds, and the hurts caused to us, to love another, is a heroic act.

But Our Lady made it clear, prayer and fasting and acts of penance is where the strength comes to do this.

We pray every day the Lord’s prayer to forgive us AS WE FORGIVE OTHERS. Here is a condition on the mercy of God. If we are not forgiving, neither will we be forgiven ourselves. We really need to check our hearts. I have posted not to long ago also Healing Prayer of Forgiveness that can be found in this sight. We really need to be working on our hearts in this time.

Pray for the grace to fast. On a separate post I will post St. Fuastina’s prayer to be merciful so all can refer when they find it difficult to exercise mercy. And let us all hold each other up in prayer in this difficult time.

To God be glory for His mercy and patience with us! Ave Maria!

Medjugorje May 2, 2013 Message to Mirjana

Do not walk recklessly into perdition.  May prayer and fasting be your strength...

Do not walk recklessly into perdition. May prayer and fasting be your strength…

Medjugorje Message to Mirjana – May 2, 2013

“Dear children; Anew, I am calling you to love and not to judge. My Son, according to the will of the Heavenly Father, was among you to show you the way of salvation, to save you and not to judge you. If you desire to follow my Son, you will not judge but love like your Heavenly Father loves you. And when it is the most difficult for you, when you are falling under the weight of the cross do not despair, do not judge, instead remember that you are loved and praise the Heavenly Father because of His love. My children, do not deviate from the way on which I am leading you. Do not recklessly walk into perdition. May prayer and fasting strengthen you so that you can live as the Heavenly Father would desire; that you may be my apostles of faith and love; that your life may bless those whom you meet; that you may be one with the Heavenly Father and my Son. My children, that is the only truth, the truth that leads to your conversion, and then to the conversion of all those whom you meet – those who have not come to know my Son – all those who do not know what it means to love. My children, my Son gave you a gift of the shepherds. Take good care of them. Pray for them. Thank you.”

Reckless behavior is leading souls to perdition. The world is very dark in this time and seems to be sinking more and more into an abyss of sin. Only the Lord God can pull us out of it. Let us thank the Lord for sending Our Lady who is the pillar of light to guide us in the darkness.

Do not underestimate the power of prayer and fasting. Our Lady has declared so often that through prayer and fasting, laws of nature can be suspended and wars stopped. How important is prayer and fasting for us today in our very difficult time.

Refer to this site for a prayer to obtain the grace to fast if you have a difficulty keeping up with fasting on Wednesday’s and Fridays.

Calling You Apostles of the Latter Times, part I

Today I thought I would share my personal prayer experience with this most recent message of Our Lady via Mirjana. I only write and post on this blog when I feel called to write.

Come Holy Spirit and bring a new baptism of your grace over us

Come Holy Spirit and bring a new baptism of your grace over us

Heaven was speaking loud this holy season of Christmas, with messages from four of the visionaries; all of whom were in different places. I have been praying my little heart out asking which message applies to my heart and family life, and how do we live it. Here we are now, several days at the close of the Christmas season and many things are coming to light in these message.

I encourage all to take these message to heart through deep contemplation. You cannot comprehend Our Lady’s words without prayer in the Holy Spirit, simply because Her words are authored by the Divine Author Himself. Let your hearts soak in the words, so that you are able to experience the Words from Heaven, and allow the little child Jesus Who was planted in your hearts to continue to grow anew in you.

For review below is the message of Our Lady given on 1/2/13 at the beginning of this new year. Keep in mind the extraordinary Word the Lord spoke as the infant child on Christmas day. “I am your peace, live my commandments.”

January 02, 2013 Message to Mirjana

“Dear children, with much love and patience I strive to make your hearts like unto mine. I strive, by my example, to teach you humility, wisdom and love because I need you; I cannot do without you my children.

According to God’s will I am choosing you, by His strength I am strengthening you. Therefore, my children, do not be afraid to open your hearts to me. I will give them to my Son and in return, He will give you the gift of Divine peace. You will carry it to all those whom you meet, you will witness God’s love with your life and you will give the gift of my Son through yourselves.

Through reconciliation, fasting and prayer, I will lead you. Immeasurable is my love. Do not be afraid. My children, pray for the shepherds. May your lips be shut to every judgment, because do not forget that my Son has chosen them and only He has the right to judge. Thank you.”

Our Lady began to remind us of her role as Mother. She is perfect Mother. A Mother with great love and patience for her child. A Mother who is teaching us how to be good. Wow! I thought, she wants my heart to be like hers. She wants me to have her humility, her wisdom, her Motherly love for those that God places in my life and those whom I meet.

Think about this for just a moment. We are talking about an Immaculate spotless heart, that flames and is burning out of love. A heart that is pierced, time and time again, by those who reject her, pay no regard to her, those who blaspheme against her Son and God, those who reject Truth, those who murder, commit sin and I can go on and on.

Her Immaculate heart feels pain for every bit of sin that opposes God and His Commandments, and all abuses to Her Son Jesus Christ and His Church.

Many of us don’t even realize it but we share in this pain with her already. But how are we expressing our pain is another story. Remember, this Woman the New Eve bared all in the silence of her heart, with the words ‘Amen, so be it‘ with great love and patience. This is exactly how she is speaking to us today, with great love and patience, putting up with us miserable sinful creatures whose hearts are cold, indifferent, slothful, critical, judgmental, boastful, puffed up, and well I think you can get the message here.

My heart burns and flames for love of you

My heart burns and flames for love of you

Is our likeness unto hers? I know I absolutely fall short of her goodness, her holiness, and her obedience. But this is what SHE DESIRES, and wants to teach us how to do live this way. Friends, we have to give her our ear, so we know how. We do not know how. Don’t think that you do, because you are human, you are a broken creature, and filled with wounds of the heart and sin.

The Mother said it is God who wills this to be so. God has chosen you. God has given you as a gift to her to cooperate with her in this plan, to walk with her, and learn from her so that we can be a visible witness to her and her presence in the world. Friends, if you are chosen by God, then should be not ought to strive to live the call worthy of what we receive. We have to work all the more harder, for to be chosen by God is a great, great (and I use this word in universal terms, not in human terms) GREAT gift, but comes with GREAT responsibility.

Our Lady gives a remedy however. If we do walk with her, if we do in the little ways she is asking us then she said very clearly…

“…by His strength I am strengthening you. Therefore, my children, do not be afraid to open your hearts to me. I will give them to my Son and in return, He will give you the gift of Divine peace. You will carry it to all those whom you meet, you will witness God’s love with your life and you will give the gift of my Son through yourselves…”

(continued in part II)

Ave Maria!

“Jesus summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, ‘Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it…” (Mark 8:34-37)

I Stand Before Many Hearts, They Do Not Open…

I stand before Many Hearts they do not open...

Dear friends and children of Our Lady, I want to share with you a moment of time that I was able to have with Blessed Mother in my private prayer today.

I asked Blessed Mother to guide me in prayer this morning before the most Blessed Sacrament to adore her Son, and that she would speak to my heart through her message of Medjugorje, and to teach me how to pray with her. The following message she gave I believe was in answer to my request.

This is a plea for prayer from the Mother of God. This is what she said:

” If you knew how much I love you, your heart would cry. If there is someone there who asks you for something, give it to him.

I also stand in front of many hearts and they do not open up. Pray that the world may welcome my love! Dear children, I would like for the whole world to be my child, but it does not want it. I wish to give everything for the world. For that, pray!” (March 1982)

I have been to Medjugorje on several occasions to just pray with Our Lady. I do not go there to look for signs and wonders, but to just pray with her and offer sacrifice in way of penance. On these occasions she has called me to “pray for the world” as she is in this message again.

If we listen to her message, and just for a moment hear this message with her tender love, and let it rest in our heart, we can hear her plea for our help. She needs our prayers.

She is still waiting for open hearts. She said she is standing in front of many people, and they still are not open to her Motherly love.

Our Lady is showing me that this is not just in the world, but especially in the Church which often is where the greatest persecutions come.

Our Lady is asking that we pray for the world to welcome her and her love. She wants to give everything to the world.

“Everything” is a very broad word coming from heaven. When I hear this word spoken from the Blessed Mother she takes me back to another message about praying for the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit. When we have the Holy Spirit, we have EVERYTHING.

Our Lady wants to bring to the world the Holy Spirit in its fullness. If we understand who she is, then we understand fully that she is the vessel and spouse of the Holy Spirit. Where she is, there He is with her. And whenever the Holy Spirit comes with Our Lady, Jesus is born. They are inseparable.

“THE WORLD” Our Lady said on many occasions is in darkness, and is steeped into great sin. She said that “the World” cannot pull it self out of the abyss of sin without the help of God. We are speaking of a global and universal plea.

This is not about praying for our own intentions, this is a global and universal call for prayer.

The world needs a Mother to love it. She wants the whole world to be her child she said. The whole world! This excludes NO ONE. This is universal desire of the Queen of Heaven – her desire is to be loved by the world, and that she can give her love to the world.

The love of the Mother of God comes from the depth of the Heart of God. Her love is a perfect and profound love, and carries the tender love of Jesus. If you have been blessed to experience this Motherly love then you know what I am speaking of.

Blessed Mother, the Queen of Heaven wants her child (THE WORLD) to welcome her embrace. She began this message by saying…

“If you knew how much I love you, your heart would cry…”

IF YOU KNEW! Can anyone imagine their heart crying?

To know is to experience. If you experienced her love, your heart would cry. Can you imagine this? I can and I have experienced it. To be in her presence, to be in her embrace nothing else exists on this earth. There is only you and your Mother, and the love that she radiates just pours out of her existence and floods the soul.

When I experienced the Love of God through Blessed Mothers embrace, I fell to the floor on my knees and my heart was filled with tears of joy that just kept pouring forth with such awe of her beauty and embrace, that to this day I will never forget it, and it is sealed in my soul.

Our Lady once said, “my heart burns for love of you.” Imagine her flaming Immaculate Heart that is on fire for you. This same heart is flaming and burning for the World to welcome her love, which she is holding on to so much love that her heart is bursting so she can pour it out.

But the world does not want it, and human hearts are closed to it.

If the world only knew Who they were rejecting….

Our Lady was sent by God as our last hope of salvation. Our Lady said, that she has come to call the world for the LAST TIME TO CONVERSION.

I hear the cry of Jesus crucified as I think of this, crying out to the Father from the cross saying:

“Father forgive them, they know not what they are doing…”

If we only knew the love of the Mother of God; where would the world be today if it embraced her Motherly love?

We only need to turn on the news to see what a difference it would be to embrace her Motherly love.

How few are listening to her. She is standing right in front of you and me with hands open, filled with many graces that she wants to give, and we are not even aware of her presences among us. She wants to give them freely to you without expectations, no attachments; she just wants you to experience perfect love and welcome her embrace.

Can our human hearts bear this love?

Why are we running from her?

Why do we hide or ignore her?

Why is the world rejecting the most precious in the eyes of God?

In reality it is the desire of every human being to be loved. We look for love in many places and never find it in things, or in other human beings. Human beings let us down because of sin and brokenness.

So why can we not embrace perfect love; unconditional love? A great mystery and a very sad state we are.

The Mother is waiting for you. Open your heart. Pour out everything that is in it to her. Give her all your problems and difficulties, as a child would do as he enters the home to talk about his day. She is listening.

Please my friends, pray with me as the Mother of God requested, “pray for the world to welcome her love, and that hearts will open to her love, so that she can introduce Jesus her Son to them; and He will be better known and loved…”

“Now therefore put away the strange gods that are among you and turn your hearts to the LORD the God of Israel. The people promised Joshua, ‘we will serve the LORD our God and obey his voice.'” (Joshua 24)

All Youth Called to Evangelize and Prayer

The August 5, 2011 apparition of Our Lady took place during Ivan’s Prayer Group on Apparition Mountain in Medjugorje. It was a clear night, ending the feast day of Our Lady’s birthday. (Note: Our Lady revealed to the visionaries in Medjugorje that August 5th is her real birthday, even thought the Church celebrates her nativity on September 8th. When the events come to its conclusion, this will be made known).

Ivan began the Rosary a little after 10:00 PM, praying the Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries.

Thousand were present on the mountain with Our Lady. It was a clear evening, with thousands of stars visible in the night sky. Our Lady came around 10:52 P.M., and the apparition lasted 12 minutes. During Our Lady’s apparition it was noticed that not a single camera flash was seen, and the thousands were in a deep and peaceful silence as Our Lady came.

Ivan began to describe the apparition tonight, several large shooting stars went across the sky. Following is Ivan’s description of Our Lady’s apparition in Medjugorje of August 5, 2011:

Today, as every day, after every meeting with Our Lady, I desire to describe to you what is the most important from this meeting with Our Lady. Also tonight, Our Lady came to us, really very, very, very joyful and happy. She came with three angels. At the beginning, She greeted us all with Her Motherly greeting, “Praised be Jesus, my dear children.” Then Our Lady said:

“Dear children, also today, in this my great joy, when I see you in such a large number, I desire to call you, and to call all the youth, to participate in the evangelization today of the world; to participate in the evangelization of families. Dear children, pray, pray, pray, and the Mother prays together with you and intercedes before Her Son. Pray, dear children. Thank you, dear children, also today, for having responded to my call.”

Our Lady then for a longer while, with Her arms extended, prayed over all of you here. She then blessed us all with Her Motherly blessing and blessed everything you brought for blessing. Then Our Lady extended Her arms and for a long time especially prayed over all of you here and particularly over all of you youth present here. She prayed for your families. I then recommended all of you, your needs, your intentions, your families and especially all of you who are sick. Our Lady then continued to pray over all of you the youth. She left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross with a greeting, “Go in peace, my dear children.”

We must make it known that the youth are the future of the Church, and they play an important role for the future of the Church. Our Lady is calling them now to become active and evangelizing in the world, and in their families. It is important for the young people to be a visible sign of their Christian faith, and never be ashamed of it, especially among their peers and in their families.

Prodigal Children, Come Home – Part 4 of 4

Father forgive them, they know not what they are doing...

“Dear children, today I call you to a difficult and painful step for your unity with my Son. I call you to complete admission and confession of sins, to purification. An impure heart cannot be in my Son and with my Son. An impure heart cannot give the fruit of love and unity. An impure heart cannot do correct and just things; it is not an example of the beauty of God’s love to those who surround it and to those who have not come to know that love. You, my children, are gathering around me full of enthusiasm, desire and expectations, and I implore the Good Father to, through the Holy Spirit, put my Son – faith, into your purified hearts. My children, obey me, set out with me.”

Afterwards Mirjana said that as Our Lady left she saw a scene that showed darkness on the left and a cross in golden light on the right. Mirjana said she believed that this was Our Lady’s way of showing the difference between a purified and unpurified heart.

As we conclude the reflection of the most recent message from the Mother of God given on 7/2/2011, my hope is that an understanding is coming to light of where we are at as a people of God, or better yet, the prodigal family of God.

The Father is waiting for His children to come back home to His embrace, that is every one of us who have squandered the inheritance and His blessings, through the frivolous spending of excessive entertainment and material wants. He is waiting with open arms and has the fattened calf ready for the great feast.

However recall in this parable, it is the prodigal son who admits what He has done, when he has nothing left, and has been stripped of everything including his dignity before returning to His Father’s embrace. And only then does he kneel before the Father and confesses his sin of disobedience and licentious life he spent wandering as the wayward child.

(If necessary, God the Father will permit you to be stripped to nothing if you cannot return on your knees by your own will, for He is determined to have your salvation and knows what is best for you.)

The Father however upon hearing the remorse of His son, forgets it all, and embraces His son with great delight and welcomes him back home with overwhelming joy and celebration.

Come on dear children of the Family of God. It’s time to come home. Admit your sin, and confess it to the one who forgives, receive His absolution and be made pure. This is what the Mother wants for you. She wants you back home with her in the one loving family.

I saw this quote recently. Consider these words and live by them…

“JESUS CHRIST IS NOT A RELIGION, HE IS OUR SAVIOR. THERE IS NO SALVATION GIVEN UNDER ANY OTHER NAME, BUT THROUGH JESUS CHRIST MAY EVER KNEE BEND.”

“All Christians in any state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity. All are called to holiness. Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (CCC 2013)

The Path to a Pure Heart in God’s Family part 3 of 4

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you...

We continue the reflection of the recent message of Our Lady given on 7/2/2011, I want to remind the reader this one thing that the Queen of Peace said at the beginning of the year 2011.

“Dear Children, you are God’s Family…”

Reflect on these words as a reminder of who we are. We are God’s people. We are God’s children. Children learn from their parents. Children are to model their parents and parental role as they become adult children.

We are God’s people, and belonged to God first.

In the previous reflection part 2, I said I once asked God Who am I? Over the course of 20 years in my conversion experience and growing in relationship in the family of God, I have come to know who I am and why I was sent to this earth, and what my purpose is. I now have an absolute identity in the eyes of God.

Having an identity and knowing why the Lord formed you in the womb and put His Spirit in you, makes the purpose of life all the more worth living. I have no other desire but to get to heaven to be once more with my heavenly family. That is where I want to be. But I know the road is narrow, and I have to pass through this deserted exiled world and persevere to the end until I get there.

But I have a road map. This road map consists of the Sacred Scriptures, and the messages of the Mother of God. It is the quickest way out of the desert.

I have passed through the fiery furnace of purification countless times. I know I am not done yet. But I do know I am being led on the right path with my dear Mother holding my hand walking with me, teaching me, guiding me and protecting me along the way.

When I need to rest and the journey gets to hard, I rest with her, and just let she and Jesus hold me until I am able to go on.

So now, the path to a pure heart. It is simply put, and it is the most repeated word in the Holy Bible, “live the commandments, do not forsake the Commandments, live the Beatitudes, and grow in virtue.”

Simple right? Not so!

We are a weak and fallen in nature people. Our natural inclination in the flesh is to sin. Sin is the enemy of the flesh. The flesh and the spirit are opposed to each other says St. Paul, Romans chapter 8

God knows the weakness of man. Which is why God has given us a road map in the way to follow Him on our way back to our true home. If you want to know how to get to heaven, it is all mapped out for us. If we are uncertain of the direction to walk, the universal Church is steering the ship and the course for us. The answer is with the authority Jesus left for us on this earth. The Holy Catholic Apostolic Church.

God calls His people to live His commandments. This was the call of Moses who was to lead a nation out of sin and bondage and was handed the Commandments from God; or more simply put, the household rules to live in God’s family, as God’s children. These Commandments and precepts are the absolute authority over the human being. Remember, Jesus said He did not come to abolish the Law of God, but to fulfill it. Therefore we as God’s people, God’s family are not here to abolish the Law of God as our government wants to do, but to live it, and fulfill it as our savior did.

For this purpose, and for the purpose of Our Lady’s message of 7/2/2011, the Mother is calling us to set out with her, that is to walk with her and her way to the heart of her Son. But we need to begin by confessing the offenses that separated us from Him. We have to admit that we have broken the house rules. She wants us to see it first and admit it, confess it, and make it right as a good Mother would want in her home to keep peace.

Really, does this sound reasonable to ask of her children? She knows what’s going to upset the Father. She knows the Father’s justice, and wants to spare her children from the justice of God which my friends WE REALLY DESERVE.

In the Ten Commandments the Lord demands parents to raise their children in the Lord, and DRILL HIS COMMANDMENTS INTO THEIR MIIND from generation to generation. Parents are to live by good example since the family and the parents of the family are the first teachers to their children.

The family is the original cell of society. If there is a breakdown in society, it is because there is a breakdown in the family. The family is the first school of love in the proper order of God’s family handed down from us from the beginning of time.

This my friends however as the Lord says to His people is a ‘wicked and perverse generation.’ And that we are and we will go down in history as just this! We are the wayward children of Israel in the bible. And just as historically taught of this people, we the people of God have been handed over to the enemy to have his way over us.

Remember, the Lord has allowed satan to try the Church for a period of time. Our Lady said this, and it is documented by former popes. That time is now. The Lord has permitted this to test the fidelity of His people. We have become as a people of God, as one human race, an adulterous bride who is aborting the seed of the Word gifted to us from the bridegroom Jesus Christ.

I am convinced that until we are able to give birth to the Word of God in the world, will not abortion stop, because we are spiritually aborting the seed of Jesus planted in our hearts, which has manifested into these physical abortions.

The Queen of Peace concludes this message given on 7/2/2011 with these words…

“…You my children are gathering around me full of enthusiasm, desire and expectations, and I implore the Good Father to, through the Holy Spirit, put my Son, faith into your purified hearts. My children, obey me, and set out with me…”

This is what the Mother is asking the Father to do? She is asking the Father by the power of the Holy Spirit, put Jesus and faith into hearts that are open to receive Him after they have been purified in confession. Where there is the Mother, and the Holy Spirit, Jesus is going to be born.

But look at what Blessed Mother said to her children, “you my children are gathering around me full of enthusiasm, desire and expectation…”

What frame of mind are we going to meet her? Enthusiasm is good, desire is good, but what happens when we expect something and it is not met? We get disappointed, and let down and then grow angry.

What expectations do we have when we go to meet her? What grand imaginations we have in our expectations. Should we go with expectation to meet the Mother of God? Absolutely not prideful man! We should expect nothing! She is a gift!

Why did she say this to her own children?

Go back to her opening words…”I call you to a difficult and painful step for your unity with my Son…”

Are we expecting the cross when we come to her or go to Medjugorje? No! I am sure most are not.

Most are expecting to see the wonders and awes of Medjugorje. But this is not what Medjugorje is about. Medjugorje is about the call to conversion, living the way of the Cross as following Jesus and fulfilling the Fatima apparitions to holiness in the vocation of marriage, holy orders and religious life. She is calling us to an extraordinary way of life unknown to this world today of entertainment and comfort. We are called to perfect love, to sacrifice our lives for the salvation of souls, to lay our lives down for ones friend…

If you are living the call and the message of Medjugorje, you know to the depth of your being how difficult it is to put this to life in this world, how painful it is to see the Mother of God rejected by her own Church, her own children in the Church, her own priest sons, by her own family.

You know how painful it is to see Jesus rejected by the world, to see God rejected and removed from the mouths and the gov’t places. You are being persecuted as He was, you are suffering and carrying heavy and laden burdens…as intercessors for a broken and unfaithful world.

The world needs its Mother to love it, to heal it and to comfort it. The world needs its Father, its Creator to usher us back into a community of peace once more. The world needs its savior to come and claim the Victory once and for all. The world needs the Holy Spirit to come in Truth and convict it in truth and remind us of all that Jesus taught us. The world cannot live without God.

Below is a prayer of reparation to God for the United States. Please keep this prayer at the forefront for the sake of the Family of God

Prayer for the United States

O Merciful GOd, we cry to Thee for pardon and for mercy. We are “an unbelieving and perverse generation”. We are disobedient, disloyal and ungrateful to Thee. We have excluded Thee from our homes, our schools, our business places. We are no longer worthy to be called Thy children. But Merciful God, spare my country!

Forgive us! Save us from the scourge which we have deserved, especially the killing of the innocent unborn babies. Teach us Thy law and move our wills to serve Thee, henceforth. Merciful God, please spare America!

God Almighty, Lord of all nations, bless us all with lasting peace; give us strength in tribulations; may Thy blessings never cease. We shall always sing Thy praise: Holy, Holy, Holy God our Lord. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall be called children of God…” (Matt. 5)

What is an Impure Heart Blessed Mother? Part 2 of 4

Blessed are the pure of heart, they shall see God...

We continue from Part 1 of 4 the Difficult and painful way to Jesus we go on to reflect on the Mother’s message from 7/2/11.

The next part of the message from Our Lady is this… she describes very clearly what damage is done by an impure heart:

“AN IMPURE HEART CANNOT BE IN MY SON AND WITH MY SON.
AN IMPURE HEART CANNOT GIVE THE FRUIT OF LOVE AND UNITY.
AN IMPURE HEART CANNOT DO CORRECT AND JUST THINGS.
AN IMPURE HEART IS NOT AN EXAMPLE OF THE BEAUTY OF GOD’S LOVE TO THOSE WHO SURROUND IT AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT COME TO KNOW THAT LOVE….”

These are very strong points made of the infectious disease of the impure heart.

IMPURE HEART… is the word the Blessed Mother uses…there is no accident in these words…heaven does not make mistakes…

(Dear friends, please realize I am not preaching, but speaking from experience. What I speak is what God has shown us in my own life through my own sinful ways as one who was literally destined for hell at one point in her life. Our Lady, my dear Mother, pulled me out of the pit, and walked with me into a new life with her. Please take to heart these words…they are very serious my friends, very serious…and those who know me know that I tell it like it is very boldly.)

What is an impure heart?

This is a heart that entertains sin. It is filled with lust, greed, idolatry, drunkenness, pornography, fornication (which is sex outside of marriage); adultery (sex with someone other than your spouse); homosexuality, addictions, vices and you name it I can go on…An impure heart is selfish, prideful, envious, deceitful, angry or hateful. It is gluttonous, slothful and covets or desires wants and never happy with what it has as gift…an impure heart desires the world and its things and puts God behind the worldly things…

There are so many lessons of impurity in the bible.

Jesus said, “even when a man looks at a woman with lust he has already committed adultery with her in the heart….” THAT’S AN IMPURE HEART

A person whose heart is filled with such darkness has breached His covenant with God and leaves no room for God in it. He has broken faith with God and rejects God. It is repeated throughout the scriptures what happens to the one who commits such sin and does not repent from it. The Lord said very clearly that those who do such things and live in such a manner cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

And much worst if this person of impurity is receiving Holy Communion with such sin and knowledge of it; it is a grave and mortal sin, male or female alike.

Now look around you. Look within your own heart. You only need to go as far as your local high school, or college campus to see what we as parents have condoned and taught in the home to our children, because these youth are living out impurity in epidemic proportion. Look at what we entertain in our homes. Look at what we entertain in the media, televisions, movies, video games and more…

Guess who is going to answer for this on judgement day?

It will not be just the children who will be judged by behavior. And honestly any parent who loves their child would not desire hell for their child. But the parent themselves will be in a worst place than the child…because the Lord said…“it would be better for that one to tie a millstone around his neck and be throne into the sea for leading these little ones to sin…”

Yes parents! You will stand before God on your judgement day and will have to atone for how you led your children on the path of hell, because they were not taught about God in the home, or His commandments.

Two of the visionaries, Vicka and Jacov were taken to heaven, hell and purgatory in the early days of the apparitions. Vicka describes what she saw on each account. About hell she said she saw a young woman who was very beautiful on earth entering the flames of hell, cursing God and her parents for not teaching her about God. And when she came out of the flames of hell, she was a gross beast.

This witness when I heard it made me really think about my role as Mother. And boy was I a vigilant mother. The thought of seeing my beautiful daughters in hell horrified me. And I knew I had to do whatever it take to make sure they only sought heaven.

My daughters know that I love them, and I begged them as a mother with countless tears to please keep their eyes on Jesus and Mary. I confessed to them that I am not a perfect mother and I will for sure let them down in my imperfections. But I am a mother that loves them and wants the best for them. The best is heaven. Not things of the world. But only heaven.

I teach my children to go to the Mother of God when they need me. Because the Mother of God teaches me how to be like her, and to be the mother my children need me to be.

So what I am saying again I repeat; comes from experience. We had to learn this my friends in our own home and decide for change.

When our sin was brought to light to us, we just about died, knowing the future salvation of our children was hell. Not only for ourselves, but we were leading them there.

My husband and I had committed every sin against the sacrament of marriage and were living licentious lives before marriage, and committed almost every abomination in the eyes of God, from the beginning of our relationship with co-habitation, fornication, birth control, partying non-stop, and more…

We also lived the fruits of our sin, which was a horrible situation in our marriage, division, abuse, adultery, pornography and so on. It got completely out of control. Until the day I turned to the Lord and cried out and said, “I believe in my marriage sacrament, I believe you do not want us to divorce, so you need to fix this.”

The Lord then began to show me, that if this is what I wanted, then I needed to change first. I thought I was fine, that it was all him, (my husband that is). Then I learned the change first comes from the individual then flows into the family.

It was not easy at first to admit we had done such a thing when the light was shown. But worst for us, we had to change it completely as a whole new way of life. It has taken us 20 years of a life of conversion, absolute stripping and spiritual battles one right after the other to be freed from our sins that we have founded and built in this marriage. We built our house on sand, not on Rock or the foundation of Jesus Christ.

The former way had to go and we had to start from the beginning. And that meant to go to the roots of our existence. I was asking questions like this, “God, why did you create me? Who am I?”

In the end and throughout my journey the Lord began to show me just this. Who I am. I am the beloved daughter of the Father, I am the spouse of Jesus Christ, and I am the living vessel of the Holy Spirit, and the little, little girl of the Mother of God…This is who I am from my conception I have lived the experience of seeing myself born out of the Heart of the Father and placed into the womb of my Mother.

Looking back on it all now, there are no words that express the gratitude we have for the generous mercy of God, and why He has permitted us this great grace to come in communion with Him once more.

We deserve hell my friends, I deserve hell. But the Lord wills the salvation of souls. He died for this reason. He wants our souls, and He thirsts for our souls, and agonizes for our souls. He only needs a willing heart to say yes to Him, a willing heart that desires purity and holiness and union with Him.

If you do not believe me that your sins affect your children, you can seek the gospels for your proof, beginning with Adam and Eve, the first parents of the human race.

I know this is hard to swallow, but it is the truth.

God said to Adam ‘the man’ after taking the bite of the forbidden fruit … “where are you?” How could you have let this happen? I gave you a gift, you were supposed to care for it and cultivate what is most precious to me…”

The result of parental sin is passed on to the children, and its been this way from the beginning of man’s existence. Children learn sin first in the home. Children also first learn love and virtue in the home. We have a choice to make and which path to follow. We can follow and choose God, or satan there is no in between.

A very well known priest used to say, “in the end you and I are going to be in heaven or in hell, winners or losers; it is that simple.

I hope eyes and hearts are opening now to the seriousness of this call of the Mother of God who lovingly is correcting her wayward children. And this is only the beginning of the message which will continue in parts.

We are today living the bible and so many choose not to see it.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, they shall see God…” (Mt. 5)

Reject False Prophets…Pray and Fast

You wonder why all these prayers? Look around you dear children and see how sin has dominated the world...

On December 15, 1983, the Queen of Peace addressed the signs of how to identify a “false prophet.” Our Lady said;

“Pray and fast! I am asking you for prayer…Fast on Thursday and Friday for the Bishop….” (regarding catastrophe predictions) “That comes from false prophets. They say; ‘such a day, on such a date, there will be a catastrophe.’ I have always said that misfortune will come if the world does not convert itself. Call the world to conversion. Everything depends on your conversion.”

False prophets undermine the whole purpose for the coming of the Mother of God to the world. We forget that God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world and to bring it to salvation. It is the same today. God did not send His Mother to condemn the world, but to call it to conversion and lead it to salvation to her Son. God loves the world and His creation.

False prophets have their own agendas, and seek to have their own following, that is those who will follow after them. They lead others astray and distract the people of God from the call the Lord is giving them. Be weary of these individuals.

We forget most often that we are dealing with the God of Mercy in this time of grace.

Yes, there will be a day of justice to come. But justice will be dealt according to the severity of the sin. The world is already feeling the affects of its sin. Our Lady once said that the world cannot convert on its own without the help of God.

Well my friends, here we are today. The world is already feeling the effects of God’s justice because of sin, because the world is rejecting God in many ways, and men are living Godless lives. If you do not think so, just look again at the most recent message from the Mother of God on 6/2/2011. If God is rejected, then there is no more blessing and man is left to himself in his own misery and darkness.

Sin always has a cause and effect and it always affects more than just one person on a small scale, or a larger scale. With sin, someone is always getting hurt.

False prophets always speak about wars and disasters. But the Queen of Peace said, those who speak of such things are on their way to meeting them. War always begins in the heart.

The most common theme from Our Lady is the call to peace and to live peace in the heart. We do not have to meet with misfortune as she said above, if only the world would convert. That begins with every individual person and every one opening their heart to God.

We have forgotten the Commandments. We do not live the precepts of God. This has brought upon the world the curse and not the blessing. It is biblical history that when the people strayed from the Commandments of God and His way, the always fell into misfortune, and the enemy came an pillaged the land from them.

Jesus said in the gospels, ‘you are my friends IF you do what I tell you and if you “live my commandments.'”

The Blessed Mother gives the remedy on how to live the Commandments. On countless occasions she has said, “live my messages… put to life the message I give…”

If you want to know how her message speaks to you personally, you have to pray the message and listen to how it is speaking to you.

Put away false prophets, and stay away from those who speak of disaster, destruction or war. Keep your eyes upon heaven, and live day by day on the messages of the Queen of Peace. Here is where you will find a better lot. If God chooses to punish the world, that is none of our business. We are called to live the gospels. Leave the rest to the Lord!

CCC 2052 “Teacher what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” To the young man who asked the question, Jesus answers first by invoking the necessity to recognize God as the ‘One there is Who is good.’ as the supreme Good and the source of all good. Then Jesus tells him; ‘if you would enter life, keep the commandments.’ And he cites for his questions the precepts that concern love of neighbor; ‘You shall not kill, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not bear false witness, honor your father and mother.’ Finally, Jesus sums up these commandments positively; ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” (Mt. 19:16-19)

Its that simple to avoid disasters and war — LIVE THE COMMANDMENTS

Why Medjugorje is needed for the World – Part 2

According to God's plan I am with you to help you to have my Son...

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.”

and

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

JOIN US FOR THE 22ND ANNUAL MEDJUGORJE YOUTH PRAYER FESTIVAL PILGRIMAGE ON 8/14/2011 THROUGH 8/16/2011 FOR PRAYER, PRAISE AND WORSHIP AND RETREAT.