In the past couple of days I have been resting with the Lord and there have been a few things that have just been repeating within me. I was determined to understand and begged the Lord for His light. So after much time in contemplation the Lord seemed to have heard me in prayer, and I received a deeper understanding of Our Lady’s 11/25/12 message, which on the surface would appear to be again just a normal message. I was able to see this message in a whole different light.
As a reminder, this is the message Our Lady just gave to the world on 11/25/12 pending the 2nd of the month message to come: I encourage the reader to take this to their own private prayer.
“Dear children! In this time of grace, I call all of you to renew prayer. Open yourselves to Holy Confession so that each of you may accept my call with the whole heart. I am with you and I protect you from the ruin of sin, but you must open yourselves to the way of conversion and holiness, that your heart may burn out of love for God. Give Him time and He will give Himself to you and thus, in the will of God you will discover the love and the joy of living. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
I will be making this post in (2) parts, to give the reader time to sort and reflect for themselves.
We have been hearing the readings of the Mass which conclude the liturgical year with the Feast of Christ the King, and the reign of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God.
However today’s reading in the gospel of Luke ended with the words “your redemption is at hand.“ Luke 21
From the beginning of the liturgical year, the Lord has been giving me a word in my private prayer. We have as a family have gone through much tribulation in this past year, and I would often say to the Lord light heartedly, “I’m not feeling very redeemed.” So I have been very perplexed by what He meant when He said this, trying to understand what this is all about. Today I felt like I just wanted to put my foot down and try to understand what He was saying.
So I dove a little deeper into Luke’s gospel chapter 21:25-36, where we are today in the daily reading awaiting the reign of Jesus Christ our Soverign King. The Lord led me to begin with verse 21:25 which said,
“…There will be signs in the sun, the moon and the stars and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves…”
I thought ‘YES, this is is all occurring now especially coming from a huge mega storm Hurricane Sandy on the east coast, and all the more events; so yes there are signs in the heavens. Those who have been to Medjguroje have seen many phenomena especially with the dancing sun, falling stars and the moon miracles that have occurred.
Of course science would give its own explanation forgoing that God is the master of the Universe and of Creation, and all these things occur by His design. There have been many sightings of the face of Jesus, Blessed Mother, angels, etal in the clouds and amidst many storms, that are posted all over the place, and we can say personally we have witnessed them ourselves in person.
So it is safe to say, yes, these things are occurring. So I went on reflecting:
“…People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world for the powers of heaven will be shaken, and then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory…” (Luke 21)
“…But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand. (the Lord gives the example of the sign of the fig tree); in the same way when you see these things happening know that the Kingdom of God is near. Amen I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away…”
This discourse the Lord gave to His apostles before He was about to be put to death.
I recalled the word of God to St. Faustina when He said that His Kingdom on earth is His life in the human soul. (Diary 1784) So I began to understand this reading in this light. But deep within, I knew there was more to this, and took to heart the close of this discourse from the Words of Jesus:
“…Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness, and the anxieties of daily life and that day catch you by surprise, like a trip. For that day will assult everyone who lives on the face of the earth. Be vigilant at all times, and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulation that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man…”
For anyone who has eyes to see, or ears to hear and a listening heart, we would see these days as the Lord speaks are occurring, by the “sign of the times in which we are living.” Our Lady often says, “see the sign of the times in which you are living…” See is the key word, look and see what is happening.
Our Lady is here to help us in this time, preparing us to meet her Son, preparing us to encounter Him, but maybe something more. She has said often we must pray to comprehend why she is with us and to comprehend her message. The Holy Spirit will bring light in the prayer, when the heart is open to hear what she is saying. Our Lady is only giving hints of the purpose for her coming, and we are called to ask, seek and find.
Personally, I am affirmed that this is the time of tribulation for this generation now by the signs that have been given.
However, throughout history there have been many tribulation times for the Church for certain generations of a people who strayed from the path of God.
But today Our Lady makes it clear that this time is different. This time is her time she said. This is a time of grace (she just said that in her message of 11/25/12 again. This is a time of mercy, said the Lord to St. Faustina who was told that she would prepare the world for His final coming.
So there is clearly something unique about this time we are living in the present day. And above all, for this generation, Our Lady has revealed that satan is unchained on many occasions; it seems that all of hell is unleashed on the earth, affirming the words of God who said above, “…for that day will assault the everyone who lives on the face of the earth; be vigilant at all times…”
I will conclude here and continue in part II