Dear friends, we are coming to the close of the Easter season in this 5th week of Easter with Pentecost just around the corner.
I have been preparing my heart for a new indwelling of the Holy Spirit for several weeks now. And through this time of preparation I have been getting insight as to how the Lord is working in my own soul.
However, an incredible light came just the other day when I began to reflect on this one scripture passage about the ‘chosen ones’ for these times. I pray that those who reflect on this publication will find great solace in how the Lord is moving in your heart, and see how He is reconstructing you into a solid spiritual house of prayer.
(Note, the scripture is only quoted by that which spoke to my heart. Seek you holy bible for the full text for your own personal reflection.)
1 Peter 2:3-6, 9 – “For you have tasted that the Lord is good. Come to him a living stone, rejected by human beings, but chosen and precious in the sight of God, and like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ…Behold I am laying a stone in Zion, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in it shall not be put to shame…But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light…now you are God’s people; now you have received mercy…”
As I wrote out this scripture in my prayer journal I saw a multitude of of those the Lord has called forth in His glorious army who lay their lives down for His Kingdom. Each one of us built upon the other as so called spiritual houses; each one of us have been formed as “living stones” as built on solid rock, the one Foundation in Jesus Christ.
(I had a deep understanding these are the Children of Blessed Mother in a special way who have said yes to her, and who are living her message and putting the gospel to life).
In addition there are certain souls who are formed as the ‘cornerstone’. They uphold the whole structure in the one foundation; that is united in Jesus Christ, who is fully alive in them.
These stones called ‘living stones’ one by one are constructing a beautiful city built out of refined gold and precious stones that make up the city of God and His heavenly kingdom.
Each ‘living stone’ and precious jewel is placed and positioned accordingly and perfectly to build up the solid structure, that is the House of God, where He abides.
Then Revelation 21:19-27 came to my heart and the Spirit gave me an understanding of its meaning;
…The foundation of the city walls were decorated with every precious stone…”
This city, the New Jerusalem (which means the city of Peace) covers the entire globe, by all those each one being built up as this spiritual house one living stone upon another, beginning from the original apostles, from generation to generation and held together by the blood of the holy martyrs. sealing every stone and every generation of saints enforcing its foundation in Jesus Christ. These stones as they are being laid make the city of God all the more stronger and more radiant as the sun.
The verse continues; “…I saw no temple in the city for its temple is the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb…the glory of God gave it light and its lamp as the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light and to it the kings of the earth will bring its treasures…nothing unclean will enter it, nor anyone who does abominable things or tells lies…
(chpt. 22) Then the river of life giving water flows from God and the Lamb and the tree of life that produces fruit 12 times a year, once each month, the leaves of the tree serve as medicine for the nations. Nothing accursed will be found there anymore, and God and the Lamb will be in it…”
In 1 Corinthians St. Paul repeats often that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and that the body is to be kept holy for the Lord. Those who are being built up into spiritual houses, will stand firm in the last day, for the Lord has made his dwelling with them.
Yet together in them Our Lady is forming her interior army and clothing them with her virtues who shall shine as like the sun at the day break.
Our Lady reminded me of her words that she wants her children to hear; “…You are all important in this plan of God…” The Mother speaks in a universal term. No one does she exclude when she speaks. Every human being has a part in this plan.
Thinking in this term of building up a city of God, those who are weak in stature; that is weak in faith and lacking in the grace of God-those whom Our Lady addresses as the ‘unbeliever’, find themselves like old cement that crumbles when the storm comes. Thus the structure falters.
Our Lady calls her children to build themselves up spiritually that we will be strengthen for the coming of her Son.
Friends, this coming could be of either the end of your life, or the end of time. The key is to be ready to meet the Lord at every moment, for we do not know the day nor the hours when He will come, yet the plan of heaven is already set in course and is determined to be fulfilled, with or without your cooperation.
I pray that the Holy Spirit renews you according to His will, and that you will permit Him to use you as a spiritual sacrifice pleasing to the Lord, so that you may find favor with God. Let faith conquer the world!
“Dear children, your Mother calls you to completely surrender to God. Dear children, this is a time of grace. Pray as much as you can and renew yourself through prayer. Construct yourself spiritually. This construction lasts until the end of your life. Continue to pray as much as you can and with your prayers you will help me.” (3/27/89 – Easter Monday)