Living in the Two Hearts

My Spiritual Insights and Musings

The Progression…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on March 8, 2010

As our world continues to move along its path of self-created destruction, it is also moving towards a great renewal AFTER this current age has been purified.  From here on out, take what I write with a definite “grain of salt”.  I am no prophet, but I can see “the signs of the times”, as anyone who has eyes are able to see.  But I am also granted the opportunity to notice changes in religious art that give significant confirmations in those “signs of the times”.

Do any of you have one of the Divine Mercy pictures?  My particular favorite is the first one that was produced.  It’s very mystical in nature and has Jesus literally appearing out of the darkness of a room – or in this case, the religious cell of St. Faustina.  Well, I have my enlarged picture hanging on my wall, always in plain view of my bed, so that before I sleep I can say, “Jesus, I trust in You!”  And when I wake up, I see Him there and I am reminded that, “Jesus, I trust in You!”

Lately this picture has acquired a new image within it.  Just below Jesus’ right hand, next to the flow of His blood, a dragon’s head has appeared…hmmm…near Christ’s blood…martyrdom?

The Dragon Appears

The Dragon Appears

This current addition is just one of several images that I have seen.  But it’s appearance, and the current events in our world (large earthquakes with accompanying tsunamis; current rate of economic collapse that has occurred here and around the world; the push for that one world government so prevalent today, cf Mt 24: 6-8), gives me the idea that this newest image has a purpose.

It’s purpose?  The reminder from Christ for all of us who follow Him,

Take heed, watch and pray;  for you do not know when the time will come.  It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch.  Watch therefore–for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning–  lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.  And what I say to you I say to all: Watch.” (Mk 13: 33-37). 

I have said before, I DO NOT believe the Second Coming of Christ is “around the corner”.  Other things must happen first BEFORE that great event.  One of those things is the coming of the Antichrist – the Dragon – who awaited at the foot of the Woman to devour her child (cf Rev 12:4b).  I truly believe that it is for this PURPOSE that we have to “step-up” our “attention to details” with regards to our current times.

Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said on the subject of the Antichrist, when he was speaking about the seraph serpent that Moses had lifted up in the desert (see Numbers 21: 4-9), Sheen said, “

“God said to Moses, ‘make a serpent of brass; hang it up on the crotch of a tree; and everyone who looks at that brass serpent will be cured of snake bite’.  Now, there’s nothing about looking at a brass serpent that could cure a snake bite.  Nothing.  But it was a test of their faith.  Would they obey God?  All who looked…were cured of the poisonous bite.

Now Our Lord comes along and says, ‘I’m that serpent!’  This is one of the few instances, in which, the same word…applied to evil is applied to good.  Another is the ‘lion’.  The devil is a lion (cf 1 Peter 5:8), Our Lord is the lion, the Lion of Judah (cf Rev 5:5)

Meaning that when the Antichrist comes he will act like Christ…”  ~Fulton Sheen, Cross of Christ, posted Jan 12, 2009.

Or as St Paul reminds us:

The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders,  and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. ~2Thes 2: 9-10

How?  By establishing that “peace” when all is chaos with assurances of economic stability, freedom for our children, a universal love and understanding, that “Age of Aquarius” which brings humanity to its own perfection by its own means…and without God…or at least without THE God.  St. Paul again warns,

When people say, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there will be no escape. ~1Thes 5:4

Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false,  so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. ~2Thess 2: 11-12

So, how do we “step-up” our “attention to details”?  Easy, we become the LIGHT of Christ that “shines out of the darkness!”

For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. ~2 Cor 4: 6

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” ~Jn 8:12

That means, in the times of trials and darkness, we must hold firm to the promises of Christ.  He will never leave us…all these things must pass except the things that are of Him.  A great renewal of the Gospel will follow on the heels of persecution, thus the Church renewed will preach the Gospel of Christ throughout all the earth!

…lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” ~Mt 28:20c

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” ~Mk 13:31

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and put you to death; and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away, and betray one another, and hate one another. ~Mt 24: 9-10

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, as a testimony to all nations; and then the end will come. ~Mt 24:14

Therefore it is IMPERATIVE that we be that LIGHT of CHRIST, bringing His light to others souls, especially those encased in this present darkness of the culture of death.  Jesus gently reminds us of this very thing in this month’s message:

You are the heralds of My salvationOne who heralds the King’s return stands with eyes alight, filled with anticipation and happiness! … Be heralds of the Light, rejoicing, so that others may see their future.

I prepare you, My friends, so that you can then prepare others.

There is a groaning in My Church, a sigh of exertion as she pushes forward into a renewed period. You feel this aching strain but you also feel the spark of My hope. ~Lay Apostles of the Returning King, March, 2010.

Such a heralding is not to be taken lightly.  If our Lord is our strength, our help, our love, our life, should we not reflect that in our very continence?  Yes, this is a time of Lent, a time of preparation and denial of bodily pleasures.  But it is also a time of RENEWAL.

Frequent confession…frequent communion…frequent visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  Renew, renew, RENEW!  For the days are coming and are here now that will shake the faith of many, and yes, many will fall away from the Love of Christ out of hurt-anger or mistrust.  But isn’t this even more reason to shine His Light to those around you?

The Dragon may be poised, and yes a persecution may come upon us in order to purify us, but it is also a means of bringing us back to Him so that we may bring Him to others!

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, as a testimony to all nations;

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you;  ~Mt 24:14 ; 18: 19-20

Recommended Reading:

What if?
Writing on the Wall
Persecution is Near
God Continues to Call

Romans I

Recommended Video

We Were Warned

Be heralds of the Light, rejoicing, so that others may see their future.

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