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Revisit Continues…The Shortened Days

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on November 17, 2010

This past Sunday, a group of friends and I gathered for a game of Boggle which we played with another friend of ours living in Georgia.  We were able to do this thanks to a detachable video camera and an online communication tool.  It was a wonderful time of fellowship and fun!

But in-between our games, I had the opportunity to visit Mark’s site and noticed that, once again, our writings were mirroring one another – a great confirmation that what we both heard is True AND coming from the Lord Himself.

I highly recommend reading his blog entitled: So Little Time Left

As usual, Mark gives an even clearer picture of the things at hand, much clearer than I ever could.  After you’ve read Mark’s blog, then I encourage you to re-read The Shortened Days, found on my blog.  Dark times ARE coming and ARE here, but THEY ARE NOT TO BE FEARED as long as YOU HOLD TIGHT TO CHRIST.

On that note, let us take a look at this month’s Monthly Message:

November, 2010

[Excerpts. EMPHASIS Added]

Dearest apostle, be assured of My good will toward you. At times, I see that you forget that you have a beloved and constant friend. I am a friend who never finds you tiresome or difficult. I am with you during your calm periods and during your storms. I find you a precious companion regardless of your disposition in any moment.

See?  Even when we are unsure, thrown into doubt by our own weaknesses, lash out in anger due to stress and short-sightedness, GOD does NOT ABANDON US!

We fit together. When you are with Me, you are with the one who completely understands you and completely loves you. MY LOVE  for you is SYMPATHETIC, UNDERSTANDING, and UNCHANGEABLE. My love for you will weather any strain or pain, any mistake or any emotional storm you experience. I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU. I will always love you and welcome you in My heart. Your answers and your clarity will be found with Me.

No matter our faults and failings…God IS greater than all that!  He understands that we are weak and apt to fall, but as long as we TURN TO HIM with a HUMBLE HEART, He will not spurn but instead GRACE that heart with strength and perseverance to hold to the TRUTH that exists ONLY in the LOVE of Christ.

It is not possible that a beloved apostle will be rejected. DO NOT THINK THAT I IGNORE YOUR PAIN OR THAT YOUR PAIN LEAVES ME INDIFFERENT. You, dear apostle, have shown Me that you are interested in My pain which will always involve the pain of humanity. This moves My heart to the greatest generosity. I answer your prayers in a mystical way. Some day you will see that I answered your prayers in the most beneficial way possible, given the intention. Many unnecessary calamities are avoided because of prayer.

Imagine the wonderment when we receive the privilege to view the results of our service at the day of judgment.  I myself am often impatient when wondering – am I doing any good?  My impatience, I’m afraid, almost always gets the better of me from time to time.  But it is in my weakness that God is made ever stronger (cf. 2 Cor 12:9), and it is my weakness that I can truly come before the Lord in Humility.

BELIEVE IN YOUR PRAYERS. BELIEVE IN MY MERCIFUL PRESENCE WITH YOU. BELIEVE IN THE IMPACT OF YOUR SERVICE and BELIEVE IN THE GRATITUDE I HAVE FOR YOU, even when you do not feel it.

Believe…so simple…so easy to do…why then do people refuse the gift of Faith?

“Pray for all sinners.”

“Wanting to test her mental abilities, I asked, ‘do you know what a sinner is?’  Without hesitation she replied, ‘Certainly Monsieur, a sinner is one who loves evil’.  ~ Song of Bernadette, ©1943

14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate…19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin which dwells within me. ~St Paul, Romans 7: 12-15, 19-20

Recommended Reading:

The Shortened Days
So Little Time Left

Further Recommended Reading:

Sin and Redemption
Clothed in Christ

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Revisit…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on November 10, 2010

The same scripture verse has been going around inside my head for last two weeks:

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

With the elections now completed, and the House regained with many more seats in the Senate, many people believe we are on the verge of obtaining “peace” within our wayward country and government.  I think this sentiment is foolish and foolhardy.

On that note, I’m re-posting an earlier writing that tackles the Coming Passion of Christ – that which His Church must undergo in order to be purified.  Make no mistake about it, IT IS IMMINENT.   One day will seem like another and then, as “travail comes upon a woman with child”, destruction of all we know will arrive on our doorsteps.  One just has to look at the headlines of trusted news sources – persecution against the Christian Church is gaining in momentum. 

And yet, fear not!  The sooner it begins, the sooner it is over with!

We must remain vigilant, “sober, and ever watchful” through it all, because the enemy is “like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour” (1Peter 5:8).  Saint Peter also continues on to remind us what I have said above about the sooner this begins it will also end:

9 Resist him [Satan], firm in your faith, knowing that the same experience of suffering is required of your brotherhood throughout the world. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, establish, and strengthen you. 11 To Him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1Peter 5: 9-11

The Coming Passion of Christ’s Church in True Imitation of Him:

The Progression…

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? [Just a quick aside, I have noticed that the head of the dragon has moved considerably closer to the stream of Christ’s Blood – as the arrow from the original picture is now pointing at the “neck” of the dragon.]

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