Living in the Two Hearts

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Coming Passion continues…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on December 15, 2010

The writing continues with the first installment concerning the beginning of the Passion…one which we are currently in and it seems to be gaining momentum… billboards, businesses, politicians, all claiming Christianity as a myth, a brainwashing without reason.

Is God Disappearing From the Human Horizon?

Have you noticed how hard it has become to seek after holiness?

What Does Holiness RequireMercy!!!

So here we are, facing the Passion of Our Lord as we approach the celebration of His Birth…curious, no?

Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers.  The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh. CCC§675

And so we begin again to re-discover the beauty of the mystery of the Passion of Christ as all mankind was redeemed in that brief but powerful moment of Grace!  So too, will the Church be redeemed and made new as we enter into this BRIEF but POWERFUL moment of Grace…

(First Published, April 6, 2010)

Here is the key to reading what follows:

Any words in italicized black will be the scripture reference.  Any comments of my own will appear in teal, and as usual, the Stations and bullets will remain blue and purple.

The Outline Breakdown:

I  Jesus is Condemned to Death by Pilate (after He was scourged)

  • Pilate represents the Roman Government at the time of Christ
    • After all, he is the Roman Procurator
  • Who is the Roman Empire today?
    • Currently, it hasn’t been yet established – but soon we will know it as the New World Order
  • How do we know this?
     

    • Simple:The Roman Empire had dominated the world of Antiquity

“The Beast,” that is, the Roman empire. —Advent Sermons on Antichrist, Sermon III, The Religion of Antichrist, Venerable Cardinal John Henry Newman

ο Both economically and politically
ο It maintained control by keeping tabs on its citizenry with regular Census (Lk 2:1-5)
ο Knowing the population count, they were able to put soldiers and governors where it was needed most

By the way, is any of this starting to sound familiar?

Obama quietly Erasing Boarders

Where are we now in relation to the above?  I submit we are in the scourging phase –

To be scourged is to be “cleansed” for inequities : Stripes [or] Lashes [are] inflicted as punishment on a wrongdoer. According to the Law, no more than 40 stripes could be given at one time (Deut. 25:3). Five times Paul received 39 lashes (2 Cor. 11:24). Jesus was scourged with the lash before being crucified (Matt. 27:26)… ~Dictionary of the Bible, Welcome to the Catholic Church, CDROM, 2008.

Our Church will need to be cleansed of our inequities…

To the Shepherds who teach error:

“You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit that befits repentance… Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” ~Mt 3:7c -8, 10

Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” says the LORD.  Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the LORD. ~Jer23: 1-2

To those “Cafeteria Catholics” who pick and choose which teachings of the Church they will follow:

“‘I know your works; you have the name of being alive, and you are dead.  Awake, and strengthen what remains and is on the point of death, for I have not found your works perfect in the sight of my God.  Remember then what you received and heard; keep that, and repent. If you will not awake, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come upon you.” ~Rev 3:1-3

I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.  For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing; not knowing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked… Those whom I love, I reprove and chasten; so be zealous and repent. ~Rev 3:15-17, 19

…as is evident by the outright persecution of the Church by the media, but soon we’ll see persecution of Christians, though on a rather small scaleChurches may be closed, many Christians might be martyred for their faith, but this will be nothing in comparison with what is still to come.  For the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will NOT be completely abolished and prohibited in all places…YET… This is merely the Cleansing of the Temple like that which Jesus performed prior to His arrest after entering Jerusalem (cf. Mt 21: 1-13).  Thus God IS in charge and will allow this cleansing for our collective good.

Up Next: Jesus Accepts His Cross: the road to Calvary begins

Previous Post: The Coming Passion

Further Readings:

Breaking of the Seals
Mercy in Chaos
Divine Mercy

Related Videos:

The Big Picture
Time of Grace
Apostasy!

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