Living in the Two Hearts

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Posted by Anne Elizabeth on March 30, 2011

Which way do I go?

For 4th week of Lent: amazing on relevant this post is in 2017! Mind you, I could add more information with regards to earthquakes and tsunami that have drastically impacted the world in just a few short years, but that’s not really the focus of Lent, is it? So read on and be amazed that the more things change “the more they stay the same”. 😉

For all this is merely “sound and fury signifying nothing”.  God’s plan has NOT CHANGED… He’ll still wins in the end…

My dear apostles, you remain faithful to Me and I guide you through every change.

Can it be said that the Lord devised a plan for you yesterday and again today but that the Lord will fail to make His plan for tomorrow known to you?

Will I hide My needs from you? Will I abandon the work and the workers? You know that this will never happen~Excerpt, Monthly Message, March 2012; emphasis added.

Times are beginning to become difficult and in more ways than one.

Our dollar is about to be replaced as the currency of choice in the world market…which means that at home our bills will skyrocket, food prices will become outrageous – more so than they are already, and more families will be facing challenging times ahead that would make any parent throw up their hands and say, “What next?!”

But we MUST keep our perspective.  Jesus said of these times…

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars (Libya, Jordan, Egypt etc… Note: in 2011 Fall, Egypt’s govt fell and then Libya was over run by rebels) see that you are not alarmed;  for this MUST TAKE PLACE, but THE END IS NOT YET.  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and their will be FAMINES and EARTHQUAKES in various places (Japan, Chili, New Zealand, Haiti, California, Colorado, Florida… Then in September of 2011, W.Virginia experienced one that went all the way to Ohio…just to name a few) all this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs. ~Mt 24: 6-8

Now, if the God of this Universe KNEW that all this would take place, isn’t it JUST POSSIBLE that He also KNOWS what His Children will endure during these times?  As I think the answer to that question is a resounding YES!  Then we need NOT be afraid. FEAR DOES NOT COME FROM GOD, it is His enemy that sows fear.

Another parable [Jesus] put before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away.

Here I could go into some detail right now and tell you about this farmer and his enemy, who they are meant to represent.  Fortunately, though, Jesus did that for me already when He explained this parable to His Disciples!  Jesus says,

He who sows the good seed is the Son of man;  the field IS THE WORLD, and the GOOD SEED means the sons of the kingdom; the WEEDS are THE SONS OF THE EVIL ONE, and the ENEMY who sowed them IS THE DEVIL. ~Mt 13: 37-39a, emphasis added

So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also.  And the servants of the householder came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field?  How then has it weeds?’

Question?  Whom serve God in heaven?  Answer!  His Angels!!! (Cf Rev 12: 7-9)

He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’  The servants said to him, “Then do you want us to go and gather them?’  But he said, ‘No; lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them.

Now, here is the COOL PART!  The reason why we really should keep all that’s happening in PERSPECTIVE… that is IN GOD’S PERSPECTIVE…

Let both grow together until the HARVEST; and at the HARVEST time I will tell the reapers, ‘Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’ “

For Jesus explains,

…the HARVEST is the close of the age, and the REAPERS are ANGELS.  Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age.  THE SON OF MAN will SEND HIS ANGELS, and they WILL GATHER OUT OF HIS KINGDOM all causes of SIN and ALL EVILDOERS, and throw them INTO the FURNACE of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.

The RIGHTEOUS will SHINE LIKE THE SUN in the kingdom of their Father.  HE WHO HAS EARS, LET HIM HEAR! ~Mt 13: 39b-43, emphasis added.

So you see, brothers and sisters!  Satan’s time WILL BE SHORT and GOD, not him, WILL HAVE THE FINAL WORD.

Our job?  TO BE AT PEACE and focused on growing closer to Him ESPECIALLY during these 40 days of Lent!  Ps…I’ve added a tutorial for the Liturgy of the Hours if you really want to kick your prayer life into high gear! 😉

Jesus says about the PEACE we should have in Him…

Be at peace, dear apostles. I urge you to strive daily to be at peace. All that surrounds you will benefit from your understanding that while the world changes, GOD REMAINS THE SAME. I AM THE SAME.

Dear friend of My heart, consider for a moment. What diminishes your peace? Which people? Which habits? Which activities? Ask yourself why these people or things diminish your peace? You must find these answers in contemplation of Me and contemplation of heavenly concepts.

Ahahha!  40 Days of Lent…contemplation time!  Here we are!!!

My love blesses you even as it moves through you. By working from Me, you are disciplining yourself to remain peaceful because I am peace. I AM CALM. I AM LOVE

Be alert to My presence and you will spread peace.

~Excerpts from Monthly Message, March 2011, emphasis added.

Therefore, true followers must be alert to the desires of the Lord when events around them alter earthly plans.

I am constructing an edifice of humility in the world. I am committed to My Church and it is My desire to bring an abundance of grace into the world through My Church~Excerpt from Monthly MessageMarch 2012, emphasis added

Found in Google Images, artist unknown.

Found in Google Images, artist unknown.

We should NOT be afraid.  Yes, times are coming and are here that will try many faithful souls.  Yes, some will even give their lives as a witness to the Kingdom of God – they are the BLESSED ONES!  Yet even when all seems evil, the VICTORY IS GOD’S!  And at every turn, the Father is waiting to embrace YOU, just as the father did of the Prodigal Son (cf Lk 15:20), when he saw his son far off and RAN to MEET him;  So too will God RUN to MEET YOU.

Jesus didn’t tell that parable to make people feel warm and fuzzy inside.  He told that story to best illustrate what GREAT LOVE the FATHER OF LOVE has FOR US!  When we embrace His Love in all humility (worked on humility beginning from week one, remember?), God will lavish us in such LOVE as we cannot conceive!

So have NO FEAR of them; for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known…

DO NOT FEAR those who can kill the body…rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell…

Even the hairs on your head are all numbered.  FEAR NOT, therefor; YOU ARE OF MORE VALUE than many sparrows…

He who finds his life will lose it, and he who LOSES HIS LIFE FOR MY SAKE will find it…

He who receives you receives ME, and he who receives ME receives Him who sent Me…

And when Jesus had finished instructing His…disciples, He went on from there to teach and preach in their cities.  ~cf Mt 10: 26, 28, 30-31, 39-40

 

 

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