Living in the Two Hearts

My Spiritual Insights and Musings

Introduction…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on November 14, 2012

Updated! 11/18/2012

Christian Prayer: Week IV, Evening Prayer: READING:  Colossians 3: 15-17 (emphasis added)

[Brothers and Sisters] Christ’s peace must reign in your hearts, since as members of the One Body you have been called to that peace.

Is He the CENTER of your life?

Dedicate yourselves to thankfulnessLet the Word of Christ, rich as it is, dwell in you.

In wisdom made perfect, instruct and admonish one another.  Sing gratefully to God from your hearts in psalms, hymns, and inspired songs. (Daily Prayer anyone?)

Whatever you do, whether in SPEECH or in ACTION, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Give thanks to God the Father through Him!

The Word of the Lord … Thanks be to God!

RESPONSORY: I shall know the fullness of joy, when I see your face, O Lord.

Mt 25: 1-13 – Watch therefore, for you know not the day nor the hour.

Coming Soon…  Not just the title of this post, but also the title of a book that I’m going to begin posting a weekly or bi-weekly study on.

Great Book!

Those who wish to participate will need to get the book because I will NOT regurgitate word for word what the author, Michael Barber, has written.  I will merely highlight certain areas and add personal reflections and commentaries when appropriate; but they will correspond to page numbers contained within the book.  So it would be helpful for the reader to have the book in front of them to refer to.  Plus you’ll have all that extra information that I’m leaving out to ADD to your study.  He has a lot of great end-notes!  For myself, I’ve placed a bookmark in the back of the book so that I can follow those end- notes as I read.  They’ve been quite helpful in unlocking more understanding.

Now, if you are wondering if this is worth your time, let me state this: our current events of the day are not by accident.  The days ARE shortened – and I’m not referring to Daylight Savings – but are literally 2 hours shorter than usual thanks to some rather major events that have happened beginning with the tsunami in 2004 and continuing with the more recent earthquake and tsunamis of Japan and Haiti, (cf Mt 24: 7, 22).

The violence against Christians has also increased within the last three years and will continue to increase as these days progress.  The Church IS entering her Passion, following her Savior’s footsteps, with the promise of the Resurrection waiting for us at the end, (Mt 24: 12-13, 21; CCC§675, 677).

The collapse of all that we know in the Western World is occurring right before our eyes with the financial collapse and civil unrest breaking out all over the world and in the United States.  Ushering in an time of INTRINSIC EVIL, when it looks like Satan has ‘won the day’, testing the faith of all Believers, (cf. Mt 24: 9-10).  But this is merely his last bid against mankind before he and all who follow him are gathered, chained, and thrown into the fiery pit (cf. Rev 19:20), bringing about a period of peace, aka the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of the Mother of God.  Which will then usher in the final evangelization before the final judgment (Mt. 24:14).  Read Mark’s latest post as confirmation of this: End of this Age.

This book gives an excellent account of John’s apocalyptic writing that we know as the Book of Revelation, keeping in mind that the writing pertains to an ACTUAL time period – which I call “In John’s Day” OR “I.J.D.”; while also applying the recorded events to our time right now.  Because as readers of this blog have already seen and know – SACRED SCRIPTURE is a LIVING BOOK.  The information contained within pertains to YESTERDAY, TODAY, and the DAYS TO COME. 

What this book also contains is a healthy dose of reality.  We DO NOT know the DAY or the TIME of the Savior’s return, nor will Barber’s writing reveal that, for “It is not for [us] to know times or seasons which the Father has fixed by His own authority…” (Acts 1:7) 

All we are required to do during this time is to “Watch… [and] be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Mt 24:42a, 44).  This means also keeping yourself in a constant STATE OF GRACE, through PRAYER and FASTING, loving God “with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind”, while we also love our neighbors as ourselves (cf. Mt 22: 37, 39).

For some this will come in the form of taking a stand for the faith and becoming martyrs; for others it will involve times of intense prayer as the darkness increases, while others will continue through their normal days giving everything they do to God as a token of their LOVE for Him and the coming Kingdom of God.

Barber’s writing will help to ENCOURAGE and give you SUPPORT for the DAYS of DARKNESS, as well as keep the false teachings at bay.  Our focus MUST BE CHRIST, the ONLY SON OF GOD, who came to His creation, became man, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified and died…on the THIRD DAY He ROSE AGAIN, He ASCENDED into HEAVEN and SITS at the RIGHT HAND of GOD the FATHER the ALMIGHTY, He WILL come again in Glory TO JUDGE heaven and earth. 

Let us make ourselves ready and place the oil (GRACE) into our lamps, having extra for the long night ahead (constant state of GRACE), so that we will be ready to WELCOME HIM when He comes! (cf Mt 25: 1-13)

Remember, remember, REMEMBERThe days ahead are dark but GOD’S LIGHT will SHINE THROUGH!

Blessings to one and all during this month of REMEMBRANCE and PREPARATION as we approach the season of our Saviors Birth!

Recommended Reading:

The Doors of Faustina
The Coming Passion
What Does It Mean to be Reconciled?

The Coming Revelation of the Father

On the Eve

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