Living in the Two Hearts

My Spiritual Insights and Musings

Have A Happy Day!

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on September 24, 2014

The Kingdom of God is at hand! Repent and believe in the Gospel!

The Kingdom of God is at hand! Repent and believe in the Gospel!

Some Good Old Fashion Encouragement…

Emphasis added by me…Please do yourselves a favor and put Romans 5:3-5 to memory =-)

Romans 5:3-5 “More than that, we REJOICE in our SUFFERINGS, knowing that SUFFERING produces ENDURANCE, and ENDURANCE produces CHARACTER, and CHARACTER produces HOPE, and HOPE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT US, because God’s LOVE has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which comes upon you to PROVE YOU… But REJOICE in so far as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also REJOICE and BE GLAD when His GLORY is revealed. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of Glory and of God rests upon you…For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?… Therefore, let those who suffer according to God’s Will do right and ENTRUST their souls to a faithful Creator.” ~1Peter 4:12-14, 17, 19

Because…

CCC No. 675, 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.”

St. Paul Warns us that…
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. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all my be condemned who did not believe the TRUTH but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” ~1Thes 2:9-12

But for US who BELIEVE in the TRUTH…

Be not afraid! Jesus we TRUST in you!

Be not afraid! Jesus we TRUST in you!

But those who believe in God should have NO FEAR because Christ tells us…

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves… When they deliver you up, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour, for it is not you who speaks, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” ~Mt 10:16a, 19-20

And He promises us that…

“Lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” ~Mt 28:20b

Therefore, look not ahead, but where you are RIGHT NOW…

“Everyone who hears these worlds of Mine and DOES THEM will be like a wise man who built his house upon THE ROCK” ~Mt 7:24, see also Mt 16:18 & James 1:22, 25

“Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our transgressions as we forgive those who transgress against us…” ~Mt 6:11-12

With everything going on in everyone’s lives (and around the world), what a wonderful opportunity to begin this journey with forgiveness

Because God IS generous... Mt 7:7-8; Rev 3:19-20

And He only…

…disciplines him whom He LOVES, and chastises every son whom He receives.  It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons… For the moment discipline seems painful rather than pleasant; later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” ~Heb 12:6-7a, 11

Always remember, God will be TRIUMPHANT : Mt 13: 41-43; And those trained in endurance will be saved: Mt 24: 13-14; So REJOICE in your sufferings! And remember the words of St. Teresa of Avila:

Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila

Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila

Have a Blessed Day, one and all!  (=-P

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