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Lenten Reflections Week 1…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on February 18, 2018

BEGIN… PREPARE… SEEK HIS MERCY…

Okay, so I was mistaken. I thought I first published these in 2014, but it was 2011 when they first appeared! WOW… the relevance of the links below, coupled with the scriptures, just drops my jaw. 

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[Brothers and Sisters] …we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.  For our sake He made Him to be sin who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Working together, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.  For He says: “In an acceptable time I heard you, and on the day of salvation I helped you.”

Behold, now is a very acceptable time; behold, NOW is the day of salvation.
~2Cor 5: 20- 6:2; 2nd Reading for Ash Wednesday, 2012

First Published: 5/07/2011

Updated: 3/06/18 ; this is a stationary page for the whole week. Do explore the links as they are chock full of WOW!

Other Lenten Retreats: Pray More Novenas offers this series; Marian Fathers of the Divine Mercy offer this Mobile Retreat; This one I HIGHLY RECOMMEND as it comes directly to your email, and since many have smart phones these days, you can view and reflect on the go!

LOVE!


Week 1: First 40 Days… Monday, February, 19th Click on the date for today’s reflection.

Repent and be renewed!

MORNING PRAYER: SATURDAY AFTER ASH WEDNESDAY: READING: Isaiah 1: 16-18 (emphasis added)

Wash yourselves clean!  Put away your misdeeds from before My eyes; cease doing evil; learn to do good.  Make justice your aim; redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.  Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord:

Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow; though they be crimson red, they may become white as wool.

The Word of the Lord! … Thanks be to God!

St. Paul sets us up really well for Lent when he wrote in his letter to the Romans:

[Brothers and Sisters,] you know the time in which we are living.  It is now the hour FOR YOU TO WAKE FROM SLEEP, for our Salvation IS CLOSER THAN WEN WE FIRST ACCEPTED THE FAITH.  The night is far spent; the day draws near.  Let us CAST OFF DEEDS OF DARKNESS and PUT ON THE ARMOR OF LIGHT.  Let us LIVE HONORABLY as in daylight; Not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual excess and lust, not in quarreling and jealousy.  Rather, PUT ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST and make no provision for the desires of the flesh. ~Romans 13: 11-14, Morning Prayer, Week I, Monday.

We will witness in the days ahead the Great Apostasy (a truly prophetic word spoken back in 2012, that IS the state of affairs TODAY in 2018, spoken of in CCC§675… Read here… It’s all happening NOW at a raid pace. Frightening to think of how accurate this humble priest’s warnings were. 

The Shortened Days – another important read to go with the above read…

And if you recall, Jesus gave us three EXCELLENT examples of how to respond to the temptation that comes from the devil… Read More…

CHECK-UP!

Check Up!  Week One… Wed, February 21st…

Well, it’s been a few days since Lent began…So how’s it going?

Declare your sins to one another,  and pray for one another [in other words, admit your fault and ask for forgiveness from the one you have wronged], that you may find healing.  The fervent petition of a holy man is powerful indeed. ~James 5:16, Evening Prayer, Friday after Ash Wednesday, Christian Prayer, 1976.

Another Good Read: The Coming Passion

For this is the time of Renewal through penance, fasting, and alms-giving.  We need to heed the words of the Prophet who spoke:

Wash yourselves clean!  Put away your misdeeds from before My eyes; cease doing evil; learn to do good.  Make justice your aim; redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.  Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord. Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow; though they be crimson red, they may become white as wool. ~Isaiah 1:16-18, Morning Prayer, Saturday after Ash Wednesday, Christian Prayer, 1976.

and GIVE UP our sinful habitsThere is no more time. The Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night! (cf 1 Thess 5:2) REPENT!

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Understanding the “Signs” of Today…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on February 11, 2018

BEGIN... PREPARE... SEEK HIS MERCY...

BEGIN… PREPARE… SEEK HIS MERCY…

First Published: March 8, 2011

Republished: Feb 11, 2018, with updated links and prophetic relevance to TODAY  

Lent is about to begin.  Feb 14th, is Ash Wednesday this year when ashes are placed on foreheads as a sacramental sign that we have come “from dust and to dust we shall return”.  I stress the importance of the word sacramental, this means:

Sacred signs which bear a certain resemblance to the sacraments, and by means of which spiritual effects are signified and obtained through the prayers of the Church. ~Glossary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Ed., 1994.

In other words, you don’t have to be Catholic to receive them and yet the importance of the reception remains the same – we are not God, we are dust.  Unfortunately, too many people think they are God and thus carry on as if it doesn’t matter what they do (start at 20min, and listen).  A good example are the Mardigras celebrations that take place in New Orleans.  The amount of pagan worship and licentiousness is enough to make anyone wonder, “Why Lord?”

This brings me to the reading from Morning Prayer.  It comes from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans [emphasis added]:

[Brothers and Sisters,] you know the time in which we are living.  It is now the hour FOR YOU TO WAKE FROM SLEEP, for our Salvation IS CLOSER THAN WEN WE FIRST ACCEPTED THE FAITH.  The night is far spent; the day draws near.  Let us CAST OFF DEEDS OF DARKNESS and PUT ON THE ARMOR OF LIGHT.  Let us LIVE HONORABLY as in daylight; NOT IN CAROUSING AND DRUNKENNESS, NOT IN SEXUAL EXCESS AND LUST, not in quarreling and jealousy.  Rather, PUT ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST and make no provision for the desires of the flesh. ~Romans 13: 11-14, Morning Prayer, Week I, Monday.

Our Hour of Judgment is NOW UPON US, “The night is far spent; the day draws near.” This is not the time to spend in false religions that cannot “know their god”, or embrace the practices of “Carousing and drunkenness…sexual excess and lust”.

This is the time to prepare!  Our world is about to change drastically (NOTE: this was in 2017); and will affect the good and bad (NOTE: this is now, in 2018) alike.  No one will be left unaffected, no one will not see the changes that will come upon a very sinful mankind.

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. ~1Thess 5:3

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? ~Ps 11:3

This is what they can do!

If My people who are called by My Name [Christians] HUMBLE themselves, AND PRAY and seek My face, and TURN FROM their WICKED WAYS, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. ~2Chron 7:14 (emphasis added)

My favorite writer has recently gone into depth on this topic and I encourage all who come here to also visit his writing on the 7 Seals of Revelation .  This is a must read especially for those who are still unconvinced that time is running short for mankind to repent of It’s grievous sins. I’ve also included a few other more recent writings for further edification at the bottom of this page.

I believe what is happening in China is but a microcosm for what is to come for the entire world. We should pay close attention and PRAY and FAST for our persecuted brethren who have begun this hour of judgment ahead of us. Pray for their strength to endure and stand firm in their FAITH. Let those who do be a GREAT EXAMPLE for us!

As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man. For as in those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all way, so will be the coming of the Son of man. ~Mt 24:37-39, emphasis added

So for those who are striving for Holiness and are doing their best to give all Glory to God, these times are truly a time of testing, for as St James reminds us:

Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. ~James 1: 2-4 (emphasis added)

As Moses also said in the book of Deuteronomy,

[GOD is] testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments, or not. ~Deut 8:2c

And in St. Peter’s first letter:

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ… As the outcome of your faith you obtain the salvation of your souls. ~1Peter 1:6-7, 9 (emphasis added)

The word of the Lord…Thanks be to God!

IN CLOSING:

The more I re-read mom’s words to Miranja from Jan 2nd, the more I see that she was ALSO SPEAKING to her children in China, making them ready for what is NOW. Those who have the connections, pass along her message to them who NEED to KNOW, God has NOT abandoned them. He has sent them His Mother.

Dear children, When love is beginning to disappear on earth, when the way of salvation is not being found,…

I, the mother, am coming to help you to come to know true faith – living and profound – so as to help you to truly love.

As a mother, I am longing for your mutual love, goodness, and purity. My desire is that you be just and that you love each other.

My children, be joyful in your soul, be pure, be children.

My Son used to say that He loves to be among pure hearts, because pure hearts are always young and joyful.

My Son said to you to forgive and to love each other. I know that this is not always easy. 

Suffering makes you grow in spirit. For you to spiritually grow all the more, you must sincerely and truly forgive and love.

Many of my children on earth do not know my Son, they do not love Him; but you who do love my Son, you who carry Him in your heart, PRAY, pray and in praying feel my Son beside you. May your soul breathe in His spirit.

I am among you and am speaking about little and great things.

I will not grow tired speaking to you about my Son – the true love. Therefore, my children, open your hearts to me. Permit me to lead you as a mother. Be apostles of the love of my Son and of me.

As a mother I implore you not to forget those whom my Son has called to lead you [PRAY for our shepherds!]. Carry them in your heart and pray for them. Thank you. ” Message to Mirjana, Jan 2, 2018, emphasis added.

Recommended Reading:

The Storm of Temptation

The Storm of Division

The Storm of Confusion

Come Away With Me!

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