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Come Holy Spirit!!!

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on May 19, 2018

Come Lord Jesus, send US YOUR SPIRIT!

Evening Prayer II: The Ascension of the Lord : READING: 1 Peter 3: 18, 21-22 (emphasis added)

The REASON why Christ died for sins once and for all, the Just Man for the sake of the unjust, was that He might lead us to God.

He was put to death insofar as fleshly existence goes, but was given life in the realm of the Spirit. 

You are now saved by a baptismal bath which corresponds to this EXACTLY.  The baptism is no removal of physical stain, but the PLEDGE to God of an IRREPROACHABLE CONSCIENCE through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

He went to heaven and is at God’s right hand, with angelic rulers and powers subject to Him.

The Word of the Lord… Thanks be to God!

Brothers and Sisters in Christ!  YOU who have prayed in earnest the Novena (9 days) to the Holy Spirit are NOW TRANSFORMED…

Does not Peter – the fisherman whom Christ gave the keys of heaven and made him head of His Holy Church (cf Mt 16: 17-19) – tell us so in the above passage?

You are now saved by a baptismal bath which corresponds to this EXACTLY.  The baptism is no removal of physical stain, but the PLEDGE to God of an IRREPROACHABLE CONSCIENCE through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

By Christ’s death and resurrection and ascension into heaven, we RECEIVE His GIFT – the Holy Spirit!  The Holy Spirit does not dwell in someone who is “dead”… but in someone who is ALIVE…  Someone who is TRANSFORMED…

Morning Prayer: Thursday: Seventh Week of Easter: READING : Romans 8: 10-11 (emphasis added)

If Christ is in you, the body is DEAD because of SIN, while the Spirit LIVES because of JUSTICE.  If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead DWELLS IN YOU, then He who raised Jesus from the dead WILL BRING your MORTAL BODIES TO LIFE also, through His Spirit DWELLING IN YOU.

The Word of the Lord… Thanks be to God!

And as YOU have RECEIVED the GIFTS of the Holy Spirit AND the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

May Christ dwell in your hearts through FAITH…

Evening Prayer: Wednesday: Week III: READING: Ephesians 3: 17-21 (emphasis added)

May Christ DWELL in your HEARTS through FAITH, and may CHARITY be the ROOT and FOUNDATION of YOUR LIFE. 

Thus you will be able to GRASP FULLY, with all the holy ones, the breadth and length and height and depth of CHRIST’S LOVE, and EXPERIENCE this LOVE which SURPASSES all KNOWLEDGE, so that YOU may ATTAIN to the FULLNESS OF CHRIST.

To Him whose power now at work IN US can DO immeasurably more than we ask OR imagine – to Him BE GLORY in the Church and in Christ Jesus through ALL GENERATIONS, world without end. AMEN!

The Word of the Lord… Thanks be to God!

(See how much more complete YOUR experience with Sacred Scripture is when praying daily with the Christian Prayer?)

All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer…

For just like the Apostles in former times, as they gathered with the disciples and women of their group to pray…

All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and with His brethren. ~Acts 1:14

So to have YOU done with many around the world, in one accord YOU have PRAYED and ASKED the Holy Spirit to come upon YOU.  So has He done, thus…

Evening Prayer: Thursday: Week III: READING: 1 Peter 3:8-12 (emphasis added)

All of YOU should be LIKE-MINDED, sympathetic, LOVING towards ONE ANOTHER, kindly disposed, and humble.

DO NOT return evil for evil or insult for insult. RETURN A BLESSING instead.  This YOU have BEEN CALLED to do, that YOU may RECEIVE a BLESSING as YOUR INHERITANCE.

“He who cares for life and wants to see prosperous days MUST keep his tongue from evil and his lips from uttering deceit.  He MUST turn from evil and DO GOOD, seek peace and follow after it…

For the Lord has eyes for the JUST and ears FOR THEIR CRY; BUT against EVIL DOERS the LORD SETS HIS FACE.” (Ps 34:12-16)

The Word of the Lord… Thanks be to God!

Which side will YOU be on?

All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer…

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind; and it filled the house where they were sitting.  And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, parted and rested on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit… ~Acts 2: 1-4a

THE LAST HOUR…

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Exciting times…no?… Yes, exciting times…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on January 27, 2018

Be not afraid! Jesus we TRUST in you!

I begin today’s offering with a beautiful reminder:

If My people, who are called by My name, HUMBLE THEMSELVES, and PRAY and SEEK My face, and TURN from their WICKED WAYS, then I will hear from Heaven, and I will FORGIVE their sin and HEAL their land. ~2 Chron 7:14, emphasis added by me.

May I recommend that ya’ll write that down multiple times and place this verse throughout your home as it will encourage you during the difficult days ahead. For as the LORD said through His servant, Joshua:

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither dismayed, for the LORD, your GOD, is with you wherever you go. ~Joshua 1:9, emphasis added by me.

PRAYER…Prayer…prayer

What the Church teaches…

It’s all about PRAYER, folks. Why? Because it’s THAT IMPORTANT. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states:

[Prayer is] the elevation of the mind and heart to God in praise of His GLORY; 

But that’s not all… there’s more!

[Prayer is also] a petition made to God for some desired good, OR in thanksgiving for a good received, OR in intercession for others before GOD.

You see, we not only give praise to God, give thanks to God, make petitions to God, BUT we also INTERCEED for one another before God – that is pray for each other in our needs and times of struggle. The Catechism concludes:

Through prayer the Christian experiences a communion with God through Christ in the Church. ~Glossary of Terms, emphasis added by me.

So it’s an all-inclusive practice that benefits everyone and makes us more aware of the goodness and generosity of our Creator in His GLORY. Did you know that PART FOUR of the catechism is all about PRAYER? Doesn’t that suggest that PRAYER is IMPORTANT???

Wake up! The time has come, the time is NOW.

More so now than ever before!  In my last post I gave more than adequate scripture support to suggest that we are now entering into a time of purification.

To be sure, it won’t be easy or pleasant. Like whenever we work on purifying ourselves – be it a detox regiment or reflection on where our particular life is headed – there are moments of absolute discomfort, agony, and in some cases a need for a 180-turnaround! Right?

So, too, should we expect the same for the purification of mankind. Take a look at Salvation History, replete with purifications!

Even when Moses was told to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt, there had to be some purification of the Egyptians before they could leave Egypt (10 plagues); and even of Israel before she was able to cross into the Promise Land (golden calf; biting serpents; 40 years of wandering when it should have only taken a couple of weeks…etc…etc)… So this ain’t going to be “a piece of cake”, and we need all the help we can get to make the necessary changes within ourselves to “cross over the Jordon into the Promise Land” – aka the Era of Peace.

Our Lady, Queen of Peace, as painted by description from the visionaries…

Now, I’m not ashamed to admit that, just before I remembered that yesterday was the 25th, I was having a “moaning moment” with Jesus about this calling to fulltime Prayer and Fasting. I asked for something so OBVIOUS that I couldn’t argue my way out of it OR make any more excuses for not following through with what He’s asking me to do.

Here’s what He gave to me… and to the World… Medjugorje, Jan 25th, 2018, emphasis added by moi:

Dear Children! May this time be for YOU a time of PRAYER, so that the Holy Spirit, through prayer, may descend upon you and give YOU conversion

Golly, does that sound familiar?!?! Last week’s post is listed below this one. 😉

Hey, guess what’s even coooler???

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place… All these with one accord DEVOTED THEMSELVES to PRAYER… And suddenly a SOUND came from Heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled the house where they were…and there appeared to them tongues of fire… resting on each one of them. And they were filled with the Holy Spirit… ~Acts 1:14a; 2:1-4a

On that day, the Apostles became true Apostles! They spoke boldly and clearly of the TRUTH of Jesus Christ. Do you know that the great Marian Saint, St Louis de Montfort – who gave us the first consecration formula to the Sacred Heart through the Immaculate Heart that all others are based on (St Mother Teresa’s, St Maximilian Kolbe, 33 Days to Morning Glory), wrote in his devotion this very event as given to Marjia:

The Holy Spirit, finding His dear spouse present [Mary, Mother of God], again in souls, will come down INTO THEM with GREAT POWER. He will fill them with His Gifts, ESPECIALLY WISDOM, by which THEY will produce wonders of GRACE… [they] will hide themselves completely in the depths of her soul… those richest in GRACE and VIRTUE will be the most assiduous [consistent with commitment] in praying to the Blessed Virgin Mary…as a powerful helper to assist them…  True Devotion to Mary, #217 and #46

Which is an echo from Jan 2nd’s message to Mirjana:

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.

So back to January 25th Message. Mom tells us plainly what we NEED to DO at this time:

Open your hearts AND read the SACRED SCRIPTURES, that through the testimonies you also may be closer to God.

 Anyone doing any bible study? May I highly recommend doing one on Prayer. As noted in my last post, the book Battle Plan for Prayer is an excellent resource! Because Our Lady continues:

Above EVERYTHING, little Children, SEEK GOD and the THINGS OF GOD and leave earthly ones to the earth…

 Like mindless entertainment – video games, TV, wasting vast amounts of time in social media platforms, gambling on the internet, viewing inappropriate sites that lead to infidelity, etc, etc…

because satan IS ATTRACTING YOU to the dust and sin…

This world and all the pleasures it offers IS temporary, meaningless in eternity ’cause it’s passing away…

All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of the field… The grass withers, and the flower fades, but the Word of the LORD abides forever. ~Is 40:6b, 8

For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of nether gloom to be kept until the judgment;

If He did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven other persons, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly;

If by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomor’ah to ashes He condemned them to extinction and made them an example to those who were to be ungodly; and He rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the licentiousness of the wicked…

THEN the LORD knows how to rescue the godly from trial (see Rev 3:10-11), and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority~2Peter 2:4-10 

Because Mom reminds us of this TRUTH that can apply to ALL those who REPENT and RETURN to God with their whole hearts – even at the last minute (Read Mt 20: 1-16):

YOU ARE CALLED to HOLINESS and CREATED for HEAVEN; therefore, SEEK HEAVEN and the things of Heaven. Thank you for having responded to my call. ~Monthly Message, Medjugorje, January 25, 2018, to Marjia, emphasis added by me.

Got Prayer? Visit this PAGE for a suggested format that can be adapted to your schedule so that you can put more prayer into your life.

My final offering comes from my favorite fellow blogger:

Medjugorje is becoming the center of attention even more these days as the Vatican has recently permitted “official” pilgrimages to the apparition site. As well, a report of the papal Commission studying Medjugorje was leaked to the press revealing not only that the first apparitions are deemed supernatural, but that there is a fairly positive outlook on the remaining. At the same time as the Vatican seemingly moves toward a positive position, some Catholic apologists are strangely attacking (with tired old arguments) what is arguably the greatest site for conversions since the Acts of the Apostles.

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