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Lord, what does it mean to TRUST in You?…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on October 15, 2011

O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine...

Addition: 10/23/11: With Europe collapsing (both financially and socially), and the United states not far behind in financial collapse and civil unrest (union organized Occupy Wall Street), things are starting to change rapidly!  Even more reason to TRUST in GOD, and that HE IS in charge despite Satan’s level best to make unrest.  Mark’s latest two posts are wonderful reminders of this, as well as what is written below. But I also want to add this morning’s reading in our Sunday Morning Prayer as further proof of God’s LOVE for His people…

READING                                                                                                                                                               Ezekiel 36: 25-28

I will sprinkle clean water upon you to cleanse you from all your impurities, and from all your idols I will cleanse you.  I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you, taking from your bodies your stony hearts and giving you natural hearts.  I will put My Spirit within you and make you live by My statutes, careful to observe My decrees.  You shall live in the land I gave your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God.

The Word of the Lord, ~Thanks be to God!

Yesterday evening, during my Holy Hours (there’s been a significant drop off in the numbers of those willing to sit an hour with the Lord, have you noticed?), I ask my Savior this simple question:

Lord, what DOES it mean to Totally TRUST in YOU?

The answer He gave me involves a biblical reading, some morning prayer, and excerpts from the Monthly Message (emphasis added) for October…oh yes, and some personal words (and as always, take these with a ‘grain of salt’).  He knows I like completeness in answers received. 🙂

Lord, what does it mean to totally TRUST in YOU with financial things?

I hear the prayers of My children asking that I send relief from the sufferings that afflict them and cause them to question their security and even their faith. How often I have to teach mankind that I AM the only true security and that reliance on Me will bring peace and all possible benefit to each man and to the intentions of each man. ~Monthly Message, Oct 2011

When I ask you to give – I WILL provide the funds to cover what was given.  If I do not ask you to give, I might require something else that only YOU can give.

For every situation that I allow you to be in, I WILL provide the funds required; but in MY TIME, not yours.

If the money has not been provided to you AND I have not requested the spending from you – DO NOT buy / purchase / spend because you will have consequences that you alone must face for choosing your own way.

All is well, dear apostles. Does this statement console you, even as you look at the changes occurring in the world? Why do I tell you that all is well when you can see clearly that difficulties have arisen in many areas? ~ Ibid

TRUST IN ME, I WILL PROVIDE you ALL that you NEED.
(editor’s note: Need, not Want – very important)

Lord, what does it mean to totally TRUST in YOU for material things?

You will know when you are relying on yourself because you will be afraid. Consider how I conducted Myself on earth. I trusted the Father and I was gentle, going about My tasks in the day with conviction.~Monthly Message, October 2011

Do the birds of the air lack in beautiful feathers?  Are the flowers in the field naked and uncared for?  Are the trees and plants abandoned and left to fend for themselves, or do they flourish in season?

Well then, if these which I have created receive all that they need from Me, how much MORE will YOU – who were created after My own heart, sharing in My likeness and image – receive from Me? Did I not create YOU out of pure LOVE?

READING: Isaiah 55: 1-3 (Tuesday, Morning Prayer, Week IV)

All you who are thirsty, come to the water!  You who have no money, come, receive grain and eat;  Come, without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk!  Why spend your money for what is not bread; your wages for what fails to satisfy?  Heed me, and you shall eat well, you shall delight in rich fare.  Come to me heedfully, listen, that you may have life.  I will renew with you the everlasting covenant, the benefits assured to David.

The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God!

If the Father willed it for Me, then I accepted it and saw to it as best I could. When I was rejected, I quietly moved on. When I was accepted, I OFFERED the Father’s LOVE and gave to the fullest extent of the Father’s will. Do the same, beloved ones. Do the same. I AM with you and all is well. ~Monthly Message, October 2011

TRUST IN ME!  I WILL PROVIDE FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS.

Let ME heal you with My LOVE...

Lord, what does it mean to totally TRUST in YOU for Emotional Needs?

Would a father leave his child who is hurt and feeling abandoned?  In the purest of hearts, the child is the very life and breath of the parent.

If you who are evil (cf. Mt 7:11), know how to love and care for your children, HOW MUCH MORE will I, your Father in Heaven, care for you?

Be assured that I will compensate for your weaknesses as I compensate for your beautiful humanity which so endears you to Me. Where you are weak, I AM STRONG. Where you are frail in your humanity, I add My divinity, and what goes out from you is blessed and protected, but only if you are relying on Me. ~Ibid

I will NEVER ABANDON YOU.  You ARE My own and My LOVE for you is UNWAVERING.  Though man might forget his God, I WILL NEVER forget My LOVE for man. 

TRUST IN ME!

We must have FAITH...

Malachi 3: 16-22 (note: Mal 4:1-6, are the continuation of chapter 3; emphasis added)

Then those who feared the LORD spoke with one another; the LORD heeded and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who feared the LORD and thought on His name.

“They shall be Mine, says the LORD of Hosts, My special possession on the day when I act and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.  Then once more you shall distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.

“For behold, the day comes, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

“But for you who fear My name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings.  You shall go fourth leaping like calves from the stall.  And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act”, says the Lord of Hosts.

I will protect you from anything that is outside of My will for you and for your work. Will you be overcome? Consider My authority, dear apostles, and do not consider the extent of your weakness. Never be distracted by the strength of your enemy because the enemy’s strength is an illusion and even the illusion is fleeting. ~Monthly Message, October 2011

Isaiah 25: 1-9 (emphasis added)

O Lord Thou art my God; I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy name; for Thou hast done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.

For Thou hast made the city a heap, the fortified city a ruin; the palace of aliens is a city no more, it will never be rebuilt. Therefore strong peoples will glorify Thee; cities of ruthless nations will fear Thee.

For Thou hast been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the blast of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall, like heat in a dry place. Thou dost subdue the noise of the aliens; as heat by the shade of a cloud, so the song of the ruthless is stilled.

On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wine on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wine on the lees well refined. And He will destroy on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations.

He will swallow up death for ever, and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of His people He will take away from all the earth; for the LORD has spoken.

It will be said on that day, “Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, that He might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for Him; let us be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”

My friends, if there are those remaining who do not understand the extent of My LOVE, then your work is not finished. If there are those remaining who do not understand that JOY is possible, even in suffering, and indeed especially in suffering, then your work is not finished. If there are times when you are afraid, THEN YOU MUST COME TO ME. ~Monthly Message, October 2011

Addition: 10/15/11

READING: 2Peter 3:13-15a                                            Morning Prayer: Saturday, Week IV

What we await are new heavens and a new earth where, according to His promise, the justice of God will reside.  So, beloved, while waiting for this, make every effort to be found without stain or defilement, and at peace in His sight.  Consider that our Lord’s patience is directed toward salvation.

The Word of the Lord… Thanks be to God!

BE NOT AFRAID!

Let nothing trouble you.

Let nothing frighten you.

All is fleeting…God alone is UNCHANGING.

PATIENCE OBTAINS ALL THINGS.

The one who possesses God –

In mind, body, and soul –

LACKS NOTHING.

FOR GOD ALONE SUFFICES!

~St. Teresa of Avila

Recommended Reading:

Remember, Remember, Remember!

Surprised By Love!

The Song of God

Straight Talk

Salt of the Earth

Be Not Afraid

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The Tomb and the Resurrection…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on May 24, 2010

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, indeed it cannot; and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Any one who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him. But if Christ is in you, although your bodies are dead because of sin, your spirits are alive because of righteousness. If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through His Spirit which dwells in you.

So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh… but…by the Spirit [which] put to death the deeds of the body [so] you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. …it is the Spirit Himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him. ~ Romans 8: 5-12, 14-17 ~ Pentecost Sunday, May 2010

This is a continuation from a the previous posts.  Just a reminder: any words in italicized black will be the scripture reference.  Any comments of my own will appear in teal, and as usual, the Stations and bullets will remain blue and purple.

XIV  Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb

  • Antichrist is permitted to wage war on Elijah and Enoch
    • Which leads to their deaths

And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends from the bottomless pit will make war upon them and conquer them and kill them, and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which is allegorically called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified.  For three days and a half men from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations gaze at their dead bodies and refuse to let them be placed in a tomb, and those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a torment to those who dwell on the earth. ~Rev 11: 7-10

And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another… After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, terrible and dreadful and exceedingly strong; and it had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns… As I looked, this horn made war with the saints, and prevailed over them… ~Dan 7: 3, 7, 21

But this is not the final word!

  • Like Our Savior, Jesus the Christ, who died and was placed in a tomb
  • Death could NOT contain Him
    • So shall it be for these Servants of God

But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up hither!” And in the sight of their foes they went up to heaven in a cloud. ~Rev 11: 11-12

  • Then, they also will then ascend into heaven and all “hell will break loose” upon the unrepentant earth

And at that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell; seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven. The second woe has passed; behold, the third woe is soon to come. ~Rev 11: 13-14

Meaning?  Mankind will now have to face the final judgment of God.  Those who had possessed the land and made evil good and good evil will be gathered from the ends of the earth…

How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will make myself like the Most High.’ But you are brought down to Sheol, to the depths of the Pit.

Those who see you will stare at you, and ponder over you: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who did not let his prisoners go home?’

All the kings of the nations lie in glory, each in his own tomb; but you are cast out, away from your sepulcher, like a loathed untimely birth, clothed with the slain, those pierced by the sword, who go down to the stones of the Pit, like a dead body trodden under foot.

You will not be joined with them in burial, because you have destroyed your land, you have slain your people. ~Isah 14: 12-20

And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against Him who sits upon the horse (cf. Rev 19: 11-16) and against His army.

And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had worked the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur. And the rest were slain by the sword of Him who sits upon the horse, the sword that issues from His mouth (cf. Rev 19: 15); and all the birds were gorged with their flesh. ~Rev 19: 19-21

And will God’s people begin to renew the face of the earth?  Will they preach like never before?  When I began this reflection, the very first post alludes to an “Era of Peace”.  Many Church Fathers and modern day writers and observers of the Church today have speculated on what this is.

All we truly can be sure of is what scripture tells us about this great evangelization:

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, as a testimony to all nations; and then the end will come. ~Mt 24:14

Though I had referred to this scripture passage in Station V, I am reminded that God is NOT LINEAR.  He does not just see what is “in front of Him”.  He IS Omnipresent and sees time as a whole – past, present, and future.  There is no definition, no line between the “times”, something that finite creatures, such as myself, cannot grasp clearly.   Thus being as it is, a time of great evangelization can occur more than once, giving God the maximum opportunity for reaching souls before it becomes TOO LATE.

When that “second death” occurs, it will be TOO LATE (cf. Rev 20: 7-16). Therefore, WE MUST BE READY.  As I write this, the scripture passage below takes on a whole new dimension and makes even more sense why we MUST WATCH AND PRAY,  PREPARING US FOR WHAT LIES IMMEDIATELY AHEAD.

Your country lies desolate, your cities are burned with fire; in your very presence aliens devour your land; it is desolate, as overthrown by aliens. And the daughter of Zion is left like a booth in a vineyard, like a lodge in a cucumber field, like a besieged city.

If the LORD of hosts had not left us a few survivors, we should have been like Sodom, and become like Gomorrah.  Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom! Give ear to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah!…

“When you come to appear before Me, who requires of you this trampling of my courts? Bring no more vain offerings; incense is an abomination to me. New moon and sabbath and the calling of assemblies– I cannot endure iniquity and solemn assembly.

Your new moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates; they have become a burden to Me, I am weary of bearing them. When you spread forth your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.

Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before My eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.

“Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.  If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

Isaiah 1: 7-10, 12

Previous Posts:

Stations XI and XII
Stations X and XII

The Stations Continue…

Stations VI and VII

Stations IV and V
The Coming Passion…and another installment
The Coming Passion Continues…
The Coming Passion

Suggested Readings:

The Coming Counterfeit
Breaking of the Seals
Mercy in Chaos
A Collective Reading

Suggested Video:

Great Awakening, Great Shaking!


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