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IS THERE A PURGATORY?

 VISIONS OF PURGATORY

Vassula hears, interiorly

She hears a voice first, then, when she has to write down what she has heard, her writing changes. This describes her visit:

Souls in Purgatory

Vassula writes down the messages which she receives in a stately handwriting, quite distinct from her own:

If you only knew how many souls suffer now in purgatory … deliver them from purgatory to be able to come to Me; they are craving to be with Me, but they are unable to, because of the blemishes on their soul; deliver them by prayers and by sacrifices; deliver them by loving Me, by adoring Me; deliver them by chaining yourself to Me and My Cross; deliver them by acts of love; deliver them by sharing My sufferings;

Vassula, these souls languish for Me and to be united to Me again and forever, but they must purify themselves first before being in My Presence.”                  

Those souls in Purgatory are healed, 1 snatched from the purifying fires and can finally come to Me; Vassula, do you know how much they suffer while in Purgatory? their desire to see Me but being unable to? how much they depend on you! ah Vassula, will you help them?”                                                                                                                                   That is: purified.

Yes Lord, I would love to see them with You finally!      

“Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt.
So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.”
                                            Matthew 18: 34,35
    

Prepare your soul, Creation, in advance, do not wait for death to overshadow you; keep your soul clean and without blemish.”                                                                                                                                                          You see, heaven is real and hell is real. Eternity is without end. Do you really want to spend eternity without God? Or with God? That choice is yours alone – the decision is yours?  

POOR SOULS IN PURGATORY

St. Philip Neri also had a great devotion toward the Poor Souls, and God confided those Souls who had been under his spiritual direction in a special way to his zeal. He revealed that many of his spiritual children appeared to him after their deaths, either to ask his prayers or to profoundly thank him for what he had already done for them. He added that through the Poor Souls he had obtained many graces. 

St. Catherine of Bologna often asked help from the souls for whom she frequently prayed. She advised others to do the same, saying: “When I wish to obtain any favor from our Father in Heaven, I have recourse to the souls that are detained in Purgatory. I entreat them to present my request to the Divine Majesty in their own name, and I feel that I am heard through their intercession.”

The great Cure d’Ars, St. John Vianney, likewise encouraged those who consulted him to ask the help of the Poor Souls: “Oh! If it were but known how great is the power of the good souls in Purgatory before the Heart of God! And if we knew all the graces we can obtain through their intercession, then they would not be so much forgotten. We must, therefore, pray much for them, that they may pray much for us.” 

What will it be?           What will it be?

NOW THIS SEEMS VERY UNFAIR!

Souls in Purgatory

Souls in Purgatory

 Very often the wealthy people are full of pride and they are very materialistic. They have no time for their Creator or their Savior. Their only thought is to make money and to enjoy this money. So they will look for pleasure everywhere and often they will do what is sinful such as adultery, drunkenness and treating people as if they were their slaves.

The only way these rich people can be saved is to help the poor and to follow God. They need to exercise their faith in God and to pray regularly otherwise the evil one will take control of them and he will lead them along the slippery way to perdition. They cannot save themselves on their own; they need God’s help and  grace.

PROOF OF HEAVEN

Can Purgatory be Cleaned up?

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN?

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  • Christians don’t shout, “I am clean living!” They whisper “I was lost, but now I’m found and forgiven.” 
  • Christians don’t speak of this with pride. They confess that they stumble and need Christ to be their guide.
  • Christians don’t say,” I’m strong.” They say they are trying to be strong because they are really weak and need strength. 
  • Christians don’t brag of success, but they admit that they are failing and they need God to clean up the mess.
  • Christians don’t claim to be perfect. Their flaws are far too visible but God believes they are worth it.
  • Christians still feel the sting of pain and they have their share of headaches but they call upon His Name.
  • Christians are not holier than thou. They are also simple sinners who receive God’s Unbelievable Grace.

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CHRISTIANITY ON A NAPKIN

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.                                                                                                                                                Romans 10:9

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The real Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. He was send by God to come to the earth in the body of a human being. That was so that He could suffer in the flesh, take all our sins upon Himself and die in our place. He rose from the dead and lives to pray for us daily.
He is the Saviour – The angel announced to Mary; …and you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21    It means He has the power to free us, save us and deliver us from sin. He is merciful and has the power to forgive. He brings good news to the poor, heals the heartbroken, announce freedom to all captives, pardons all prisoners. He comforts mourners. He has healing in His wings.
If you are not yet received Jesus as your Saviour… SAY: Lord Jesus, You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Please hear me today and help me! I want to receive you as my Lord and Saviour. Be Lord of my life!  Lord Jesus, I believe that You died for me and that God raised You from the dead. Forgive me all my sins and take all my sins away. Come into my heart and be my Saviour and Lord, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Amen

God the Father will wipe every tear from our eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, crying out or pain. We will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is The Holy Spirit will have made all things new. Eternal joy will have begun.  “For the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is His name.”                                       Luke 1: 49

Are we not like Barabbas justly condemned for murder, but saved by the innocent Jesus on the cross? Are we not like the adulterous woman, deserving of death by stoning, to whom Jesus says, “I do not condemn you”?  And Jesus saved them both. In fact, Jesus came to earth specifically to look for and save those who were lost.

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD.

“Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;

though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.    Isaiah 1:18

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NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES

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Our Near Death Experiences showed us thatGod has prepared a future for you filled with more exhilaration and excitement, most breathtaking beauty, more love and depth with friends and family than you have ever experienced on earth. “Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away …He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:1, 4

How did hundreds of people — doctors, airline pilots, bank presidents , tenured professors– who didn’t need to make up wild stories to make money (and would lose professional credibility doing so), come to describe an amazing similar place.

The prophets like Isaiah were told by God that the new Heaven and new earth will have similarities to the beauty of the present earth, but restored and improved:

“See, I will create
    new heavens and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered,
    nor will they come to mind.
But be glad and rejoice forever
    in what I will create,
for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight
    and its people a joy.

They will build houses and dwell in them;
    they will plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

Before they call I will answer;
    while they are still speaking I will hear.
 The wolf and the lamb will feed together,
    and the lion will eat straw like the ox,
    and dust will be the serpent’s food.
They will neither harm nor destroy
    on all my holy mountain,”
says the Lord.:”                                            Isaiah 65:17,18;24,25

God tells Isaiah His Holy City will be a place of beauty and joy, with plants and trees, vineyards and fruit, mountains and valleys, where all the creatures finally will live in harmony — as we intuitively know it should be.

A FEELING OF OVERWHELMING LOVE

In 69% of the cases, NDErs felt that they were in the presence of an overwhelming love in the company of family and friends or other mystical bodies. “The kind of love I experienced cannot be expressed in words” in an unworldly realm. It is beyond our finite, earthly language.

NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE

MENTAL TELEPATHY

The ability to communicate with the people or entities through a kind of mental telepathy was reported by 65% of the experiences.

GOD

Meeting a figure that appeared to be God or some divine being was reported by 56% of experiences. Interestingly, 75% of people who consider themselves atheists reported these divine figures.

TREMENDOUS ECSTASY

A tremendous joy of being in this place: free of their bodies and earthly troubles, and in the presence of loving beings. This incredible peace was experienced by 76%. It was a heightened sense of being more alert than normal: no more pain and doubts.

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UNLIMITED KNOWLEDGE

Many times (56%) they were in the presence of unlimited knowledge, and sometimes even received some or all of this knowledge, as if the wisdom and secrets of the universe were shared with them (which were lost on returning to earth). Heavenly travel was at the speed of thought.

AFTERLIFE LEVELS

They traveled through or were made aware of different levels or realms. Some were even shown – even experienced – what they thought was Hell, a place a great anguish.

TOLD NOT READY

Just less than half (46%) of NDE they say that their time in the afterlife came to a kind of barrier where a decision had to be made: to stay in the afterlife or return to life on Earth. They are  reluctant to return, even if they are told they have a mission to complete.  Is it any wonder why they would not want to return to earth.

SHOWN THE FUTURE

In 44% of the cases, people were given the knowledge of future events. They could be future world events, or they could be events specific to the life of the person.

THE TUNNEL

NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE

The “tunnel of light” has become almost a trademark of the near-death experience for 65% of people. Others feelings include feeling out of the body, rushing toward a mystical brilliant  light, moving rapidly through a passageway or up a staircase.

A DEBATE WITHOUT RESOLUTION

Most people who experience the NDE cannot be convinced that what they went through was not real, and it is proof for them that there is life after death.

LIFE REVIEW

The review of one’s life was common in 62% of the cases. Some felt like they were witness to every event and detail of their lives. In some cases, a small kindness turned out to be significant.

“For there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”                                  Matthew 10:26

In this life review, the person can see what s/he did in life that really matters to God. Ultimately, what matters to God is how we treat others. Do we love unconditionally the way God loves us? Are we living a life for ourselves, fulfilling our desires but maybe not what God wants for us, OR are we living a life that allows God’s will to be done. That is, are we living a life for His purpose or ours?

Paul was reflecting on his own Near Death Experience: Continue reading NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES

THE FOOLISH UNPREPARED

  PARABLE OF THE WISE AND FOOLISH BRIDES MAIDS                                                                                       end times                                                                                Matthew 25.1-13 (AO32)

Why did the five “wise” bridesmaids not share their extra oil with the “unwise” or “foolish” ones whose lamps began to flicker around midnight? It would have been the charitable thing to do.

The story makes it clear that some of the bridesmaids were ill-prepared to participate in the wedding rituals.

The bridegroom was a bit late. The foolish bridesmaids did not have enough oil to keep their lamps burning, so they missed out. Lesson learned.

If I were to improve the story, I would have created another “teaching moment”. I would have had the good ones actually give away some of their oil to the foolish ones to teach about the virtue of “sharing”. It would have achieved two lessons with one story — one about preparedness and the other about generosity.

THE END TIMESend times

The parable is a metaphor for the end-times, that time we find out our final destination.

We are the bridesmaids in the story. We are those who want to take part in the wedding feast that is heaven.

God is the bridegroom who opens heaven’s door, to those who have prepared wisely and well.

It is a time we are each on our own. We are either prepared for heaven, or we are not. It is a binary decision, with only two possibilities.

By that time, it is too late for last minute fixes or changes. The earthly pilgrimage is ended. We are judged according to our particular situation then, the situation that we have made for ourselves.

A sudden offer of oil from the wise bridesmaids, neither, no matter its abundance or how generously given, is any longer of any benefit to the foolish unprepared.

–Deacon Ricardo Santiago, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottawa Canada

5 REASONS THE END TIMES ARE UPON US NOWend times

As tensions around the world have increased, the belief that the prophecies in the Bible are talking about modern day is increasingly common. Here’s why.

  1. Chaos in the Middle East: There seems to be an endless stream of tension between Israel and the surrounding countries without any end in sight.The Middle East seems to remain the ongoing focal point of world conflict.end times
  2. The Islamic State: The battles described in scripture are slated to take place in the Middle East.  A small majority of Islamic radicals like ISIS are causing the major problems.
  3. Israel’s Re-emergence: There was a 1948 return of Israel, after a Jewish state was absent from the map for more than 19,000 years as predicted biblically “For I will take you out of the nations; I will father you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land.” Ezekiel 36:24end times
  4. Shifts in Morality: The lawlessness of our culture is increasing and in turn creating a hostile atmosphere. As our culture has secularized and paganized, Christianity, the Church, and Christians have come under increasing attack as “intolerant bigots.” Jesus and Paul prophesied that the destruction of society is a sign that the end times are near. “Most people’s love will grow cold” Matthew 24:12end times
  5. Spread of the Gospel: The Christian gospel continues to be spread in even the most remote and hard-to-reach geographic places throughout the world. “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14

WISDOM AND LOVEwisdom love

As we believe that we are each made in the image and likeness of God. And with God in us are wisdom and strength that make us ready and prepared for favorable judgment at the end of our days on earth.

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But this does not necessarily mean that today, right now, we are all ready to enter into the eternal kingdom of God in heaven.

We are born pristine, with the spirit of God alive and well within us! From our birth, God himself has readied us to join him in heaven.

However, human pride, carelessness, and weakness can lead to bad choices in life, wrong decisions that wipe out our readiness for the kingdom

Thanks to God’s abounding mercy and forgiveness, that readiness for heaven can be restored. But it takes wisdom to discern God’s will and humility to hope in God’s forgiveness.

In the same way that God is love, God is also wisdom itself. Therefore, when one seeks God and welcomes him, one is filled with wisdom and love.

  • “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6
  • “With God are wisdom and strength; he has counsel and understanding.” Job 12-13

Psalm 63 is a beautiful prayer for one who seeks God and yearns for the love wisdom that God brings:

“O God, you are my God, for you I long; for you my soul is thirsting. My body pines for you like a dry, weary land without water. “My soul clings to you; your right hand holds me fast.”

May this yearning always be in our heart so that we are ever ready to meet our God at any hour, on any day.

NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES

PROOF OF HEAVEN

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN?

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