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THOSE OPPOSING CATHOLIC ORTHODOX UNITY

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“Vassula, when I see how so many of My sacerdotal souls deny my signs and My Works, how they treat those to whom I have given My graces and remind the world I am among you, I grieve … they are unwillingly damaging My Body, I ache!  They deny My Works, thus making deserts instead of making the land fertile! ”                                                                                 Vassual:  Lord, if they deny Your works there must be reasons!

CATHOLIC ORTHODOX UNITY

Vassula writes down the messages which she receives in a stately handwriting, quite distinct from her own.   She hears, interiorly, a voice first, then , when she has to write down what she has heard, her writing changes.                                                                                  TLIG.org

Spiritually they are dead; they are deserts themselves and when they spot a flower in that great wilderness they made, they rush to it and trample on it, destroying it.”  Why?

Why? it is a misfit in their wilderness, they make sure that their desert stays arid! I find no holiness in them, none, what have they to offer Me?             Protection Lord! Protection not to distort Your Word!

“No, they are not protecting Me, they are denying Me as God; they deny My Infinite Wealth, they deny My Omnipotency, they are comparing themselves to Me; do you know what they are doing? they are promoting atheism, they are multiplying My scourgers, they are increasing spiritual deafness, they are not defending Me, they are deriding Me!”                                                                                           July 7, 1987

“What grieves Me most is to see My own sacerdotal souls doubting My Works, refusing to believe, thus “remoting” Me instead of promoting MeHow could you possibly compare My works with human works; science cannot be compared with Heavenly Works, it is as if you want to compare Me with men!”                                                                   July 9, 1987

Philosophy cannot be compared to spirituality, never; that is one of the main reasons why all those in power and who call themselves wise will mock you, will scorn you, will deject you, will scrutinize you; so be prepared, beloved, for the wolves to hound you; do not fear, I will be near you.”                                                                                           August 5, 1987

Why this arrogance among the nations, these futile plots among the people? I had selected Peter, a man after My own Heart, the rock, on whom I would build My Church; why then distort My Command?                              Whom are You referring to, Lord?

I am speaking to those who scheme and plot against My foundation, do you not realize that your plots will lay futile?                                                                         Lord, I do not know whom are you referring to.

I know, Vassula, all this is obscure to you, but it is as clear as day for those deceivers! My Eyes are fixed upon them; My sword lifted and ready to strike; they know themselves and believe Me, their days are numbered; yes, cast your eyes around you, deceivers! Why are you surprised? You will perish for I am doing something in these days that it will be hard to believe had you been told of it! ”         November 8, 1987

When our Lord … was talking about those working for UNITY. Usually when the ecclesiastical authorities meet to be able to find a solution, what happens is the following: the one who comes to face the other one hopes that the one facing him will be the one will give in ‘something’; in the end it ends up by no one giving much. This was given me to understand by the Lord, yesterday night.                                                                                                                                                 December 8, 1987 Continue reading THOSE OPPOSING CATHOLIC ORTHODOX UNITY

TO EAT JESUS’ BODY?

The Real Presence

The Early Christians actually took the Real Presence for granted. It doesn’t even seem as if there was much debate. No one denied the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament before the year 500 A.D. The reason for this is that the Bible is very clear on the subject.

’Take, eat, this is My body.’ Then He took the cup and gave thanks. He gave it to them and said, ‘You must all drink from it. This is My blood of the New Way of Worship which is given for many.’”                                                                                                                         Matthew 26: 27, 28

Real Presence

“For My flesh is true food,” Jesus told his disciples and the others listening to Him, “and My blood is true drink.”                      John 6:55 

Anyone who eats the bread or drinks from the cup, if his spirit is not right with the Lord, will be guilty of sinning against the body and the blood of the Lord.  This is why a man should look into his own heart and life before eating the bread and drinking from the cup.  Anyone who eats the bread and drinks from the cup, if his spirit is not right with the Lord, will be guilty as he eats and drinks. He does not understand the meaning of the Lord’s body.”                                                                                                                        1 Corinthians 11:27-29

The wording in the Bible is very strong and hard to refute: why would anyone be “guilty of sinning “ if it was just a casual sharing of communion.

So when a group of evangelist suggest having communion, something seems wrong. They don’t know that it is all about the Real Presence.

Catholics believe Jesus is uniquely present in the Eucharist.  But how can this be?

Catholics believe that the same divine word in Christ that had the power to heal, raise people from the dead and forgive sins, could also change bread and wine into his body and blood. They believe that they are in close contact with Him and His Presence affects us (grace).

We can even go deeper in our explanation by saying it is the new manna, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, which is supernatural food (grace) given for supernatural life (our soul). It is, as Paul says,” participation in the blood and body of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 10:16

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Eucharist REAL BODY

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WHAT IS A TRUE LIFE IN GOD? 2

TRUE LIFE IN GOD

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Vassula Reydon received a host of messages from God, which she compiled in her notebooks, called True Life in God. The following excerpts come from her conversations with Jesus:

“Let it be known that My Holy Shroud is indeed authentic, It is the same that covered Me; blessed by Me.”                            October 2, 1987

 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me  to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
                                                                                         Luke 4:18-19

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways  and My thoughts than your thoughts.”  Isaiah 55:9

“Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all my being, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. He pardons all your iniquities, He heals all your ills. He redeems your life from destruction, He crowns you with kindness and compassion.”                                                                                     Psalms 103:1-4

“Come and listen to My Heart’s desires: for the sake of the love … Are you still willing to follow in My stride? Are you willing to sacrifice your time for My Interests?  Are you ready to crown My Plan with success so that all Heaven with joy hails My victory?  Are you willing to respond to My needs with fervor and anxiety to please Me, your Saviour?

If you allow Me to use you, I will invest your soul with My Divinity, with My Splendor, with My Seal …. we have only a mile to go, My friends, only a mile longer.”                                                                          May 21, 1994

“I enjoy sharing My plans with you; this Work is not yours but Mine; I just need your will and your consent to complete My Work; are you still willing to remain the instrument of My desires?”             June 17, 1994

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”                                                                                             James 1: 22

Honor your Father and your Mother

“Scriptures say: “with all your heart honor your father, never forget the birth pangs of your mother; remember that you owe your birth to them; how can you repay them for what they have done for you?”  Ecclesiastes 4:14  and you are to follow this Commandment: honor your father and your mother; why are so many of you surprised that so few follow this Commandment? Foolish and wicked notions led these children astray into worshiping empty productions, filling their spirit from early childhood with a spirit of sluggishness; many parents have not given their children that ever flowing Source of My Spirit; Wisdom was calling them day and night, but this generation barred Her out, and every day that passed, your children strayed further and further from the Path leading to Me; if any one, young or old, acknowledges Me as their God, they would reflect My Image, and out of love, would obey and honor their parents as they would be obeying and honoring Me; but all things that are conformed to the world have depraved these children from coming to Me; love is missing.” 

“This generation’s minds are empty and so Darkness came and filled them up; for the image of becoming a philosopher is more important in their eyes than My Eternal Glory;  then, their lack of holiness is consumed by passion and from early youth go out and dishonor their own bodies.”                                                                                       August 5,1990

Humility

To begin with, God knew you from all eternity: to be weak and wretched, but He love you just the same. Your ineffable weakness and misery attracts Him. He rejoices on how He will remedy your injustices.

“Children are God’s weakness, because they let Him form them. In the same way, when we make ourselves smaller humbly, we are easier to handle. Our insufficiency will glorify His Suffice.”        January 30, 1986

“Offer God your will in surrendering to Him. This is the most beautiful thing that you can offer God.  Seek God’s interests and not yours.”

“I am limiting you for the reasons I have; guiding you blindly pleases Me, it glorifies Me; then, I want that this become a lesson for those whose wisdom blinds them; I want you innocent, simple; guiding you in this special way was so that My religious souls understand that I, the Lord, give abundantly.”                                                                September 23, 1987

Spirituality

“Divine Works are beyond human understanding; many souls do not respond to My Works for these souls seldom want to change;”

 “These souls are attached to the world, to what is material; even though they call themselves spiritual, 1 Corinthians 2:14 they are not since they cling on what they see with their physical eyes and touch with their body; they are stubborn, living aridly; their heart will not open to let My Divinity pour into them;”

“Yes, there are many factors that obstruct them from dwelling in My Light; I have said and will repeat again and again these very important words: “anyone who does not welcome the Kingdom of God like a little child, will never enter it”; be innocent, believe in a child-like-faith, then My Divine Light will encompass you and you, like a flower, will face the sun and open, allowing My Light to pour in you.”              May 16, 1988

Shroud of Turin

“Let it be known that My Holy Shroud is indeed authentic, It is the same that covered Me; blessed by Me.”                            October 2, 1987

Untitled-5Vassula writes down the messages which she receives in a stately handwriting, quite distinct from her own. (unity)  She hears, interiorly, a voice first, then , when she has to write down what she has heard, her writing changes.                                                                                  TLIG.org

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THE MAGIC OF THE EUCHARIST

The Eucharist in the Life of St. Faustina

There was a very special place for the Holy Eucharist in the life of Saint Maria Faustina.  Holy Communion was the strength and support of St. Faustina in her every day struggle of life. The Lord told her: “In the Host is the power; it will defend you always.        Diary 616

EUCHARIST Faustina

 It was only Saint Faustina to whom Jesus gave explicit instructions to write His words regarding the new devotion that He wished to establish in the world. This diary is an actual record of Jesus’ words to St. Faustina.

A  regular experience for  St. Faustina was the vision of the Lord during Holy Mass. Over sixty such visions are recorded in her diary, mostly of the infant Jesus, a few occasions with the Blessed Mother, and at other times, Jesus during His passion and some of His majesty.

Some dozen times she records seeing the rays of mercy as in the image of the Merciful Savior coming from the Holy Eucharist, at times covering the world         Diary of St. Faustina  420, 441, 1046

Again and again, Jesus told St. Faustina that He had chosen her period in history to pour out His mercy upon mankind, in preparation for His Second Coming. Thus, she saw that her state of “living host” was a pure, unmerited gift of Divine Mercy.

She had a special relationship to the Holy Eucharist, because Jesus gave her a clear understanding of this mystery. She describes it “as the wonderful gift of His presence on earth”. During Mass, “I thanked the Lord Jesus for having redeemed us and for having given us the greatest of all gifts, the Holy Eucharist”. “You wanted to stay with us, and so you left us yourself in the Sacrament of the Altar, and you opened wide your mercy to us. You opened an inexhaustible spring of mercy for us, giving us your dearest possession, the Blood and Water, that gushed forth from Your Heart”                                                   Diary 1747

“On leaving the earth, O Lord, You wanted to stay with us, and so You left us Yourself in the Sacrament of the Altar, and You opened wide Your mercy to us.”                                                                        Diary 1747

Jesus said, “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”                                                            John 6: 51

Just as the living Father sent Me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”                         John 6: 57,58

Effect on an Indifferent Person

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CAN A SMART PERSON BELIEVE IN GOD?

 BELIEVE IN GOD?

Believe in God

The truth is every one of us “believes”.  Everyone of us has “faith”. What divides us is we believe in a different God.

According to a poll in 2000 by Princeton Survey Research Assoc., 94% of us believe in the existence of God. In fact, over the last 50 years the percentage of Americans have never dropped below 90%*.

The irony is that secular humanists who see themselves as smart, free-thinking realist and believers in God as dim-witted, superstitious sheep.

Most people today prefer the word spiritual, which connotes a truly personal relationship with God, one that’s unburdened by dogma and ceremony.

This author,  Michael Guillen , Can a Smart Person Believe in God?,  believes spirituality and religiousness transcends what the mind alone cannot understand fully.  The totally rational or dualistic mind invariably misses the point, and just calls things it does not understand wrong or stupid.

Look at the biologists who study the human eye retina but cannot give any credit to the spectacular design, except  for a mindless purposeless universe.  They cannot relate to God any more than fish can to a warm fire.

Then we come to the practical atheist: someone who believes in God but lives as if he or she doesn’t. They avoid discussing God or religion and avoid reading anything spiritual.

For those who believe that the universe was nothing more than a breathtaking accident consider the following:

  • Belief in God has nothing to do with intelligence.
  • Science has never been able to prove that God doesn’t exist.
  • Be polite! If someone cooks you a great meal, have the courtesy to thank that person. Why would you not do the same concerning our universe.

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POWER of the BLOOD of JESUS

 THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST

 The Blood of Jesus Christ

A few drops of blood renew the whole world

The Blood of Jesus has always been an important concept to Christian people down through the centuries of Christian belief. The inspired Scriptures contain numerous references to the significance of the blood of Christ.

 The blood of Jesus is regarded by many as far more than merely an historical fact. It has become for them a present, living, potent reality. Blood is the life of the body. Christ’s body died, but His blood did not die.

For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?                                    Hebrews 9:13-14

We enter into this new covenant with God by faith. By faith we receive the blood that Jesus shed as a holy sacrifice for our sins. The blood of Jesus makes us holy and worthy to receive God’s Holy Spirit in us. In this new covenant we agree to be led by God’s Holy Spirit. The proof of our faith is our obedience to God. Faith without works is dead faith. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. James 2:26 When we are not obeying the Holy Spirit we feel dead. 

 The Blood of Jesus Christ
The Blood of Jesus Christ

If you can receive this teaching of Jesus, and then put it into practice, your life will be dramatically changed. Spiritually feeding on Jesus body and drinking His blood will fill you with His very life, because the life is in the blood, Deuteronomy 2:23. Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. “Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. “For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. “As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.”  John 6:53-57 Food gives us nourishment, strength, and satisfaction. Jesus is our spiritual source of nourishment, strength, and satisfaction.

BLOOD OF JESUS

Applying the Blood of Jesus

Just as priests applied the blood in the old covenant, we as priests in the new covenant are to apply the blood of Jesus. This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. Hebrews 9:20  The word enjoined means to be given charge of. In the old covenant the priest applied the blood of animals by sprinkling. In the new covenant we receive the blood by faith and sprinkle the blood with our words. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:10

You apply the blood of Jesus to yourself when you say, “the blood of Jesus which He shed on the cross was for me, and it makes me free from sin and all unrighteousness.” Whatever we apply the blood to is made Holy. When the blood is applied so also is God’s grace and the anointing of the Holy Spirit applied.

Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”                                                                                                                                    Revelation 12:10-11    In the old covenant they applied the blood by sprinkling,              Hebrews 9:19. In the new covenant we apply the blood by our words.

 The Blood of Jesus Christ
The Blood of Jesus Christ

You can apply the blood of Jesus to your body to receive healing, Isaiah 53:5. You can apply the blood of Jesus to your mind, to receive a sound mind. You can apply the blood of Jesus to your home, Exodus 12:13. You can apply the blood of Jesus to your children, Job 1:5. You can apply the blood of Jesus to anyone and anything that you have authority over or influence upon. It is your right as God’s child. Also in obedience to God’s Holy Spirit you should apply the blood of Jesus to anything or anyone that He tells you to. It is your duty as a royal priest of the most High God. But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;                                                                                   1 Peter 2:9   Continue reading POWER of the BLOOD of JESUS