Fragmented and Fearful: Prophecy Fulfilled

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Extract of Prophecy from the Book of Truth

 (Message 0955: November 1, 2013 @ 11:17pm.)

“…Soon, all those who have led My Church in the past, all those who provide God’s children with the True Word of God, within My Church, and all those who will remain loyal to the Truth, will be shoved to one side.

The Catholic Church will make a number of alarming statements, as to why it has to change and amend every part of its structure.

…All these changes will come about quickly, in the future, and the spread of these things will astonish many. Amidst it all, there will be confusion, fear, sadness and great distress.

My Church will become so fragmented that all trust within its walls will be broken. This will create a great fear and then, in a manner which will not seem clear at first, the Catholic Church will become a leading force in the new one world religion. This new abomination will declare a great love for the world’s poor and hungry. But it will not preach My Word, nor will it remain true to My Church. My Church, however, will continue to live.”

What struck me when I re-read this prophecy recently, is again how many prophetic details have been fulfilled already, since Nov 2013, given within these 10 lines. And this is only just one of many prophecies fulfilled in exact detail, found within the Book of Truth.

Firstly, not long after Jorge Bergoglio took over the chair of Peter, he began to make it clear that he was making changes whether people liked it or not, and whether consultations went ‘his way’ or not. This has included to structures which hitherto had helped the Church to remain “One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic” and a sign of unity to the world. Catholics around the world have been dismayed at the lack of clarity and Truth from a man who claims to be ‘pope’. How can a pope teach heresy? Refuse to uphold Truth? Attack all that is dear within the Church? And cast aside her primary mission; to save souls?!

Among faithful Catholics there has undoubtedly been a great, great deal of confusion, deep cutting sadness and heartbreaking distress as popular petitions, Catholic news headlines, and news commentaries, from many groups of the Faithful, attest to.

At churches too, there is a division, depending on people’s understanding, over where PF is leading the Church. So much so that Catholics in Novus Ordo churches often do not discuss the current pontificate, or instead discuss the unfolding of events in secretive, little huddles outside Mass, or via blind cc emails.

Most priests avoid anything contentious in their homilies and let “The Catholic Outlook” do the talking on ‘official opinion’. Even our bishops and cardinals do not agree. There is definite fragmentation, although we are praying to avoid and mitigate the effects that a full-fledged schism would have.

Lastly what came out recently was the atmosphere of fear. Those in Rome report that every single priest and prelate in the Vatican is too scared to utter a single word which may be taken as a criticism against Francis because he runs a ruthless dictatorship. Priest and Cardinals are being spied on and ‘reported to’ Francis. They are terrified of him. He is not the benevolent father he makes out to be; clear in his many public, deriding sermons to clergy. All the traditional or conservative bishops and Cardinals either ‘shut up’ or are ‘shipped off’. Many lose their positions of leadership within the Church structure and are replaced by the most outrageous liberals, including heretics! The fullest summary of these observations of the “Climate of Fear’ in the Vatican are gathered together from various sources in the recently released book, “The Dictator Pope”, which itself had to be published under a pseudonym!

In case you haven’t been following the unfolding of events, we provide a quick catch up of some of the things which come to mind when reading the details of the above prophecy for you to think about. These will be provided, with links to examples and relevant articles, in the next few instalments of “Fearful and Fragmented: Prophecies Fulfilled.”

God bless+++

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Prophecy fulfilled – PF and his letter

“Recently I re-read a message given by Jesus on December 23rd, 2012 which refers to the destruction of the family unit, changing of teachings and how the priests will have to make a choice. Not only has this been fulfilled, but down to the’ letter’ (Pun intended). The writing in black bold was actually in bold on the original prophecy.  All other lines have been coloured by myself. Very interesting in light of recent events.

See extract of  prophecy below:

“The family unit, and the destruction of it, will be at the root of everything

My dearly beloved daughter, many of those sacred servants of Mine, are to face a terrible challenge. This will be one, which will convince them to take one of two separate paths. It will be up to each, by his own free will, as to which path he must choose. For the abomination will make itself known shortly.

Many of My sacred servants will not be immediately aware of what is happening. It will only be when they read letters, given to them from those in high places, that they will find difficulty.

Those who uphold My Holy Word, given to man through the Gift of the Holy Bible, will be challenged and urged to accept amendments. These amendments will be given to them and they will be expected to swallow them, and accept them as The Truth. They amount to one thing.

They will urge those holy sacred servants of Mine, to accept tolerance of sin.

They will be told that God is an ever-merciful God and that He loves everyone. Yes, this part is true. But then, they will be instructed to condone laws, which are an abomination in My Eyes. The family unit, and the destruction of it, will be at the root of everything…

Be alert. Open your eyes and beg Me for the strength you are going to need, in order to stand up against this vile and wicked plan.

This battle within My Church on earth will be viciousPriest against priest. Bishop against Bishop. Cardinal against Cardinal.

Let it be known that those amongst you, My sacred servants, who know Me and love Me, I will lead you. I will guide you. I will give you the strength to deal with these enemies of God. You are not alone.

You must never listen to lies, given or presented to you, in My Holy Name. Only you know the Truth in your hearts. Listen to your heart. Remain loyal to all that you have been told is the Law of God.

If you are presented with anything, which seems to be in contradiction of My Teachings, then you must turn your back.

Your Jesus

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The prophecy,  as we now know, probably refers to the admittance of those in  grave sin, to Holy Communion (despite not having a firm purpose of amendment), through Amoris Laetitia.To allow this is an abomination before God.

And faithful prelates like Cardinal Müller of the CDF, and Cardinal Burke and Cardinal Sarah refused to accept this or to interpret it in any other way than the way in line with scripture and the lasting Magisterium of the Church.

This confirms the line:”It will be up to each, by his own free will, as to which path he must choose. Many of My sacred servants will not be immediately aware of what is happening.”

This is why the guidelines differed from country to country and the Dubia was launched as a result of the confusion. Each diocese made a choice and each priest chose whether to obey or resist their Bishop.

 
The pope’s intent became crystal clear however, when he sent “a letter” to the Argentine bishops about the Bueno Aires Guidelines, praising their decision to allow adulterers to Holy Communion. This was leaked to the public and priests then knew PF’s true intention. This fulfils the line of prophecy It will only be when they read letters, given to them from those in high places, that they will find difficulty.”
 
To ‘go along’ with PF, would put them in direct contradiction with Canon Law 915:
“Can. 915 Those…who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to holy communion.”
Recently that letter was added to the Vatican site as an official “Act of the Apostolic See” through the AAS, to give it more weight. This letter upgrades the PF’s private letter to the Buenos Aires Bishops to the official magisterial status of  ‘Apostolic Letter’.
This letter includes a rescript by Cardinal Parolin secretary of State which declares that the Pope’s letter in conjunction with the Guidelines bear the character of his authentic Magisterium and that the pope personally ordered their publication.

The AAS is the regular method under Canon Law 8 by which universal ecclesiastical laws are to be promulgated. So the re-script basically seeks to amend or change the law.

 
This fulfills the following parts about amendments and changes to law:

Those who uphold My Holy Word, given to man through the Gift of the Holy Bible, will be challenged and urged to accept amendments. These amendments will be given to them and they will be expected to swallow them, and accept them as The Truth. They amount to one thing.

They will urge those holy sacred servants of Mine, to accept tolerance of sin.

They will be told that God is an ever-merciful God and that He loves everyone. Yes this part is true. But then, they will be instructed to condone laws, which are an abomination in My Eyes.”

The amendments  are clearly those in Amoris Laetitia; the fact that they have been put into the magisterium matches the details of the prophecy:  “They will urge those holy sacred servants of Mine, to accept tolerance of sin.” 
Since then protesting priests were told to go along with and accept these changes or face demotion, or even excommunication! These penalties have been threatened and imposed for even questioning the changes, let alone for not condoning them! Bishops have in some cases, actually instructed sacred servants, by their own letters or pastoral guidelines, to condone these laws, as well as new laws in countries such as those legislating for same-sex marriage. Bishops have either directly said things in support, often quoting Francis as they do so, or condoned them through their silence or through ambiguous statements. These are as a consequence of Amoris Laetitia, the letters and the implications of accepting the amendments; the language extending to all “irregular” (ie. sinful) “unions”.
Reference to the above information about Canon Law and the impact of the publication of the letter can be found here :

God can use a 6 year old: Tonight’s Reading

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Tonight my 6 year old asked me to read a holy story at bedtime, after his home reader.

I looked for his Childen’s Illustrated Bible Stories but he insisted “No! From your big book… which has lots of pages!” 
He meant my Bible. I checked that’s what he meant and he was adamant. Then he surprised me further by insisting that I opened the Bible to pick the story tonight. Apparently I “never get a turn”. Well… that’s nice I thought. Sounds like this idea is for me, more than him. 
As it turns out I think the reading was for all of us. It could not have been more apt. It is the evening of December 21st as I read this.
I opened on this:
 Isaiah: Chapter 9
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone.
You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, As they rejoice before you as at the harvest, as men make merry when dividing spoils.
For the yoke that burdened them, the pole on their shoulder, And the rod of their taskmaster you have smashed, as on the day of Midian.
For every boot that tramped in battle, every cloak rolled in blood, will be burned as fuel for flames.
1For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.
His dominion is vast and forever peaceful, From David’s throne, and over his kingdom, which he confirms and sustains By judgment and justice, both now and forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this!
(Taken from: New American Bible. Lantius site.

Welcome into our hearts this Christmas,
our saving miraculous Christ-Child.
Save us and transform us;
Hope of the World and “Love beyond all Telling”.  
O, Come let us adore You
as King of our heart, mind and souls,
-with complete abandon.

By Donna Liane

Early Morning Bible Reading for His Remnant

The Lord often gives me the most amazing readings and interpretations amidst these times of difficult trials in Australia. I refer especially to same sex ‘unions’ which were turned into law so they could be called and treated as ‘marriages’ and the amendments to protect religious freedoms were not put through alongside that, in any way which protects the rights of parents or individuals against the LGTBIQ and transgender movement.

Here, as elsewhere, those behind it all are now poised to take schools, churches, children and society itself by force, with their agenda. And poised they are; just reading the comments against private schools in an Australian newspaper  gives frightening proof of what the far left want to do to Australians and their mindset! I also refer to world events towards war, which are unfolding and threatening us from all directions, along with the political agendas of the One World Government- everywhere.

But He knows what we are going through, always.  Early on Monday morning, December 4th, with these things fresh on my mind, I opened on the following reading. It seems to me to be a promise and consolation, reminding us of the New Paradise, (the New Jerusalem) which He has promised -and that we will see in our lifetime! (as spoken through His Words in the Book of Truth).

It is also a reminder to keep our hands strong in prayer, to stand strong, not agree to false oaths and speak only the Truth, also judging in a way within our gates (within our hearts) which renders truth and makes for peace. Prepare in this way, by a good examination of conscience, because there will be no room for sin in the New Paradise where Our Lord will bring us, as He promised. You are Our Lord’s Remnant.

Read our Lord’s words for yourself, below the image of my bible on my bedside table, with its early morning shadows.

Bible Reading Z

 

Zechariah 8: 6-17

Thus says the Lord of hosts:

If this seems a miracle to the remnant of this people in these days, should it also seem one to me? It is the Lord Sabaoth who speaks. Thus says the Lord of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the countries of the East and from the countries of the West I will bring them to dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. They shall be my people and I will be their God, in faithfulness and integrity.

Thus says the Lord of hosts:

Let your hands be strong, you who here and now listen to these words from the mouth of the prophets, who have been prophesying since the day when the Temple of the Lord Sabaoth had its foundation laid for the rebuilding of the sanctuary10 For before those days there was no wage for man or any wage for beast, neither was there any safety from the foe for him who went out or came in; for I set every man against his fellow. 11 But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as in the former days, says the Lord of hosts. 12 For there shall be a sowing of peace; the vine shall yield its fruit, and the ground shall give its increase, and the heavens shall give their dew. I am going to bestow all these blessings on the remnant of this people13 And as you have been a byword of cursing among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you and you shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong.

14 For thus says the Lord of hosts: “As I purposed to do evil to you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, and I did not relent, says the Lord of hosts, 15 so again have I purposed in these days to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah; fear not. 16 These are the things that you shall do:

Speak the truth to one another, render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace17 do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, says the Lord.”

Believe all these things because the Lord has said them, and be consoled, o remnant brothers in Christ Jesus!

Donna Liane

(Bible Reading is from the CTS version, which is the one I keep beside my bed.)

Crusade Prayer Miracle Healing in My Family

The miracles I promised the world, through My Crusade Prayers, will increase

*Message given by Jesus on May 11th, 2013.

(Excerpt reproduced below:)

“Suffering can be reduced through the prayers of My remnant army, because I bequeath to them special graces. The miracles I promised the world, through My Crusade Prayers, will increase and many will witness healings and conversions. It will be through these miracles that I will make Myself known, even to the most hardened of sceptics.”

The Story

On August 17th, 2017, we had driven on a long trip (8 hours) to attend a family wedding in the far North of NSW. We checked into a little motel and went across the road to see the relatives of the groom in order to let them know that we had arrived safely and to greet them. Unfortunately, the flu had hit all of the groom’s immediate family members quite hard and my husband’s beloved uncle came out of his bedroom only briefly to greet us, while coughing painfully, and then he went back to bed to rest. Many were ill and the wedding was only a day and a half, away.

The next day we discovered that uncle had taken himself to the doctor because he got even sicker overnight. The doctor admitted him straight to hospital because it appeared he had pneumonia. Hopes of him attending at least the wedding ceremony of his youngest (and last) son to be married, were quickly dashed as he became even more ill and unable to go anywhere on the Saturday. I became gravely concerned that he may not even live through the week after the wedding and naturally was anxious about the tragic impact this would have on the whole family. He was very much loved by all and everyone missed his presence, almost immediately, in every situation. It put a sombre cloud over the festivities.

As the only practising Christian (that I know of) on my husband’s side, I felt a responsibility to pray continuously and I recruited the help of our Crusade Prayer group, (of course) and even my teenage son, who offered his intentions at Mass each weekday for the next 4 weeks. Also, I asked for Masses to be offered by our local priest for this intention. I was praying for the salvation of uncle’s soul first and foremost, for his family and, of course, for his healing, according to God’s Will.

The news of double pneumonia on the lungs had come through by now and things only got worse. He was transferred to 3 different hospitals altogether to try to help him, he suffered a heart attack on the way in the ambulance, they talked of placing him in an induced coma and then his kidneys shut down too. I wondered whether he was Catholic and how I could talk to his family about Extreme Unction. His family were told to gather round as he probably wouldn’t survive.

His lungs were basically stuffed and he was intubated and on oxygen. The doctors couldn’t help him, although they had been trying of course, and he had lost all the little weight that he had in fighting this, to be just skin and bones. And although originally a fit man, he was 70 years old so there wasn’t much in his favour….except for the large number of people praying for him!                      And then something miraculous happened. Uncle realized that he was bound to die and that God alone could help him now. From deep in his heart, he spoke to God and asked Him to make him better. And God, in His Graciousness and Goodness, did! Overnight, he started to feel better and he started breathing normally again! In uncle’s mind and heart, the reason for this was, unmistakably, by the hand of God. 

At this sudden and marked apparent improvement, the doctors took more X-rays the next day. Soon their surprise turned to disbelief. It showed that his lungs had become completely clear- overnight! Two different, separate doctors said to him that it was completely unexplainable and they had never seen anything like it. They were astounded and clearly implied that it was miraculous.God heals

Furthermore, uncle did not even have to go in to rehab! The medical team had anticipated that he would need at least a month of rehab after ICU; to learn to rehabilitate his lungs and recover his kidneys. But, instead, he was able to go straight home! Isn’t that amazing?!

He is now just having physio at home to help him regain his muscle strength (to walk better) and he has to put back on a lot of weight. He only weighs 50kgs after the ordeal. When my husband rang to see how he was, his uncle told him the personal story of his miraculous healing. Until that point, we thought he just recovered in a natural manner; nothing else had been mentioned by anyone else. It’s funny how some people don’t like to spread the story of, or lay claim to, a miracle. It’s not that uncle won’t tell you, (he will!) but that not everyone seems to want to hear it. And this is coming from a man who does not attend church or usually speak of anything much to do with God. This seems to be the sign for ‘hardened sceptics’ as mentioned in the prophetic message given to all those who dedicate themselves to Jesus’ Mission of Salvation.

We are all just so grateful to have him back. And after all my worrying and fretting, I also found out that he is actually a baptised Catholic, after all!

Of course, all the prayers and Masses were invaluable. Even an old, Italian neighbour had a Mass said for him. But in the end, all it took was for uncle to ask God himself. Because the sign was for him, not for us who already believe. It was the only way he could know it was actually a miracle, that it was done ‘by God’ whom he called to, and that it was done in response to his plea for help, in response to his prayer. God cares that much- for him

How good is God! We all must offer thanksgiving too (not like the ungrateful lepers)- for yet another miracle and a healing, as Jesus promised. I think that since beginning this Mission, I have received within my family, 4 full conversions and 3 miraculous healings, of various types in a relatively short space of time. Jesus has certainly been true to His promise! May this almighty sign of God with us, lead souls to seek Him with sincere hearts, for He is very near.

Thank you, Lord Jesus!

*(Jesus’ full message can be found here: https://missionofsalvation.wordpress.com/message-0789/)

 

Sharp Stones and Boulders: an encounter after Mass

Mass veil

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At Mass last Sunday, we had an old, semi-retired priest fill in, at my local Novus Ordo Parish. He usually gives a sound sermon and sticks to ‘the script’. I think this is important as I have heard some strange and irreverent novelties over the years which detract from the meaning and focus of the Sacrifice of Holy Mass. He also announces which Eucharistic prayer he’ll use, etc.

Then after I finished  Mass I heard a mum, dad and young daughter (who is an altar girl) conversing with Father in the foyer. I usually say hello to the family as I know them and often to the priest as well –  so I stopped. Father said something about Vatican 2, and said a few disparaging words about Latin Mass; not very favourable. In fact, the dad was laughing at the fact that the priest faces the altar with their back to everyone, and Father said that his experience was that no-one knows the words/responses or can understand any/most of it and a few other things like that.

I interjected and said that I’ve been to Latin Mass and that I think it’s beautiful. Father said that it only works for people who are invested in it, and not for a parish Mass. Then he told stories about how people just turned up and didn’t know what they were doing; you only saw the backs of heads etc. he was a boy at the time. I replied that it was the same for any child today though as well; when everyone is standing, they can’t really see.

I waited for another chance to help them understand the beauty of the Mass but the way they kept talking and laughing about the ‘old Mass‘, I could tell my views weren’t really welcome and I wasn’t being heard. I was largely ignored or the priest overrode what I had to say. I felt disappointed in particular because the family themselves had never been to Latin Mass and were basing their opinion on what they had heard. So I just politely took my leave. 

It seemed a bizarre out of context conversation to come up! Nothing in the readings readily suggested the topic to me. The situation was odd and I felt uneasy. I also felt sad at the misunderstandings. I wondered why I’d overheard that? For what reason? Was it to teach me something? Or to get me to do something, such as help educate people?

Later that morning, when I read about the correction (**filial correction see below) in Rome on 24/9/17, I had a thought. Maybe it was actually Satan– just trying to provoke me, make me feel offended or impatient or something, lead me into sin…because I had certainly felt uncomfortable and a bit hurt at the misconceptions and assumptions. Especially, for example, when the priest said that the only people who didn’t want to see the Mass change were the altar boys because they knew the responses and felt superior. As I know several Latin Mass altar boys, I couldn’t imagine anything further from the Truth! I felt hurt for them.

But when I read what had happened in Rome, I thought Satan is mad!  I thought he’s not happy at the heresies being exposed! So he’s trying to get back at people who agree and have supported this to occur.  He’s just trying to poke me! So I chuckled at it then! He’s not going to get me that easy! And it was much easier to deal with when I thought of it like that!

The reading at our prayer group last Thursday was: The road to My Eternal Kingdom is riddled with sharp stones and boulders(November 4, 2012 @ 5:45pm)

Well this day, I  definitely felt like I was walking on “sharp stones and boulders”.

When I got home and had some Sunday rest time, I asked Jesus about the incident. I had no idea how He was going to reveal to me His intention or teaching. I opened The Book of Truth on a message at the bottom of a page which, by its heading, seemed completely unrelated… until I got to the second paragraph. I photographed the next two paragraphs to share with you below:

Part 1 of message Book of Truth

Part 2 of message Book of Truth

The words that stood out with particular clarity, were

“The most suffering is endured when a Mission…is succeeding.”

Even though this incident was but a little attack, I have been through some pretty bad ones in the past year; always bizarre and unexpected. And, to be honest, at times in reality, I have struggled to forgive or let go, in my human frailty…But this changed everything! The realisation that I don’t have to take it personally and that sometimes the people themselves don’t even know why they do or say something or even realise what they’ve said. The realisation that it might actually be just ‘ol’ Hairy legs’ trying to put me off, distract me, or lead me astray, was liberating.

Well, I’m ”wised up” a bit more to that tactic, now.

And one more thing, those sharp stones and boulders… it was Our Lord who helped me find the path around them. It doesn’t mean we won’t get hurt by the stones, but with His help, we can avoid another fall.

 I have shared this in the hope that it will help some of you who have also undergone attacks.

God bless you all, always,+++ Donna Liane.

 

(**Filial Correction: See whole document at: https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/

Other articles at: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-62-scholars-correct-pope-francis-for-propagating-heresies )

 

 

 

 

Could this be a Sign of the Anger of God’s Son?

You know the old joke; “I couldn’t enter a church or the roof would cave in?”… well, those same people who make jokes like that, are now attending Mass AND receiving the Holy of Holies; without any fear of God; without shame, without a sense of unworthiness or repentance. Could it be that God sent them a sign and the roof did cave in?

In the last week of August, in the oldest church in Malta, in the middle of the night, the roof came crashing down. There was an almost perfect symmetrical hole, exactly in the centre of an artwork of the heavens, as if it came from there… But what’s even more noticeable is exactly where it fell.

It crashed down directly onto the modern altar, destroying it in shocking rubble. The new altar was completely destroyed and the rest of the church completely untouched. The pews were unmoved, neither was the lectern touched. They eerily stand witness to what happened in the middle of the night and seem ready to receive the congregation.

Any congregation sitting in the pew, seeing the destruction of the old altar would be shocked. The symbolism of the old altar left standing in its magnificent beauty, unveiled, as it was, by the destruction of the modern altar, and appearing to almost rise out of, or stand defiantly against the rubble, is not lost on me… It is now the only altar in the church.

 

The reasons why Jesus may be angry with this church are due to the Maltese bishop’s statement which used AL to open the path for homosexuals and those living in other irregular unions, who are unrepentant with no firm purpose of amendment, including but not limited to re-married divorcees, to receive Communion unworthily. First this was theoretical.  Then resisting priests were denounced and threatened with excommunication. Then this evil started to be implemented and thereby defiled the Altar of God and the Holiest Sacrament.

These two articles report the news and the second gives additional reasons why God may have sent this supernatural sign.

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2017-08-23/local-news/Part-of-ceiling-in-Rabat-church-collapses-6736178150

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/the-dark-symbolism-of-the-ceiling-collapsing-in-maltas-oldest-catholic-chur

maltese church

Is this a sign of a Prophecy fulfilled?

Extract from the message given to Maria Divine Mercy, below:

 MOTHER OF SALVATION FOR PRIESTS: TO REMAIN TRUE TO THE CHURCH OF MY SON ON EARTH YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO  FEED HIS FLOCK

2013.09.23

My child, many signs will be made known from the heavens, upon the roofs of my Son’s Churches, when the final changes are made in the liturgy of the Holy Mass.
All those who keep their eyes open and their ears alert, will witness the anger of my Son, in a way in which they cannot fail to notice.

(You can read the full prophecy here: https://missionofsalvation.wordpress.com/message-0919/ )

Well, I pondered this and prayed and asked God to send me a sign; some explanation of why this thing in the church had occurred. The message from Blessed Mother is for priests to remain true to Jesus’ Church and to be prepared to feed His flock in the way in which it was meant to be fed; with reverence, respect and belief in His True Presence. Being worthy by obeying His Commands. I know that the traditional priests maintain this teaching and practice, some of the Novus Ordo priests also do. Many of Malta’s priests now, sadly, do not. I then opened my CTS New Catholic Bible directly on this reading: 2 Chronicles 13- 2 and I read through to Chronicles 14: 1-8.

The Heading in my Bible is:

“Abijah and Loyalty to the Legitimate Priesthood.”

13 In the eighteenth year of the reign of King Jeroboam of Israel, Abijah became king of Judah, and he ruled three years in Jerusalem. His mother was Micaiah daughter of Uriel, from the city of Gibeah.

War broke out between Abijah and Jeroboam. Abijah raised an army of 400,000 soldiers, and Jeroboam opposed him with an army of 800,000.

The armies met in the hill country of Ephraim. King Abijah went up Mount Zemaraim, in the highlands of Ephraim, and called out to Jeroboam and the Israelites: “Listen to me!” he said“Don’t you know that the Lord, the God of Israel, has given the sovereignty of Israel to David and his descendants forever? It is an inviolable covenant for him and his sonsYet, Jeroboam, son of Nebat, a servant of Solomon, Son of David, has risen in revolt against his lord; worthless men, scoundrels, have rallied to him and they forced their will on Rehoboam son of Solomon, then a young man and timid, powerless to resist them. Now you propose to fight against the royal authority that the Lord gave to David’s descendants. You have a huge army and stand there with the gold bull-calves that Jeroboam made you for gods! 9 You drove out the Lord‘s priests, the descendants of Aaron, and you drove out the Levites. In their place, you appointed priests in the same way that other nations do. Anybody who comes along with a bull or seven sheep can get himself consecrated as a priest of what is no god at all!

10 “But for part, our God is the Lord whom we will still serve and have not abandoned him. Our priests are sons of Aaron who minister to the Lord and those who serve are Levites . 11 Every morning and every evening they offer him incense and sacrifices burned whole. They present the offerings of bread on a table that is ritually clean, and every evening they light the lamps on the golden lampstand. We do what the Lord has commanded, but you have abandoned him12 See how God is with us, at our head; see his priests with the trumpets, who will sound them to call us to battle against you. Sons of Israel, do not fight against the Lord, the God of our ancestors for you will not succeed.”

13 Meanwhile, Jeroboam had sent some of his troops to ambush the Judean army from the rear, while the rest faced them from the front. 14 The Judeans looked around and saw that they were surrounded. They cried to the Lord for help, and the priests blew the trumpets. 15 The Judeans gave a loud shout, and led by Abijah, they attacked; God defeated Jeroboam and the Israelite army. 16 The Israelites fled from the Judeans, and God let the Judeans overpower them. 17 Abijah and his army dealt the Israelites a crushing defeat—half a million of Israel’s best soldiers were killed. 18 And so the people of Judah were victorious over Israel because they relied on the Lord, the God of their ancestors.

19 Abijah pursued Jeroboam’s army and occupied some of his cities: Bethel, Jeshanah, and Ephron, and the villages near each of these cities. 20 Jeroboam never regained his power during Abijah’s reign. Finally the Lord struck him down, and he died.

21 Abijah, however, grew more powerful. He had fourteen wives and fathered twenty-two sons and sixteen daughters. 22 The rest of the history of Abijah, what he said and what he did, is written in The History of Iddo the Prophet.

2 Chronicles 14

“Asa and his reform of public worship”

King Abijah died and was buried in the royal tombs in David’s City. His son Asa succeeded him as king, and under Asa, the land enjoyed peace for ten years.

 Asa pleased the Lord, his God, by doing what was right and good. He abolished the foreign altars and the high places, broke down the pillars and sacred poles, and cut down the symbols of the goddess Asherah4 He urged the people of Judah to look to the Lord, the God of their ancestors, and to obey his teachings and commandments5 He abolished the high places and the altars of incense from all the cities of Judah, and so the kingdom was at peace under his rule. He built fortifications for the cities of Judah during this time, and for several years there was no war, because the Lord gave him peace. He told the people of Judah, “Let us fortify the cities by building walls and towers, and gates that can be shut and barred. We have control of the land because we have done the will of the Lord our God. He has protected us and given us security on every side.” And so they built and prospered. King Asa had an army of 300,000 men from Judah, armed with shields and spears, and 280,000 men from Benjamin, armed with shields and bows. All of them were brave, well-trained men.

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The connection to me was pretty clear but then on rising, the next morning, Monday 28.08.17,  I opened on:

1 Maccabees 4: 46-51
The heading is:

“The Purification of the Temple”

Then Judas and his brothers said,
    “Now that our enemies have been defeated, let’s go to Jerusalem to purify the Temple and re-dedicate it. 37 So the whole army was assembled and went up to Mount Zion. 38 There they found the Temple abandonedthe sanctuary a wilderness, the altar profaned, the gates burned down, vegetation growing in the courts and the priests’ rooms torn down. 39 In their sorrow, they tore their clothes, mourned bitterly, threw ashes on their heads, 40 and prostrated themselves on the ground. When the signal was given on the trumpets, everyone cried aloud to heaven.

41 Then Judas ordered some of his soldiers to attack the men in the fort, while he purified the sanctuary. 4He chose some priests who were blameless in their observance of the Law and who were devoted to it 43 to purify the sanctuary and remove the stones of the abomination that had been defiled and put them in an unclean place. 44 They discussed what should be done with the altar of holocausts, which had been profaned 45  and very properly, decided to tear it down, that it might never become a reproach to them from its defilement by the pagans. So they tore down the altar 46 and put the stones in a suitable place on the Temple hill, where they were to be kept until a prophet should appear and decide what to do with them. 47 Then they took uncut stones, as the Law prescribed, and built a new altar on the lines of the old one. 48 They restored the Holy Place, and the interior of the house , and purified its courts. 49 They made new sacred vessels and brought the lampstand, the altar of incense, and the table for the bread into the Temple. 50 They burned incense on the altar and lit the lamps on the lampstand, and there was light in the Temple! 51 They placed the loaves of bread on the table, hung the curtains, and completed all the work.

52-54 The twenty-fifth day of the ninth month, the month of Kislev, in the year 148[a]was the anniversary of the day the Gentiles had desecrated the altar. On that day they made a lawful sacrifice was offered on the new altar of holocausts, which they had made. The new altar was dedicated and hymns were sung to the accompaniment of harps, lutes, and cymbals. 55 All the people bowed down with their faces to the ground and worshiped and praised the Lord for giving them victory.

56 For eight days they celebrated the re-dedication of the altar. With great joy, they brought burnt offerings and offered fellowship offerings and thanksgiving offerings.57 They decorated the front of the Temple with gold crowns and shields, rebuilt the gates and the priests’ rooms and put doors on them. 58 Now that the Jews had removed the shame which the Gentiles had brought, they held a great celebration.59 Then Judas, his brothers, and the entire community of Israel decreed that the rededication of the altar should be celebrated with a festival of joy and gladness at the same time each year, beginning on the twenty-fifth of the month of Kislev and lasting for eight days.

60 Then they built high walls and strong towers around Mount Zion, so that the Gentiles could not come in and trample and defile it again. 61 Judas placed a detachment of soldiers there to guard the Temple. He also fortified the town of Bethzur, so that the people of Israel would have a fortress facing Idumea.

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I think that God takes his Holy Temple, His priests, His commandments, profanation, and desecration of His Altars pretty seriously, don’t you? Our Lady’s message was that signs would be sent on the roofs of her Son’s Churches, showing his displeasure. No matter what physically caused this, the symbolism of that gaping hole and the destroyed altar, in the oldest church in Malta, cannot be missed.

God bless+++

Donna Liane

 

 

Bible used: The CTS New Catholic Bible, The Incorporated Catholic Truth Society, London, 2007.