Salt and Fire

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At our prayer meeting on Thursday 22nd June, part of our Bible reading  mentioned:

“ 49 .Everyone will be Related imagesalted with fire. 50. Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another.”

Often the lesser known metaphors in this passage are overlooked and I have never heard them discussed. They are really remarkable. These are my thoughts about what they mean, upon wondering and reflecting on them.

“Everyone will be salted with fire” means that we will be seasoned  (improved) through our trials and sufferings. These are the “firewith which we are “salted”.

If we lose remembrance and sensitivity towards self-knowledge (of the sinners that we are) and what we have learned through suffering, we become hard-hearted again. What good is that? That is the suffering and trials losing their flavour; being unable to ‘season’ our thoughts, words and actions. 

The salt that we should keep within ourselves is humility, and love born of humility, which is why if we keep this within ourselves (the salt of our sufferings) we will have peace with one another.

I think this is meant to remind us to be grateful for the fire of our trials which produces salt in us, which can then season our words and actions through the salt of humility and charity, kept within us.

We should reflect deeply then on this passage in Mark, which are Jesus’ own words, and seek to understand what He is saying to us.

Crusaders using the talents God gave them: Mary’s Balm (Part 2)

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In Part 1, we told of a crusader who took an enormous risk and followed what seemed to be something that could not be done by someone with his basic means and lack of any knowledge of the process except the conviction that he had to try and use the information revealed by Our Lady’s in a book revealed to a holy soul.

Our Lady and the Balm:

Knowledge of Mary’s Balm has been known on folklore over the ages, but the best information of its ingredients is found in the writings of Maria Valtorta

This balm was first used by Mary to assist Joseph, her husband – as mentioned in volume one. It volume three there is more information, with the herbs listed with which to make the balm It was urgently needed to assist a sailor who was seriously injured in a boat during a storm in Greece. He was rescued from being washed overboard by Peter, but suffered a mortal head wound. The disciples had the balm, sent by Mary before their journey, and used it on the sailor, who miraculously recovered from his wound

Medicinal Qualities of the Seven Herbs of Mary’s Balm

Mary’s Balm was a balm that Mary provided to the disciples before embarking on trips. The recipe has been recorded by Maria Valtorta, as well as the account of its miraculous, lifesaving cures. The seven herbs listed in the text are ancient remedies. They are difficult to obtain in quality amounts. We have painstakingly sourced them and combined them into this earnest replication of the ancient, significant balm.

The herbs recorded in the balm are:
Lilies, Camphor, Dittany, Resin, Cloves, Laurel, and Artemisia. This article summarises the many, many health benefits of these plants. And highlights the definite pattern of pain relief, arthritic treatment, and application to wounds and burns and skin conditions.

Read more about these herbs at: /http://www.marysbalm.com.au/medicinal-qualities-of-the-seven-herbs-of-marys-balm/

Read about Natural arthritis treatment that has been used  through the ages at: http://www.marysbalm.com.au/natural-arthritis-treatment/

Background information re Maria Valtorta

Papal Permission – Pope Pius XII

Maria Valtorta’s visions are the only Private Revelations to attain a Papal Order to Publish. Her writings were presented to Pope Pius XII on April 3rd of 1947, who examined them for eleven months. His Holiness then summoned her Spiritual Director to a special meeting in February of 1948, in which he ordered the publishing. There were 3 priests present: Fr. Romualdo Migliorini (Prefect Apostle in Africa), Fr. Corrado Berti (Professor of Dogmatic and Sacremental Theology at the Pontifical “Marianum” Theological Faculty of Rome from 1939 onward, later becoming Secretary of the Faculty from 1950 to 1959).

MOTHER TERESA and the Poem of the Man-God

Father Leo, a personal chaplain of Mother Teresa of Calcutta for 3 years, noticed that she always carried 3 books with her, where ever she went. One was a Bible and the other was her breviary. He asked about the third, and it was “Poem of the Man-God” by Maria Valtorta. He asked her what it was about, and she told him, “Read it”. He asked her again, and she responded with the same answer, “Read it”. Read more at: http://www.marysbalm.com.au/mother-teresa-poem-man-god/

Padre Pio and Maria Valtorta

St Padre Pio

Padre Pio was one of the holiest saints of the 20th Century. His insight into the usefulness of Maria Valtorta’s revelations for spiritual reading is certainly most reliable, as he was a mystic who communicated often with Our Lord and Our Lady.

When asked about Maria Valtorta’s “Poem of the Man-God”, he said: “I don’t advise you to read it – I order you to”. Padre Pio was an ardent supporter of Maria Valtorta’s writings and continued to advocate that others experience the writings for themselves.

Read more about Maria’s mystical experiences of Padre Pio at: http://www.marysbalm.com.au/relationship-padre-pio-maria-valtorta/

Excerpts from Volume Three Of Poem Of The Man God Relating To Mary’s Balm

SECTION 313
Mary has prepared the Balm to treat one of the disciples and tells them the ingredients.

Quote: “… if he has difficulty in breathing, do as I told you, using the other little vase of balm. Take enough of it to rub on his chest, shoulders and kidneys… rub it on and cover him immediately with the woolen bands I gave you. I prepared the balm for that special purpose. And you, Syntyche, remember its composition, so that you can make more… lilies, camphor, dittany, resin and cloves with laurel, artemisia…”

A Miraculous Cure

SECTION 319
During a storm at sea, a man is badly injured, his head split open by a falling mast. Peter is able to rescue him before he was washed overboard and takes him below to Syntyche

Quote: “Syntyche… goes to the table on which they have laid the poor man… the wound is a nasty one. The bone is laid bare from the temple to the nape…” I am going to try with Mary’s ointment” > says Syntyche…  “But that is for pains”…> objects Matthew… “Oh Mary prepared it with her own hands”, Syntyche says. “I will use it praying. Will you pray too?” Syntyche applied it to the wounded head. She then bandages it tightly with linen strips. She places a folded mantle under the head of the wounded man who seems to doze off and she sits near him praying; the others also pray.

SECTION 320
The Captain speaks to the Apostles and the injured man

Quote: “…The injured sailor is sitting beside John of Endor… the man’s head is still dressed with a light bandage and he is pale as ivory because of the blood he has lost. But he is smiling and he speaks to those who saved him and to his companions who, as they pass, congratulate him on his return to deck… The Captain says, “I did not think he could survive after being struck by the heavy beam and by iron which made it even heavier. Demetes these people have really bought you back to life, because you were as good as dead… they cured you with their wonderful ointments. Let me see your wound > … The man undoes the bandage and shows a smooth healed scar, like a red mark from his temple to his nape, just under his hair… Nicomedes touches the mark lightly: “Even the bone is healed! …”

SECTION 322
The Apostles return to Israel leaving the disciples in Greece.

Quote: “…Syntyche will be busier preparing ointments than working’  confirms James of Zebedee. What do you think of that ointment? What a wonderful thing! Syntyche told me that she wants to make it here and use it to become familiar with local families, says John. A very good idea “a sick person who is cured always becomes a disciple and their relatives follow suit”, states Matthew.

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Prayer is an important component (even though the individual ingredients all have been proven to be very effective.

Follow the example of the disciples who gathered and prayed around the injured man (even though Matthew objected that the ointment was only for pain. When Syntyche said that it was made by Mary’s hands, they gathered to pray. It is suggested that you pray the Rosary on behalf of those being anointed with Mary’s Balm. Mention the name of the person being prayed for and your intentions at the beginning of the Rosary.

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Testimonials 

(It’s only early days and the following are only sketchy outlines.

  • Jim has a relative who is an unbeliever, but he dipped his forefinger in the ointment and dabbed it on a little spot that he had on the side of his temple,  that he was a little worried about. Three days later he exclaimed to Jim that it was gone – completely disappeared

 

  • Another elderly lady in his prayer group was due to have knee reconstruction of both knees. She was in a lot of pain continually. She could not avoid it – it had to be done. She started to rub in the ointment and pray, as suggested by the instructions. After a certain while, she went to her Doctor and said she didn’t want the surgery as she had no more pain!

 

  • Another man was involved with a complicated copyright legal battle. He hadn’t slept for days. He felt he had to do something – he desperately needed sleep. He rubbed a little ointment on his temples, and he slept soundly all night.

These testimonials are only from the first few weeks of the balm’s release.

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Also see Little sons and daughters of the Divine Will at: https://divinewillaustralia.wordpress.com/

Please be patient with the Mary’s Balm  website – it is a work in  progress and will eventually have links, blog, testimonials, follow by email capability, etc.

You can order at: http://www.marysbalm.com.au/

Distribution points are in Australia/New Zealand and US/Canada.

In Australia, at this moment stocks have been sold out with a new shipment due to arrive in about 6 weeks. Australian and NZ customers, please feel free to pre- order– as the income will help them to fund more of Marys Balm.

There is plenty stock in US for US and Canadian customers.

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So the message is:

1) Encourage people (who need healing) to use the balm

and so bring them to our Blessed Mother. It can be a great conversion tool.

2) Stock up in preparation for your end-time medicinal needs – when normal medicines and ointments will not be available.

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It is a heavenly remedy

made available for our (end) times!

God’s timing is perfect!!

Fatima is still at heart of Catholics – and of our Archbishop.

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The 100th Year Anniversary of Fatima

Just because priests rarely mention it, and don’t proclaim its messages – about Hell, the Rosary, Consecration of Russia, war and peace, chastisement, … doesn’t mean that it is not at the heart of many, many Catholics.

It was a great affair. The world over there were celebrations, processions, rosaries. It just shows you how Catholics love their Blessed Mother.

In our own little corner of the world, there is one of the pilgrim statues doing the rounds of parishes – attracting hundreds of people in prayer and petition, wherever it is. There are special Masses, little local processions – around the block, or simply around the Church, all night prayer vigils.

We have a Marian shrine about 2 hours drive from the outskirts of the city. It is run by the Polish Pauline Fathers and attracts 100’s of people on the 13th of each month, and has done so for decades. Yesterday , it was packed with buses – over 70. It was said there were about 10,000 people. I don’t know if that’s correct but it is unlikely to be reported in any secular newspapers.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher

Our dear good Archbishop has fought many battles. He is the youngest bishop here “down under”.

Just before Christmas of 2015 Archbishop Fisher was struck down with “Guillain-Barre Syndrome” which left him paralyzed  all over. It took over 6 months to get over the worst of it, but it was said that it could take another 2 years to fully recover.

The whole diocese is still praying for him, but he has done amazing things in “fighting the good fight”.

A few days ago, I posted an article about how his actions helped to prevent an horrendous Abortion Bill being passed – See https://remnantdisciples.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/great-day-for-nsw-abortion-bill-defeated/  

In March, he presided 0ver the Eucharistic Procession through the streets of Sydney and Benediction at the Cathedral for the Feast of the Annunciation – “Day of the Unborn”.

In an interview by Crux on 14th July, 2016, he told the interviewer when asked about the renewed push for same-sex marriageI take the view, which I think is the Catholic view of history, that nothing is inevitable until it actually happens. There are no inevitable tides of history that mean because this country or that country has gone a particular way with same-sex marriage or any other social trend, that we have to do so in Australia.”

I remember in mid 2015 when yet another private members’ bill was introduced into Parliament. Bp. Anthony Fisher, as well as ACL (Australian Christian Lobby and other groups ,  had their fighting gloves on. The Archbishop did public talks (for all, not just Catholics), wrote to businesses etc. He sent a booklet on Marriage to all parishes, and Catholic schools outlining the arguments and Catholic situation.We won that fight – at least for the moment. It didn’t get passed, but that doesn’t mean this question will not reappear in the future.

Abp. Anthony Fisher Consecrates Sydney to Our Lady of Fatima

Considering the crisis the church, and considering that in Sydney each year we have a gay Mardi Gras parade, which has the support of the local government officials, and of course all of the secular media – TV, newspapers, radio announcers… It’s right in your face.

And every year, we have little prayer vigils, and every year we hope that there is a huge summer thunderstorm  and or hailstorm, that will pour down suddenly right in the middle of it all (as happens here) and wash them all away, but it never happens. It’s not God’s way.

But yesterday, on the 13th May, 2017 – on the 100th anniversary of the first Fatima apparition, our wonderful Archbishop  consecrated Sydney and its people to Our Lady of Fatima. Now we know that there are many parishes with modernist pastors, but there are also many who are faithful to the Truth. Our Archbishop had a lot of courage. Notice the last paragraph in the prayer that he said (below) – a veiled reference to the issues in the Dubia?

 In his sermon he mentioned the wonderful fact that the very next day – Sunday 14th May – was Mother’s Day. What a wonderful gift to our heavenly Mother!

This is the prayer he prayed:

Consecration Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima
by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

“O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Queen of heaven and earth, and tender Mother of humanity,
in accordance with your ardent wish made known at Fatima, I consecrate to you myself,
my brothers and sisters of the Archdiocese of Sydney, and the whole human race.

We commit to you all the members of this local Church, beginning with the weakest ones,
from the unborn to the sick, the disabled and the elderly.
We commit to you our families, our children, our young people, the single, the widowed and the lonely.
We entrust to your Immaculate Heart especially hurt and broken families,
for those who seek the meaning of life but who are getting lost in a world of confusion, immoral influences, and distorted ideas.

Reign over us and teach us how to make the Heart of Jesus reign and triumph in us and around us, as it has reigned and triumphed in you!

Reign over us, dearest Mother, that we may be your children in prosperity and in adversity,
in joy and in sorrow, in health and sickness, in life and in death!

O most compassionate Heart of Mary, Queen of Virgins, watch over our minds and hearts,
and preserve them from the deluge of impurity which you lamented  so sorrowfully at Fatima.
We want to be pure like you. We want to atone for the many crimes committed against Jesus and you.
We want to call down upon our city, our country and the whole world the peace of God in justice and charity!

Help us as we resolve to live according to the Gospel, to fulfil the Commandments of God and those of the Church,
to receive the sacraments worthily
, especially the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist,
and to contribute to the building up of the Kingdom of your divine Son,  in union with his most Sacred Heart.”

See more at: http://www.sydneycatholic.org/news/latest_news/2017/2017512_1213.shtml

Thank you Jesus (through our dearest Mother, Mary)  for guiding our Bishops and for all the blessings they receive for us. Help us to help you, fight the fight against evil, until Our lady’s Immaculate Heart will triumph.

Amen!!!

 

Today – Good Shepherd Sunday

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Heard a great sermon today. I can’t remember it all, so I will just use the main ideas and embellish them with my own thoughts, as inspired by the sermon. (The parts that are definitely from the sermon I heard are in italics, but in my own words).

Shepherds in Jesus day were not well thought of – they did not have good reputations. Sometimes they were not even allowed to give testimony in court. Jesus said ‘I am the Good Shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know Me.…” He would even lay down His life for his sheep.

Shepherds make sure their flocks have good food, go and look for them when they stray and get lost, and bring them back to the fold. They stay with them day and night and keep them safe from predators and wolves. The crook is an aid to help rescue them when they are in trouble, or approaching trouble.

Jesus, the Good Shepherd appointed His apostles as bishops – to be shepherds of the flock of the faithful. We call them “pastors”. Jesus gave them 3 main functions – to sanctify, teach and govern – these are to  keep the flock safe from harm.

Sanctify – to make holy by offering the Sacrifice of the Mass and to confect and give the Sacraments;

teach –  the teachings of Jesus Christ laid down by Him and which cannot be changed – to enable the flock to stay safe and reach their eternal reward; 

govern – the structures laid down to enable all this to happen.

 

 

 

The Protestant Reformation of the 1500’s distanced itself from the role of the priest, and therefore of the “Good Shepherd”. They cannot offer up the Sacrifice of the Mass, or the Sacraments of Eucharist and Penance – keeping the flock safe from harm and evil and keeping holy. It is such that their ministry is a job – in which they must use their own personalities to emphasise their homilies and teachings. In doing so, they face the people. Their altar is just a table (without relics) – it is not used to offer up the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ offered up on the Cross. This has crept into our own Catholic Church since Vatican II. When the priest faces the people, they are the centre of attention.

The priest referred to modern shepherds who use “clown” antics to keep the people amused; who wear secular clothing, who are referred to by their Christian name only and  the title of  “Father” is not used.

I, myself, can think of many “clown” Masses – they seem to have been multiplied especially since 2013.

Remember Fr Scheier? He was in an horrific car accident and should have died. He says that his sentence was “hell” when Our Blessed Mother interceded for him. You might think  – what did he do that was so bad?

 See his whole story here: http://www.sign.org/articles/gods-merciful-judgement-a-priests-true-story 

Also see Youtube EWTN: : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VFE8ToVatI

Many of our dear priests have let the spirit of the world infect them: they think that they have to be seen as accepting everything and everyone. Jesus and His teachings are no longer important unless they have been twisted to show that Jesus will show Mercy to every single person, regardless of whether they ask for forgiveness and express their sorrow.

Father told us that the devil once said to St John Vianney: “If there were three such priests as you, my kingdom would be ruined.

WE MUST PRAY FOR GOOD SHEPHERDS especially all the modernist cardinals and bishops who are leading the flock astray; and for good priests with courage to proclaim the Truth despite secular modernist and relativist opinions and persecutions.

Jesus does not want any of His beloved “Sacred Servants” to be lost. Remember Jesus’ exhortation to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet every day at 3 o’clock for all to be saved. We were just reminded of that in our prayer group meeting  a few days ago. See the post entitled “JtM Crusade Prayer meeting on Thursday 27th April, 2017”

PRAYER TO BE SAID BY THE LAITY:

Pope Pius XII  July 17, 1956

O Jesus, eternal High Priest, Good Shepherd, Font of Life, Who by a special favor of Thy most tender Heart hast given to us our priests in order to accomplish in us those holy ideals with which Thy grace inspires our hearts, let Thy mercy, we beseech Thee, come to the aid of our priests.

Grant them, O Jesus, lively faith in their works, unshakable hope in their trials and fervent charity in their intentions. May Thy word, radiant with eternal Wisdom, become through continual meditation, the never failing nourishment of their interior life; may the examples of Thy Life and Passion be renewed in their conduct and sufferings for our instruction and as a light and consolation in our sorrows.

  Grant, O Lord, that our priests, free from all earthly attachments and solicitous for Thy glory alone, may persevere to their last breath in the fulfillment of duty and in purity of conscience. And when in death they deliver into Thy hands a task well done may they have in Thee, Lord Jesus, their Master on earth, the eternal reward of the crown of justice in the glory of the Saints. Amen.

GOD IS ALWAYS THERE FOR HIS REMNANT ARMY (Part 2)– preparing us, guiding us.

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We know that Jesus chooses our readings each week.

We could not help but notice – the topics, the repetitions, and the timing relevant to church/world events.The readings are chosen after the Crusade Prayers. They are chosen randomly with a prayer to the Holy Spirit first to guide us.

On Thursday 13th April at our JtM prayer group one of the readings we opened up on was  about the coming Abomination of the Eucharist, when a new Liturgy will be introduced with the meaning of the Eucharist changed. See:  https://remnantdisciples.wordpress.com/2017/04/18/jtm-crusade-prayer-meeting-on-thursday13th-april-2017/

On Thursday 20th April, the following week, we again opened up on exactly the same reading about the Eucharist. There was no marker in the book, and the book was picked out randomly from the pile of volumes 1 to 5. The Crusader involved asked “should I open it again?”. DonnaLiane responded and urged her to open it again. She re-opened it and lo and behold – it was the SAME reading. See: https://remnantdisciples.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/jtm-crusade-prayer-meeting-on-thursday-20th-april-2017/

God was trying to tell us something2 weeks in a row. Donna explained: “It was because I had learnt from the night before* that God can do the most unlikely thing and give you the same reading twice, that I exhorted and told Mum that He would if He wanted to – and then He did!!

God was laughing at me! Then we were laughing too. 

* It was confirmation of the night before’s reading on the Book of Truth! (answering the problem I had – see previous post “GOD IS ALWAYS THERE FOR HIS REMNANT ARMY (Part 1)”

Then, Donna wrote (on Saturday 22 April):

I woke up this morning)  singing the most unlikely hymn as I was half awake /half asleep. It took me a while to remember all the words (mainly the first line) but I’m sure my angel put it in my head as I DID go to sleep while praying and haven’t heard this hymn in YEARS! Not even a reference to it!

It goes…

” Sons of God

Hear His Holy Word

Gather round the table of the Lord

Eat His Body

Drink His Blood

And we’ll sing a song of Love

Allelu, Allelu, Allelu, Allelulia!”

Email Signed: ‘Joyfully Jesus’ (through Mary)’

Mum replied:

This is a confirmation of the messages we have had in the last 2 weeks about the Eucharist.

Be aware of the Eucharist -and ALL that It is. It is as if the words are for all those who will be faithful to the Truth about Jesus present in the Eucharist.

That Night 

Donna Liane opened on: Hosea 9: 1 – 6 (The Sorrows of Exile).

They have deserted God and the bread and wine won’t nourish them. They won’t offer the sacrifice of the Lord anymore.

And their bread will be like mourners bread. It will make them unclean…

and then their treasures will become overrun with weeds too. They will have nowhere to celebrate on the day of the Lordthe day of solemn festival. They will have gone from the devastation and left into exile by then.

This is a summary, not the actual Passage.

Have a read of the actual words:

1Do not rejoice, Israel,

do not exult like the nations!

For you have prostituted yourself, abandoning your God,

loving a prostitute’s fee

upon every threshing floor.

2Threshing floor and wine press will not nourish them,

the new wine will fail them.

3They will not dwell in the LORD’s land;

Ephraim will return to Egypt,

and in Assyria they will eat unclean food.

4They will not pour libations of wine to the LORD,

and their sacrifices will not please him.

Their bread will be like mourners’ bread

that makes unclean all who eat of it;

Their food will be for their own appetites;

it cannot enter the house of the LORD.

5What will you do on the festival day,

the day of the LORD’s feast?

6* When they flee from the devastation,

Egypt will gather them, Memphis will bury them.

Weeds will overgrow their silver treasures,

and thorns, their tents.

This is also about the loss of the Eucharist .

We think God is trying to tell us that this is close.

It is urgent that we are prepared – that we warn others!

God is always there for His Remnant Army (mother and daughter conversation).

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I had been feeling unsettled after reading some material and a bishop’s opinion about the messages given to Maria Divine Mercy in the Book of Truth. Now, I know that I have discerned these prophecies at great length- and with a pure heart and clear conscience and have received unbelievable, undeserved graces, favours and miracles... We ALL HAVE! But it is much easier to understand why the “modernist” priests and bishops make hasty, scathing condemnations. When faithful priests or bishops raise doubts about errors, while others believe they are sent from God the Most High, it can be disconcerting.

I know my Faith, but I am not a theologian. It was clear to me at this point after all I’ve read, that not even the theologians agree! And many people lie and are misinformed. No full church investigation has been conducted and so no official church pronouncement can be made. Many offer their human opinions.

However, at this point I turned to my loving Father, Lord and God, and asked him to sort out the mess. I gave him my state of mind and submitted it all to Him. After all, He knows the truth of the matter and could guide me, as He has before. Prayer is paramount- and submission of  intellectual views and opinion. Only the Truth matters and the words of God’s true prophets often defy reason – and popular opinion! “Show Me, Lord what is true; what I need to know. I want to obey You above all things.” We had this conversation over the dishes.

Before too long, God gave me my answer (once again). He is always profoundly clear. Below is the conversation between my mum and I, as I tell what happened and how God sent confirmation…

 

On 19 Apr 2017, at 8:02 PM, I wrote:

 “Mum, I know God is good to us, but this is overwhelming!

Background…

I had just looked up some stuff on Archbishop Diarmund Martin from Ireland and had commented on his LGBTI standpoint (against Church teaching) and therefore his lack of appropriate reference point, to condemn MDM. (ie. Clearly he doesn’t know, follow or believe the Catechism.)

Anyway, then I read some Catholic bishops statements against MDM – including one by Anthony Fischer and in another article referencing a blogsite with reasons given by Fr John F. There wasn’t, and I think isn’t, any comprehensive list of these supposed theological and historical errors, but I suppose I felt a bit deflated and concerned.

Still, believing that the devil cannot read my mind, while in the kitchen putting dishes and stuff away, I inwardly prayed to God, because He alone knows the Truth and He said to always come to Him if we were unsure, or in need of reinforcement. Come to Him for confirmation. Trust in Him. We need Him for guidance and sometimes we need even further strengthening, even now… after so many signs.

  He is so good, mum!!

After my prayer I went to read my Bible before bed. I remembered that once before (many times actually) God had sent me confirmation through His Word in the Holy Bible. I thought surely it isn’t possible to open on a direct answer again…about whether this is the Book of Truth as we believe and whether Bergoglio is truly the pope or the False Prophet of scripture, but I will open my Bible to read His Words and try to discern what He is saying to me through whatever scripture He gives me to contemplate…

But apparently, it is possible!

I opened somewhere about 3/4 through my Bible, with no markers on that page. I opened directly on Daniel Chapter 12 and saw immediately the subheading: ‘the Time of the End’. In this chapter, of all those in the Holy Bible, God speaks to Daniel about the Book of Truth which has been sealed up for the end times. This I had not yet read.

I started to read from the heading before it– which seems to be all about Bergoglio and his election and subsequent interactions with world and church leaders. It described him perfectly. (See Daniel 11: 21-45)

Then I started Daniel 12: 1-13 which speaks specifically of the Book of Truth (as God had showed me last time, but in a different passage). I had not even dared to think I’d even open on Daniel, let alone another passage re: the Book of Truth and the End Times prophecies!!

“At that time there shall arise Michael,

the great prince,guardian of your people;

It shall be a time unsurpassed in distress

since the nation began until that time.

At that time your people shall escape,

everyone who is found written in the book

2Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake;

Some to everlasting life,

others to reproach and everlasting disgrace.b

3But those with insight shall shine brightly

like the splendor of the firmament,

And those who lead the many to justice

shall be like the stars  forever.

4“As for you, Daniel, keep secret the message and seal the book until the end time; many shall wander aimlessly and evil shall increase.”

5I, Daniel, looked and saw two others, one standing on either bank of the river. 6One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was upstream, “How long shall it be to the end of these appalling things?”

7The man clothed in linen, who was upstream, lifted his hands to heaven; and I heard him swear by him who lives forever that it should be for a time, two times, and half a time; and that, when the power of the destroyer of the holy people was brought to an end, all these things should end. 8I heard, but I did not understand; so I asked, “My lord, what follows this?”

 9Go, Daniel,” he said, “because the words are to be kept secret and sealed until the end time. 10 Many shall be refined, purified, and tested, but the wicked shall prove wicked; the wicked shall have no understanding, but those with insight shall.

11 From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the desolating abomination is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Blessed are they who have patience and persevere for the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. 13 Go, take your rest, you shall rise for your reward at the end of days.”

 

Furthermore the line that spoke to my heart this time and stood out as I read it was line 10:

 “The wicked shall have no understanding, but those with insight shall.”

I’m going to leave my story there for I believe it says enough.

Love Donna.

P.S. My Bible had plenty of markers in it that I forgot to remove but I did not open on any of those. And it was a different edition Bible to last time. Different in print size, page size and page numbers etc so I wasn’t approximating a location or anything. I had no idea that would happen. In fact I thought it to be about the most unlikely answer I could possibly get (twice!!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Mum’s answer to my testimony later that same night:

“ God never ceases to amaze.

He really DOES care and look out for His Remnant Army!

He loves us SOOO much!!!

He knows our weaknesses and the incredible tactics of the evil one.

He knows how much of a threat we are to the plans of the evil one.

He knows that the hierarchy – bishops, priests, etc can use their knowledge and twist the Truth just as powerfully as the False prophet does, and if we don’t turn to God, like you did, we could be lost.

Ask JESUS!!! He will show us the answer. Afterwards we will only be stronger and be awake to some of the evil one’s methods of attack

So never be surprised at doubts and attacks.

That’s when we have to “band together”** and rely on our prayer group members to fortify us as well.

 That’s why we have to keep praying!

 That’s why we have to keep reading and re-reading the promises to the Remnant Army.

 That’s why we need strength from visits to Jesus at Adoration and daily Mass whenever possible.

 That’s why we should never forget to ask Jesus for help.

That’s why we need to remember little exhortations :

” Jesus mercy, Mary Help!

” Jesus cover me with your Precious Blood”.

 “Dearest Mother, Cover me with your mantle (that I may be invisible to evil one)”

 “St Michael, protect me with your sword and your shield.”

I think you should do a post of reassurance. It will be good for all Crusaders to read.

Remember the guy from … He was so committed and wrote brilliant articles….Only the strong will survive! Be prepared for anything and everything.

Be humble. That’s how St Michael won the battle in heaven.

Mum+++

(** this is from the quote on our home page, which was Donna’s inspiration when we updated this blogsite; which again God confirmed with the words from the Bible that she opened on after writing it. They can be read underneath her words. See our Home page at: https://remnantdisciples.wordpress.com/)

  Donna’s reply:

Thanks mum. *I just smelt roses for a moment at the end of your discourse!

It was really reassuring to read that the sign was as amazing to you as to me and touched you too. Thank you for that support, Godthrough mum!

I think your words are so inspired that I would not publish unless you let me put your words in too.

But first it’s a bit new and private. I feel quite unworthy and a bit…vulnerable. I’ll just tell prayer group first and then I’ll wait a bit.

Thanks, mum

(* This statement about the roses was very affirming for us. See my mother’s explanation after her comment below).

My mum answered: 

 “Don’t feel vulnerable. He attacks when and where we are weak and stressed.

Remember L…? And my experience – but attacked in  different ways – sometimes about trivial things! But God answers us when we call out to Him. I know that for sure because He answered me too – in the most unexpected and reassuring way!!! Besides, I liked the “smelling roses” bit that you experienced at the end of what I wrote. It reaffirmed for me that Our Lady was there with us (that other time…)- except then it was something  someone said: “Our lady was definitely here with us today”. This person did not know what I had been going through, or that I had asked Our Lady for help earlier in the day, because I knew I could not cope on my own.

I didn’t mean to write so much.

It just flowed out.!!!!!!

Our Blessed Mother looks out for us too.

May God continue to bless us all +++

Mum”

(*Donna smelling the roses was an affirmation for me. It was an affirmation that Our Lady is here with us also – supporting and inspiring the Remnant Army. It meant that I was meant to write it. I didn’t mean to write so much in my exhortation to Donna. I just meant to write a word or 2 of support, but I was on fire and couldn’t stop writing.)

The next day – Donna

“It’s ok. I’m all good now. I wanted to delay because I was worried that all we had received was through our senses and therefore we could be deceived (through our senses).

However… I had another chat with Father God and gave Him all my senses and my soul. I asked Him to protect our souls, and not let our souls be deceived. God is good and would not give his children a stone when they ask for bread. He can’t possibly fail us in this way.

Even with (…) He steered us away at the right time. We are safe if we keep turning to Him.

Mum’s reply: “When you call on God, He always comes to the rescue.

Our intellectual pride is the only thing that might stand in the way.

The evil one is cunning and knows when and how to attack.

Crusaders are a BIG threat to him.

He can’t win if we always call on God to help, and also the rest of the army the angels, St Michael, Our Lady, etc”

So there is our advice, remnant army – 

the most important thing to ever remember.

When under attack or having doubts or lacking peace in your soul,

pray, pray, pray!  

Ask and you will receive… God will come to your rescue!

Only a false Prophet could speak such words – Part 2: Discerning

A+M+D+G

” Every prophet should be discerned, by individuals praying fervently to God for His Wisdom. Prophecy should not be despised, as St Paul said:

“Quench not the Spirit.Despise not prophecies. Instead prove all things; hold fast to that which is  good.”

(1 Thessalonians 5:19-21)

…Over time, I learnt many ways to discern whether someone is a true prophet. And most of all God taught me that it is sheer pride to believe that you ‘know’ what a certain “prophet” would say, because of your knowledge, or intelligence or learnedness or  that you ‘don’t need to know’ or ‘hear’ what he/she has to say.

 To reject His true prophets greatly offends God and arouses His anger. There are plenty of examples of prophecy in the Bible and what happens when people reject His Words and warnings given through prophecy. Read what He says! Do not be ignorant or full of pride.

These are the ways that I have learnt to listen to and discern prophecy and they are all as important as each other.

1. Whether their messages do not contradict any Truths of the Catholic Faith and authentic Church Teaching.

Their words likewise should not contradict the Holy Bible, of course. The words should honour Jesus as we’d expect for Our King and teach or reiterate the truths of our Faith.

These prophets should submit in obedience to a spiritual director. This is so that they themselves can be scrutinised and guided to know what is “of God”, when they are being tested or deceived and to help them discern God’s Will. A good spiritual director has the good of the soul and the whole Church at heart.

2. You will know them by their good fruits (ie. true conversions), growth in faith, hope and love/charity. The Bible tell us that this is a sign of a true prophet.

3. Whether their prophecies come true or are confirmed over the course of time.

Again the Bible tells us this is a sign of a true prophet. This especially applies to specific and unexpected events (not so much to general, expected events such as an earthquake in an earthquake zone.) This does not mean that prophecies involving chastisement cannot be mitigated, reduced, delayed or averted through prayer. They can!  God warns us for a reason. But certainly when specific prophecies can and do unexpectedly come true, they can be considered to be a possible  sign of authenticity. (See Prophecies fulfilled on this website: go to Menu and select category)

4. Whether the prophecies shake you out of complacency.

The Bible warns us of false prophets proclaiming only “peace, peace.”

In fact the Word of God cuts like a knife– even to dividing soul from spirit. If it’s not challenging you, it’s not the Word of God!

5. Other genuine signs and miracles. (Also see ‘Signs and Wonders’ and ‘Worldwide prayer group miracles on this site).

God gives signs. He has always done so. Pay attention to miracles-especially those which cannot be replicated or incited through emotionalism. Even more so when they are verified or experienced by more than one person.

6. Whether they impart with authority the Holy Word of God.

The sheep know their Shepherd’s voice and follow Him. God is not wishy-washy. He has all authority and power in heaven and on earth. He commands. He imparts His exact Words directly to prophets and they say ” The Lord says thus..” You must read your Bible and learn from Him! Do not think that because you have never seen or known of it in your experience, that it cannot be true.

7. Whether anti-fruits are present indicating a charleton. Eg. If they appear to seek personal gain (such as money, status, power or attention) or only gain for God, is important. Look at what they seek to gain. Examine their motives. (See our earlier post ‘Only a false prophet could speak such words: Part 1)

8. Whether the prophet has been greatly changed and affected themselves by their experience. Eg. Are they led to be transformed in holiness? Do they lead good and holy lives? This is best observed over time if possible.

9. Also Jesus says that His sheep know His voice

If you are close to Our Lord and have read many of His Words contained in writings to saints, prophets, seers and visionaries etc as well as the Most Holy Bible, your heart will leap at the sound of your Master’s voice! Inside you may feel a “little flame” burning in your heart whenever you hear the Words that are of the Holy Spirit, just as the disciples on their way to Emmaus felt.

Luke 24:[32]And they said one to the other: Was not our heart burning within us, whilst He spoke in this way, and opened to us the scriptures?”

In all things, pray to the Holy Spirit for enlightenment, with a sincere heart.

9. A true prophet is never accepted in their hometown.

Jesus said so. They are rejected, slandered and persecuted. The more intensely this occurs, the more the devil is trying to stop them. All true prophets are lied about. The more holy the message,the more intense the attack against it. Be careful not to believe stories. Discover the truth for yourself. If in doubt, ask Jesus!

10. Lastly through (sustained) prayer for discernment (detached from any particular outcome).

It is an offence to God and the pinnacle of pride to not ask God His opinion!! No one is above God. He alone knows the answer to what you seek. Ask and you will receive. He will not give a rock when you ask for bread. He will answer you! Be patient though and offer sustained prayer and fasting.

Discernment is a precious, precious gift from The Lord. When you receive it, be grateful!

Thank Him in the same Spirit and with as much fervency as when you first asked!”

 

Re-posted from the original, posted by Donna Liane on 19 Nov. 2015. See original post at: https://remnantdisciples.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/discerning-true-vs-false-prophets-so-you-think-you-know/