Good Morning Disciples of Christ! We are coming up on the Feast of Divine Mercy Sunday, and we are going talk about how important this message is from Jesus. Now, if you are not Catholic, please don’t disregard this post today because you believe it doesn’t pertain to you, because this message pertains to all of God’s Disciples in these End Times. The Holy Spirit has guided us to write this post today, because we believe it is the second most important prayer for these times we are in, only to the Most Holy Rosary being the Most Important. Why do we believe this message that Our Lord gave to Saint Faustina in 1939 is so important? Because, as Father Michel Rodrigue explained in his messages from God Our Father, that the day of the Warning, or Illumination of Conscience will be the Second Pentecost, all Christians have been waiting for now for a very, very, long time! God has prolonged the Second Coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ because of His Mercy and He is wanting all of His lost Children to come back to His Sacred Heart! We have spoken extensively about the Warning, or Illumination of Conscience because this is Our Mission for Jesus in these End Times! It is Our Mission to assist Jesus in bringing as many Souls as possible back to His Sacred Heart! We are doing this slowly through this blog, but when the Warning gets here, we will all have a huge mission of spreading the gospel and getting people back to confession. If you are a new follower to this blog, and want to learn more about this Second Pentecost event, please go back and read everything the Holy Spirit has guided us to write on the Warning, and Illumination of Conscience in this blog.
So, how do we know that Jesus has sent a Special Message to His Disciples about the Divine Mercy and why was it meant for the End Times? If you have read Saint Faustina’s diary, we highly recommend doing this, you will have a better understanding of what we will try and explain in this post. However, Father Michael E. Gaitley, has explained it well in his little book, “Divine Mercy Explained, Keys to the Message and Devotion.” In the prayer or Chaplet of Divine Mercy, that Our Lord gives to Saint Faustina, we are pleading to God Our Father for Mercy through the sacrifice that Jesus made for our Salvation. Why are we so desperately pleading to our God’s Mercy? Is it because we will all be under great duress, and this prayer will help us plead for God’s Mercy on all sinners, no matter what their sin is? Yes! On the large bead of the most Holy Rosary, we pray the words, “Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.” But this prayer is more than that!
Is it because we are praying for our own Salvation and that we, as His Disciples and Children of God, will not fail the final test, that our Lord warns us about in the Lord’s Prayer, “And Lead Us Not Into Temptation, But Deliver Us From Evil”, also when Our Lord warned Peter and John in the Garden of Gethsemane not to fall alseep, lest they fail the test in Matthew 26:40-41. “When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, ‘So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The Spirit is willing but the flesh is weak’.” In the closing chaplet prayer of Divine Mercy, it says, “Eternal God, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion – inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to your holy will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Amen.” So, we are asking God to fill us with the Holy Spirit so much with His Mercy that “WE” will not fail the final test and become despondent, but submit ourselves to His Holy Will, which means no matter what happens under duress, we will not deny Him or Leave Him. This could mean us becoming a Martyr for Him, if we have to when that time comes. But this prayer is more than that!
In the Divine Mercy Explained booklet by Father Michael Gaitley, he explains the words written in Saint Faustina’s Diary on the Souls that Jesus is calling back and that He Suffered so bitterly for during the Passion and Crucifixion. However, on page 36, Jesus is explaining to Saint Faustina all of the Souls we are praying for, but also those souls that He saw in the Garden of Gethsemane that GLORIFY HIM AND HIS MERCY. These Souls are His Disciples. He said, “Today bring to Me, SOULS WHO ESPECIALLY VENERATE AND GLORIFY MY MERCY, and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My Spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death. Then Saint Faustina prayed for Us for these particular times to be on fire with the Holy Spirit to spread the gospel for Jesus and explain to other souls how great God’s Mercy is. She said, “Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate Your mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. (She is referring to the Holy Spirit). In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy, and their hearts, overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God: Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them that during their life, but especially at the hour of death, the souls who venerate this fathomless mercy of His, He, Himself, will defend as His glory. Amen.”
So, now do you understand how important this prayer is and how important Our Mission is for Jesus in these End Times? This chaplet places the words “Jesus, I Trust In You” on a a whole new level if we have chastisements coming in all around us, doesn’t it? Saint Faustina saw it and so did Saint John Paul II and that is also why it is such an important Feast Day. This will be our Second Pentecost to spread the Gospel for Jesus and we must say this Chaplet for the Salvation of all Souls and increase the Holy Spirit and Mercy in Us, so that we might not despair, nor become despondent, but submit ourselves to His Holy Will, which is Love and Mercy itself. Have a blessed Divine Mercy Feast Day this Sunday.
Here is a recent video by Father Mark Goring, http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HRqAPTbeYRg&feature=youtu.be.
Emmanuel – “God is with Us.” Have a blessed day.
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Mary Ann Budnik Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:15-17)