Good evening, Disciples of Jesus Christ. Well, we have made into the new year of 2022 without any major or catastrophic event occurring that would cause us to believe that the Warning/Illumination of Conscience was getting ready to occur. We have had some prophetic messages get fulfilled and we have seen some signs that encourage us to believe that our Lord is coming in the Warning soon, but nothing so big that we still can’t keep pushing into His Sacred Heart to have our own hearts and souls refined. We went to Holy Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany at night and heard a great homily by our local priest on New Year’s Resolutions we can make to get closer to Our Lord, Jesus Christ. We all know we must get closer to Him through a Relationship, but it sounds great to put it into concrete manageable steps for us working families because we are all trying to be saints, but yet continue living in this crazy world that is trying to push God out of our lives and perpetuate sin as normal and acceptable.
It is getting tougher and tougher Disciples, but that is why we are in the labor pains, and why we are being tested to remain faithful to Our Lord. For us that are unvaccinated, the pressure keeps building because of the tentacles of Satan pushing anger and intolerance of us that choose God over man in all of life’s decisions including a trial vaccine tainted with aborted stem cells. Even though we are not a threat to anyone, the media along with world governments are pushing the idea that we are the ones spreading the virus, when in reality even the vaccinated are contracting, spreading and also some are dying from this mutating virus. The Truth is only in our Lord, and that is why we all need Him now, more than ever before in the history of creation of mankind by God.
So, get ready for another year of unknown viruses coming, more hate, anger, and violence growing, more weather disasters, and more uncertainty of how long our Lord wants us to endure to the end so that we may be purified and refined into His Holy Remnant. To get ready for all of this we must continue to push further and further into our Lord’s Sacred Heart. Depending on where you are on your Spiritual journey, you may be saying to yourself that you can’t squeeze in another prayer due to time constraints.
This is where mortifications of the flesh and will come into play by just cutting out completely if necessary: television, surfing the internet, watching ball games, idle talk on the telephone, or anything that is consuming your time in which could be used praying. We all make time in the morning, or evening, but we must keep praying without ceasing during the day and working it into our schedules of work, and house chores. As Christians we must all give our Lord all of our hearts, minds and souls, and we must make every effort to love our neighbors as much as we love ourselves. So, these are the things we write down to ourselves on how we can do this daily because these are the greatest commandments and if we obey God’s ways, laws and commandments, and seek Him with all of our hearts, then we will become His saints either now or in Heaven.
1.) The first thing to do is to make a list on one side of a piece a paper that annotates what you are doing now Spiritually. Then on the other side of the same paper, write down how you can improve each one of those things that are bringing you closer to God.
Here would be an example.
Spiritual Strengths 2022 Spiritual Resolution
- Going to Holy Mass 3 days a week. Going to Holy Mass 4 days a week or more.
- Saying the Holy Rosary daily. Saying the Holy Rosary twice a day. (Family)
- Give God 15 minutes in the morning. Give God 15 minutes Morning/Noon/Evening.
- Do a charitable act once a week. Try to do charitable acts daily, even if just kind words.
- Read Scripture daily. Try to read the whole Bible in a year.
2,) Once you have your list of all the things you are currently doing, add some new things that you have never done before. If you don’t read Scripture daily, add that to your list. We will post Father Mike Schmitz’s Bible App of reading the entire Bible in one year. There are many prayer group members doing this in our prayer group, and even though I read the Bible almost daily, I am adding this to my list because I need to keep increasing my knowledge of God. If you don’t normally volunteer to serve Our Lord at Church, or belong to a prayer group, then get busy doing some volunteer work at Church and finding people to pray with because we can all push each other to get closer to God from learning from one another.
3.) If you have never studied the lives of the Saints, then get busy studying them too and start reading more Spiritual books on the lives of the Saints. We also can learn how to become Saints for Him by emulating the Saint’s Spiritual lives.
4.) If you have not studied the Three Ages of Interior Spiritual life by Father Garigou-LaGrange, then study that too so that you can get a tangible understanding of how to move through the 3 stages of Spiritual life like the Saints did. Here is the post we did a few years ago and posted Father Quan’s video in explaining how to attain victory in moving forward in becoming a Saint. https://liveandloveforjesus.com/2020/07/16/understanding-the-three-stages-of-spiritual-life-so-that-we-can-advance-in-holiness-before-and-after-the-warning-or-illumination-of-conscience-the-purgative-illuminative-and-unitive-way-of-spiritua/.
So, these are just some helpful tips we have put together for you in this blog, but here are some other websites and bloggers like a Catholic Mom’s Life that can give you some helpful tips. Here is the Good Catholic. https://www.goodcatholic.com/spiritual-new-years-resolutions-for-catholics/.
Here is Father Mike Schmitz and his Bible in a year app. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bible-in-a-year-with-fr-mike-schmitz/id1539568321.
Here is a Catholic Mom’s Life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxFt_q9EtLg.
Let us Pray – Lord, we know that You are calling us to move deeper into Your Sacred Heart. We know from Your prophets and the signs of the times that You have provided us that time is short, but we always have time to get closer to You in our Relationship with You as Your Children. We pray for Your guidance through Your Holy Spirit to keep us on the straight and narrow path to the foot of Your cross so that everything we do is pleasing to You. Please continue to guide us, hide us in Your wounds, and protect us as we draw closer to You and love You more and more every day. Please help us to see with our Spiritual eyes what we need to continue to do to become your Saints, especially as the Holy Remnant. Amen.
Here are the latest powerful messages on After the Warning website. Although it seems that everything is getting ready to occur any day now, it still may be months away before something so big occurs, we will not be able to communicate any longer. But as we can see, we still have time to pray and get closer to God. Here is a recent message to Giselle Cardia, https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/giselle-cardia/2022/january/04/my-time-is-near/.
Here is a message to Luz De Maria from Saint Michael the Archangel. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/luz-de-maria/2022/january/04/message-from-saint-michael-the-archangel/.
Here is a recent message to Pedro Regis from Our Blessed Mother. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/pedro-regis/2022/january/04/there-is-no-peace-without-jesus/.
Here is a message to Valerie Copponi. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/valeria-copponi/2022/january/04/what-more-can-i-do-for-you/.
Here is Mother and Refuge of the End Times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXp2ICThmH8.
Here is the most recent video from Servants of Christ from Father Michel Rodrigue’s messages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pduhL5YqkK0.
Here is a video from Daily Prophecies From Heaven. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIbfBb7SqFc.
Here are messages to Shelley Anna on her you tube channel Holy Trinity Messages From Heaven. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yB8wxfiwq4.
Here is a news report on another earthquake in Taiwan on Mary Greeley News, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsveoB1l9IE.
Here is the latest video from the Two Preachers on more Biblical signs of the end times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZzyj0m82hg.
Emmanuel – “God is with Us.” Jesus, We Trust in You. Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, save us and the whole world, have Mercy on us sinners. Father, Abba, Thy Will Be Done.