Goodmorning Disciples of Jesus Christ. Happy New Year and may the Heavenly Peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of us! Here is the Holy Mass Celebrated at St. Mary’s Parish on the Baptism of the Lord today in Ottawa, Canada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InQ8rqLx1gI.
Today, we are going to post and reflect on the Gospel of John, Chapter 1. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%201&version=NIV.
The Word Became Flesh
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, “This is the one I spoke about when I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’”) 16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and[b] is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
John the Baptist Denies Being the Messiah
19 Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders[c] in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.”
21 They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?”
He said, “I am not.”
“Are you the Prophet?”
He answered, “No.”
22 Finally they said, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?”
23 John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord.’”[d]
24 Now the Pharisees who had been sent 25 questioned him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”
26 “I baptize with[e] water,” John replied, “but among you stands one you do not know. 27 He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.”
28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
John Testifies About Jesus
29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.”
32 Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 33 And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.”[f]
John’s Disciples Follow Jesus
35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!”
37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?”
They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”
39 “Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”
So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.
40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter[g]).
Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael
43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”
44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from the town of Bethsaida. 45 Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
46 “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked.
“Come and see,” said Philip.
47 When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, “Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”
48 “How do you know me?” Nathanael asked.
Jesus answered, “I saw you while you were still under the fig tree before Philip called you.”
49 Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.”
50 Jesus said, “You believe[h] because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” 51 He then added, “Very truly I tell you,[i] you[j] will see ‘heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on’[k] the Son of Man.”
Why is this Scripture passage so important? Because it explains everything we need to know of how and why Jesus Christ is the Son of God and how He came down from Heaven to sacrifice Himself for the Salvation of Souls. His fully Divine nature also willing to become fully human to offer Himself in reparations for our sins against God Our Father in Heaven. No other creation of God was found worthy to make reparation for our sins against the Heavenly Father except His only begotten Son who is without spot or blemish, who is perfect like His Heavenly Father is perfect. Just like, there is no other creation found worthy to open the Seven Seals of Judgment except the Lamb of God that was slain in the Book of Revelation 5:1-14, https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%205&version=NIV.
Jesus Christ is the Alpha and the Omega. He is the beginning and the end, just like God Our Father and the Holy Spirit. There is no way to God Our Father except through His Son, who is Jesus Christ our King. This is explained very clearly in St. John’s Gospel both in the beginning of his description of who Our Lord is in John 1:1-14, and in his explanation of what will happen at the end of our times in the Book of Revelation 5:1-14. This is why Father Michel Rodrigue’s powerful prophetic message explained about Our Lady of Knocke was so clear and understanding to many of us who have our Spiritual eyes opened. Here it is in case you have not heard it yet. https://www.countdowntothekingdom.com/fr-michel-rodrigue-message-from-our-lady-of-knock/.
This is why Saint John had such a clear vision shown to him of who Jesus Christ is and why St. John’s Gospel is so powerful in reading out loud Chapter 1:1-14. It has been said by many Exorcist Priests, including our own in one of his latest homilies, that this powerful Gospel message is used to cast out demons because it is the Truth and the Truth shall set you free. If you are battling something Spiritually, please read this Scripture in John 1:1-14 over and over again, reflecting on it, and meditating on it and ask Jesus to help you discern what you must do to overcome what has been attacking you. Seek an Exorcist Priest in your diocese if God is guiding you to do so, don’t wait any longer because there are many demonic attacks all over the world right now taking place, and the Prophets are warning us that they are only going to get worse if we do not turn and Surrender to Jesus Christ, our King and Savior right now.
Here is Mother and Refuge of the End Times with a recent video from an Exorcist Priest telling his story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgz98A_8HHk.
Let us Pray – Lord, we pray for the salvation of souls all over the world. We offer up our works, joys, pains, and suffering and unite them to Your Cross for the salvation of all souls who seek Your forgiveness and Divine Mercy. We pray for all of those that are being attacked spiritually today and every day and that they turn to Your Sacred Heart to be rescued from the snares of the devil. You are truly the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, and without Your sacrifice on the cross, we would not be here as Your Children. We pray for the eyes and ears of all of humanity to be opened to the only TRUTH there is to know in our existence, which is that You are the only Son of God, who was found worthy to rescue us from the fires of hell, both in the beginning, and now in the end times. That there is no other way to the Heavenly Father, except through You, His Son. Thank You Lord for Your sacrifice for me and my family and all of those that know this undeniable Truth. Amen.
Here are the latest messages on After the Warning website. The first is to Valerie Copponi from Our Blessed Mother Mary. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/valeria-copponi/2022/january/07/time-is-pressing/.
This next one is to Eduardo Ferreira from Our Blessed Mother. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/eduardo-ferreira/2022/january/07/message-from-our-lady/.
Here are the latest messages to Valentina Papagna from Australia. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/valentina-papagna/2022/january/07/australia-gives-our-lord-the-most-pain/.
Here is a video from Mother and Refuge of the End Times with a clip from Mark Mallet’s blog, the Now Word, explaining how blind people are to these times that God is trying to prepare us for right now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYIPhNJQenc.
Here is a recent message from Saint Michael the Archangel to Luz De Maria on The End Times You Tube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obEEN4-oVjk.
Here is a message to Luz De Maria that we recall as possibly an older message, however very important and pertinent to repeat again on Daily Prophecies From Heaven. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGXCjEccL8g.
Here is a video by Mystic Post TV speaking about the visionaries in Medjugorje and the secrets that may be revealed very soon due to escalation of events. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufNagzP-CrE.
Here is an important reminder from Servants of Christ on the prophetic messages of Enoch and Pedro Regis on new viruses coming, communism flourishing, and holographic projections of what will be presented as UFOs and aliens, but they will actually be demons. We wrote about this at the beginning of the blog as part of the deception in these end times, and we do not dwell on it in this blog, but every child of God must be aware of this deception. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTX0Bj-qvJ0.
Here is MatthewSix25to34’s latest blog post. https://matthewsix25to34.wordpress.com/.
Here is the latest Jason A You Tube video of Biblical signs of the end times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-LeRsda1-Y.
Here is the latest from the Two Preachers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfZDwZmCrF4.
Here is Mary Greeley News as she has been reporting on earthquakes all over the world almost daily now as the labor pains continue to intensify. These earthquakes are getting higher and higher on the Richter scale, and these are some of her observations from her website. https://www.youtube.com/c/MaryGreeley54/videos.
Here is Father Ed Meeks and his latest homily on the Feast of the Epiphany 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2DIfxai09c.
Emmanuel – “God is with Us.” Jesus, we trust in You. Jesus, we Trust in You. Jesus, We Trust in You. Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, save us and the whole world, have Mercy on us sinners. Abba, Father, Thy Will Be Done.