Goodmorning Disciples of Jesus Christ. After praying about what the Holy Spirit wants us to reflect on today, He led me to Psalm 111 and the Gospel of John, Chapter 13. Then Our Lord guided me to some important teachings two Priests that we have posted in this blog have recently taught about the importance of following God and all of His ways, and not following Man’s ways. It is important to remember that as God’s Disciples that yield to the Holy Spirit, we are constantly being led back to God and how He reveals Himself to us in His Holy Word. God constantly reminds us in His Word, to follow His Ways, never yielding to changing laws, or someone’s misguided interpretation of What God has shown us over and over again. The main point of what God reveals to us in His Holy Word is to always follow Him, not what someone said, or someone that appears holy and that is contrary to what God has taught us since the beginning of His human creation with Adam and Eve.
The big word here is CONTRARY, which means opposite in nature, direction, or meaning. So, if someone is being contrary to what God has always taught us, then we should have red flags going up in our conscience and seeking the Holy Spirit to guide us to the Truth. If the Truth is in Jesus, and we are seeking Him and His guidance with all of our hearts, He will always lead us back to the Truth. If we are not personally seeking Jesus Christ and we have not developed an established Relationship with Him, then we can be misled by men who appear to be doing the right thing, especially if they hold high positions in our societies and our Church. We must always follow and be obedient to the laws in our societies and God’s Church, until something is contrary to what God has taught us, and it takes long, thoughtful discernment with the help of the Holy Spirit every day to know in our hearts that we are living in and seeking God’s Will and not man’s will.
First, here’s the Sunday Holy Mass at St. Mary’s Parish in Ottawa, Canada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0DImVRy3bs.
Next, let’s look at Psalm 111. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20111&version=NIV.
1 Praise the Lord.[b]
I will extol the Lord with all my heart
in the council of the upright and in the assembly.
2 Great are the works of the Lord;
they are pondered by all who delight in them.
3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
and his righteousness endures forever.
4 He has caused his wonders to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
5 He provides food for those who fear him;
he remembers his covenant forever.
6 He has shown his people the power of his works,
giving them the lands of other nations.
7 The works of his hands are faithful and just;
all his precepts are trustworthy.
8 They are established for ever and ever,
enacted in faithfulness and uprightness.
9 He provided redemption for his people;
he ordained his covenant forever—
holy and awesome is his name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
To him belongs eternal praise.
So, we know the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, but most important here is that if we follow HIS PRECEPTS, we have good understanding. So, the precepts definition is following a general rule that REGULATES BEHAVIOR AND THOUGHT. So, what God is revealing to us just in this one sentence is that if we follow HIS general rules that regulate our behavior and thought, we will have understanding of what HIS Will is for us.
Next, let’s reflect on the Gospel of John, Chapter 13. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2013&version=NIV.
But, most specifically, let’s reflect on John 13: 18 -30.
Jesus Predicts His Betrayal
19 “I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am. 20 Very truly I tell you, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.”
21 After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.”
22 His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant. 23 One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him. 24 Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said, “Ask him which one he means.”
25 Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?”
26 Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.
So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.” 28 But no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him. 29 Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the festival, or to give something to the poor. 30 As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.
So, what is very shocking here, is that all of these men were Jesus’ disciples. But Judas was the one disciple that betrays Jesus, who was told to his face by Jesus that he was going to betray Him (That should have been a red flag to Judas that he was doing evil). And even worse, Our Lord, told John who was going to betray Him because he told him, it was the one that he was going to give a piece of bread when he dipped it in the dish (This should have been a red flag to John that Judas was the betrayer). WOW! So much blindness everywhere by His disciples. But why? Was it because Our Lord allowed this Spiritual blindness? Or was it because these disciples were too complacent in believing each disciple was good and holy instead of truly listening to what Our Lord was telling them? How could all of these men who had been witnessing the miracles, listening to Jesus’ words and teachings, still be so blind? None of these men had understanding of what was taking place at this moment in time of this betrayal, not even St. John, whom Jesus loved. So, we continue to ask ourselves how this could happen, but we must always go back to what God tells us throughout all of His Holy Word, which is to follow Him, and His Precepts (Ways) and we will have understanding.
So, living in this day and time, again we do not have full understanding of what is happening, and there are many disciples that continue to be Spiritually blinded by what is taking place right in front of our eyes because of the cunning deception of Satan. However, we do know as God’s Disciples today, that if we see anything CONTRARY to God’s Laws and Precepts, something is amiss, and we better start seeking Jesus for the answers and not man. In this blog, we are seeking Jesus Christ Our King and His Truth, and we post the Prophet’s messages, but constantly discerning through the help pf the Holy Spirit if the message is contrary to God’s teachings, or binging souls back to God. Deception is always a constant battle for all of us because we all are tempted by Satan because of original sin. So, it is a constant Spiritual battle seeking Truth through Jesus daily and trying to discern what He is guiding us to do through His Holy Spirit. This is the definition of Faithfulness to Him in following all of His Ways (precepts), then in turn Him giving us understanding of what is Truth through His Graces of the Holy Spirit.
Let us Pray – Lord, we may not have full understanding all of the time of why You do what You do to make us Your saints. But we do know that it is only by Your Graces that You give us when we remain loyal to You through Faithfulness. We pray for an increase gift of Faithfulness to You as we continue to seek all of Your Ways, Laws, and Commandments. We continue to pray for the gift of fortitude to not stumble when deception has been put before our physical eyes, and we pray for our Spiritual eyes and ears to be opened to all Truth constantly in this evil time of betrayal to You and Your Church. We pray for only good shepherds in this blog to always lead us to You who is all Truth. We pray for the gifts of wisdom, knowledge and understanding of Your Holy Word, and we pray for courage to speak Truth to others that are being deceived. Please guide us Lord in all of Your ways and guide us to evangelize to others to seek You for all of the answers in these times. Amen.
Here is an excellent teaching from Father Dan Reehil on his Podcast show, “Battle Ready”. Please listen to his teaching from January 13, 2022, that supports the importance of following God and His precepts. https://radiomaria.us/category/podcast/battleready/.
Also, here is another excellent example from a teaching by Father David Nix with Padre Peregrino on following God and not man. VLX (Video Lectio Divina) 95, in “Their Heart is Far From Me”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtGBoN7yEbs.
Here are the latest messages from Prophet John Leary. http://johnleary.com/.
Here are some important messages to take note of, http://www.johnleary.com/index.php/2022/01/14/tuesday-january-11-2022/.
Here is the latest message to Luz De Maria from Saint Michael the Archangel on After the Warning Website. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/luz-de-maria/2022/january/14/message-from-saint-michael/.
Here are the latest messages from Our Blessed Mother to Pedro Regis. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/pedro-regis/2022/january/14/silence-strengthens-the-enemies-of-god/.
Here are the latest messages to Valentina Papagna. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/valentina-papagna/2022/january/14/saint-padre-pio-pleads-to-our-lord-for-the-world/.
Here are the latest messages to Shelley Anna. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/shelley-anna/2022/january/14/latest-messages/.
Here is a video from Quo Vadis on messages given to Father Stefano Gobbi from Our Blessed Mother on the signs of the end times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ged84-b9gcg.
Here is a video by End Times with a message from Saint Michael to Luz De Maria. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChfH88NSFL8.
Here is another video by End Times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgMBdiKRExU.
Here is commentary by Mystic Post TV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPTQ8L1FRxM.
Here is a commentary by Mark Mallet on Mother and Refuge of the End Times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gjZMurHZro.
Here are the latest messages on Shelley Anna’s you tube channel Holy Trinity Messages From Heaven. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BshZhegJLCU.
Here is the latest video by Jason A on the bizarre actions of China and how they are trying to control and most likely dominate the world with their advancements. This goes to show us how much power and capability they must also hold with their military capabilities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnRyUnI34s4.
Here is the latest video with the Two Preachers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhlLlgMsvCM.
Here are more protests going on in Germany over vaccine mandates and restrictions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KUGMn72Wb4.
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. Abba, Father, Thy Will Be Done.