Goodmorning Disciples of Jesus Christ. As we are slowly converting our hearts, minds, and souls to be united to Our Lord and the Trinitarian Will, we have to reflect on what this actually means and how we receive the new bodies in Christ. It is so easy for us to think that we are holy because we have no measure of what it means to be fully united to Jesus Christ as His saints and we only comprehend what the Holy Spirit reveals to us through His gifts as we continue to strive for holiness. Even all of the saints may not have been fully united to Christ because we see that some Saint’s physical bodies in the grave are corruptible while other Saint’s physical bodies, we have discovered incorruptible! So, we can see that because we are fallible and full of sin, we have really no idea how to measure holiness. Therefore, we must always believe that we just haven’t made it yet, and we always need much more work and graces from Our Lord to keep climbing this mountain in hope that someday we will actually be made worthy to stand in Our Lord’s Presence! We must always see ourselves as full of sin, even though we are trying really hard to eradicate all sin and we must always lay prostrate at the foot of the Cross of Our Lord knowing that only He can truly transform our stained souls into pure beings of light that only radiate His Goodness and Glory! So, today, let us reflect on 2 Corinthians, Chapter 5. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20corinthians%205&version=NIV.
2 Corinthians Chapter 5, New International Version
Awaiting the New Body
5 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, 3 because when we are clothed, we will not be found naked. 4 For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. 5 Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
6 Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. 7 For we live by faith, not by sight. 8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 9 So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. 10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
The Ministry of Reconciliation
11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. 13 If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[b] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
So, we can see that Saint Paul was given a revelation about what it means to await the new body in Christ. We know from the Saints throughout our history that we can’t obtain the levels of holiness from the Purgative Way to the Illuminative Way and finally into the Unitive Way until we master Humility. We see that Saint Paul always speaks with Humility. He doesn’t boast on himself but is trying to reveal to others that it is our Faith and belief in Jesus Christ as not only the Son of God, but also God Himself who has called us to be reconciled back to God Our Father in Heaven. He makes reference to our desire to be clothed with the Heavenly Kingdom in verses 2 through 4 as when Adam and Eve were first clothed with the Heavenly Kingdom until they sinned against God. Once they sinned, they became aware that they were naked, not just physically but spiritually because they lost what God had given them from Heaven, which was immortality united fully to Him.
Saint Paul explains that this is what we all long for as we are all desiring to be united to the Heavenly Kingdom. We are given the Holy Spirit to guide us in all things in our physical bodies now through our Baptism, so that we may continue to strive for holiness and constantly trying to please our Lord in everything we think and do in our day-to-day actions. We have a new creation in Christ when we are baptized, but this new creation is always in a perpetual transformation of constantly ascending in holiness and we must remind ourselves of this in every breath we take because we are all constantly sinning in our concupiscence and separation from God with original sin. If we are not constantly reminding ourselves that we must always strive to be better for God, then we succumb to piety and pride, and then Satan will take advantage of this and use it against us.
In verses 9 and 10 we see the Saint Paul teaches us that we must seek to constantly please Our Lord whether we are at home in the body or out of it. This leads us to believe that he is referring to always pleasing God both now in our physical bodies, constantly striving for holiness for God, and also as the saints in Heaven who are working for God to please Him through their prayers are service to Him. Then in verse 10, Saint Paul teaches us that we will be judged by Our Lord at His judgment seat for what we did while in our bodies on earth, whether good or bad. The most important sins we forget are our sins of omission. If we are not striving to hear God’s voice through the Holy Spirit, then we are not striving to serve Him as His Disciples. God expects His Disciples to serve Him in fulfilling His Will through the guidance from the Holy Spirit. If we are not following the promptings of the Holy Spirit speaking to our hearts, then we could be committing a sin of omission. So, we must understand that because of our fallen nature through original sin, it is very easy to sin against God, and we must never take this for granted.
So, only Our Lord decides what level of holiness we attain while in our bodies, but if we are not always humble to the fact that we just aren’t holy enough, then we actually fail ourselves and God by remaining in the Purgative stage of the Spiritual life. God will most likely purge these defects and we make reparation for these sins in Purgatory after we have stood before Our Lord at the judgement seat, if at the bare minimum we have eradicated all mortal sins from our souls.
I don’t know about you Disciples, but I want to become a saint for Our Lord and have no desire to settle for any past or present sacrifices or work I have done for Our Lord as being good enough or holy enough. Lord, please keep transforming us into all levels of holiness in fulfilling Your Holy Will now on earth and in Heaven and assist us in attaining the Unitive Way of holiness to become Your saints.
Let us Pray – Lord, we are not worthy to stand in Your Presence now or at the Warning because we are all sinners. We know that You have reconciled us back to God Our Father through Your sacrifice on the cross, but we also know that we keep failing ourselves because of our constant sinning in our thoughts, actions or inactions of failing to serve You. Please allow us the graces to not only see the sins we must repent and confess, but also to alleviate these sins and defects so that we may keep striving for holiness. We see the battle before us, and You have graciously made us aware of how to become Your saints, but our weak flesh keeps us in the mire of our sins, and we can only overcome these defects by Your Mercy. We pray for Your Mercy and Graces to assist us each in our quest to master Humility and Love, and we pray for the salvation of all souls who aren’t even aware that their souls are in despair because of their lukewarmness. We pray this in Your name, Jesus Christ. Amen.
I am going through the 500 plus pages of instruction in the messages given to Lorena from Our Lord, Our Blessed Mother and Saint Michael the Archangel that are posted on the Mary Refuge of Souls blog . I do not want to fully say that I believe these messages are truly Heaven sent until I have read all of the 500 plus pages because I am praying for guidance from the Holy Spirit to reveal if there is anything that contradicts God’s Sacred Scripture or our Catechism. I don’t see anything so far that throws up a red flag in my discernment from the Holy Spirit, and I am currently on page 100. Kate is right in that these messages give us more of a role in this final battle of how to prepare as God’s Disciples and Saint Michael has even broken the messages down as to three specific roles of First Fruits that will go out to fight the final battle, the Prayer Warriors in the Marian Refuges or Homes praying and assisting those in the final battle throughout the years of the Tribulation, and lastly those that will be part of Saint Michael’s Army that will also be martyrs as they go out and fight for the salvation of dying souls. If you wish to start reviewing this 500 plus document yourselves and to pray for discernment, I have posted it in the last comments section so I can easily take it down if there is something that the Holy Spirit has guided me on that is not from God. Again, none of us are perfect in our discernments, but we must always pray for the Holy Spirit to guide us to all Truth.
Here are the latest messages on After the Warning website. Here is a message from the writer of After the Warning website also praying and discerning Lorena’s messages. We all need to do this and not just assume they are from God because that is how Satan will attempt to steal consecrated souls. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/miscellaneous-messages/2022/june/13/why-we-temporarily-removed-lorena.
Here is another miscellaneous message. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/miscellaneous-messages/2022/june/13/pray-jesus-i-trust-in-you.
Here are recent messages given to Pedro Regis. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/pedro-regis/2022/june/13/prayer-confession-and-eucharist.
Here are recent messages given to Valentina Papagna. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/valentina-papagna/2022/june/13/the-universal-cross-above-earth.
Here are some messages to Valerie Copponi. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/valeria-copponi/2022/june/13/jesus-and-mary.
Here is a recent video from Mother and Refuge of The End Times with a message given to Giselle Cardia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqrwPA63xVs.
Here is another from Mother and Refuge of the End Times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-aBq1y60HU.
Here is an important message and video from Mystic Post TV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct1huSbhBSI.
Here is Quo Vadis with a message given to Pedro Regis on June 14, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkQRh1fFPzw.
Here are the latest Biblical signs of the end times with the Two Preachers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmGsOmPPGTM.
Here are today’s prayers and Gospel reading with Kristin’s Crosses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hj0TbJAn5A.
Emmanuel – “God is with Us.” Jesus, We Trust in You. Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, save us and the whole world, have Mercy on us sinners. Abba, Father, Thy Will Be Done.