Goodmorning Disciples of Jesus Christ. Happy Ascension Thursday and for some Parishes Ascension Sunday is Today! Please reflect on God’s Love for us today as His Disciples!
Our Lord, Jesus Christ, is so beautiful and loves us so much that He prayed this beautiful prayer to God Our Father before He ascended into Heaven and sat down at God Our Father’s right hand on His throne. Here is John, Chapter 17. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john%2017&version=NIV.
Jesus Prays to Be Glorified
“17 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
6 “I have revealed you[a] to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of[b] your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by[c] that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by[d] the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
Jesus Prays for All Believers
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you[e] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
Let us Pray – Lord, we are so thankful and grateful for Your Love. We have the desire to live perpetually in Your Divine Will and we continue to pray for this gift that you revealed to Luisa Piccarreta. Thank you for Your continued patience in transforming us into Your saints. We can do nothing without You and Your Holy Spirit, and we give all of the Glory to the Blessed Trinity as we continue to learn how to completely dissolve our wills in Your life-giving water to bring us into full union with You. Blessed Mother Mary and Saint Jospeh, please continue to pray for us to have more and more understanding of what it means to live in God’s perpetual Divine Will and to live united to the Trinitarian Will on earth as you both do in Heaven. We ask this in the Most Holy Name of Jesus, Amen.
We just finished a great Holy Spirit Retreat yesterday in our Parish and it was so nice to be amongst others that loved Our Lord so much and had an earnest desire to love God with all of their hearts, all of their minds, and all of their being. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, was speaking about a union with Him in His prayer to God Our Father in verse 23 above that is beyond our understanding, but the more I listen to the Divine Will teachings, the more is explained about this complete union with God given to Luisa Piccarreta, taught by Frances Hogan. In Volume 12, Our Lord explains to Luisa about the stripping He does to a soul, with our resignation of our own free will, for our Lord to put the soul in right order again by removing the final defects for Him to rest completely in our souls. This right order includes rooting out all of our defects, and not just the graces to stop intentional venial sin. So, this can be a long, drawn-out process for us of aridity in prayer, lack of motivation to pray, or lack of motivation to keep doing charitable acts because the consolations from God are now gone, and we push deeper interiorly into Our Lord’s Sacred Heart through our own perseverance for love of Him. This, I have discerned from the Holy Spirit is still part of the purging that takes place between the Purgative stage of the Spiritual life to the Illuminative stage. However, this is the part that Our Lord teaches us that we must have constancy in our desire to become a saint and our acts for love of Him and just keep persevering to be in complete union with Him. Here is what Our Lord said about stripping the soul of its own will and Our Lord replacing it with His Divine will.
“June 14, 1917
The more the soul strips herself of herself, the more Jesus clothes her with Himself.
Continuing in my usual state, I was praying my lovable Jesus to come in me, to love, pray and repair, because I knew how to do nothing. And sweet Jesus, moved to compassion for my nothingness, came and spent some time with me, praying, loving and repairing together with me. Then He said to me: “My daughter, the more the soul strips herself of herself, the more I clothe her with Myself. The more she believes she can do nothing, the more I act in her, and I do everything. I feel all my Love, my prayers, my reparations, etc. being placed in action by the creature; and to give honor to Myself, I listen to what she wants to do. Does she want to love? I go to her and love together with her. Does she want to pray? I pray together with her. In sum, her stripping and her love, which is Mine, bind Me and force Me to do with her whatever she wants to do. And I give to the soul the merit of my own Love, of my prayers and reparations. To my highest contentment, I feel my Life being repeated; and I make the effects of my work descend for the good of all, because it is not of the creature, who is hidden in Me – but it is Mine.”
Here is what Our Lord taught Luisa about constancy in everything for the love of God.
“September 18, 1917 Effects of constancy in good. Continuing in my usual state, I was in the midst of pains; more so, since my Celestial Mama had made herself seen, crying. And as I asked her: ‘My Mama, why are you crying?’; She told me: “My daughter, how could I not cry, since the fire of Divine Justice would want to devour everything? The fire of sins devours all the good of souls, and the fire of Justice wants to destroy all that belongs to the creatures. And in seeing the fire running, I cry. Therefore, pray, pray.” Then, I was lamenting to Jesus about His privations. It seemed to me that, without Him, I could take no more. Moved to compassion for my poor soul, my lovable Jesus came, and transforming me within Himself, told me: “My daughter, patience. Constancy in good puts everything in a safe place. Even more, I tell you that when you are deprived of Me, fighting between life and death for the pain of being without your Jesus, and in spite of this you remain constant in good and you neglect nothing, you do nothing other then squeeze yourself. And in squeezing, love of self, natural satisfactions, come out; your nature remains as though undone, and what is left is a juice so pure and so sweet that I take it with great delight – and I soften, looking at you with so much love and tenderness that I feel your pains as if they were mine. So, if you are cold, dry and the like, but you remain constant, you give as many squeezes to yourself, and you form more juice for my embittered Heart. It happens as with a prickly fruit with a hard skin, but which contains a sweet and useful substance inside. If the person is constant in removing the prickles, in squeezing that fruit, he will extract all of its substance, and will enjoy the best of that fruit. So, the poor fruit is emptied of the good which it contained; even more, the prickles and the skin have been thrown away. The same for the soul: in coldness, in aridity’s, she casts natural satisfactions to the ground, she empties herself of herself, and through constancy, she squeezes herself. So, the soul remains with the pure fruit of good, and I enjoy the sweetness of it. Therefore, if you are constant, everything will serve you as good, and I will place my graces with confidence.”
As we are learning to fuse ourselves every day to Our Lord and His Divine Will, we are praying this prayer taught to us by Luisa so that all of our actions, thoughts and words become united to His Divine Will. “Lord, I fuse all of myself in all of You today, and I fuse all of You in all of me.” “I invite You into all of my actions, thoughts, and words today, so that all of my acts become Divine Acts in Your Divine Will.” Here is what Our Lord told Luisa Piccarreta in our acts of love for Him, and why we must fuse ourselves in Him in order for Him to dissolve us into Him for a completed union. Keep in mind the image that Our Lord gave to Luisa in Volume 11, about Our Lord being compared to the Sea, and what He said about the soul in complete union with Him being completely dissolved in Him in His living water in order to be living in His Divine Will.
“March 28, 1917
The ‘I love you’ of Jesus. The immediate act done with Jesus. Continuing in my usual state, my always lovable Jesus just barely made Himself seen – but so afflicted as to move one to pity. I said to Him: ‘What is it, Jesus?’ And He: “My daughter, unexpected things will arise and suddenly occur; revolutions will break out everywhere. Oh, how much worse things will get!” All afflicted, He remained silent. And I: ‘Life of my life, tell me another word.’ And Jesus, as though breathing on me, said: “I love you”; and it seemed that everyone and everything would receive new life from that ‘I love you’. I repeated: ‘Jesus, one more word.’ And He: “I could not tell you a more beautiful word than ‘I love you’. This ‘I love you’ of mine fills Heaven and earth. It circulates through the Saints, and they receive new glory; it descends into the hearts of the pilgrim souls, and some receive grace of conversion, some of sanctification; it penetrates into Purgatory, and pours upon their souls like beneficial dew, and they feel refreshed by it. Even the elements feel invested by new life in fecundating, in growing. All perceive the ‘I love you’ of your Jesus. And do you know when the soul attracts one of my ‘I love You’s’? When, fusing herself in Me, she assumes the divine attitude and, dissolving herself in Me, she does everything I do.” And I: ‘My love, many times it is difficult to maintain this divine attitude constantly.’ And Jesus: “My daughter, what the soul cannot always do with her immediate acts in Me, she can make up for with her attitude of good will. I will be so pleased by her as to become the vigilant sentry of each one of her thoughts, words, heartbeats, etc., placing them inside and outside of Me as my cortege, looking at them with great love, as the fruit of the good will of the creature. Then, when the soul, fusing herself in Me, does her immediate acts with Me, I feel so much drawn toward her that I do what she does together with her, transforming her work into Divine work. I take everything into account, and I reward everything, even the tiniest things. Not one single act of good will remains defrauded in the creature.”
So, we can see that we must say this prayer of fusing ourselves to God many times a day, maybe even a hundred times a day, and this is the constant desire to live in His Divine Will, while also reminding us of His constant Presence. My goal is to get through all of the 30 Volumes taught by Frances Hogan and to keep sharing what I learn, because God has put it on my heart that this will prepare us for the Purification and Tribulation period. We have discerned that the Purification period has already begun personally from Our Lord, and Frances Hogan even mentioned this in Volume 11, we just have not gotten to the critical chaos of events that will come one after another yet. This means, we have very little time left now to prepare Spiritually, and we must get busy understanding what it means to live in God’s Divine Will.
We are going to post the latest interview with Father Michel Rodrigue below hosted by Mother and Refuge of the End Times. In this interview, Father Michel said something very important that has resonated in my soul from the Holy Spirit. Father Michel said that we as human beings get so caught up in the physical preparation, because we believe this will help us to be able to withstand what is coming, and this is why we run from one prophetic message to the next believing this will help us be more prepared. But this is not how God operates with prophecy. Father Michel Rodrigue reminds us that God warns us through His prophets, but the warning is more for our Spiritual preparation first, then physical preparation. Also, Father Michel Rodrigue stated if God changes the outcome of a prophetic word that has already been given, this is a BLESSING! This is because God is hearing our prayers and there is no prophetic word given today that MUST come to pass! The only true word that will come to pass is what is written in God’s Holy Word, the Bible. So, we can listen to the prophets and continue to prepare physically, but we MUST focus on our Spiritual lives interiorly so that WE WILL NOT BE SHAKEN by what is happening on the outside of our bodies, but be united to Jesus Christ, and His Divine Will interiorly. This is the unshakeable Faith and Trust in God that we must all strive for right now, not later when the chaos does begin. Here is Part 1 of the interview with Father Michel Rodrigue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aALsOUWPx0.
Here is something very important for all of us, and I actually did not catch this myself because of my focus on the Divine Will. However, there are fake Artificial Intelligence videos surfacing now with pictures of Priests who are spreading the good word of God, and also reputable Prophets, and putting them in fake you tube videos unbeknownst to us! This is terrible, because these fake A.I. videos could put out a false message from a very reputable Priest or chosen Prophet of God. We will also keep praying for the Holy Spirit to keep us from posting a fake AI video in this blog. Here are Jim Fifth, Ron Ray, and Debbie Byrd-Smith explaining this recent discovery of these fake videos just in the last 3 months. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJcQmEbthtA.
Here are the latest messages on After the Warning website. This first message is to Luz De Maria. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/luz-de-maria/2023/may/18/the-moment-is-running-out/.
Here is a message from Lorena with an explanation of what it may look like when an actual war does break out that is using advanced weapons. This is why we just can’t really prepare physically, and we just place all of our Trust in Our Lord by living in His Divine Will and learning to hear His voice. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/lorena/2023/may/18/a-great-explosion-will-cross-throughout-all-the-air/.
Here is a message given to Shelley Anna. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/shelley-anna/2023/may/18/final-events-are-coming-to-pass/.
Here are some of the few latest videos from Mother and Refuge of the End Times. This message is a warning from a known Exorcist priest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO7E2i203SA.
Here is another message to Valerie Copponi on Mother and Refuge of the End Times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9E7JkGcFTA.
Here is the latest message given to Pedro Regis through a Quo Vadis video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtXyNXOhnlw.
Here is Mystic Post TV with a beautiful video message from Our Blessed Mother Mary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3JDq74sFZE.
Here is Father Mark Goring explaining the dangers of Artificial Intelligence if used in an evil way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDOH5j4nwMA.
Here is the second video by Father Mark Goring on Artificial Intelligence. Great job Father Mark of keeping everyone informed! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjY8MOkRNyE.
Now for more Spiritual nourishment for your soul, here is Father Chris Alar explaining the Ascension of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t1IIF22oDQ.
Here is also Father Jim Blount and his teaching on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cluZ5DJzlEk.
God Bless all of you who are seeking God’s Divine Will for your lives, and our prayers are with everyone to seek the Holy Face of Our Lord daily through Adoration, Holy Mass, and Monthly Confession and not to be afraid of what is coming. Just keep looking up to Our Lord in Faith and Trust and believe that God has a specific mission for you, and it is up to you to discern what He has planned for you by seeking Him daily in a relationship with Him and learning to hear His voice as one of His sheep.
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.