Goodmorning Disciples of Jesus Christ. I am still working through Volume 12 in the Divine Will by Luisa Piccarreta and the Holy Spirit has also guided me to St. Teresa of Avila and her explanation of the interior castle, which is the soul, and our movement towards God interiorly. Because we as human beings need more help from God with His graces in understanding how to keep moving forward with Him Spiritually, He is constantly pointing us to His Saints to study and get more of a tangible way of how to keep persevering, especially if we are in a state of stripping as explained by Luisa Piccarreta, or also what is known as the dark night of the senses. As we continue to progress, Our Lord continues to illuminate our understanding and knowledge of ourselves and our defects, so that we can continue to eradicate them completely. We mentioned St. Teresa of Avila in the earlier blog posts, but now I am going to personally read through her teachings, because this is where Our Lord has me right now in my Spiritual journey. Some of you may be further along, and some of you may just be starting, but we must keep seeking Our Lord daily in our interior, because this is where we will find Him, while we are still here in our physical bodies on earth. This is also what Luisa has been describing in her Volumes, but she was so far advanced in her Spiritual unions with God that it is hard for us to have full understanding, even if it is explained and taught by Frances Hogan.
We keep hearing from all of the prophets in this blog, and from Our Blessed Mother continuously to get closer to Our Lord Spiritually, and if we don’t do this now, when the chaos keeps coming with one chastisement after another, Satan will try to pull us down into fear, anxiety, and despair. This is what the elites will also be doing in order to usher in the antichrist, as the minions of Satan. In Volume 12, Our Lord explains that the chastisements come as a correction to our sinful behavior from all of humanity. As Frances Hogan likes to explain as an image for us, Heaven has a post office that sends our sins right back down to us as a whole when the sins against God cry out for His Justice. This means that as the sins of humanity rise to the Heavens, they can’t be in the presence of God, because He is Divine, so the sins get sent right back down to us as His Created through Chastisements. When these sins come back down to us, they come in the form of chastisements in severe and cataclysmic weather events such as flooding, torrential rain, super hurricanes, droughts, plagues, and famine. This is what we are all experiencing right now all over the world, and these are the severe weather events we have been posting in this blog for the last four years. As these sins, and evil darkness increase, so will the Chastisements, until God allows the Warning/Illumination of Conscience to occur. Even though some of these plagues are man-made, such as the last pandemic we just went through, God allows these as part of His Chastisements against humanity to turn back to Him through Repentance. We have stated this at the beginning of the blog, because God has given our small prayer group a deeper understanding of God and How He operates through studying the Old Testament, however, this understanding has now been confirmed through the writings of Luisa Piccarreta taught by Frances Hogan. This is why Our Lord constantly gives us confirmations of what He has already taught us to increase our Faith and Trust in Him that we are really hearing His voice. Here is what Our Lord said to Luisa about how He removes His protection from us as a whole, when our sins outweigh our love for God. Disciples we are way past due for God’s Divine Justice to arrive, because this is what He was feeling in 1918! Can you imagine how Our Lord feels now with sins of today?
“June 12, 1918
By sinning, man comes against Divine Justice. Jesus has done everything for us.
Finding myself in my usual state, I was saying to my always lovable Jesus: ‘How is it possible? You have done everything for us; You have satisfied everything; You have restored the Glory of the Father in everything on the part of creatures, so as to cover us all with a mantle of love, of graces, of blessings – yet, in spite of this, chastisements fall down, almost tearing through the mantle of protection with which You covered us.’ And my sweet Jesus, interrupting me, said to me: “My daughter, all that you are saying is true. Everything – I have done everything for the creature. Love pushed Me toward her so much that I wanted to wrap her within my works, as if within a mantle of defense, in order to be sure of putting her in safety. But the creature, ungrateful, rips this mantle of defense by voluntary sin; she escapes from beneath my blessings, graces and love, and going outside, she is struck by the lightnings of Divine Justice. I am not the One who strikes man – he himself, by sinning, comes against Me to receive the blows. Pray, pray for the great blindness of creatures.”
So, this sin of humanity is what Our Lord is referring to and this is why He is calling us into His Divine Will. As we come to understand His Divine Will and keep persevering to make our robes completely white as the Angel told St. John in the Book of Revelation, we are continuing to not only cover ourselves with His protection, but we are also interceding to God for the sins of all of humanity and swaying Our Lord to be more lenient through His Divine Mercy for the salvation of souls. Here is what God will allow as evil continues to grow to make all of humanity to turn back to Him. Here is what Our Lord told Luisa also in Volume 12.
“October 14, 1918
True Peace comes from God. The greatest chastisement is the triumph of the evil.
Continuing in my usual state, full of bitterness and privations, as my sweet Jesus came, He told me: “My daughter, governments feel the ground missing under their feet. I will use all means to make them surrender, to make them come back to their senses, and to make them know that only from Me can they hope for true peace – and lasting peace. So, now I humiliate one, now another; now I make them become friends, now enemies. I will be up to all sorts of things; I will make their arms fall off; I will do unforeseen and unexpected things in order to confuse them, and make them comprehend the instability of human things and of themselves – to make them comprehend that God alone is the stable Being from Whom they can expect every good, and that if they want Justice and Peace, they must come to the Fount of true Justice and of true Peace. Otherwise, they will not be able to do anything; they will continue to struggle; and if it may seem that they will arrange peace, it will not be lasting, and the brawls will start again, more strongly. My daughter, the way things are now, only my omnipotent finger can fix them. At the right time I will place it, but great trials are needed and will occur in the world. Therefore, it takes great patience.” Then, with a more moving and sorrowful tone, He added: “My daughter, the greatest chastisement is the triumph of the evil. More purges are needed, and through their triumph the evil will purge my Church. Then I will crush them and scatter them, like dust in the wind. Therefore, do not be troubled at the triumphs that you hear, but cry with Me over their sad lot.”
This is the Purification that Our Lord is referring to, which will begin in Our Church first, then through the persecution of God’s saints and through the rest of humanity. It sounds to me just getting to this part of the Volumes that we are going to get through the Tribulation period and into the Era of Peace, and those living in the Divine Will are the Remnant. Since we have also been studying the Great Monarch period of peace that may still come after the Warning/Illumination of Conscience, we don’t believe the Great Monarch period will be for a very long time since the antichrist has already been born, according to St. Hildegard of von Bingen in previous posts we have written. Here is what Our Lord explains to Luisa about the third renewal.
January 29, 1919
God will accomplish the third renewal of humanity by manifesting what His Divinity did within His Humanity. I was doing the adoration of the wounds of blessed Jesus, and at the end I recited the Creed, intending to enter into the immensity of the Divine Will in which there are all the acts of the creatures, past, present and future, and even those acts which the creature should do, but did not, because of negligence or wickedness. And I was saying: ‘My Jesus, my Love, I enter your Volition, and with this Creed I intend to redo and repair all the acts of faith which the creatures have not done, all the disbeliefs, and the lacks of adoration which is due to God as Creator…’ While I was saying these and other things, I felt my intelligence being dissolved in the Divine Will, and a light investing all my intellect, in which I could see my sweet Jesus. This light spoke and spoke… But who can say everything? I will say it confusedly; and then, I feel such repugnance that if obedience were not so severe, but more indulgent, it would not force me into such sacrifices. But You, my Life, give me the strength, and do not leave this poor little ignorant one on her own. Now, it seemed that He was saying to me: “My beloved daughter, I want to let you know the order of my Providence. Every two thousand years I have renewed the world. In the first two thousand years I renewed it with the Deluge; in the second two thousand I renewed it with my coming upon earth when I manifested my Humanity, from which, as if from many fissures, my Divinity shone forth. The good ones and the very Saints of the following two thousand years have lived from the fruits of my Humanity and, in drops, they have enjoyed my Divinity. Now we are around the third two thousand years, and there will be a third renewal. This is the reason for the general confusion: it is nothing other than the preparation of the third renewal. If in the second renewal I manifested what my Humanity did and suffered, and very little of what my Divinity was operating, now, in this third renewal, after the earth will be purged and a great part of the current generation destroyed, I will be even more generous with creatures, and I will accomplish the renewal by manifesting what my Divinity did within my Humanity; how my Divine Will acted with my human will; how everything remained linked within Me; how I did and redid everything, and how even each thought of each creature was redone by Me, and sealed with my Divine Volition. My Love wants to pour Itself out; It wants to make known the excesses which my Divinity operated in my Humanity for the creatures – excesses which greatly surpass the excesses that my Humanity operated externally. This is also why I often speak to you about living in my Will, which I have not manifested to anyone until now. At the most, they have known the shadow of my Will, the grace and the sweetness of doing It. But to penetrate inside of It, to embrace immensity, to be multiplied with Me and – even while being on earth – penetrate everywhere, both into Heaven and into the hearts, laying down the human ways and acting in Divine ways – this is not yet known; so much so that not to a few will this appear strange, and those who do not keep their minds opened to the light of the Truth will not understand a thing. But little by little I will make my way, manifesting now one truth, now another, about this living in my Will, so that they will end up understanding. Now, the first link which connected the true living in my Will was my Humanity. My Humanity, identified with my Divinity, swam in the Eternal Volition, and kept tracing all the acts of creatures in order to make them Its own, to give to the Father a divine glory on the part of creatures, and to bring the value, the love, the kiss of the Eternal Volition to all the acts of creatures. In this sphere of the Eternal Volition, I could see all the acts of creatures – those which could be done and were not done, and also the good acts done badly – and I did those which had not been done and redid those done badly. Now, these acts which were not done, except by Me alone, are all suspended in my Will, and I await the creatures to come to live in my Volition and repeat in my Will that which I did. This is why I chose you as the second link of connection with my Humanity, a link which becomes one with mine, as you live in my Volition and repeat my own acts. Otherwise, on this side my Love would remain without Its outpouring, without glory from the creatures for all that my Divinity operated within my Humanity, and without the perfect purpose of Creation, which must be enclosed and perfected in my Will. It would be as if I had shed all my Blood and suffered so much, and nobody had known it. Who would have loved Me? Which heart would have been shaken? No one; and therefore in no one would I have had my fruits – the glory of Redemption.” Interrupting Jesus’ saying, I said: ‘My Love, if there is so much good in this living in the Divine Will, why didn’t You manifest it before?’ And He: “My daughter, first I had to make known what my Humanity did and suffered externally, to be able to dispose souls to knowing what my Divinity did inside. The creature is incapable of understanding my work all together; therefore, I keep manifesting Myself little by little. Then, from your link of connection with Me, the links of other souls will be connected, and I will have a cohort of souls who, living in my Volition, will redo all the acts of the creatures. I will receive the glory of the many suspended acts done only by Me, also from the creatures – and these, from all classes: virgins, priests, lay people, according to their office. They will no longer operate humanly; but rather, as they penetrate into my Will, their acts will multiply for all in a way which is fully Divine. I will receive from the creatures the divine glory of many Sacraments administered and received in a human way, of others which have been profaned, of others sullied with interest, and of many good works in which I remain more dishonored than honored. I yearn very much for this time… And you, pray and yearn for it together with Me, and do not move your link of connection with Mine, but start – as the first one.”
So, Our Lord is calling all of us into His Divine Will, and unless we keep praying with our hearts the intention for Our Lord to bring us to this state of the Divine Will, we may not be part of the Remnant. Only God decides who will be His Remnant, and for all we know, God may have already decided for some of us to be His martyred. However, until God has revealed this to us, we must keep persevering in holiness for Him in order to be prepared Spiritually to be martyred or to live in His Divine Will as the Remnant. Here are the stages of Spiritual prayer life as explained by St. Teresa of Avila. https://explorethefaith.com/four-stages-of-mystical-prayer-in-teresa-of-avila/.
I am not sure about you Disciples, but I am currently still in the first state of prayer with Our Lord, but I can tell He is giving me the graces to keep advancing. Here is an explanation of the Book written by St. Teresa of Avila of the “Interior Castle” and the Mansions of our interior castle, which is our soul. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCvli6ANIvA.
Without even reading through St. Teresa of Avila’s teaching in her book yet, I can personally discern that I am in the third mansion as described by this person explaining the different levels of prayer life and moving towards Our Lord interiorly through St. Teresa’s writings. This also sounds like the stripping stage that Our Lord explains to Luisa Piccarreta in Volume 11, and Volume 12. This is also the Purgative Stage of the Spiritual life as explained by Father Reginald Garrigou Lagrange. So, we can see that we are all on the right path, but it is difficult to keep everything in perspective in a concrete way or tangible way because we are still seeing everything from our human perspective and not from a Spiritual perspective. Here is Dr. Anthony Lilles also explaining the Interior Castle and the Mansions as taught by St. Teresa of Avila. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRqjdF7zcL8.
Now for those Disciples still trying to discern how to meditate or use contemplative prayer with Our Lord, here is Father Columba Jordan CFR explaining the steps of meditating on Jesus Christ. This is the beginning of prayer life, and this is what I like to do during Adoration with Our Lord in Church either during Adoration in front of the Monstrance, or with Our Lord in the Tabernacle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_lh9l-1zqA.
However, if we ever succeed through God’s graces in obtaining the gift of living perpetually in the Divine Will, we are the ones that become the living Tabernacle for God. If we are the Remnant living in the Era of Peace, then this would only make sense, because Our Lord will Reign on Earth Spiritually in our souls, which would also bring in the New Jerusalem as described in the Book of Revelation 21:9-14. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2021%3A9-14&version=NIV.
Here is Father Columba Jordan also explaining why we must not dabble in New Age Spiritualism because he did this until God showed him the Truth. Wow, thank You Jesus! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elnB4lC_Sec.
Here are the latest messages from After the Warning website, the first is to Luz De Maria from Our Blessed Mother. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/luz-de-maria/2023/may/24/from-trials-are-born-the-true-heroes-of-my-divine-son/.
Here is Shelley Anna with a message from Our Lord and Saint Michael the Archangel about Darkness descending. This darkness will be both a Spiritual darkness and physical darkness because of the sins of humanity. Remember what Our Lord told Luisa that our sins get pushed back down on us as a whole. Even though we must keep praying for God’s Divine Mercy, the sins of humanity as a whole are outweighing our love for God as a whole. This is what God has been preparing us for over the last four years as His Disciples. We are ready now, but we must keep persevering in prayer and holiness whenever this darkness comes. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/shelley-anna/2023/may/24/make-ready-your-hearts/.
Here are some amazing messages from Valentina Papagna from Australia. Remember, she is a victim soul and most likely one of those living in God’s Divine Will that are keeping God’s Divine Justice from striking us at this time. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/valentina-papagna/2023/may/24/meeting-a-priest-in-purgatory/.
Here is another from Valentina Papagna about the sadness of God Our Father. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/valentina-papagna/2023/may/24/god-the-father-laments-about-this-sinful-humanity/.
Here is another from Valentina Papagna from Our Lord asking Valentina to be His bride! This means that Valentina is now ready to be in complete Spiritual Union with Our Lord. You can read that Valentina is shocked, most likely because she feels that she doesn’t deserve such an honor. This means she has mastered the virtue of Humility. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/valentina-papagna/2023/may/24/bride-of-christ/.
Here is another message from Valentina about our Blessed Mother Mary being honored in Heaven. https://afterthewarning.com/messages-from-heaven/valentina-papagna/2023/may/24/blessed-mother-mary-is-highly-honoured-in-heaven/.
Here is a recent video from Mother and Refuge of the End Times with a message given to Luz De Maria. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yztEM-uX9yQ.
Here is another video from Mother and Refuge of the End Times with a miracle discovered when a Nun’s body was exhumed in Gower, Missouri and discovering that her body was found incorrupt! This beautiful miracle of Sister Mary Wilhelmina is spreading all over the internet now, and two of our prayer group members have flown to Missouri today because they currently have her body on display! If you have an opportunity to experience such a beautiful miracle, please do so while we still have time to be a witness for God’s glory! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efnMXHNG3no.
Here is a quick review of Father Michel Rodrigue’s first interview of how to prepare a Refuge. We are still waiting for part 2 of Father Michel Rodrigue’s interview to be posted by Mother and Refuge of the End Times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTIVAK0TSkw.
Here are the latest messages from John Leary. Please pray for both John and his wife Carol, who have been trying to travel to continue to get Our Lord’s messages about the Warning/Illumination of Conscience and the Refuges out to the world to have as many people prepared as possible. http://www.johnleary.com/.
Here is another set of John Leary’s messages. Father Michel Rodrigue is still in communication with the Leary’s on a regular basis, and actually just finished a retreat with them in California last month I believe. Please continue to pray for John and Carol’s health, so that they may both continue to travel and serve Our Lord, Jesus Christ. http://www.johnleary.com/index.php/2023/05/page/2/?cat=3&order=ASC.
Here is a Novena to the Holy Spirit which ends before Pentecost Sunday this Sunday. Come Holy Spirit! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIlfHLMTogM.
If you are new to this blog, here is a very good summary of what we have put into this blog over the last four years in one video conducted by a follower of Mother and Refuge of the End Times. This is a lot of information put into one video, but this narrator does a good job of pointing out what Our Lord was trying to warn Luisa Piccarreta of over a hundred years ago of the attack, and infiltration of Our Church by the Communist Party, Freemasons, and the Illuminati. Frances Hogan does an excellent job of also explaining this as she teaches the Volumes of the Divine Will. This information in this video was taken from four different books written by four different authors, but we gleaned the same information in this blog from Our Lord and the Holy Spirit guiding us to this through different resources on the internet. If you went back all the way to the first post we have written, there may be some videos that have been removed by the internet, because of the censorship that has now begun from you tube. But, you can see how Our Lord guides us to what we need to know if we have committed ourselves to serving Him in these end times. As Our Lord showed me in a vision, we are just a small pebble serving Him, but we are thankful for this opportunity to love Him through our service to Him for the salvation of souls. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFcWFLpeZS0.
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.
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Thank you so much for sharing such good information!
I continue to follow your posts and feel blessed to share so much spiritually with your prayer group! God bless you 🙏
Thanks Kate, God Bless you too! Keep up God’s Holy Work! Posting Father Blount in the next post. Here is his 2023 Conference Schedule! We are going to Alabama to see him in July! https://www.humblehousewives.com/blog/father-jim-blount-s-retreat-schedule-2023.