Working with the Holy Spirit

As we left off with the Blessed Trinity, I prayed and asked the Holy Spirit what He would like me to share with you today. First of all, I may front load this blog until I get all of the things that I believe the Lord wanted me to get out right away. After a while, I may go to posting only two to three times a week. Also, as we build this blog to be better and more user friendly, we will change up the menus and widgets and other things that will eventually help this blog look more appealing.

What the Holy Spirit put in my heart today was that we need to treat this blog like a ministry that St. Paul used when he was gathering disciples for Jesus. We need to follow in his footsteps in that St. Paul was transformed by Jesus from a sinner to an apostle, and he spread the gospel to others for his work in the salvation of souls. Now, if you are not familiar with St. Paul, get your Bible and start with Acts, chapter 9 verses 1 – 30. It starts with St. Paul’s own conversion and how he was set on fire with the Holy Spirit. Chapter 9, verse 15,”But the Lord said to him, “Go, for this man is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before Gentiles, Kings, and Israelites, and I will show him what he will have to suffer for my name.” Our Lord said that St. Paul was a chosen instrument to carry His name. Then in verse 18, “Immediately things like scales fell from his eyes and he regained his sight. He got up and was baptized.” Now, if you are not sure what this means, it means that Paul could begin to see what Our Lord wanted him to see as a baptized son of God. Right away, Paul went and got baptized by both water and Spirit. Jesus told us we have to be baptized by both water and Spirit to enter the kingdom of Heaven (John 3: 5).

In our Catholic Church we are baptized as infants by water and later by the Sacrament of Confirmation initiating our unity with the Holy Spirit. But, if you want the scales to be removed from your eyes like St. Paul, you have to actively seek God. If you want to understand scripture and receive spiritual gifts and be able to understand what I am going to share with you in this blog, you have to desire to know God in a personal way and believe and serve God. That is why I stress a personal relationship with Jesus. Because, as I start to write what Our Lord has shown me, it is not going to make a bit of sense to you unless you ask and respond to the Holy Spirit to help you love and know Jesus with all of your heart, mind, and soul and that He reveals to you the truth. This is because our spiritual eyes and ears are opened to Jesus’ love, graces, and gifts when we ask for His heart to replace ours in our transformation into His image. Sometimes this is a grace that comes in an instant like it did with St. Paul, and sometimes it comes with time and a lot of effort on our part. But, Our Lord never disappoints when you continue to seek Him and pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5: 17).

All of our transformations take a life time because we are continually learning and growing from Jesus daily. But, sometimes we can stay stagnate like I did for thirty years before I surrendered to Our Lord. There is no way I would have ever imagined that there was so much to know and learn until I realized the importance of truly loving God with all of your heart. Our Catholic Church teaches this, but the Holy Spirit doesn’t start to reveal these things until you activate the gifts of faith, hope and love you receive in Baptism. There are many resources you can use besides Scripture, which is the number one Source. There are Charismatic groups that teach you Life in the Spirit, there are Spiritual retreats, there are thousands of books on lives of the Saints, there are Catholic conferences. So, unless you really start to work with the Holy Spirit and ask Him to teach you about Jesus, you may still have scales on your faith eyes. And that is okay for now until we work together and activate our faith and know that we have to allow the Holy Spirit to transform us so that we can learn to be obedient. As we grow stronger with the Holy Spirit, He teaches us how to be obedient to His will. This will also come with time and effort on our part. I am still learning this myself as we all are trying to discern God’s will for each of us. Once we start to obey and follow Our Lord’s will, then we are on the right track to become disciples for Him.

It is good for us to follow St. Paul in that Jesus chose him to speak to many people wo were not like him. That is why Jesus has put it on my heart that we Christians work together for the salvation of all souls. Jesus wants us to help him save all souls, not just Catholics, or Protestants, or Baptists. We have to put our differences aside and serve Jesus as Christians united in service to Him. I am not leaving my Catholic Church, just as I know you believe in your Christian denomination, but we must work together if we are truly in the end times as Jesus has revealed to me and others who are currently speaking out all over the world. As I put things together to show you how the Holy Spirit has shown me, where we are, you will see that I have used Catholic prophecies from Our Mother Mary, Saints, and modern day prophets, both Catholic and Non-Catholic. This is because we have to look at the big picture that our Lord has shown us, and not just what is front of our face. The whole Church has to carry out the mission for Jesus. There is a spiritual battle going on, and it is happening to all of God’s creation, not just our own little town, city or country. The next post, I am going to touch on is humility and love.

Let’s Get Started

Okay, now that I have shared with you my goals for Jesus, lets get started on how we can be transformed together. I have already suggested that you get a Bible and start reading scripture. For those of you Christians who are well advanced on your transformation, this may be a little boring, but the point of this blog, is the salvation of souls right? So, once you ask Jesus into your heart and you start reading His word, and you surrender, then you need to go back to Church. I don’t need Church you say? Wrong. Jesus is the Church and He and God Our Father told us to go to Church. It is one of the commandments to keep the sabbath. Remember, that as we surrender to our Lord, we are asking Him to transform us into His image and to be the best child of God we can be. For us Catholics, it is a sin not to go to church. Do we have problems with some individuals in our Church? Yes, we do, but that is because of their fall to temptation from the enemy. That is not God’s fault. Please don’t blame the whole Church for sin that individuals have conducted. There are many, many priests, pastors, and ministers who are servants of God, that have so much to teach us. Find the right Church that is teaching you from God’s word, the Bible. If any Church, whether Catholic or non-Catholic is teaching anything that is contradictory to God’s word, then stay away from that particular location, but find another that is teaching you God’s laws, commandments, and His love. His love is merciful, but sin is sin. We have to leave sin to be transformed. We can’t keep sinning and think God is going to turn a blind eye. That is why we have the Bible to guide us.

No matter what century we live in, God’s word never changes. He is all love and mercy, but He is also the just judge. He didn’t die on the cross for our sins, so we can keep sinning over and over. He died for us so we can be redeemed from our sins. Then we have to work towards a transformation to move away from sin. Does this take work? Of course it does, but that is why He gives us the graces to be transformed. I have witnessed this in my own transformation and I continue to try and stop sinning. So, there are many people in Church that can help us with this, and there are many graces God gives us in the Holy Mass and the Eucharist. Now, I know this is a touchy subject for non-Catholics, but I am here to say that I have experienced at least four different times, the presence of Our Lord after receiving communion with Him in the Eucharist. So, if you are Catholic, and have left Church, you are missing the graces from this beautiful sacrament. If you are Catholic, and receive communion, and have not gone to confession, you may never feel His presence after communion, because you are sinning against Our Lord. I did not get this myself until I surrendered to Him, and the Holy Spirit showed me the truth. Jesus is part of the Blessed Trinity, therefore is Divine. How can we take His beautiful body into ours to transform us if we have not asked Him to forgive us in confession? I confess my sins daily outside of confession, and I go to confession. I know Non-Catholics confess their sins daily also because when we, Christians, work on our relationship with Our Lord and our own personal transformation, we begin to love Him so much, that we don’t want to offend Him. That is the love He puts in our hearts through His mercy and grace. Again, the Holy Spirit does all of the work, but we have to put forth the effort. Eventually, I will talk about how Our Lord showed me we are in the end times, but right now, we have to get the basics down on our relationship with the blessed Trinity.

Okay, now that I have your attention. Let me tell you a little about myself and why I am writing this blog. I am a Catholic Christian and have recently surrendered to Our Lord in the last five years because I was recovering from a very serious bacterial infection after surgery. I told Our Lord I would serve Him, if He would get me out of this mess, I clearly got myself into. Well, He did it. Since then, the hunger to know Him, and serve Him has been insatiable and I find the more time I spend with Jesus, the more graces He gives me to become a better child of God. During mental prayer back in 2017, the Lord had revealed to me that the Chastisements had begun because of sin. I knew what He meant immediately because of previous books I had read on God’s justice and Divine Mercy. What I didn’t know was exactly what He wanted me to do to help Him save souls, and what do the chastisements mean for us in totality. Now, if you are not Catholic, but a Christian, please don’t stop reading because you think Catholics are evil or have no clue about the book of Revelations. All Christians have something to offer each other in service to Our Lord. As Our Lord has said, “Whoever is not against us, is for us” (Mark 9: 38-41). We may all interpret Scripture and doctrine differently, but if you are true to Jesus, you know we are working together for the salvation of souls. If you are not a Christian and are interested in hearing more about Jesus. Please continue to read, because I have a lot to discuss. Have you noticed how bad things are getting in our world today? We have division and hate everywhere. Have you ever asked why? I’m not just talking about America either, I’m speaking about most countries. Why is this? Is it really just because morality and our loss of it? Or is it something bigger? Why don’t we ever look at the big picture instead of what is just affecting our own little city, or neighborhood, or families? What is going on? Why are people killing each other and themselves? Why is it painful to watch the news these days? The more I research and pray and ask Jesus and the Holy Spirit for the truth, the more is revealed to me. If you ask Jesus for the truth, He will reveal it (Matthew 7: 7-11). The next question you may have is, well, why should I believe Jesus has revealed anything to you? This comes down to discernment and your relationship with Jesus. You don’t have to believe what I am saying, but you should work on your relationship with Jesus and learn when the Holy Spirit is guiding you to the truth. This takes time and effort on our part, not Jesus. He is waiting on us to surrender and truly work on our transformation to be better children of God. The more effort you put forth towards changing yourself, the more graces He gives you to move forward. Some Catholics and non-Catholics believe if you just believe in God, you are good to go. In whose eyes? Yours? I used to be a mediocre Catholic too until Jesus showed me the truth. I used to think I was a pretty good person too, until Jesus showed me the truth. I used to think that I didn’t need confession too until Jesus showed me the truth. If we are all pretty good people, then why is our world in a mess right now? The truth is that the enemy always builds our pride up into us believing that we are good people and everybody else has the problem. If you start your relationship with Jesus and ask Him if you need improvement, He will let you know. He has a beautiful way of transforming us little by little until we meet Him in Heaven and are finished with our lives on earth. This transformation takes a life time and we are all individually loved and transformed by God at His pace, not ours. I try to learn from Him daily, but it starts with surrender and speaking to Him through prayer and reading scripture and just loving Him like He should be loved. If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, right now, get down on your knees and tell Him you want Him, Jesus, into your heart and want to start a relationship with Him. If you have fallen away from God, get down on your knees and tell Him you are sorry you left and you want Him back, because His love is always merciful and never ending, never yielding. He is always present and waiting for you, right here, and right now (James 3:17). If you don’t have a Bible, get one and look at these scriptures. The Bible is God’s word, and the only truth. You have to read scripture daily and pray to understand the truth. Remember, you have to discern the truth from the Holy Spirit, and this takes time. Everything I am about to tell you will relate to God’s word because Jesus is the word, the truth and the light (John 1: 1 and John 14:6).

Jesus is present with you, right here, right now. If this sounds silly to you, then you need to start a relationship with Him, because your first reaction should be, Amen! I am here to help you with that. Why am I different than any other person preaching the gospel right now, you ask? Because I am here to explain to you why now is the time to start living for JESUS! My goal is simple. To introduce Jesus to those who have never met Him. To get current Christians motivated to surrender to Him, to serve Him, and to love Him with their whole heart, mind, body and soul (Matthew 22 : 37). And to unite all Christians, Catholic and non-Catholic that JESUS could be returning very soon, and we may have little time left to love Him and serve Him before He returns. As I write this blog, I will explain to you how Jesus has shown me we are in the end times. Not the end of the world, but the end of our times, the end of an era or a season, and we have to help Him save souls. Salvation of souls should be every Christian’s daily service to Our Lord and we are going to get there together if you are looking for a way on how to do that. The Holy Spirit does all of the work, we just surrender to Jesus and the Holy Spirit does the rest. If I have peaked your interest, keep reading, I have much more to share.

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