Thursday, October 25, 2018

  1. Anonymous wrote: I have giving up on everything, i have lost my friend forever, she has blocked my number, i just wanted our friendship back... I prayed and my prayers haven’t been answered now im hurt don’t know what to do 

    To which we reply: Pray for healing from abuse and pain rather than praying to control another person (make her be your friend again). Praying to control other people is not good.
    Especially pray the Rosary, all three sets of mysteries, every day, to ask for healing. Forgive this person and put her in God's Hands and then don't think about this person again: it is not a spirit from God that tempts you to go back to this person or think about her anymore (unclean spirits feed on spiritual wounds). Jesus and Mary know about betrayal more than anyone and will heal you of all pain if you turn to them and trust in God's Will.
    I've lost friends too, it is extremely painful, but it will be terrible for you later on if you keep clinging to the person who is gone instead of turning to God completely.
    Especially grow close to Jesus in the Eucharist, as He is our only true friend the only One Who understands us completely and loves us completely. 
    I recommend the book "Come to Me in the Blessed Sacrament", which is also a book St Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) wanted everyone to read. https://www.amazon.com/Come-Blessed-Sacrament-Eucharistic-Meditation/dp/0972351221
    Also when you are ready throw out (or donate) everything this person has given you, including texts, pictures, etc even small things like birthday cards, as it keeps you spiritually connected to her and keeps your soul in pain.

    It's important to pray the Rosary for the purpose of knowing the Truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.

    It's easy to always blame other people (I'm not saying it's not true: other people do sin and can damage us this way), but we also have to consider that we can be blind to the Truth (God's Will is Truth, as Jesus said "I am the Way, the Truth, the Life" and Jesus is God), and we can also be blind to our own sins which are making us miserable. For example, we might have a false idol and it is making our lives miserable, and we don't even understand that something in our life is idolatry. We wouldn't be able to understand that without praying all the time.

    Jesus' healings in the New Testament are frequently accompanied by Him saying, "go and sin no more, or else something worse will befall you." Many people never receive healing when they pray to God because they are not praying for the purpose of knowing the Truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for their sins.

    But if we pray to know our sins and offer our Rosary prayers in atonement for our sins, then we are repairing the damage done by our sins in this life and saving our souls for eternity. If we are not aware of our sins and not atoning for our sins, God cannot heal us and comfort us: our sins and idolatry will always stand in the way of God's Grace, and so we will always be miserable.

    Mary obtains for us from God knowledge of our sins and contrition for them and the courage to receive forgiveness from her Son in sacramental Confession when we say the Rosary. She intercedes for us to her Son. Jesus said He wished the people of the earth were on fire with love for God, and through the Rosary, Mary obtains this fire for love of God, and many good works flourish because of her intercession.

    Mary said in the Our Lady of America apparitions that people cannot cling to God if their hands are full of sins. When we cling to God, we are comforted; when we hold onto sin and idolatry because we are blind to our sins and idolatry, we are not going to be able to receive God's comfort. So it is actually a good thing for us to pray for the knowledge of Truth (which is the knowledge of God) and also to obtain contrition and pardon for our sins. Mary wants us to be close to her Son, and leads us close to Him.

    Saint Louis de Monfort wrote a book called "Secret of the Rosary" which is the best instruction manual on how to say the Rosary and the immense spiritual value of the Rosary to our souls. The "Come to Me" book also has a section on the Rosary that is extremely informative and comforting, which includes additional information not included in St. Louis de Montfort's works, because it has special emphasis on the Eucharist and reciting the Rosary in front of the Eucharist. In the Eucharist, Jesus remains night and day to comfort us, but few people come to Him because few people know about how much He loves us and how much comfort He wants to give us in the Eucharist.

    Saint Louis de Monfort urges us with this quote: "Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in Hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if--and mark well what I say--if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins."

    You might not be someone who practices the occult, but it is still important for everyone to pray the Rosary for the intention of knowing the Truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for our sins, because we all have sins we are blind to that could be hurting us and keeping us in misery and apart from the God Who loves us.

    The Rosary is one of the most wonderful gifts from God because God will free us from our sins and heal sins against us, and help many other people's souls, if we ask Him to and pray the Rosary: He will lead us closer to Him in all other Sacraments and through the Rosary, will lead us closer to God the Son, Jesus our Lord, who truly is the most wonderful gift we have.

    Mary is the Gate of God: Jesus said to enter in through the narrow gate. The Rosary is the highest honor to Mary, and through her Rosary, God enters our souls, just as He first entered the world through Mary.

    It also helps God protect us from future harm caused by our sins or idolatry because the sin won't be in our soul. It invokes God's protection against other kinds of harm as well. For example, the missionaries in Japan in WW2 weren't harmed by the dropping of the A-Bomb, even though they were nearby, because they said the Rosary every day. And when evil does befall us, it helps us conform ourselves to God's Will and have grace during hardships that we wouldn't otherwise have if we didn't say the Rosary, or if we didn't turn to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament (the Eucharist).

    It also brings us close to His Comfort. Most souls on earth don't get to experience God's comfort while on earth because they don't seek God through prayer for the purpose of knowing the Truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for their sins. They also don't seek a personal relationship with Jesus.

    You will be happy if you do this because Mary will intercede for you in a special way and you will be closer to Jesus, Who truly is Joy and Salvation. Mary will establish a truly personal relationship for you with her Son because she had a very personal relationship with Him while she was on earth, both during His Life on earth and after He ascended when she adored Him in His Eucharist, until she was assumed into Heaven.

    I know this comfort and these graces can be obtained. I know it to be true because I have been through many sorrowful events. Jesus is truly our Joy and Salvation, and Mary opens the path to His Heart and will give you a ever-deeper love for Him.

    There is a new Eucharistic Adoration Chapel that opened in Poland, where a beautiful ciborium (what holds the Eucharist for display during adoration) is shaped like Mary and surrounded in light, to show how Jesus comes to us from the Immaculate Heart of Mary. They have online adoration here for everyone all over the world to participate in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtIwLMPGtR4
    you can read more about the new Chapel here: https://kaplica.niepokalanow.pl/en/

Thursday, June 7, 2018

After reading the depression healing post, a clarification on some advice

(This is to clarify some advice given at the end of the depression healing post. It makes more sense after having read through that entire post, as this advice comes only at the end. But I guess it is still good advice by itself.)

At the end of my depression post, I warn about to just keep quiet, presuming we live in a time of extremely heightened persecution, such as people trying to get you locked up, or trying to kill you for professing Christ: anti-Communist 1950s propaganda finally come true, an era of extremely heightened persecution against morality and Christianity -- that is the era you live in now. Persecution varies from person to person, community to community, state to state, country to country. But in the US, yes, assume the worst first.

There is that old saying, "don't let one bad apple spoil the whole bunch," meaning, "if one person is bad, don't let that shade your opinion of the whole group."

I have a saying: "if I have 10 apples and one of them is poisoned, mixed in with all the good apples, and I eat all the apples, even though I had 9 good apples, the one poisoned apple will still kill me."

There is a proverb in the Bible: "a live dog is better than a dead lion." 

There was man who used to go onto atheist forums and start arguing with them about God. Is that saving anyone's soul? No. That was narcissism on his part, not holiness. "A man that is a heretic, after the first and second admonition, avoid: Knowing that he, that is such an one, is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned by his own judgment." [Titus 3:10-11]

Well, if you're openly an atheist, hanging out on atheist forums, you're already way beyond being a heretic. ... What is being said here in the Epistle in the New Testament is, don't argue. Arguing is not a good thing to do. It doesn't help anyone's soul.

Seek God yourself: His grace will enter into the world when you seek God.

Or speak about God anonymously in a place where people can find Him: people who are looking for Him. I am not writing this post right now and mailing out a copy for everyone on my street where I live to read. They aren't seeking God already. It would not do them any good. It might harden their hearts more against God.

People have asked God, "why not have a Medjugore (a site of many miraculous apparitions and miracles) in the West, to convert people here?" And Mary has said that even if such a thing existed in the West, many people would see and harden their hearts further against God, rather than convert. Then they would have a deep place in Hell because they saw a miracle and rejected it.

There's a big difference between suicide and martyrdom. For a martyrdom to be real, God has to arrange the circumstance. He'll guide you. Martyrdoms are better than suicides: because God's grace is right there, protecting you. "And when they shall lead you and deliver you up, be not thoughtful beforehand what you shall speak; but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that you should speak. For it is not you that speaks, but the Holy Ghost." [Mark 13:11]

Even if its the little martyrdom of having someone balk at you because you were saying something against sin, rather than speaking in favor of sin. That's such a small thing, but it works so much good in the world. Even if it just works the good in the spiritual world. Besides, you never know what will lodge itself in someone's head that they will remember 10 years later, when God's grace is involved.

But a situation like openly walking up to atheists and start bickering with them, that's just going to make them feel superior to you: harden their hearts to God more.

So I do warn at the end of that post: to keep quiet unless you are put on the spot, and in which case you cannot deny Christ because Christ said, "those who deny me to others, I will deny to my Father in Heaven."

when I said "do not deny Christ. Just be quiet until you are put on the spot, then you must say something, but otherwise be quiet," what I meant included morality, as well, not just directly someone saying the word "Christ" or "Jesus" or "God."

That is what I am trying to clarify in this post.

If someone comes up to you and says, "Chris and Karen are moving in together! Isn't that great?? They're SOOO happy!!! I'm SOOO excited!!! Aren't you so happy for them?!?" and the two people being discussed are not married, and you reply back, "yes that is so wonderful," then ...

you have denied Christ.

Jesus warned us that those who fornicate will not enter the Kingdom of God. Therefore approving of this mortal sin is a denial of Christ.

It is never wonderful when someone's soul dies because of sin. No matter how many people gush that it is great. It is an awful, awful thing.

A mortal sin is a sin that kills the soul, severing its ties from God. In the Bible, Old and New testament, over and over again it says, "God does not hear the prayers of sinners." A person living in mortal sin, his or her prayers are not heard by God. They do not have the graces necessary to stand before God when they die. It's a very, very bad situation for his or her soul.

... You really cannot approve of any mortal sins at all, because Christ's whole goal on earth and now is to save souls from Hell, so they can be with Him and His Father and the Holy Ghost, and all the Saints and Angels, in Heaven. So, you see, you can't approve of mortal sin, even to just "smooth over" a social context...

The people who are talking to you about this fornication (or drugs or pornography or whatever mortal sin) obviously do not care about doing God's Will, and therefore they do not care about God. Even if they say, "I am a good Christian, I love God!" but they promote mortal sin that destroys the soul's relationship with God, they are doing an action that is not loving God -- either deliberately, as in they've already been warned and have intentionally rejected that warning in favor of the opinion of the world, or by ignoring Him and not learning about His moral law. Therefore it is likely impossible to reply in the context of God to them, as they've already rejected that. They have no spiritual life: they are already spiritually dead.

But you still do not want them to get more sin on their souls, for a whole variety of reasons.

So, because they are not sincerely seeking God, you can't say, "Jesus warned us that those who fornicate will not be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven," because this will mean absolute nothing to them. They have not a thought in their heads about Jesus' warnings about damnation or salvation.

From day to day, they do not think about damnation or salvation: they likely have the sin of presumption, a sin which is the thought that they will automatically go to Heaven, even though Jesus was born on earth to warn us and demonstrate to us through His Passion the great struggle it takes to get to Heaven.

Maybe some people this will warn, but there are even protestant Churches or Catholic parents who tell their children, "just ignore that part. That's outdated." So many people have this built in defense of ignoring the warnings Christ gave us to save us from sin.

Which is very sad: you can't love someone unless you listen to them. Including God. You can't love God unless you listen to Him. Christ's whole public ministry on earth was to speak to us, to warn us, to guide us, so we could love God and be one with God the Son, God the Father, and God the Holy Ghost, so that we might share in the joy of eternally knowing God. If you don't listen to God, ... how can you love Him? If you don't read what He said, how can you love Him?

Therefore, depending on the person, for most people, spiritual advice will not help their spiritual lives at all, because they do not think about their spiritual lives. That's very sad, but unfortunately true. Therefore, is it really love of neighbor if it doesn't help? Or is it just feeling superior because you have spiritual knowledge that others don't -- and isn't that vanity and pride? God wants to help people. All people. Even people who ignore and hate Him. So pray about how you can help your neighbors, if it is at all possible.

So back to the example of living together before marriage, if instead you reply, "80% of couples who live together for two years before getting married end up getting a divorce, so I really think it would be better if they waited until they were married before they lived together so they could have a longer lasting relationship," then you are saying something relevant to them and have not denied God. That is a true fact.

If someone knows you are a Christian already and you behave in a good way, such a statistic will bring their thoughts around to, "oh yeah... God or something... He said something once about morality, I think..."

Here are some other replies for various situations in which someone offers you spiritual death:
"No thank you, I don't drink." (To drink is not a sin, but to get drunk is, and often for atheist hedonists "to drink" means "to get smashed," or it says that sooner or later you are up for being smashed, so it is better it deny any alcohol at all from a very worldly person.) This is better to say than "being intoxicated is a mortal sin and increases the likelihood of becoming demonically possessed," which likely whoever you are talking to won't understand, or they might just kill you outright on the spot (alcoholics are pretty rough when you deny alcohol, and if you denied it roughly... maybe they're already possessed...)
"I don't look at pornography." / "I'm not interested in pornography."
"I don't think it is good for people to sleep together before they are married."
"I prefer more modest clothing."
"I think it is better to accept what you have than get plastic surgery."
etc.

There's also a lot of gossip and mean sayings behind others' backs that people do who do not keep God in front of them. You can try to sweeten it by just keeping quiet if you are in a crowd, or if they turn to you, you can say, "I don't gossip," and then just leave, or if one-on-one and someone says something mean about someone else, try to soften it. "The hair cut isn't that bad, as long as she's happy with it." Stuff like that. People will think you are a very sweet person, they will usually feel good, unless they just loath anything good and nice and then they will stay away from you, or you will stay away from them -- it's better to have someone like that stay away from you.

I've used everything from that list. Or I've heard people use those things.

There was one guy I knew who used to never accept a drink. Even when he would get ridiculed over and over again. I had the highest respect for him. (Until he eventually caved, started drinking, and ruined his life extremely quickly with alcohol, partying, and drugs. Very sad.)

That short list of an idea of replies (all of which I've used) are better than saying.

Sometimes it can't be helped that you get mocked. God is ALWAYS right in the end, so it doesn't truly matter for you if they mock you now: sin always ends in tragedy. Look at the divorce statistics in the United States. Look at the suicide rate in the United States. It's officially 30,000 a year, but if you add in the overdoses (which yes, are suicides) then it shoots up to 90,000 a year. If you add in the suicides that look like other types of death, that could be officially reported as other types of deaths, I'm sure it goes up above 100,000. ... A year.

So no, sin does not lead to good places. ... Even if you get mocked or lose the companionship of some people who are trying to destroy their souls with sin (pretty bad companionship), you do NOT want the blood on your hands from encouraging sin. ... It feels nice being a moral center in a world that has absolutely no moral center, if you have a close relationship with God. Because God comforts you. (If you pray often to Him, meditate on His Passion, talk to Him in your own words, especially in front of the Eucharist...) So yeah, deep down, it feels very nice. It feels much nicer than be "accepted" by a nihilistic society. Which feels empty and hollow, and you have to be around all these people who are destroying themselves, and you have to think, "I did nothing to try to save them... not even say one word..." That's... bad.

But being mocked -- if you are giving a godly message correctly -- does incur sin against their souls, and that is always a bad feeling when they stain their souls because of something they did to you. If your ultimate goal sincerely is that they be closer to God, then that is going to be painful to think that they've stained their souls more because of what they did to you. ... Avoid people who mock you, and also imitate Christ when He said to His Father, "forgive them," when they were nailing nailing His Hands to the Cross.

It also requires a lot of fortitude, which is a virtue obtained through confessing your own sins and meditating a lot on the Passion of Jesus. But once you are on fire with love for Christ, which happens when you give up your sins and meditate on the Passion, ... then it becomes like nothing to suffer a tiny bit for the love of God.

(See the prayers in the post below: the prayers listed there are protection prayers, to the Precious Blood of Jesus and to Mary, and God will protect you from abuse in a huge way if you say them.)

Or  another example: "looking at pornography is a mortal sin, meaning if I died without going to Sacramental Confession and without having the grace of true contrition in my heart, I would go immediately to Hell if I willingly looked at it, because it is spiritual trafficking of people's souls and also spiritual rape. It also creates an intimate tie with demonic spirits." That is a true statement. But perhaps not as beneficial for others as being an example, someone who says, "I don't look at pornography." Just casually saying that, and going on to something else. That's very powerful. That example is very powerful.

If they ask about demonic possession and the spiritual consequences of pornography, or God's opinion of pornography, then yeah ok, fill them in. (It... won't likely happen.)

But saying, "no, I don't do such-and-such," or "statistically, such-and-such will end badly for those who participate, so no, I don't think that's a good idea," could really help others. And it is not denying Christ.

Examples are powerful.

You may be put in a situation in which you are asked to directly deny Christ. Like, literally, in which the people around you take turns saying, "no, I don't believe in God," or utter some blasphemy, one by one, and then turn to you and expect you to do the same.

It's creepy and definitely demonic, this does happen: I've been there. At the time that it happened, I recognized it instantly as a trial from God, and I was very happy to say, "no I will not say that!" And I knew I had passed the trial! It was a good thing. It strengthened my soul very much.

In such a case as this, you will have to say that you will not deny God or not deny Christ. You can leave it at that. If you start getting haughty or self-righteous, or saying something like, "you are all going to Hell for doing this!" then... you are not acting the way God wants you to act, you are not preaching to Gospel with your actions (which are louder than words), and you are not helping anyone's soul to not go to Hell.

You are not God's only child. Unfortunately for the pain He experiences in His Heart, God loves the people around you -- even the bad people -- with the same love that He has for you. He doesn't want you to break them or put yourself above them by being arrogant or haughty or anything like that. He wants them to go to Heaven when they die, too, even if it is likely they won't; or at least to avoid Hell. You have to act with tender care towards their souls, which requires a lot of private prayer on your part. A lot of confessing of sins on your part, especially sins of things you say or have failed to say, such as condemning sin.

If you're much too afraid of the response you will get if you say "no" to sin when the world around you says "yes" to sin and "no" to God, or you are much too afraid of being alienated and losing false friends (because people who cling to sin won't be capable of being anyone's friends, because more and more sin will attach to them, including betrayal, and they will eventually betray you), then consider very carefully whether or not you care more about the opinions of a few people who don't matter and some possible persecution, or ... the Savior.

Because God said that He would deny before His Father those who deny Him before others.

Jesus is the only Son of God. He is the second member of the Trinity. He is God. He alone stands between us and His Father in supplication for us.

If HE denies us... where else are we going to go? There is no one else.

I have done the best I could with the best knowledge that I had at the time. Unfortunately, I did not always have good guidance. There are preachers -- priests and deacons -- who would rather win what they think is the favor of the people than to preach what God wants them to preach. So they give a New Age-ish message that doesn't help people against the many brutal trials they are up against people of their own and other people's sins. ... I also have not always understood what God was saying. I have not always lived up to a good standard.

But if you always seek God with sincerity, He will correct you. And if you are sincere, you will repent, go to Confession, and He will take your sins away from you. And you will distance yourself more and more from the influences of the world (including worldly preachers), and cling more and more to God. And then you will be strong in God, you will become pleasing to God.

Pontius Pilate was not able to wash off his sins just by washing his hands and by saying, "I am washed from my sins." He tried to say he was free from his sins, just by saying it. He didn't humble himself and ask God (who he was persecuting at the time but didn't recognize) for forgiveness and strength.

Pilate was given a trial by God. He ran into the Son of God unexpectedly, just as the people around you will run into God unexpectedly through you if you give up sin, idolatry, and do the Will of God.

Pilate did not seek God, not once in his whole life. His whole life was based on an unstable pagan religion that he probably cared little about, and his career. That is very much like people today. Even many people who consider themselves Christians.

Look at how many people who are parents who are asking God for their children to worship Mammon ("make my children rich so they give me money, make them get married, make them famous, give me money"), or people who pray to try to control the actions of someone else ("make him love me, make him call me"). These are pagan things, that people try to attach to Christianity. But they are pagan. Jesus warned against them. Over and over and over again. Because they get in the way of a path to God. Yet people are asking for these things from God all the time. They are not asking to get closer to God, to feel God's love, to understand Him, for the grace to love Him, or to help Him save souls (even their own souls, or the souls of their children). They say, "oh yeah. I love Him. Now, back to this false idol I have..." Over and over and over again.

And so He can't give all the graces He wants to give to them, all the graces for fortitude and strength, because they don't listen to Him, or they ignore Him, or they treat Him like a dead object in the Eucharist, rather than an actual encounter with actual God, that would change their lives dramatically if only they would stop holding onto their sins and their pagan idols.

So Pilate was unprepared for his trial, and he failed it. He paid the consequences.

His actions also destroyed his life on earth: he became friends with Herod because of their shared sins, where in fact he hated being around Herod -- but because of their sins, which had an effect on them spiritually, they became united, despite his loathing of the man. (I imagine Herod was an awful person to be around, given that he was incestuous and who knows what else... ... I also imagine Pilate wasn't that great to be around, either, given that he went along with Jesus being condemned...)

Pilate's career -- which he had made a false idol out of, being that he sought a career instead of seeking God -- was destroyed due to his incompetent leadership. If he had sought God sincerely his whole life, he might have had quite a heroic career... maybe even been crucified along with Christ, and the generations could have said, "look, He even had mercy on that pagan, who saw Him and converted, and now Pilate is a Saint." But... that is the opposite of what really happened.

And Pilate has gone down forever in the history of humanity as a cruel, ignorant, arrogant fool, an example of who not to be. Even generations and generations and generations after his life on earth, we still talk about his weak, incompetent ability to perform his career every time we recite the Apostles' Creed.

Is Pilate in Hell right now? If he is, he is suffering right this moment. His suffering is not something that happened long ago, but something that happens right now for him. And 2,000 years is not even the beginning of his suffering. ... If he is in Purgatory, he would still be suffering as if he was in Hell, the only difference is that it would end someday.

Pilate is a creep. Pilate is a poisoned apple.

Don't be like Pilate. The people around you are not ready for their trials, either. Really study what happened between Pilate and Jesus in Jesus' Passion. Study what Jesus did, how He responded and did not respond. He was very mysterious towards Pilate. He did not talk a lot to Pilate. It's sad to think, but because He is Who He is, He actually desired the eternal salvation of Pilate... of even Pilate, His persecutor. So study closely how Jesus responds.

I don't know that Pilate was saved. I am not God, nor am I a theologian who might actually have the answer (maybe a mystic who is a Saint had a vision of Pilate in Hell or something and I don't know about it, I don't know, I sincerely do not know). I know he was a really, really evil person, simply for not seeking God and for failing the trial that occurred in his life.

But you can see that Jesus did still obtain grace for him. Not by talking to Pilate. Through His own holiness. Because you see, Pilate said, "this is the King of the Jews." The Pharisees told him to change his sign and write, "not 'this is the King of the Jews,' but rather 'this man said "I am the king of the Jews."'" And Pilate said, "I have written what I have written." ... Who knows, maybe that was a death sentence for Pilate, because he became aware he was crucifying the King of the Jews. Like I said, I'm not God, I don't know. But there was grace there.

Meditate on Christ's Passion. Open a Gospel (in a valid Catholic Bible) and read the Passion in the Gospels.

(I would say the most valid Catholic Bible would have the line Genesis 3:15 in which God punished the devil and foretells of how He will bring our salvation to earth through Mary: "I will put enmities between you and the woman, and your seed and her seed: she shall crush your head, and you shall lie in wait for her heel." [Genesis 3:15] After Vatican II, many Catholic Bibles printed that "I will put enmity between you and man," rather than "the woman." This is jealousy of the graces God gave to Mary. They lie and say it is a reference to Jesus. "Her seed" is a reference to Jesus and to those who are devoted to her. The significance of this is not small: if you look at a real Catholic Rite of Exorcism, Mary REALLY DOES crush "the skull of the serpent." Quite literally, she crushes Satan's head. She plays a very active role. And even during regular prayer, she will guide a person and lead him or her out of heresy, which is the venom of Hell. ... Even if humans lie and alter what God has told us, it does not change the reality He has made. Only He is God, and only He can say the way things are.)

We don't have holiness ourselves. God alone is holy. So we have to repent of our sins, listen to Him and pray, and spend time with Him in Eucharistic adoration. He has to remake us so that we are strong in His grace. We are surrounded by Pilates. He can navigate us through them and protect us and also help them through us. But we have to do what He says. Which means we need the grace to be able to hear Him in the depth of our souls. Which only comes with prayer. (See the prayers in the previous post, the Precious Blood prayers and the prayers to Mary and the Eucharistic Adoration books and links.)

So yes, your words may prick the conscious of those who are in favor of sin. But if God has set up the situation, where He has arranged it so you are put on the spot and therefore must speak for Him, even among secular peoples, then you will know it is in God's Hands.

Be a person God likes. Yes, God loves everyone, but if you are obedient to God, He will like you, too. There is nothing that makes a soul happier than to be liked by God, which allows the soul to feel God's love. Be obedient to God. Then you will not be denying Him.

Satan can fake humility, can lie about being humble, put on a fake show of being humble for a while -- but he can't fake obedience to God.

From Precious Blood International (a Catholic website with bishop nihil obstrat of their prayers):

PRAYER FOR THE CONTROL OF THE TONGUE
Dear Holy Spirit, My God. Teach me to speak wisely.
Let me avoid useless thoughts and useless conversations. Help me to speak often for You. Grant that my words may never hurt men of goodwill. May My words always bring consolation to those in sorrow and guidance to those in need. Take my lips and make them Yours. Take possession of my mind and make it an instrument of Your goodness and a channel of truth. I hope to become a man of silence, who prefers to talk to God then to men. In my human conversation, may I always bring them closer to You and You closer to them. I ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen
Our Father* . . . Hail Mary* . . . Glory Be*
* man = general description for a human. Not necessarily referring to "man" as in the male gender.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

POTENT MESSAGES

POTENT MESSAGES

Riches of spirit are the only real wealth. All else is fool's gold. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Witch's Night Attacks

From a YouTube comment on a Bold Radish video:

just got attacked tonight by some witch. i forgive her. could feel the darkness of the sl** but nothing to really worry about

Reply: It's good to forgive someone but it's important not to use (even in our minds) derogatory terms for a person because that anger creates a spiritual connection between you & the person, shows unforgiveness, & because Jesus says we'll be judged for using terms of contempt (Matthew 5:22).

Also, according to Saint Maximilian Kolbe, terms specifically for insulting women, are an insult to all women including Mary Mother of God, & so these terms are especially offensive to God, even if they are intended to be used only for the individual being described.

It's very important to engage in spiritual warfare against this, using good instead of evil, such as the following heavy-hitting prayers & devotions...

What will help against attacks at night, outright stopping them, aside from repenting of one's sins, include sprinkling a little bit of holy water on the bed, saying the Rosary some time before sleeping (it can even be when you first wake up in the morning), making the sign of the Cross over yourself with Holy Water, praying the Precious Blood Chaplet (there are many, the one found here is what I refer to: http://preciousbloodinternational.com/prayers_05.html - promises associated with this prayer: http://preciousbloodinternational.com/prayers_27.html ), & if you have a tablet or phone where the screen can remain on all night, setting this device on a stand opened to a live online adoration Eucharist webcam (do a web search for 'online Eucharist adoration' to find one). Where Christ is in the Eucharist, no evil spirit can stand. (Also reading a little of devotional books to the Eucharist nightly, or on Sunday, is extremely powerful armor, they're easy & enjoyable reads, too; such as "Come to Me In The Blessed Sacrament" by Fr. Vincent Lucia of the Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament, & "Visits to the Blessed Sacrament and the Blessed Virgin Mary" by Saint Alphonsus Ligori. I had a lot of spiritual resistance against making it through these books at first but since have overcome that & there is no way to describe how much my relationship with God has deepened & how happy I feel all the time.)

Personally, in response to the witches (a woman & a man, & their various associates) who have attacked me, both spiritually & publicly, I also have to pray & meditate on the Sorrows of Mary Chaplet & the Precious Blood Consolation & Adoration Prayers every day (see promises link for the promises associated with these prayers, links to these prayers can be found here http://preciousbloodinternational.com/prayers.html ), but then, it is worth the effort because I am completely 100% protected (God even promises that one become bulletproof through those prayers).

I had the most spiritual resistance to praying the Marian prayers (Rosary, Sorrows), so I figure those are the most important to pray, if you are looking to start small & work your way up. If you read books by priests who are exorcists, Mary plays a powerful part in crushing evil, so it makes sense; & of course, it is through Christ's Blood that we are redeemed, & the Eucharist is His Presences under the sign that He left for us.

If I don't do this, my life unravels: I am constantly sick, weak, unable to do anything, everything falls apart, etc., vs if I do this, God both protects me & is able to work through my efforts to help save souls & bring His Light into the world, & I am filled with amazing peace & joy that I didn't think was possible... a foretaste of Heaven.

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Promises To Those Who Devotedly Pray the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary:
  1. signal graces
  2. the greatest graces & special protection of Mary
  3. armor against Hell, to destroy vice, decrease sin, & defeat heresies
  4. good works to flourish, the abundant Mercy of God, & to withdraw your hearts from the love of this world & its vanities & lift them up to desire eternal things, which is our sanctification
  5. devotee's soul to not perish
  6. if you meditate on these mysteries & remain just, you won't be conquered by misfortune
  7. if you ask for the grace to be a true rosary devotee & comply with that grace so that you are a true rosary devotee, you will not die without the sacraments
  8. those with faithful recitation of the rosary will have the Light of God, so that at the moment of their deaths they might participate with the merits of the Saints in Paradise
  9. delivery of the souls from Purgatory
  10. a high degree of glory in Heaven
  11. your intentions
  12. to be aided in all of your necessities
  13. celestial courts to intercede for rosary devotees
  14. to become true children & siblings of Christ
  15. the Rosary to be a sign of predestination
Promises Associated with Meditating on the Sorrows of Mary:

  1. comfort in sorrows, & for Mary to look at us with compassion.
  2. the devil to be conquered & Hell destroyed in our lives
  3. true repentance of our sins
  4. protection during life & at death
  5. a remembrance of the Passion & the reward for that in Heaven
  6. to be in Mary's hands to do with as she pleases
  7. peace in our family
  8. to be enlightened about the Divine Mysteries
  9. Jesus & Mary to accompany us in our work (help make our work of good quality & protected from envy & severity)
  10. all of our intentions, as long as they don't oppose God's Will
  11. defense in spiritual battle
  12. to see our Mother's Face at death, so that we do not die alone & don't die with sorrow & don't die without consolation

To Those Who Devotedly Pray the Chaplet of the Precious Blood:
  1. I promise to protect any person who devoutly prays this Chaplet against evil attacks. 
  2. I will guard his five senses. 
  3. I will protect him from sudden death. 
  4. Twelve hours before his death, he will drink My Precious Blood and eat My Body. 
  5. Twenty-four hours before his death, I will show him my five wounds that he may feel a deep contrition for all his sins and have a perfect knowledge of them. 
  6. Any person who makes a novena with it will get their intentions. His prayer will be answered. 
  7. I will perform many wonderful miracles through it. 
  8. Through it, I will destroy many secret societies and set free many souls in bondage, by My mercy. 
  9. Through it, I will save many souls from Purgatory. 
  10. I will teach him My way, he who honors My Precious Blood through this Chaplet. 
  11. I will have mercy on them who have mercy on My Precious Wounds and Blood. 
  12. Whoever teaches this prayer to another person will have an indulgence of four years.

To Those Who Devotedly Pray the Consolation and Adoration Prayers:
  1. My children, I promise to protect anyone who devotedly consoles and adores Me with this prayer against evil attacks. He will not die a sudden death. He will not be burned by fire. 
  2. My children, I promise to protect anyone who devotedly consoles and adores Me against the attacks of evil spirits. 
  3. Any soldier who prays this prayer before entering a battlefield will not be defeated. No bullet will have any effect on him. 
  4. If this prayer is said to a woman in labor, she will have lesser pains and any woman who devotedly says these prayers will deliver safely. 
  5. Put this prayer on the head of any child disturbed by evil spirits, My Cherubim will protect him. 
  6. I promise to protect any family from lightning and thunder effects, and any house where this prayer is will be protected against storms. 
  7. If this prayer is said to the dying before his death, I promise that his soul will not be lost. 
  8. Any sinner who consoles and adores Me through this prayer will obtain conversion. 
  9. I promise to protect them with My Precious Blood and hide them in My Holy Wounds all who console and adore Me. Poison will have no effect on them. I will guard their five senses. 
  10. I promise to baptize aborted children who are killed daily in the world, and put a deep contrition on the hearts of their parents through the power of My Precious Blood. 
  11. All who devotedly console and adore Me with this prayer until death will join the heavenly Armies and Choirs. I will give them the Morning Star.
I survived Hurricane Harvey with no damage to my house, even though neighbors on my street had damage, so I can attest that the promises associated with the protection of a house during a storm are very true.

"Bulletproof" - Story of a man at war who prayed prayers with a bulletproof promise who miraculously escaped an attack without a bullet wound, no one could figure out how it was possible except that it was a miracle: http://www.marian.org/news/They-Cut-Us-to-Ribbons-7253

We are taught our main war is not in the flesh but in the spirit: "[11] Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. [12] For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. [13] Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. [14] Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, [15] And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: [16] In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. [17] And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God). [18] By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit; and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints:" [Ephesians 6:11-18]

Therefore certainly if we put on the spiritual armor that can protect us in the flesh, God will protect us also against spiritual attacks, which are more damaging than attacks in the flesh.

Precious Blood Prayers:
PDF book of all Precious Blood prayers: http://www.preciousbloodinternational.com/prayerbook2008.pdf

Well wishes,
BR