Prayer Theme: Faith, Family, Nations
Prayers are Groups A & E: (See https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/crusade-prayer-group-format/ for details).
(N.B. The prayer theme is chronological, and all the readings are chosen by volunteers and the books opened randomly after a prayer by the whole prayer group to the Holy Spirit (i.e. Crusade Prayer 51)
Bible: Judges 20:1-19
Book of Truth: 2 Feb. 2014
Book of Truth: 6 Dec. 2014
Judges 20: 1-19
Assembly of Israelites. 1 So all the Israelites came out as one, from Dan to Beer-sheba including the land of Gilead, and the assembly gathered to the LORD at Mizpah. 2 The leaders of all the people, all the staff-bearers of Israel, presented themselves in the assembly of the people of God—four hundred thousand foot soldiers who carried swords. 3 Meanwhile, the Benjaminites heard that the Israelites had gone up to Mizpah.
The Israelites asked, “How did this evil thing happen?” 4 and the Levite, the husband of the murdered woman, testified: “It was at Gibeah of Benjamin, which my concubine and I had entered for the night. 5 The lords of Gibeah rose up against me and surrounded me in the house at night. I was the one they intended to kill, but they abused my concubine and she died. 6 So I took my concubine and cut her up and sent her through every part of the territory of Israel, because of the terrible thing they had done- in Israel. 7 So now, all you Israelites, give your judgment and counsel in this matter.”
8 All the people rose as one to say, “None of us will leave for our tents or return to our homes. 9 Now as for Gibeah, this is what we will do: We will go up against it by lot, 10 taking from all the tribes of Israel ten men for every hundred, a hundred for every thousand, a thousand for every ten thousand, and procuring supplies for the soldiers who will go to exact from Gibeah of Benjamin the full measure of the terrible thing it committed in Israel.”
11 So all the men of Israel gathered against the city, united as one. 12 The tribes of Israel sent men throughout the tribe of Benjamin to say, “What is this evil that has occurred among you? 13 Now give up the men, the scoundrels who are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death and thus purge the evil from Israel.” But the Benjaminites refused to listen to their kindred, the Israelites. 14 Instead, the Benjaminites assembled from their cities at Gibeah, to march out to battle with the Israelites. 15 On that day, the Benjaminites mustered from their cities twenty-six thousand swordsmen, in addition to the inhabitants of Gibeah, who mustered seven hundred picked men 16 who were left-handed, every one of them able to sling a stone at a hair without missing.17 The men of Israel, without Benjamin, mustered four hundred thousand swordsmen, all of them warriors. 18 They went up to Bethel and consulted God. When the Israelites asked, “Who shall go up first for us to do battle with the Benjaminites?” the LORD said: Judah first. 19 The Israelites rose in the morning and encamped against Gibeah.
(The story continues in verses 20 to 48, with details of the War, in which the Israelites are given the Victory)
Comment: This reading suggests to us the situation in the Church today. It refers to brethren within Israel (representing The church) where one section (the Benjamites) do evil in the sight of The Lord. (This latter group reminds us of the modernist brethren within the Church today, who are responsible for the loss of souls due to their continuation in evil and sin and their dishonouring of God. They have done what is evil in the sight of The Lord and must be called to account.)
The writer of the Bible account tells us that other God fearing brethren try to correct the Benjamites and to expunge the evil-doers from their midst.But God orders the Israelites to fight. (They ask His Will in prayer and fasting).
A great battle ensues! But even though it seems the guilty are winning, on the final day The Lord gives definitive Victory to the Israelites – as promised!!
He turns the victory to the Israelites because they do not allow the horrible thing which was done in Israel to not be acknowledged and to go unjudged. The Benjamites refuse to accept their guilt and repent but in their pride, are struck down by the God – fearing Israelites. They are utterly destroyed.
We must be like the Israelites: in prayer, in fasting, in persevering and in battle! In the end, despite losses, God will give us the Final Victoryif we act according to His Will, listen to and trust in Him. Benjamin ends up destroyed because God is on the side of the Israelites. (By RemnantchildofMary)
Readings from the Book of Truth
Mother of Salvation: All those of different faiths must begin also to recite my Holy Rosary, for it will bring each of you great protection
My dearest children, I ask that you recite my Most Holy Rosary every day from now on to protect this Mission from satanic attacks. By reciting my Most Holy Rosary, each day, you will dilute the wickedness of Satan and those he influences, when he tries to take souls away from following this special Call from Heaven.
All those of different faiths must begin also to recite my Holy Rosary, for it will bring each of you great protection. The Most Holy Rosary is for everyone and those who want to benefit from my protection – the Gift I received from God to defend souls from the evil one.
So many of you, dear children, will be tormented unless you relent. Otherwise, you will pull away from this Mission. The enemies of God will use every power they can to stop you. They will pull at you, scream abuse at you and accuse you of evil things. Ignore this and allow me, your beloved Mother of Salvation, to give you comfort and provide you with all the protection you need.
During my Son’s Mission on Earth, He was betrayed in so many ways. They waited in villages for Him, with stones in their hands. When He walked by, with hundreds following Him, they hurled these stones at Him from behind shelters, so that no one would know who they were.They hated Him; reported Him to the Church authorities; spread wicked lies about Him and said He spoke with an evil tongue and blasphemed against God. Yet, not one of them could explain exactly how He was guilty of such things. They then spent much time urging His disciples to deny Him. Many of them did. Then, the Pharisees warned all those who worshipped in the temples that, should they continue to follow my Son, they would never be allowed inside the House of God again. And many of them stopped following my Son. These same souls cried bitter and sorrowful tears after my Son was crucified, for it was only then that they realized how they had wronged Him.
The same will be true of this Mission, which paves the way of the Lord and the Great Day for my Son’s Second Coming. Every effort will be made to weaken the Remnant Church. Every attempt will be made to weaken your resolve. Every plan will be created to encourage you to turn your backs on your own salvation and that of others.
You must never allow the spirit of evil to dampen your spirit, weaken your faith or encourage you to deny my Son. Never lose trust in my Son or His Promise to come again to bring man the New Beginning. He will never let you down. He understands how difficult it is for all of you, the pain which you endure, as well as the sacrifices you make for Him.
Remember, you are His and when you are truly part of Him and surrender to Him, you become part of His Light. The Light of God, present in souls, draws out the darkness, which is present in other souls. When Satan uses souls in this way, he will make his rage known and felt. When objections are raised against this Mission, which is blessed by God, they will never be rational or calm. The frenzy shown will be a clear sign as to how much this Mission is hated by Satan. That is why my Holy Rosary must be said, every day, by all of you, in order to protect this Mission.
Always trust in my instructions, because I have been told by my Son to help all of you to deal with the pressures you will have to endure on His behalf.
Your beloved Mother
Mother of Salvation
Should you embrace new age practices you deny Me
My dearly beloved daughter, how is it that those who do not accept My Existence, or the Divinity of My Eternal Father, are so willing to embrace false gods all of their own making?
When My Presence is felt by souls who reject My Existence, they feel a need to retaliate without compunction. They will scoff, ridicule, mock My Presence, whether this be in My Church, in books; in the Word or when I am present in other souls. The presence of God is omnipotent and it is felt in the most painful way by those souls who are in darkness. This is why they react with such venom to any mention of Me. These people have a deep ingrained hatred of Me and they fail to see how they can hate someone who, in their eyes, does not exist.
I warn those who embrace false spirituality and who idolize or obsess about anything that does not come from Me. If you open your souls to any spiritual realm, not of My making, you will open the door to demons, who will cunningly entice you into their dark world. Whatever peace you believe you receive from new age practices will be short-lived. And as you seek more, you will then enter into a state where your conscience will be taken over by those enemies of God, until you are unable to release yourself from their domain. You will never find peace when you idolize false gods.
The world is infiltrated with false doctrines, gods and religions. There is only one True God and you can only come to Him by recognising the Great Sacrifice He made when He sent Me, His only begotten Son, to bring you salvation from the snares of the evil one.
To those who do know Me, but who dabble in other doctrines, know this. Should you embrace new age practices, you deny Me. Should My Church acknowledge other creeds, that are not of Me, then they betray Me.
The time when My Birth is celebrated, by showing allegiance to other religions, that are not of Me, will be one of the greatest betrayals of the Truth.
(Comment: The Book of Truth readings today seemed most appropriate considering wahat we are about to face in the Amazonian synod)