Prayer Theme: Suffering and persecution (Groups A & H).
Bible: 2 Kings 2: 1- 32 Douay Rheims version (In other versions see 2 Samuel 2)
Book of Truth: 18th August, 2014.
Thoughts: In the Bible reading, we read about David being elected King of Judah, after Saul’s death. He was chosen by God. However, the general of Saul’s army decided that the son of Saul, Isboseth should be king. As a result David ruled only over Judah. Isboseth ruled over all the rest of the land. Isboseth only ruled 2 years, but David ruled 7and a half years. This reminds me of the division that is in place today between Pope Benedict and the small number of people who recognize him as the authentic leader of God’s people, and that of the FP/PF who is the recognized leader. Finally, there was a battle. David’s army only lost 19, and the enemy retreated, having lost 360 men.
The theme of suffering and persecution is continued in the reading from the Book of Truth. In it, Jesus reassures us of His Love and concern for us during these times, but also reassures us of the punishment that will befall on those responsible for the wickedness impose on His children.
Both readings reflect the Love God has for His people.
2 Kings 2: 1-32
 And after these things David consulted the Lord, saying: Shall I go up into one of the cities of Juda? And the Lord said to him: Go up. And David said: Whither shall I go up? And he answered him: Into Hebron.  So David went up, and his two wives, Achinoam the Jezrahelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal of Carmel:  And the men also that were with him, David brought up every man with his household: and they abode in the towns of Hebron.  And the men of Juda came, and anointed David there, to be king over the house of Juda. And it was told David, that the men of Jabes Galaad had buried Saul.  David therefore sent messengers to the men of Jabes Galaad, and said to them: Blessed be you to the Lord, who have shewn this mercy to your master Saul, and have buried him.
 And now the Lord surely will render you mercy and truth, and I also will, requite you for this good turn, because you have done this thing.  Let your hands be strengthened, and be ye men of valour: for although your master Saul be dead, yet the house of Juda hath anointed me to be their king.  But Abner the son of Ner, general of Saul’s army, took Isboseth the son of Saul, and led him about through the camp?  And made him king over Galaad, and, over Gessuri, and over Jezrahel, and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel.  Isboseth the son of Saul was forty years old when he began to reign over, Israel, and he reigned two years: and only the house of Juda followed David.
 And the number of the days that David abode, reigning in Hebron over the house of Juda, was seven years and six months.
 And Joab returning, after he had left Abner, assembled all the people: and there were wanting of David’s servants nineteen men, beside Asael.
 But the servants of David had killed of Benjamin, and of the men that were with Abner, three hundred and sixty, who all died.  And they took Asael, and buried him in the sepulchre of his father in Bethlehem, and Joab, and the men that were with him, marched all the night, and they came to Hebron at break of day.
Read the whole story here: http://www.drbo.org/cgi-bin/s?q=2+Kings+2&b=drb&t=0
Reading from the Book of Truth
My dearly beloved daughter when God’s children witness strife in the world and terrible atrocities committed in the name of justice, then know this. For evil begets evil. Do onto others and the same will be done onto you. My Justice is inherent and while My Mercy is abundant, My Punishment, when it befalls upon ungrateful and wicked men, is to be feared.
I do not inflict harm upon any man, for this is not what comes from Me. But when evil is inflicted upon God’s children, and when wickedness spreads, I will pour out My Justice and let no man be in any doubt that these times are upon you. Wickedness is derived from sin. Souls who succumb to sin must always try to redeem themselves quickly in My Eyes. Otherwise, sin festers and should you doubt the stranglehold that Satan has over souls, who are filled with hatred and violence, then you must know it is extremely difficult to free such souls from his control.
Once Satan infests a soul, he will constantly torment that person until his mind, his deeds and his actions are in union with the evil one. The infested soul, eventually, becomes possessed and only I, Jesus Christ, can free that soul through exorcism. A soul can become possessed very quickly but it can take years to free it from the grip of the serpent. So, when My Punishment is felt it will be to eradicate evil and punish the perpetrators, who steal the lives of others. I will punish those who take away life of the body and life of the soul. No evil-doer will be invisible as My Eyes are all seeing.
So much you know of My Love. You are in no doubt as to how great My Mercy is. But mortal man is unaware of the Wrath of God because this is not something you have been told about. God’s Anger is real. Do you believe that He would allow Satan to destroy His children and then sit back and watch? Did you believe that He would not punish the souls who yield to Satan’s every whim and desire? While good souls may perish, they will have life. While wicked souls may live, they will have no life.
The world is on the cusp of great change, and everything that God foretold will take place. All that He said would happen will happen. And while I gave you the prophets to warn you, you still did not listen. You dismissed the many private revelations given to the world so that humanity would be prepared. Still you did not listen.
You must pray that the scale of destruction in the world be diluted, for were you to witness what lies in the future you would fall at My Feet begging for Mercy. Those who failed to keep the Word of God alive in My Churches on earth will be responsible for the loss of many millions of souls who would, otherwise, have been saved.
Shame on you who call Me your own when you proclaim part of the Truth on the one hand, and curse Me on the other. The pain and sorrow endured by Me because of sin, and the separation of man from his Creator, is coming to an end for My Time is now. In the final battle for souls know that as evil escalates, God’s punishment will be ten times that which is inflicted by wicked man upon his brothers and sisters.
Fear not My Love but My Justice.