Jesus to Mankind Crusade Prayer Meeting on Thurs. 23rd Sept., 2021
Prayer Theme: Faith, Family, Nations (Groups A & G).
Bible: Daniel 13: 1-30
Book of Truth: 14th April, 2012
Thoughts: The Bible reading today tells of a King who set up a gold idol and commanded that everyone should worship it.There were many noble people and much pageantry and music for the occasion. However, there were some Chaldeans who came to the king to “dob” ( or “snitch”) on some Jews who did not obey. They refused to obey the King and told him that their God would save them, and even if he didn’t, they would still not worship the idol.At the king’s command, the furnace was heated up to 7 times hotter than normal, but because the flames were so strong, the men heating the fire were themselves consumed by it.
Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago were thrown into the furnace. The fire did not touch them. An angel, Azarias, was also seen in the flames and praising God. Yhey were told to come out of the fire and the King converted and praised the One, True God and that anyone on the kingdom who spoke blasphemy about the true God, were to be destroyed.
This is a great reminder to us, in these times when God is no longer adored and glorified and we are confronted by pagan idols and laws. Those who govern us try to enforce their standards on us. We must be ready to stand up for God at all costs. We must be ready to suffer for Our Lord. The reading from the Book of Truth is also about suffering, and how if we stand for God and ask forgiveness, God will save us.
(Douay Rheims version)
 King Nabuchodonosor made a statue of gold, of sixty cubits high, and six cubits broad, and he set it up in the plain of Dura of the province of Babylon.  Then Nabuchodonosor the king sent to call together the nobles, the magistrates, and the judges, the captains, the rulers, and governors, and all the chief men of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the statue which king Nabuchodonosor had set up.  Then the nobles, the magistrates, and the judges, the captains, and rulers, and the great men that were placed in authority, and all the princes of the provinces, were gathered together to come to the dedication of the statue, which king Nabuchodonosor had set up. And they stood before the statue which king Nabuchodonosor had set up.  Then a herald cried with a strong voice: To you it is commanded, O nations, tribes, and languages:  That in the hour that you shall hear the sound of the trumpet, and of the flute, and of the harp, of the sackbut, and of the psaltery, and of the symphony, and of all kind of music; ye fall down and adore the golden statue which king Nabuchodonosor hath set up.
 But if any man shall not fall down and adore, he shall the same hour be cast into a furnace of burning fire.  Upon this therefore, at the time when all the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the flute, and the harp, of the sackbut, and the psaltery, of the symphony, and of all kind of music: all the nations, tribes, and languages fell down and adored the golden statue which king Nabuchodonosor had set up.  And presently at that very time some Chaldeans came and accused the Jews,  And said to king Nabuchodonosor: O king, live for ever:  Thou, O king, hast made a decree that every man that shall hear the sound of the trumpet, the flute, and the harp, of the sackbut, and the psaltery, of the symphony, and of all kind of music, shall prostrate himself, and adore the golden statue:
 And that if any man shall not fall down and adore, he should be cast into a furnace of burning fire.  Now there are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the works of the province of Babylon, Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago: these men, O king, have slighted thy decree: they worship not thy gods, nor do they adore the golden statue which thou hast set up.  Then Nabuchodonosor in fury, and in wrath, commanded that Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago should be brought: who immediately were brought before the king.  And Nabuchodonosor the king spoke to them, and said: Is it true, O Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, that you do not worship my gods, nor adore the golden statue that I have set up?  Now therefore if you be ready at what hour soever you shall hear the sound of the trumpet, flute, harp, sackbut, and psaltery, and symphony, and of all kind of music, prostrate yourselves, and adore the statue which I have made: but if you do not adore, you shall be cast the same hour into the furnace of burning fire: and who is the God that shall deliver you out of my hand?
 Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago answered and said to king Nabuchodonosor: We have no occasion to answer thee concerning this matter.  For behold our God, whom we worship, is able to save us from the furnace of burning fire, and to deliver us out of thy hands, O king.  But if he will not, be it known to thee, O king, that we will not worship thy gods, nor adore the golden statue which thou hast set up.  Then was Nabuchodonosor filled with fury: and the countenance of his face was changed against Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, and he commanded that the furnace should be heated seven times more than it had been accustomed to be heated.  And he commanded the strongest men that were in his army, to bind the feet of Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, and to cast them into the furnace of burning fire.
 And immediately these men were bound and were cast into the furnace of burning fire, with their coats, and their caps, and their shoes, and their garments.  For the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace was heated exceedingly. And the flame of the fire slew those men that had cast in Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago.  But these three men, that is, Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, fell down bound in the midst of the furnace of burning fire.  And they walked in the midst of the flame, praising God and blessing the Lord.  Then Azarias standing up prayed in this manner, and opening his mouth in the midst of the fire, he said:
 Blessed art thou, O Lord, the God of our fathers, and thy name is worthy of praise, and glorious for ever:  For thou art just in all that thou hast done to us, and all thy works are true, and thy ways right, and all thy judgments true.  For thou hast executed true judgments in all the things that thou hast brought upon us, and upon Jerusalem the holy city of our fathers: for according to truth and judgment, thou hast brought all these things upon us for our sins.  For we have sinned, and committed iniquity, departing from thee: and we have trespassed in all things:  And we have not hearkened to thy commandments, nor have we observed nor done as thou hadst commanded us, that it might go well with us. …
91.Then Nabuchodonosor the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and said to his nobles: Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered the king, and said: True, O king.  He answered, and said: Behold I see four men loose, and walking in the midst of the fire, and there is no hurt in them, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.  Then Nabuchodonosor came to the door of the burning fiery furnace, and said: Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, ye servants of the most high God, go ye forth, and come. And immediately Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago went out from the midst of the fire.  And the nobles, and the magistrates, and the judges, and the great men of the king being gathered together, considered these men, that the fire had no power on their bodies, and that not a hair of their head had been singed, nor their garments altered, nor the smell of the fire had passed on them.  Then Nabuchodonosor breaking forth, said: Blessed be the God of them, to wit, of Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that believed in him: and they changed the king’s word, and delivered up their bodies that they might not serve, nor adore any god, except their own God.
 By me therefore this decree is made, that every people, tribe, and tongue, which shall speak blasphemy against the God of Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, shall be destroyed, and their houses laid waste: for there is no other God that can save in this manner.  Then the king promoted Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, in the province of Babylon.  Nabuchodonosor the king, to all peoples, nations, and tongues, that dwell in all the earth, peace be multiplied unto you.  The most high God hath wrought signs and wonders toward me. It hath seemed good to me therefore to publish  His signs, because they are great: and his wonders, because they are mighty: and his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, I and his power to all generations.
See the complete reading at: http://www.drbo.org/chapter/32003.htm
Reading from the Book of Truth
So many lies, where the existence of Hell is denied, will be the downfall of Christians
My dearest beloved daughter, no matter how difficult your physical suffering is, you must recognise that as it continues to intensify, that it is as I feel. Your suffering reflects just a fraction of My own suffering. In union with Me, you will know that for every pain and interior darkness of the soul you experience, you will know the torment I endure because of the sins of mankind.
Many people mistakenly believe that My suffering, began and ended, on the Cross. My suffering will not end until all of God’s children are united in love and harmony, where no sin will exist in My Father’s New Paradise.
No matter how much humanity has been told about My Existence, I Am still hated. Amongst believers, although I Am accepted, My Teachings are only tolerated by them, based on their own terms. Many will treat others with love and kindness, but only if those to whom they offer this gift come up to their own ideologies.
For example, many will condemn sinners when they should show kindness and pray for them. They must, instead, lead by example. Some will pour scorn on others instead of showing the love that is expected of them as Christians.
Never condemn others, even if you do not agree with them for that is not your right. No one, only God, has the Authority to Judge another.
While many believers continue to pay homage to Me, it will be on their own terms.
Some will feel the need to set themselves apart from their brothers and sisters to show the world how learned they are in spiritual matters. They then use their own interpretations of what My Mercy really means.
How many times have you heard that God is ever-Merciful, He is so Merciful that because He loves everyone He would never condemn them?
That He would never send a soul to Hell?
Well this is a lie. So many lies, where the existence of Hell is denied, will be the downfall of Christians.
People condemn themselves to Hell. I do not put them there. They choose it by refusing to turn their backs on mortal sin. Nor will they seek forgiveness or show remorse. This is dangerous thinking and it is the duty of all Christians to warn others of the dangers of Hell.
So many, including those who refuse their children the Sacrament of Baptism, speak as if sin no longer matters.
They believe that all sin ‘will’ be forgiven. This is not correct.
All sin ‘can’ be forgiven, no matter how black the sin, but only if the sinner seeks forgiveness.
Now I speak to you from the Heavens, to prepare all of God’s children, for My Second Coming and what do I find? I speak to you from behind prison walls and in a cell into which you have cast Me because you refuse to believe that I could speak to you in this way. Oh how you offend Me!
To those who have spent your lives devoted to Me, and who are knowledgeable about My Holy Scripture, but who now reject Me I say this.
Your rejections of Me now, will leave you tormented and in great sorrow when the Truth is revealed to you. Because, then you will realise the souls which you cast aside, when I needed your help to salvage them.
How you make Me weep with frustration at your blindness caused because of your lack of humility.
You doubt My Holy Word, when you should embrace it, grasp it, because you are a drowning soul and lack generosity of heart.
I beg you to respond to My Call.
Your beloved Jesus
Redeemer of Mankind
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