Prayer Theme: Discipleship
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: Leviticus 15 (Please, if you wish, open up the Bible and read it yourselves)
Comment: The first Bible reading we opened up was Leviticus 15 . It was very graphic and we did not want to read the details out loud. Remnant child of Mary was not able to attend the prayer group today because of unfortunate circumstances (car break-down), but I asked her to comment on the first Bible reading we opened up and what she thought. (Remnant Survivor)
Remnant child of Mary replied:
“… It has a far deeper meaning. I think this is the important part:
31 “‘You must keep the Israelites separate from things that make them unclean, so they will not die in their uncleanness for defiling my dwelling place, which is among them.’
What makes a man unclean? Jesus answers that in the Gospels for us. It is not things outside but within a man which make him unclean. The things in his heart. And thinking of the last line, I think now of God’s dwelling place which is not just among us, but the Holy Spirit dwells within! We must not allow the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit to be defiled, so that we will not die in our sins.
Dying unrepentant in a state of mortal sin lands us in Hell. If we keep ourselves from unclean situations and avoid frequenting with people who relish impurity, we ourselves are less likely to be contaminated by their thoughts, words, actions or drawn in to their ways. This is good advice and also recalls the need to be cleansed (or confess) if we have unwittingly been drawn in. We must be conscious of the state of our soul and always strive to keep it clean for the Holy Spirit to dwell within.
P.S. You could say that although I wasn’t able to be there, (car broke down) God again allowed me to participate through giving me insight into this chapter of Leviticus. As I was reading it, it was the above passage which jumped out at me and which caused me to reflect. This enabled me to be part of and contribute to the prayer group although I was not there. God uses each of us and never forgets any of us. He constantly shows me (us) that I (we) belong there and pours out His Grace. Although I am (we are) -and feel -unworthy of this, I am (we are) marked by His Love.”
We then opened up another reading – see details below.
Bible: 2 Maccabees 9:1 – 28
Book of Truth: 18 Aug. 2013
Book of Truth: 30 May 2011
2 Maccabees 9: 1-29
Punishment and Death of Antiochus IV. About that time Antiochus retreated in disgrace from the region of Persia. 2 He had entered the city called Persepolis and attempted to rob the temples and gain control of the city. Thereupon the people had swift recourse to arms, and Antiochus’ forces were routed, so that in the end Antiochus was put to flight by the people of that region and forced to beat a shameful retreat. On his arrival in Ecbatana, he learned what had happened to Nicanor and to Timothy’s forces. 4 Overcome with anger, he planned to make the Jews suffer for the injury done by those who had put him to flight. Therefore he ordered his charioteer to drive without stopping until he finished the journey. Yet the condemnation of Heaven rode with him, because he said in his arrogance, “I will make Jerusalem the common graveyard of Jews as soon as I arrive there.”
So the all-seeing Lord, the God of Israel, struck him down with an incurable and invisible blow; for scarcely had he uttered those words when he was seized with excruciating pains in his bowels and sharp internal torment,a fit punishment for him who had tortured the bowels of others with many barbarous torments. 7 Far from giving up his insolence, he was all the more filled with arrogance. Breathing fire in his rage against the Jews, he gave orders to drive even faster. As a result he hurtled from the speeding chariot, and every part of his body was racked by the violent fall. 8 Thus he who previously, in his superhuman presumption, thought he could command the waves of the sea, and imagined he could weigh the mountaintops in his scales, was now thrown to the ground and had to be carried on a litter, clearly manifesting to all the power of God. 9 The body of this impious man swarmed with worms, and while he was still alive in hideous torments, his flesh rotted off, so that the entire army was sickened by the stench of his corruption. 10 Shortly before, he had thought that he could reach the stars of heaven, and now, no one could endure to transport the man because of this intolerable stench.
11 At last, broken in spirit, he began to give up his excessive arrogance, and to gain some understanding, under the scourge of God, for he was racked with pain unceasingly. 2 When he could no longer bear his own stench, he said, “It is right to be subject to God, and not to think one’s mortal self equal to God.” 13 Then this vile man vowed to him who would never again show him mercy, the Sovereign Lord, 14 that the holy city, toward which he had been hurrying with the intention of leveling it to the ground and making it a common graveyard, he would now set free; 15 that the Jews, whom he had judged not even worthy of burial, but fit only to be thrown out with their children to be eaten by vultures and wild animals—all of them he would make equal to the Athenians; 16 that he would adorn with the finest offerings the holy temple which he had previously despoiled, restore all the sacred vessels many times over, and provide from his own revenues the expenses required for the sacrifices. 17 Besides all this, he would become a Jew himself and visit every inhabited place to proclaim there the power of God. 18 But since his sufferings were not lessened, for God’s just judgment had come upon him, he lost hope for himself and wrote the following letter to the Jews in the form of a supplication. It read thus:
19 “To the worthy Jewish citizens, Antiochus, king and general, sends hearty greetings and best wishes for their health and prosperity. 20 If you and your children are well and your affairs are going as you wish, I thank God very much, for my hopes are in heaven. 21 Now that I am ill, I recall with affection your esteem and goodwill. On returning from the regions of Persia, I fell victim to a troublesome illness; so I thought it necessary to form plans for the general security of all. 22 I do not despair about my health, since I have much hope of recovering from my illness. 23 Nevertheless, I know that my father, whenever he went on campaigns in the hinterland, would name his successor, 24 so that, if anything unexpected happened or any unwelcome news came, the people throughout the realm would know to whom the government had been entrusted, and so not be disturbed. 25 I am also bearing in mind that the neighboring rulers, especially those on the borders of our kingdom, are on the watch for opportunities and waiting to see what will happen. I have therefore appointed as king my son Antiochus, whom I have often before entrusted and commended to most of you, when I made hurried visits to the outlying provinces. I have written to him what is written here. 26 Therefore I beg and entreat each of you to remember the general and individual benefits you have received, and to continue to show goodwill toward me and my son. 27 I am confident that, following my policy, he will treat you with equity and kindness in his relations with you.”
28 So this murderer and blasphemer, after extreme sufferings, such as he had inflicted on others, died a miserable death in the mountains of a foreign land.
Comment: This seems to be the story of an evil and arrogant ruler, inflicting harm on his people. When he tried to show remorse, God continued to inflict punishment on him. I thought it showed that good deeds at the end do not outweigh the bad. Remorse has to be genuine in order to make up for a life badly lived. We should all be wary of the sin of pride. In the end he died in the way he had lived. The pain and sufferings he inflicted on others was his to taste also. God’s punishment is just.
Readings from the Book of Truth
They will be asked to pledge their allegiance, through a new oath, to remain faithful to the Church
18 August 2013 @ 5:45pm
My dearly beloved daughter, the plan by the false prophet to deceive the world’s clergy has begun.
Under the guise of a renewal and regeneration of the Catholic Church, all the clergy, within this Church, will be sent on retreats to encourage them to accept the new apostolate. These will become widespread and many will be told that the objective is to unite everyone in the world, in the name of justice. This new mission will, they will be told, embrace the world’s poor and strive to bring about unity. They will be asked to pledge their allegiance, through a new oath, to remain faithful to the Church. They will not be asked to place their faith in Me or My Holy Word. Instead, they will swear allegiance to the new self-proclaimed leaders who have taken over the Chair of Peter.
Make no mistake that those who have been bestowed with the Gift of Holy Orders will be asked to participate in a falsity, where I, Jesus Christ, will not be at the forefront, though it will appear to be the case. Money will be a driving force and a new financial organization will be set up to control the seeking of funds to ensure that the world’s poor will benefit.
When you amend your Holy Orders, in any way, and then pledge your life to someone who breaks all ties with Me, you will no longer be fit to serve Me. Everything will be seen to be made simple in the Eyes of God. The plan will be to convince those sacred servants of Mine to take part, willingly, in the abomination, which will link society and a secular world with the Church, which was set up by Me, Jesus Christ.
This is how I will be insulted. Every effort to embrace secularism will be applauded by non-believers and this will be seen to be a good thing, for the new, so-called modern society of today.
It will soon seem strange to Christians when they see members of the secular world embrace the Catholic Church, so enthusiastically. But many will brush off their doubts and dismiss their concerns, as they will fall for the great deceit. At the kernel of this plan to revolutionize the Church lies a hatred for Me and everything that I gave My Church. You must question everything in the days ahead. Demand answers when they change My Teachings and twist them to suit pagans. No disciple, appointed by Me, would ever be given the authority to do this, for it amounts to blasphemy.
Woe to those who allow My Holy Word to be tampered with and allow room to be set aside to show respect for those who deny Me.
Warning to those who are involved with Satanic cults
30 May 2011 @ 10:00pm
My daughter, you are getting much stronger now, and through your obedience to My Most Holy Will, can alert the world now to what lies ahead.
When I speak about sin, I have not revealed the vile sins, which are committed, which even regular sinners would find hard to fathom. The sickening practices conducted by so-called sophisticated western societies – behind closed doors – would shock you to the core.
The evil atrocities, where children are ritually murdered in deference to Satan, are a reality in the world today. But they are just some of the intensely evil acts, which are committed by man, influenced by Satan. Go this far, My children, and you will find it impossible to come back to Me. Other acts, which break My Heart, include the physical abuse, particularly of young innocent children.
Let Me spell out for you the kind of sins, which would greatly distress many of you, were I to describe them in detail. Satan’s followers, through their cults, are savage in their treatment of the human being, for whom they have no respect. Sacrifices, including human sacrifices, blasphemies, cursing and acts of desecration of Me, My Eternal Father and My beloved Mother, are regular rituals. So little shame have these satanic worshipers, that they flaunt their disrespect in public through music, the movies, TV and the arts. Those guilty of such sacrileges will face eternal damnation, where they will burn in Hell for eternity.
This is one of the last warnings you will receive from Me, your Saviour, Jesus Christ. It is also My final request of you to save yourselves while you can.
I, Jesus Christ, don’t make idle threats. I will do everything to save you. But beyond a certain point, there is nothing I can do to stop you seeking out the false solace you think you will be offered by the evil one. Unlock the satanic shackles, by which you are bound, and flee to Me now. I will save you, but you must ask Me to forgive you while you are alive in this life.
Remember, it is your choice, Heaven or Hell. You choose while you are still alive on this Earth, because you won’t be able to do this when you pass over into the next life.
Your ever-patient and loving Jesus Christ.