The Great Apostasy – an Epic poem

I love Crusader Will’s work but I don’t always understand all the hidden meanings or references to history past. So he decided this time to write an explanation of key points and references.I have put these in italics and in a purple font.
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Every stanza follows the same acrostic pattern of THE GREAT spelled out downwards with the first letter of each line,
and APOSTASY spelled out upwards with the last letter of each line.
The first stanza is printed with this pattern emphasized.
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THE GREAT APOSTASY

The prophets have always said there would come our way
Huge faith upheavals, but it has taken us
Extremely long to discern the present drama.
Gethsemane knew. It cost Jesus the blood-filled sweat
Recorded in scripture  but not there ascribed to taunts
Emptied in one straight-Satan facts-farrago
Announcing  to Jesus ours the time of the Cup
To be drained again on salvation’s arena.

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There’s nothing new about rampant heresy:
Hard heads at the helm; in their wake the massed light-weights –
Easygoing dupes of this topnotch miasma
Grimly extolled by churchmen off their own proud bat
(Righteous-pretending but stubbornly erroneous).
Exceptional the lay or clerical hero
Assured enough to back the Book of Truth up.
Time now to get candid with these arcana.

Stanzas 2/3  This refers chiefly to the Arian heresy  rampant in the early Church, which was largely defeated by the efforts of the laity; but the same success with other heresies is not being enjoyed today, despite the efforts of many lay-persons and some clergy.

3. The mayhem depends on a mix of villainy,
Happenstance and lethargy to cause the morass
Everyone gets shown as on a diorama.
God desires,  for those who seek him, enlightenment
Regarding the small-circle initiatives
Endorsed by the masses almost in toto;
And, failing a repeat past Church-faithful rise-up,
The damage now amounts to a major trauma.

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The piece you may now be reading carefully
Has its origins in mind-and-spirit arts
Employing faith-received as faith-apologia.
God’s recasting my late-life discursive-verse craft.
Roping thought and word into a case of fixed forms,
Era-straddling highlights flaws those ‘Novus-Ordo’
Accept. But my type tends more to a whole-truth grasp,
Though it’s starter’s-stage in my fine arts-agenda.

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The Awful Disclosures of Bella Dodd supply
Heaven-sent chances for Fatima-background facts.
Even years before, pleas were made to Lucia –
Giant in promise –  for a simple joint event
Requiring hierarchy and pope to take steps
(Explained in full) to stop a warped scenario –           
At source – in Russia – from spreading world-wide.This step       
The Evil One stymied with his vast militia.

5/6. Bella Dodd was a Communist who converted to Catholicism and revealed that a huge infiltration into clergy in the Church had been made by men who were without any faith or any commitment to chastity. The purpose of this was to destroy the Church from within.
This manouvre, originating with Stalin, was not ostensibly revealed when Our Lady requested the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, which she said would result in the conversion of Russia,  and in the cessation of the spread of errors by Russia throughout the world. This Consecration has never been made.
The phrase ‘Awful Disclosures’ comes from the title of a mendacious 19-century anti-Catholic book. namely The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk, about sexual misconduct in a convent

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The Church has never made, since, specifically,
Heart-of-Mary-Immaculate consecrations
Expressly aimed at Russia, to convert Russia.
Gaps like this Stalin filled with evil intent,
Rallying young men to infiltrate,  with huge success,
Every corner of the Church. Dark their proviso :
Asked – Church-destructive from within,  faith-frauds,  hip –
To form ordained homosexual substrata.

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The ‘Third Secret of Fatima’ Sister Lucy
Had a disclosure time-frame for, which went amiss,
Eventually turning out soap-opera.
Gingerly was the text opened;  then squinted at;
Read; then poked back in a Vatican recess.
Emphatically: an untimely ‘no-no’.
Agitators brokered why it was for the chop:
The great apostasy bore its broad schemata.

  1. The exact content of the Third Secret of Fatima is hotly contested. The interpretation favoured by contemporary Traditionalists is that it refers to the situation known as the Great Apostasy which has been building up for a long time, emanating from various quarters, including the heresy known as Modernism and the secret society known as Freemasonry which has an enormous influence on the modern world, including the Catholic Church.

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Time for the ‘treatment’ to be shown Freemasonry:
Hell’s ancient masterpiece. Variously: blandness
Ensconced down a quiet street; grim esoterica
Glaring from an eerie film; or bright tommy-rot
Reverberating from opera stages.
Essentially: a behind the scenes imbroglio,
Activating malign developments from top
To bottom of a mind-set out of Ruritania.

  1. My inspiration for lines 2-5 is: a typical Masonic hall exterior in any town; the film Eyes Wide Shut; and Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute. Ruritania is an imaginary country appearing in literature and stage-works to depict a certain Central European atmosphere.

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The land of the Blarney broached the Real McCoy.
Heaven had said it all long long before. Bliss-
Eternal planned (though millennial euphoria
Grappled with current goings-on for a judgment
Right on the mark).  Then there the Book of Truth was:
Exact, exhaustive; a massive portfolio
Astounding and authoritative,  summing up
The times before, during and after the Parousia.

  1. The ‘Land of the Blarney’ is,  of course, Ireland, home of the visionary known as Maria Divine Mercy,  to whom was dictated the Book of Truth, which deals in great detail with the world situation unfolding over the past while in the lead-up to the events called the Warning and the Second Coming.  The word ‘parousia’ refers to the return of Jesus to the earth.  These and other details also occur in further stanzas.

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The precise extent of the great apostasy
Has long eluded most of the faithful like us.
Even the warned-against misplaced charisma
Granted our leaders as lay matter-of-fact
Rapidly started shrinking as deceived persons
Emptied from the pews,  or, pulpit-starved of credo
As past-practised, were led from these same pews to hop
Tracks onto roads leading to a Modernist Nirvana.

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The dynamics of apostasy are so sly.
Heterodox gangs pick up on the Fall in us,
Easing our skewered  gaze into a replica
Grown from the twists and turns in their darkness of heart.
Righteousness wilts. Poor example paralyses
Each good streak else.  Boxed fruit (one bad) rots quid pro quo.
A lone erratic can bring vast schemes to a stop.
Turbulence now congests our world panorama.

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The remedial process will not be pretty.
Hardened sinners have no clue as to the horrors
Earmarked by experts for the phantasmagoria
Godless planners think a peak-experience treat
Replacing any kingdom-come hopes in Christians.
Even inventing myths (dear to Pope Bergoglio)
About the Tribulation they see building up,
They’ll be still more shocked than friends of Christ-Omega.

  1. The New World Order has been long in the planning. It will be short in duration.Bergoglio’ is Pope Francis’ birth surname. It is often used as a protest against his papal reign.
    Climate-change and ‘eco-salvation’ myths are part of the Tribulation that we are experiencing but which he may not recognize as apocalyptic.
    ‘Omega’ as in alpha and omega – the beginning and the end.

13.Truth is a Book open to Divine Mercy’ .                         
Here is a Google- search among many that leads
Exactly to the cosmic memoranda
God planted in Daniel but (unplumbed in the past)
Revitalized my old age despite grave doubts
Entertained for soldier-skills to be gained solo,
After this my ‘secret-agent’ phase. It’s a wrap
(Though some ploys not aired here pose a real dilemma).

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The leadership has a gigantic role to play.
Hell could have snared many of our acquaintances,
Even friends and family. Church-ruled millennia,
Geared to atonement measures against such age-old taint,
Run into the prime problem of these stubborn times:
Exponentially, sin meets less preached embargo
As impenitence pours harder into the Cup
That Garabandal said neared peak-anathema

  1. The Garabandal prophecies of Our Lady are very important, though less well-known than Fatima. They bear out the Warning prophecies in the Book of Truth.

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There’s a small range of options to deploy –
Hardily, secretly –  given the grave crisis
Everything’s now converging on (packed with data
Garnered from the traditions of our chequered past).
‘Remnant’ is a Biblical term,  reworked; ‘Maquis’,
Exhumed from secular conflicts not long ago –
Alternatives to qualms about the ‘ schism-trap’.
Time to preview the ‘Church of Catacombia’.

  1. There may only be a ‘remnant’ still faithful when the Lord returns.  The word ‘Maquis’ refers to the French Resistance organisation set up to defeat Nazi occupation.The ‘schism-trap’ is a phrase used to refer to the quandary facing some faithful who wonder if to cease attending parishes that practice  or will practice  grave heresy imposed on them  by  apostates in Rome,is to create schism or escape schism. Already dissenters from apostasy among the clergy are being called ‘schismatic’.
    ‘Catacombia’ is a term of my coinage, coming from the word ‘catacombs’, hiding places for the Church persecuted in ancient Rome.

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This is the issue for which I’m pressed to lobby.
Hard times, allayed by providential promises,
Egg me on with this Church ‘final-test’ schema.
Grace perfects nature;  planning  – accomplishment.
Reality will some time be: Church-homelessness
Everywhere but a properly prepared ghetto.
An essential for every autonomous group:
Table your own Abomination-agenda.

  1. The ‘final test’ is a phrase occurring  in the Catechism of the Catholic Church to refer to the greatest crisis in her history, just before the Second Coming,  a crisis which many believe is what we are experiencing now within the Church and soon also outside the Church with the arrival of the mysterious figure known as the Antichrist. The Book of Truth gives us instructions about a number of protective measures we can take, which are referred to in this poem as ‘providential promises’.
    ‘Abomination’ is the climactic sign of desecration.

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The Church in ‘Catatonica’ disarray
Has by contrast  the power to show what is
Exactly the Church Next – same as graced the era
Going before the travesty of the present.
Righting it nowadays will not meet with much success.
Emergency measures will only work so-so.
Average, lukewarm, ignorant, in fraudsters’ grip,
The Catatonics will shun a Latin gala.

  1. ‘Catatonica’ is a term of my coinage, derived from ‘catatonic’, used to describe those who are in a trance of ignorance about the errors already imposed on them or soon to be imposed by apostate leaders in the Church.  ‘Latin gala’ refers to the  somewhat growing spread of the Tridentine rite.

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Those Tridentine-born, but New-Mass as adults, stray
Hardly ever,  if they had firm faith groundings
Early on.  But, turned off the Francisco-mania
Gripping pews solely Novus-Ordo, I now post
Resistance online comment-calls for measures
(Either ad-lib or campaigned-for) to be all-go
Again : old-style devotions; sermons with pep;
Try-out private-clubs; freelance priests (inter alia).

  1. The Tridentine Rite is the Latin liturgy that prevailed until Vatican II, after which a vernacular rite was invented called the ‘Novus Ordo’. Most Catholics today experience only the latter, but many now elderly experienced as youngsters not only the Tridentine rite but also extensive instruction in the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church, which many believe are not taught today to most Catholics.

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The English had a penchant for the verse essay.
Here’s the point so far. The big or bit players
Execute moves not all know are on-camera
(Grand-denouement-doomed to grind to a halt).
Racing to ruin with who knows what survivors
(Excluding me?), the field, amid great ballyhoo
About the jumps (each saddled with some handicap)
Take to the last stage of this extravaganza.

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The catacombs spur my ‘Catacombian’ ploy.
However my ‘Maquis-Underground’ updates
Entail no literal ‘down below’.  ‘Sub rosa’
Gravitates us more inclusively.  Precedent
Recalls priest-holes, ‘hedgerow’ liturgies, house chapels –
Emblematic of whole countries turned ‘no-go’,
As ‘seals-of -protection’ mine (if not gold stored up)
Tack Book-of-Truth tips on my ‘tabula rasa’.

  1. lines 5-6 refer to procedures from the past that were employed in times of persecution in England under the Tudors or in Ireland before Catholic Emancipation. 
    

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The circle round ‘Maria Divine Mercy’
Has to watch its words.  It may have strategies
Excluded from the public, due to brouhaha
Granted prophecy (but net your ‘secret agent’).
Ready waiting:  ‘Antichrist’, ‘warning’, chastisements.
Events, persons such  – lag behind this verse promo.
Apocalyptic gloom precedes times to rev up
Three months of post/great-apostasy fiesta.

  1. The ‘three months’ is, according to the Book of Truth, how long the celebrations will last after the Second Coming.

Crusader Will

 

Consecrate all those close to you so that I can cover them with My Precious Blood

September 18, 2013 @ 11:30pm

My dearly beloved daughter, I ask that you all recite this special Crusade Prayer to consecrate all those close to you, so that I can cover them with My Precious Blood.

Crusade Prayer (122) For the consecration to the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ

Dear Jesus, I ask You to consecrate me, my family, friends and nation to the Protection of Your Precious Blood.

You died for me and Your Wounds are my wounds as I gracefully accept the suffering, which I will endure in the lead up to Your Second Coming.

I suffer with You, dear Jesus, as You try to gather all of God’s children into Your Heart, so that we will have Eternal Life.

Cover me and all those who need Your Protection with Your Precious Blood.  Amen.

All you need to do is trust Me and I will protect those who call on Me for the salvation of their own and other souls.

Go and prepare for the Day of the Judgement. I bless you all and I grant you the strength to continue with your devotion to My Crusade Prayers.

Your Jesus.

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+AMDG+

I thought it was important to share this on the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ (traditional calendar).

July is also the Month of the Precious Blood. Perhaps a special effort to recite it daily for this month? Our prayer group says it at the beginning of each prayer group. Like all Crusade Prayers it is very powerful – especially in time of spiritual attack.

A little aside – at the Consecration – when the priest holds up the Host we say “My Lord and my God”. When he holds up the precious Blood, we should say” (according to my ole traditional Mass Missal) – “Be mindful of your creature Lord, whom you have redeemed  with Your Blood.” I also add “Wash away my sins with your Precious Blood, so that I may be worthy to receive you”.

God bless you all ++

The Sacred Heart of Jesus: A devotion for these times.

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Devotion to the Sacred heart is more important in today’s world than ever before. The Mystical Body of Christ being persecuted, blasphemed, and betrayed and suffering more than ever at this time all over the world. We behold his Sacred Heart aflame with Love for us and filled with Love and Mercy.

Jesus said to St Mary Alacoque :

My Divine Heart is so passionately in love with men that it can no longer contain within Itself the flames of its ardent charity.  It must pour them out by thy means, and manifest itself to them to enrich them with its precious treasures, which contain all the graces of which they need to be saved from perdition.  I have chosen you as an abyss of unworthiness and ignorance to accomplish so great a design, so that all may be done by Me.”

During the octave of the feast of the Blessed Sacrament, June 16, 1675, Margaret Mary was on her knees before the choir-gate, her eyes fixed on the tabernacle. Suddenly the Lord appeared on the altar and discovered [revealed] to her His Heart:

Behold”, said He to her, “this Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming itself, in order to testify its love. In return, I receive from the greater part only ingratitude, by their irreverence and sacrilege, and by the coldness and contempt they have for Me in this sacrament of love. And what is most painful to Me,” added the Savior, in a tone that went to the Sister’s heart, “is that they are hearts consecrated to Me.”

St Margaret Mary tells us:

Love keeps Him there [in the Blessed Sacrament] as a victim completely and perpetually delivered over to sacrifice for the glory of the Father and for our salvation. Unite yourself with Him, then, in all that you do. Refer everything to His glory. Set up your abode in this loving Heart of Jesus and you will there find lasting peace and the strength both to bring to fruition all the good desires He inspires in you, and to avoid every deliberate fault. Place in this Heart all your sufferings and difficulties. Everything that comes from the Sacred Heart is sweet. He changes everything into love.”

Our Lord made twelve great promises to St. Margaret Mary for those who are devoted to his most Sacred Heart. They are:

          1. I will give them all the graces they need in life.
          2. I will create peace in their families.
          3. I will comfort them in all their troubles.
          4. They shall surely find in My Heart protection during life and especially at the hour of their death.
          5. I will shower them with blessings in everything that they do.
          6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.
          7. Weak souls shall become fervent.
          8. Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
          9. I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
          10. I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.
          11. Those who spread this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be erased.
          12. The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine continuous months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My heart shall surely be their protection at that last hour.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart focuses not only on the love and mercy Jesus has for us but on reparation for sin.

There is so much reparation to be made for our own sins, for the sins of the clergy, for the sins of our nations, for the sins of the Elite and all the dark souls – in fact  we need to atone for the sins of the world – especially in turning away from our  Beloved Saviour.

The Nine Fridays must be made in honor of His Sacred Heart.

In St. Margaret Mary’s visions, Christ requested that a Communion of reparation be made on the first Friday of every month for nine consecutive months, and Communion must be received.)

With regard to this promise it may be remarked:

            1. That our Lord required Communion to be received on a particular day chosen by Him;
            2. that the nine Fridays must be consecutive;
            3. that they must be made in honor of His Sacred Heart, which means that those who make the nine Fridays must practice the devotion and must have a great love for our Lord;
            4. that our Lord does not say that those who make the nine Fridays will be dispensed from any of their obligations or from exercising the vigilance necessary to lead a good life and overcome temptation; rather He implicitly promises abundant graces to those who make the nine Fridays to help them to carry out these obligations and persevere to the end;
            5. that perseverance in receiving Holy Communion for nine consecutive First Fridays helps the faithful to acquire the habit of frequent Communion, which our Lord eagerly desires;
            6. that the practice of the nine Fridays is very pleasing to our Lord since He promises such great reward, and that all Catholics should endeavor to make the nine Fridays.

Jesus tell us in the Book of Truth:

It is those who come to Me as little ones whom I bring closer to My Sacred Heart. These are the souls who love Me unconditionally and who do not feel the need to display their love for Me, so that others will admire and look up to them. It is the man who leaves all in My Hands, when he speaks the Truth, who brings Me the souls I desire, not the man who feels he deserves great accolades for doing so….” ( 4 January. 2015)

“…As the world plunges into darkness – as wars break out everywhere, and when disease and famine grip humanity – My Intervention will be witnessed. I protect all those who consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart. I uplift those whose hearts may be heavy, and I will bring peace and a calmness of soul to those who ask Me for these Gifts. …”(14 October, 2014)

“.. My Son makes His Presence felt when He is called upon. The more open the soul is to His Love, the more he or she will become closer to His Sacred Heart...” (17 May 2014)

Prayers from the Book of Truth to the Sacred heart:

Prayer for Salvation
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 @ 09:55 am
O my Lord, lead me to Your Kingdom and protect me from the darkness that has engulfed my soul. Hear me now O Sacred Heart and through Your Goodness let Your Light of Love and protection shine through.

Prayer for encouragement
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 @ 04:00 pm
Fill me now, O Lord, with the Gift of the Holy Spirit to carry Your most Holy Word to sinners who I must help save in Your Name. Help me to cover them, through my prayers, with Your Precious Blood so that they can be drawn to Your Sacred Heart. Give me the Gift of the Holy Spirit so that these poor souls can revel in Your New Paradise.

Prayer to never give up when you feel down
Sunday, January 8th, 2012 @ 03:30 pm
Jesus if you can hear me
Then listen to my call for help
Please help me deal with those who cause me pain
Help me to stop envy taking over my life and
To stop me wishing for things I cannot have
Instead open my heart to you dear Jesus
Help me to feel real love – your love
And to feel true peace in my heart. Amen.

Prayer to consecrate yourself to the Sacred heart.

My most loving Jesus, I consecrate myself anew today and without reserve to Your Divine Heart. To You I consecrate my body with all its senses, my soul with all its faculties, and my whole being. To you I consecrate all my thoughts, words, and works; all my sufferings and labors; all my hopes, consolations, and joys; and chiefly I consecrate to You my poor heart that I may love but You and be consumed as a victim in the flames of Your love.

Accept, O Jesus, my most loving Spouse, the desire I have to console Your Divine Heart and to belong to You forever. Take possession of me in such a manner that henceforward I may have no other liberty than that of loving You, no other life than that of suffering and dying for you.

In You I place unbounded confidence, and I hope for pardon of my sins from Your infinite mercy. In Your hands I lay all my cares and principally that of my eternal salvation. I promise to love You and to honor You until the last moment of my life, and to propagate as far as I am able, with the help of Your Divine grace, devotion to Your most Sacred Heart.

Dispose of me, O Divine Heart of Jesus, according to Your good pleasure. I desire no other recompense than Your greater glory and Your holy love.

Grant me the grace to find in Your most Sacred Heart my dwelling place; there I desire to pass each day of my life; there I wish to breathe forth my last sigh. Make also my heart Your abode, the place of Your repose; that so we may remain intimately united until one day I may praise, love, and possess You for all eternity, and sing forever the infinite mercies of Your most Sacred Heart. Amen.

Some simple little prayers you can say any time to Jesus’ Sacred Heart:

Sacred Heart of Jesus, hear my prayer!

Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on us!

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I implore that I may love Thee more and more!

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved everywhere.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in Your love for me.

Sweet Heart of Jesus, be my love.

Sweetest Jesus, hide me in Your Sacred Heart. Do not permit me to be separated from You. Defend me from the evil foe.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your kingdom come!

Sacred Heart of Jesus, let me love You and make you loved.

Heart of Jesus, burning with love for us, set our hearts on fire with love of You.

Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like Yours.

Divine Heart of Jesus, convert sinners, save the dying, deliver the Holy Souls in Purgatory.

All for You, most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, may you be known, loved, and imitated!

Sacred Heart of Jesus, protect our families.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, strengthened in Your agony by an angel, strengthen us in our agony.

 

JtM Crusade Prayer Meeting on Friday 25th August

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Prayer Theme: Special Graces

Today’s prayer meeting ended in a surprise. The reading chosen was exactly the same as last Friday’s meeting. That is, that of 5th December, 2012 ” Virgin Mary: As the Mother of Salvation I will help you and your families to be consecrated to my Son.”

Yesterday, we were still discussing  “consecration” raised in this reading and in the Bible reading about David and Goliath. I won’t post it again. See “Recent Posts” on the “Home” page. So here we were again prompted to be thinking about it!

 

I think Our Lord and Our Lady are trying to make a point. We had interpreted the reference in David and Goliath to mean “consecration”. This connected precisely with the Book of Truth message. By opening the exact same Book of Truth message again,  God gave us confirmation . We must all consecrate our minds and hearts to the Lord. This is the Grace Jesus wishes for us. 

See the prayers we suggested in the post from last Friday’s meeting.

God bless+++

 

David and Goliath: (A mother and daughter conversation)

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  • On 20 August 2017 at 8:57:12 pm AEST, Donna received the latest post by email.

She was away and had not been able to attend the prayer meeting.

See the post here:

https://remnantdisciples.wordpress.com/2017/08/20/jtm-crusade-prayer-meeting-on-thursday-17th-august-20

  • In the post Remnant Survivor commented on the Bible Reading:

1 Samuel 17: 1-51 The Challenge of Goliath. (We thought that David, who was the youngest son, and only a shepherd, was a symbol for the small size of the “Remnant” of our time).

  • On 20th August Donna commented:

“I loved the David n Goliath story! 😊 Thank you God!”

  • On 21st Remnant Survivor (mum) wrote to Donna:

 “Yes we loved it too. So many details which we didn’t know. It would be interesting to think of what/who “Goliath” is – I guess modernism, relativism, secularism, heresy, apostasy…”

  • On 22nd – Donna to mum:

I didn’t know all those details either! I must have only read Children’s versions or an excerpt.

You know what I loved the most? How David goes to the front line and starts questioning them.

His older brother tries to shut him up and calls him arrogant and he says All I’m doing is asking questions…” and he keeps asking, not being put off.

We can learn from that!  

The accusation of lack of humility and not knowing our ‘place’ often puts us off. But not David!

David is playing the remnant army role. I think you interpreted correctly. The Philistines are the media I think and the communists/Freemasons whom they serve, trying to destroy the Church. 

Then there are the powerful true leaders of the Church; smaller in number, who are not brave enough to fight them head on and meet the challenge!.

 They are there to fight but will not challenge Goliath, one on one, or head on. 

PF is probably, therefore, Goliath- who is on the Philistine side. The Israelites tremble before his challenge.

Along comes little David with the blessing of King Saul (after convincing him of his faith) and David takes Goliath head on, because he knows he has God on his side and therefore will win.

He is bold and full of certain faith.

Afterwards, the Israelites are emboldened and win the battle.”

  • On 23rd – Mum to Donna:

The reading that was chosen from the Book of Truth, following the Bible Reading (both of which were chosen at random) is interesting too. It seems to follow on: “Virgin Mary: As the mother of Salvation I will help you to be consecrated to my Son.” (Dec. 5th, 2012 @ 8:40pm)

As David was?? But I don’t think he was consecrated until he became king.

  • Donna to mum

I think God helped you to ask that question!! It had not even crossed my mind about how the Bible reading was connected to the B of T message. When you asked the question, I re-read the Bible passage and then it all came to me. It was not Saul’s blessing on David that consecrated him at that time. Because immediately on re-reading this line, I realized two more things.

“Who is this uncircumcized Philistine that he should insult the armies of the living God?”Firstly, we are the army of the Living God. That is why we are called the Remnant Army! We are Jesus to Mankind prayer warriors and we have the Seal of the Living God. Therefore we are the armies of the Living God. 

Secondly, circumcision means consecration. In Romans 2:29, St Paul warns us that to break the Law renders you as good as uncircumcised, not matter what the outward sign or declaration of that person is. Circumcision is only a sign of consecration; it does nothing on its own. He tells us God wants our hearts circumcised!  This means made pure and set apart or consecrated to Him.  In Deuteromy 30:6 also, God tells us that  He desires the circumcision of our hearts.  We are consecrated to God, by our own admission. David reminds us of this fact with great power. It is this, consecration, which ensures us (and the Israelites) of Victory in the battle. 

Indeed, who are these uncircumcised Philistines, particularly Goliath,  that they should insult the armies of the Living God!! As David tells them- you will not win! Because The Lord Our God  is on our side.

And finally, (Donna and mum)

Thank you for reminding us, Lord, of the importance of being totally consecrated to You. This means accepting the Seal of the Living God everyday, and being consecrated to God in every way – in our heart, mind and will and through our thoughts, words and actions.

The following prayers will help us to do this:

Crusade Prayer 33Seal of Living God;

Crusade Prayer 59 – Allegiance to the Divine Will;

Crusade Prayer 121Allegiance to the Army of Jesus Christ

and

Crusade Prayer 122“Consecration to the Precious Blood”

 

 

 

 

 

 

JtM Crusade Prayer Meeting Thursday 23rd February, 2017

A+M+D+G

Prayer Theme: Special Graces

Overview of Readings

  1. Bible: Job 37 (God, Master of all Creation; the marvellous works of God )
  2. B of T:28th July 2011. (victim soul; special graces to endure trials; always call on Our Lady; consecration as a victim soul.)

We only had 2 readings today, as afterwards we needed time to discuss natural remedies for various issues at a time when we will not have access to medicine and/or money. A fellow Crusader presented this, and does a little every now and then. Eventually we will also put them on the website in the appropriate category/menu item.

After the prayers and the readings, we always sing a hymn. Today we sang “Be Thou my vision..”

Bible (USCCB) Reading

  1.   Job: 37

At this, my very heart quakes and leaps out of its place.

2 Listen, oh listen, to the blast of his voice and the sound that issues from his mouth.

3 His lightning is hurled across the heaven, it strikes to the extremities of earth.

4 After it comes a roaring sound, God thunders with majestic voice. He does not check his thunderbolts until his voice resounds no more.

5 Yes, certainly God shows us marvels and does great deeds that we cannot understand.

6 When he says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth!’ to the showers, ‘Now rain hard!’

7 he brings all human activity to a standstill, for everyone to acknowledge his work.

8 The animals go back to their dens and take shelter in their lairs.

9 The storm wind comes from the Mansion of the South, and the north winds usher in the cold.

10 At the breath of God, ice comes next, the surface of the waters hardens over.

11 He weighs the clouds down with moisture, and the storm clouds radiate his lightning.

12 He himself guides their wheeling motion presiding over their seasonal changes. They carry out his orders to the letter all over this earthly world.

13 Whether to punish earth’s peoples or as a work of faithful love, he despatches them.

14 Listen to this, Job, without flinching and reflect on the marvellous works of God.

15 Do you know how God controls them or how his clouds make the lightning flash?

16 Do you know how he balances the clouds — a miracle of consummate skill?

17 When your clothes are hot to your body and the earth lies still under the south wind,

18 can you, like him, stretch out the sky, tempered like a mirror of cast metal?

19 Teach me what we should say to him: but better discuss no further, since we are in the dark.

20 Does he take note when I speak? When human beings give orders, does he take it in?

21 There are times when the light vanishes, behind darkening clouds; then comes the wind, sweeping them away.

22 and brightness spreads from the north. God is clothed in fearful splendour:

23 He, Shaddai, is far beyond our reach. Supreme in power, in equity, excelling in saving justice, yet no oppressor- 24 no wonder then that people fear him: everyone thoughtful holds him in awe!

Readings from the Book of Truth

2.  Message from Virgin Mary: ‘Victim Soul”

28th July, 2011

My child, it is with great joy that I come to help guide you in your Mission to help my beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to save even more souls. Your final surrender to offer to the Most High, God the Father, your agreement to become a victim soul is accepted with great joy in the Heavens.

You, my child, are now going to help save those souls who would otherwise have been destined for the pits of darkness. This offering will be rewarded with special graces to give you the strength to endure trials with greater ease. Your spirit, my child, will now be strengthened so that matters pertaining to the materialistic world will matter little in your eyes.

Always call on me, your Mother and mentor, to bring you into the Bosom of my precious, beloved Son, Jesus Christ and God the Most High. Pray now to prepare adequately to consecrate yourself properly for this important challenge.

I will always cover you with my Holy Mantle and you, my sweet child, will always be close to my Heart.

Your beloved Mother
Queen of the Angels