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Prayer Theme: Daily prayers plus Suffering and Persecution

Bible Reading: 2 Chronicles 18:1-34

Book of Truth: 3rd March, 2011

What the Bible reading meant for us:: The Bible Reading seems to complement our series on “Discerning Prophets: Messages from the Book of Truth”. It is a warning against false prophets – who predict to please the king and who lie. There were 400 false prophets who were willing to tell King Ahab what he wanted to hear, but only one true prophet, who was of the Lord. The true prophet’s message was not accepted. His message was not convenient to King Ahab who consulted prophets only to boost his own ego and to give confidence to the path he was determined to follow. He hated listening to Micheas, as being a true prophet (speaking God’s Word), he was always challenging him. King Ahab knew when Micheas was humoring him, and when he was telling the truth. He asked for the truth and then he ignored it.

The prophet of the Book of Truth also tells a message that is uncomfortable and is not accepted by most people. These people are not interested in discerning the Truth, especially if it makes them uncomfortable, challenges their perceptions or is hard to accept. Instead they refuse to listen even when it is proven to them that this is God’s Word. They refuse to pray to God with sincerity and are full of pride and ego.

The King of Judah saw the mistake of the king of Israel and had tried to seek true guidance, but to no avail. The King of Israel was killed, but the King of Judah, was helped by God; although surrounded, his enemies were turned away as he called on God to help. He survived. This is a warning for us today.  Today too, Christ’s Church is under siege. To survive, we must listen to God’s voice!

Bible Reading

Jehoshaphat and Ahab ask the Prophets and last the Prophet Micaiah (2 Chronicles, Chapter 18). Woodcut engraving after a drawing by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (German painter, 1794 – 1872), published in 1877.

 

2 Chronicles 18:1-34

(Josaphat accompanies Achab in his expedition against Ramoth; where Achab is slain, as Micheas had foretold.)

[1] Now Josaphat was rich and very glorious, and was joined by affinity to Achab. [2] And he went down to him after some years to Samaria: and Achab at his coming killed sheep and oxen in abundance for him and the people that came with him: and he persuaded him to go up to Ramoth Galaad. [3] And Achab king of Israel said to Josaphat king of Juda: Come with me to Ramoth Galaad. And he answered him: Thou art as I am, and my people as thy people, and we will be with thee in the war. [4] And Josaphat said to the king of Israel: Inquire, I beseech thee, at present the word of the Lord. [5] So the king of Israel gathered together of the prophets four hundred men, and he said to them: Shall we go to Ramoth Galaad to fight, or shall we forbear? But they said: Go up, and God will deliver it into the king’s hand.

[6] And Josaphat said: Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may inquire also of him? [7] And the king of Israel said to Josaphat: There is one man, of whom we may ask the will of the Lord: but I hate him, for he never prophesieth good to me, but always evil: and it is Micheas the son of Jemla. And Josaphat said: “Speak not thus, O king”. [8] And the king of Israel called one of the eunuchs, and said to him: Call quickly Micheas the son of Jemla. [9] Now the king of Israel, and Josaphat king of Juda, both sat on their thrones, clothed in royal robes, and they sat in the open court by the gate of Samaria, and all the prophets prophesied before them. [10] And Sedecias the son of Chanaana made him horns of iron, and said: Thus saith the Lord: With these shalt thou push Syria, till thou destroy it.

[11] And all the prophets prophesied in like manner, and said: Go up to Ramoth Galaad, and thou shalt prosper, and the Lord will deliver them into the king’s hand. [12] And the messenger that went to call Micheas, said to him: Behold the words of all the prophets with one mouth declare good to the king: I beseech thee therefore let not thy word disagree with them, and speak thou also good success. [13] And Micheas answered him: As the Lord liveth, whatsoever my God shall say to me, that will I speak. [14] So he came to the king: and the king said to him: Micheas, shall we go to Ramoth Galaad to fight, or forbear? And he answered him: Go up, for all shall succeed prosperously, and the enemies shall be delivered into your hands. [15] And the king said: I adjure thee again and again to say nothing but the truth to me, in the name of the Lord.

[16] Then he said: I saw all Israel scattered in the mountains, like sheep without a shepherd: and the Lord said: These have no masters: let every man return to his own house in peace. [17] And the king of Israel said to Josaphat: Did I not tell thee that this man would not prophesy me any good, but evil? [18]

Then he said:

“Hear ye therefore the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the army of heaven standing by him on the right hand and on the left. [19] And the Lord said: Who shall deceive Achab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall in Ramoth Galaad? And when one spoke in this manner, and another otherwise: [20] There came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said: I will deceive him. And the Lord said to him: By what means wilt thou deceive him?

[21] And he answered: I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the Lord said: Thou shalt deceive, and shalt prevail: go out, and do so. [22] Now therefore behold the Lord hath put a spirit of lying in the mouth of all thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil against thee.”

[23] And Sedecias the son of Chanaana came, and struck Micheas on the cheek and said: Which way went the spirit of the Lord from me, to speak to thee? [24] And Micheas said: “Thou thyself shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go in from chamber to chamber, to hide thyself.” [25] And the king of Israel commanded, saying: Take Micheas, and carry him to Amen the governor of the city, and to Joas the son of Amelech,

[26] And say: “Thus saith the king: Put this fellow in prison, and give him bread and water in a small quantity till I return in peace.” [27] And Micheas said: “If thou return in peace, the Lord hath not spoken by me.” And he said: “Hear, all ye people.” [28] So the king of Israel and Josaphat king of Juda went up to Ramoth Galaad. [29] And the king of Israel said to Josaphat: I will change my dress, and so I will go to the battle, but put thou on thy own garments. And the king of Israel having changed his dress, went to the battle. [30] Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of his cavalry, saying: “Fight ye not with small, or great, but with the king of Israel only.”

[31] So when the captains of the cavalry saw Josaphat, they said: This is the king of Israel. And they surrounded him to attack him: but he cried to the Lord, and He helped him, and turned them away from him. [32] For when the captains of the cavalry saw, that he was not the king of Israel, they left him. [33] And it happened that one of the people shot an arrow at a venture, and struck the king of Israel between the neck and the shoulders, and he said to his chariot man: Turn thy hand, and carry me out of the battle, for I am wounded. [34] And the fight was ended that day: but the king of Israel stood in his chariot against the Syrians until the evening, and died at the sunset.

Reading from the Book of Truth

3 March 2011 @ 11:00pm

Democracy to Disappear – Priests will be Martyred

3 March 2011 @ 11:00pm

O dearly beloved daughter, it is with joy that I welcome your attention this evening. Your absence has pained Me somewhat, but I knew you would turn back to Me soon.

Please listen carefully. While I realise that you are busy with your life, you must understand the sheer urgency of this Message. My Word is being given to you in the most historical era since the beginning. For it is in this time that the world will now experience changes never witnessed by mankind to date.

Get ready now, My children, wherever you are in the world. For very soon one of the most precious Gifts, out of My Mercy, will now be given to each of you. My Warning, which is being given to you, will spread conversion everywhere. When this takes place, after that moment in time when the Earth will stay still, Love through the acceptance of the Truth will be widespread.

Satan’s followers will find it difficult to defend their wicked behaviour, before the love and light that will shine through you. But although the great event, which will startle you, brings much conversion, you must still prepare for it.

Accept that this prophecy will take place. Very few will deny it both during and afterwards. Yet many will still continue to turn away from Me. The Great Persecution will follow.

Priests will suffer
My army of beloved followers will rise bravely and defend My Existence. Yet even those who you least expect, including My Christian church leaders, will side with the evil one and his parasites. They will be seduced due to their weakness of faith. You will find that those holy vicars of Mine, My loyal sacred servants, will have to defend their faith. The cruelty, which will be shown to them, will be similar to that I faced by My executioners. Heed this all of you who follow Me. Do not be tempted to follow the path of the traitors, even if you are frightened. Never fall for their false promises. Be brave. Pray for strength.

Persecution won’t last long
Brace yourselves, believers, for even those closest to you will turn away from the Faith. You may find yourself isolated, laughed at and publicly ridiculed. Ignore their taunts. I will guide you all and protect you, because this time won’t last long. The most painful suffering you will experience will be their disloyalty to Me, to the Truth.

Non-Christian nations will control
Prayer can help diminish some of the catastrophic events, which will unfold. The persecution, which will be inflicted on those of you who believe in Me and My Eternal Father, will be by the nations who are empty of love. Love for God. The only love they hold in their hearts is for the power over less fortunate countries. Control is their primary aim. Glory, and the pursuit of wealth and ownership over you, your country and those of you, who refuse to denounce Me. Give in, My children, and you will find it very difficult to back track or retrace your steps towards Me. This will require tremendous courage in the face of powerful adversity, but win you will. Should you suffer because of the passion you feel in your hearts for the love of God, My Eternal Father, then you will accept this with joy in your souls.

Rise of new dictators
Sudden changes in global situations, which up to now seemed like trifle unrest, will now emerge as all out wars. Wars will lead to shortage of food. Democracy will diminish quickly and wicked dictatorships will rise. These dictatorships will, however, be very careful how they are perceived. They will come as peaceful negotiators and as “saviours.” In return for feeding your mouths they will control your possessions, which will then become theirs. You will have to get permission to feed your families. In order to travel you will need a special form of identification and will be asked to accept the mark – the mark of the beast. Run, My children. Hide. For that’s not all. They will dictate how you pray because it is not to God they turn. These, My children, are Satan’s armies, and they want to steal your souls.

Those of you who believe in Me, get ready. Go back to your churches immediately. Pray to God the Eternal Father. Gather in groups and pray, pray, pray. Ask for reconciliation now, so that when you witness The Warning you will accept, with humility, the state of your souls. You will have nothing to fear.

Pray too, for your family and friends, your children, your neighbours. All of them need to prepare. So many will then be converted when they witness the Truth of My Existence. So many will not be able to withstand the shock when they see how they have offended Me. Others simply won’t care. The hours are ticking now.

Ask Me to help you
Signs, all of which have been foretold, are around you, children. See them and accept them for what they are. Uprisings. Earthquakes. Floods. Climate change. They will now escalate. Money is now becoming scarce so too will your food. Do not believe that all is lost, for when you ask Me for help, your prayers will be answered. I will hold you all by the hand and help you through this turmoil. But you must open your hearts. Block any attempt to seduce you into joining in the evil one’s plotting. Retain purity of heart and mind. Be humble in your outlook. But never be afraid to defend your right to believe in Me.

Time to prepare your souls
The time is ready. Go now, My children, and prepare your souls. Seek, through the Sacraments, the graces needed to sanctify your souls. Then ask Me to take you in My Arms and ask for salvation. My Love and Compassion for each and every one of you is beyond your comprehension. The Warning, one of the most gracious Gifts I can give you all before the final judgment even takes place, must be welcomed by you. Be thankful that you are being given this wonderful Gift. Because when conversion takes place in every corner of the world, you will then be truly ready for the New Heaven and Earth, which will then merge as one – My Paradise and the glorious inheritance each one of you is entitled to share – should you so choose.

Await My Warning now, My children. For the time is drawing very close now.

Your loving Saviour, Just Judge and Merciful Jesus Christ