Prayer Theme: Special Graces
Prayers are Groups A & D: (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)
Comment: The readings today speak of special blessings: being cleansed, angels to guide us, warnings against New Age angels (fallen angels), an outpouring of the Holy spirit on the earth, and His Warning of punishment to those who do evil against His children and those who denounce His teachings, twist the Truth or reject Him.
Bible: Matthew 8 :1- 4
Book of Truth: 30 Nov. 2014
Book of Truth: 15 May. 2013
The Cleansing of a Leper. When Jesus came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And then a leper approached, did him homage, and said, “Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.” He stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, “I will do it. Be made clean.” His leprosy was cleansed immediately. Then Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one, but go show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses prescribed; that will be proof for them.”
Reflection (1) on the Bible reading:
This reading had a special meaning for us – perhaps because of recent laws implemented here against the Seal of Confession. The Cleansing of the Leper was not just a miracle about physical healing. It explained healing of the soul – i.e. forgiveness of sin. The leper represents the leprous soul of the sinner . The leper had to ask Jesus to be cleansed , and he did this with a humble attitude. Jesus then stretched out his Hand – signifying the hands of the priest, (who represents Christ) who stretches out his hand in absolution of the sinner.
The Spiritual healing (cleansing) involves more than the physical healing. In order to prove that he was sincere, the leper had to show himself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses prescribed. This represents the “penance” the sinner is instructed to do after confession and absolution. It was something he had to do – it was a requirement of the cleansing – it involves humility, but also joy, and thanksgiving.
Reflection (2) on the Bible reading:
Crowds were following Jesus and there would have been many in need of healing in one way or another but one man stands out. This story seems to me to be like a prototype for Confession.
In this miracle Jesus shows that spiritual healing is far more important than physical, and harder to do. In this event, I reflected that Jesus could have healed this man from a distance (as with the Centurion’s servant) but instead he allows the man to “draw near”, hears him, responds mercifully, and heals him- of his leprosy. Afterwards, he asks that the man tell no-one else but go straight to the “priest”, show his healing, give the prescribed thanks and make the appropriate sacrifice. I thought of how we have spiritual leprosy; it is prevalent today and so I can see the Sacrament of Reconciliation being demonstrated in this story.
Jesus requires we come close to Him and request healing. We are asked to go to the priest to confess- but it is Jesus who grants the forgiveness and healing (through the priest). We are then to offer appropriate penance and thanksgiving and show, by our life, that we have been made clean. This is like what Jesus instructs the leper to do.
In this way, we then are witnesses to the priest (and others) of the miraculous help God gives us through the Sacrament of Confession. How many complete conversions and turn-arounds these priests witness through this Great Sacrament! Jesus says to us too, when we ask, “Of course I want to heal you!” And it said with such Love.
Readings from the Book of Truth
Mother of Salvation: God’s angels can be asked to pray for you but never to grant you powers
30 November 2014 @ 5:20pm
My dear children, you must never pray to God’s angels, for they are His servants and strive only to give glory to God and to do His Most Holy Will. Prayer is an act of worship and when you call on God’s angels, within His Heavenly Hierarchy, it must always be with the intention of asking them to pray for you. If you try to communicate with the Heavenly Hierarchy of Angels, then it must only be to ask for their assistance and guidance so that you can do God’s Most Holy Will.
To those of you who believe that you will receive powers from God’s angels then you are mistaken. The power given to angels can come only from God and you must never use them as a substitute for praying to Him. So many souls try to communicate with angels today for selfish reasons and to obtain powers that have nothing to do with God. An obsession with angels can lead to a terrible discontent because this can attract the spirit of evil if you are not careful.
When calling on God’s angels to help you, you must always bless yourself first with Holy Water and then ask them for assistance, in the name of Jesus Christ. If you do not do this and use any object, which is not associated with Christianity, when calling on angels for their help, then this could invite the spirit of evil into your life. Once this happens you will find it almost impossible to eradicate it.
A pre-occupation with communicating with angels can lead to dabbling in the occult. Once this happens, you will attract those angels who were cast out of Heaven by my Heavenly Father. They now roam the earth in the hundreds of thousands, seeking a home. Souls who leave themselves open to their influence can quickly become entangled in a spiritual world that is not of God. Once you embrace the underworld, you will have no peace. These fallen angels will entice you into a web of deceit. First of all you will feel a sense of hope and then a belief that you can control all aspects of your life, with the help of such angels. Eventually you will, mistakenly believe that you are in full control of your own destiny. Every false notion of peace will fill your minds but, soon afterwards, you will feel a terrible wretchedness.
Dabbling with such spirits that you believe to be angels of God, but who do not belong in His Kingdom, will lead you into engaging with the occult, which will blind you to the Truth and destroy your soul.
God does not grant His angels permission to give you gifts because these can only come from Him. God’s angels can be asked to pray for you but never to grant you worldly goods or spiritual powers. When you idolize angels and seek out these things you are guilty of breaking the First Commandment of God.
Your beloved Mother
Mother of Salvation
God the Father: My Great Intervention to save humanity has commenced and the speed of My actions will be evident to all
15 May 2013 @ 4:40pm
My dearest daughter, the Spirit of God is being poured over the Earth in a way in which it has not been done before.
In order to prepare My dear children for the New Paradise, which lies waiting for them, I envelop them with the Spirit of Truth. Some will accept it, with open arms, and be grateful for such blessings. Others will refuse because they will not open their hearts.
My Great Intervention to save humanity has commenced and the speed of My actions will be evident to all. The miracles, permitted by Me, your Almighty Father, will be widespread and talked about. These will bring about more conversion. Then, just as the Spirit of My Love spreads, the actions by the evil one and his cohorts will increase.
My Hand will stop the evil actions of those who try to inflict war, disease, murder and abortion upon My children. My Hand will fall also on those who torment the loyal followers of My beloved Son and those who try to abolish His Presence in the Holy Eucharist.
Hear now My Call. All of My children will be drawn towards My Mercy. Those who reject My Son, reject Me. Those who insult My Son cannot come to Me. Those who denounce His Teachings and twist the Truth, reject My Existence. You cannot create your own laws and obey Me. Nor may you condone sin and expect to see My Face.
If sin does not decrease, I will punish those nations who are responsible for sins, which offend Me. Just as My Holy Spirit continues unabated, so also will My Intervention be to prevent sin from spreading.
All these changes will be seen at the same time. Soon afterwards, when every attempt by My Son, through His Church and His disciples, has been made to spread the Truth, the day will come when My Son’s Great Mercy will fall upon mankind. Then, not long after that, will come the Day of Judgement.
Prepare, My children, now for the day can come at any time. Only those who obey My Commandments, and show remorse for their sins, can and will be saved.
Your beloved Father
God the Most High
(The Bible reflections are a joint effort by Remnant Survivor and Remnant Child of Mary)