Holy Week Meditations: Sorrowful Mysteries of Rosary Pt.2

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The Scourging at the Pillar

             “Then Pilate took Jesus, and scourged Him.” (John 19:1)

Pilate thought that, by scourging Jesus, he would satisfy the mob and so be able to set Him free. This is how the weak always think: compromise, give in to evil so as to appease it. However, this only makes things worse.

The torturers bound His hands and brought Him to the pillar amidst blows, shoves, and laughter. His meekness, goodness, and willing unwillingness to defend Himself contrasted with the brutal, senseless, and cruel hatred. Oh foolish illusion that by tying His hands He would be immobilized! It would be enough for Him to say, “Cords, loosen,” and they would fall to the ground! Had He so wished, the cords could have also become serpents to attack His evildoers.

What is extraordinary is that He gave Himself up to be scourged. We can imagine His sweet groans, His Most Holy Body writhing in pain, His adorable flesh torn by the whip. This was the flesh of the God-Man! He stood, full of dignity, meek and without protest, conversing with the Eternal Father within Himself.

We can also imagine at that moment the Son of God, Supreme Governor of all events, thinking about the blessed civilization that would one day be built on the merits of His Passion. Alas, He also saw that at a certain moment the Christian reign of satannations would turn against Him and would be dominated by an anti-civilization. Because this world would deny a personal God, it would also deny man’s personhood and individuality.

In this flattened anti-civilization, mankind would affirm total equality, thus becoming enslaved to a rebellious communist utopia. This utopia would deny property, and therefore justice; would deny the family, and therefore purity; would deny religion, and therefore all that is sacred; would deny tradition, and therefore history. By inverting all values, this anti-civilization would produce a great chaos, a great vacuum in which the former-Christian peoples would drown. This anti-civilization is the tyranny of matter, of the machine, of anonymity, and of atheism — in a word, the reign of Satan.

Our Lord could have lamented like the prophet David: “What profit is there in my death…?” (Psalm 30:9) What profit is there in my blood, which I shed so generously and so abundantly?

The Crowning With Thorns

“And the soldiers weaving a crown of thorns, put it upon His head; and they put on Him a purple garment.” (John 19:2)

Our God, crowned with thorns! Does this not prove that God’s royalty is the royalty of pain? Let us accept suffering: suffering from humiliations; suffering from injustice; suffering from the untiring effort to do good; suffering from self-denial. To take suffering out of Christianity is to insult Christ Who accepted a crown of thorns. To be Christian and to be afraid of suffering for God is to reduce God to a mere banker who satisfies our every whim, or to a simple servant who serves us at our bidding. To eliminate suffering from Christianity is to remove its backbone.

Are we only fair-weather friends? Indeed, it is not Christian to be afraid to sacrifice ourselves for Christ, our greatest Friend. Let us not commit the felony of abandoning Jesus on Calvary. Let us not strike a blow to His face, wounded for love of us, by sinning. Let us not be heartless hyenas, but rather “meek, and humble of heart” as He. (Matthew 11:29)

 

The Carrying of the Cross

And bearing His own cross, He went forth to that place which is called Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha.” (John 19:17)

Each one of us has a cross to carry. Each one of us would like to be something he is not, to have something he has not, to be able to accomplish something he cannot. We need to let go of being what we are not, having what we have not, and accomplishing what we cannot; this is the way for all of us.

May Our Lord give us a love of our cross just as He had for His. Instead of bearing the Holy Wood with disgust, our Redeemer embraced and kissed it because He was fulfilling His mission on earth. Our cross consists in fulfilling our mission. Let us embrace it tearfully, but lovingly. And let us say, “I will never cease to ask for strength, and I will thus carry my cross to the height of my Calvary!”

Our Lord bore every pain as though He were a king going to his coronation. He did this with dignity, with serenity, steadfastly, and without hesitation. Nothing was spared Him, whether physically or spiritually. He entered into the depths of suffering with the resolution of a hero, thus appearing before the justice of the Eternal Father resplendent with pain. This is how He saved the human race: with each step, the worst happened to Him, yet He accepted everything, entirely, without asking for any delay. He never asked anyone to pity Him. The suffering was such, that, at times, His strength failed, but He immediately arose and went on.

This thought helps me overcome my faintheartedness! If I wish to meet Our Lord Jesus Christ in His sublime beauty and sanctity, I must embrace my own cross, too.

 

To be continued tomorrow.

From: https://www.tfp.org/lenten-reflections/

JtM Crusade Prayer Meeting Wed. 5th Dec. 2018

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Prayer Theme:  Salvation of Souls

Prayers are Groups A & B: (See https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/crusade-prayer-group-format/ for details).

Reading from Book of Truth

The Crowning of Thorns during My Crucifixion is symbolic

November 13, 2012 @ 5:00pm

My dearly beloved daughter, the crowning of thorns during My Crucifixion is symbolic for the end times.

Just as the Church is My Body on earth, so it too will be crowned with the thorns of scourging as it was during My journey to Calvary. The Crown of Thorns signifies the Head of My Holy Church on earth. Pope Benedict will suffer much as he will be persecuted for speaking the Truth.

He will be crushed, as Head of My Church, and no mercy will be shown to him. The opposition will mount quickly as he will be declared no longer relevant.

Those who will claim to be more modern in their approach to apostolic ways will swipe at him and ridicule his words. Then the Head of My Church will be replaced by the Head of the Serpent.

The scourging I endured during My Crucifixion will now be reenacted in My Catholic Church. The serpent moves quickly now, as he will try to devour My Body – My Church on earth. Then all Christian Churches will be swallowed up and forced to honour the false prophet as the right hand of the beast.

While many of you may be fearful remember your prayers are delaying these things, and in many instances are mitigating such circumstances.

Prayers, and enough of them, will delay and weaken the work of the evil one on earth.

It is the antidote to the persecution planned by the evil group who are ruled by Satan. With conversion and your prayers, My disciples, much can be overthrown. Prayer can destroy this wickedness. Prayer can and will convert mankind. Then if enough souls follow Me, all will be easy. Then the transition into My New Paradise will be easier.

Your Jesus

 

JTM Crusade Prayer Group Thursday, 31 December, 2015

Prayer Theme: Protection

Readings are chosen randomly after the prayers and after a Prayer to the Holy Spirit.

They must retain the Holy Missals, the Vestments, the Holy Bible and the Holy Crosses. These will all be replaced

17 August 2013

My dearly beloved daughter, many of those who are blessed with a strong faith and love for me, Jesus Christ, are finally beginning to recognise my voice, as I speak to the world through these messages.Those who spend their lives slavishly serving the serpent know also that it is I who speaks.
And so the battle to do my holy will, on the one hand, and the desire by the enemies of God to fight me, begins.

Those who are planning to inflict suffering upon humanity, as part of a Covenant with the beast, will be careful not to be seen to denounce these messages publicly, as by doing so, they will give credence to them.
Instead, they will spread hatred against me in other ways, starting by destroying the faith of those within My Church.

They will turn the hearts of those who love me against their fellow Christians. They will embrace pagans, new age witches and worshipers of the beast, rather than Christians, who will object to the vile pagan rituals, which will be performed in Catholic Churches and soon other Christian Churches. These events are still to come.

Please do not think that the current holy Masses or sacraments have changed yet, although they will change very soon.
When they do, you must turn your back and defend me.
Much change has been planned for the last few years by the evil of masonry in My Church on Earth.

Now their plans, already made known within the highest ranks in the Churches, are about to be announced. They will be unveiled with the announcement that the Catholic Church is being modernized, so that it can become relevant in today’s new, open-minded, liberal society.
It will say, it will be putting the past behind and it will then say that its motto will be to embrace all creeds, to show that it is not narrow in attitude.

This announcement will be celebrated all over the world and the media will cover this great news on its front pages, when before it viewed the Catholic Church with distaste.

The seed of Satan will be spent and the new ceremonies, where the format of the holy Masses will be presented backwards, but all the correct phrases relating to my passion will be substituted with nonsense – empty words – empty vessels – empty tabernacles. All my crosses will be replaced with the secret symbols of the occult. This is the desolation spoken of to the prophet Daniel.

This is the end of my Holy Eucharist and the end of the Mass, as you know it, in many places. But my beloved loyal servants will prepare now, the production of the holy hosts. They must retain the holy missals, the vestments, the holy Bible and the holy crosses. These will all be replaced.

You must gather soon and plan, for you will not be allowed to say Mass according to my will. I will guide you, My sacred Servants, when the time comes.

To those Christians who believe that this abomination will only be seen in the Catholic Church, then know that it will affect all Christian Churches, until they banish all mentions of, or signs of, me. In time, you will be severely punished for mentioning My Name.

You will be shocked at how quickly the seemingly innocent, renewed, but contaminated, Church will descend into a wicked cult. They will go to extraordinary lengths to punish those who will defy their man-made, pagan, new world religion.

Christians and Jews will be the main target of hatred and they will be persecuted because of their religion. Instead of being fearful, I call you to be prepared to fight for My Name. Never forget how much I am still hated.
Know when you follow me, in these times which lie ahead, your cross will be much heavier than those who came before you.

Your Jesus

I was deemed to be a wicked man and a false prophet and so they scourged Me

13 November 2014

My dearly beloved daughter, I reveal to you today one of the greatest mysteries of the end times. The sequence of events leading up to the last day is akin to My Crucifixion, which will be re-enacted in every stage, right up to the day when I will come again to salvage the world.

When I was in the Garden of Gethsemane, I was isolated, alone and grief-stricken, because very few believed that I spoke the Truth. My love for My Father sustained Me, but My love for humanity meant that the torment which I endured, including mental and physical torture at the hands of Satan, was accepted by Me, albeit with tremendous effort.

How I suffered in that Garden. How I begged My Father for relief. How heartbroken I was when the evil one showed Me how the world would end. He taunted Me, laughed at Me, spat at Me and scoffed, when he showed Me the souls of My enemies, who would, one day, tell the world that they served My Church. This was like being shown My beloved apostles, denounce Me and then pledge their allegiance to Satan. He showed Me the souls of the faithful, whose voices would be deemed to be that of radical bigots and who would be accused of terrible crimes.

I saw those who said that they represented Me, persecute the prophets and the visionaries, as well as those who would seek their destruction. I had to endure great darkness when I saw the world, which I once inhabited, become not only blind as to who I am, but who would never have been told about Me.

I was thrown to the ground, My Face pressed into the soil, kicked, whipped and My clothes torn off by Satan. He tormented Me, beyond My human capacity and under extreme endurance of the physical body. Despite this, I was given the strength to continue to face My inevitable Crucifixion, which terrified Me. My love for man, however, superseded My human fear.

My sacred servants, who will refuse to denounce Me, will also suffer a similar isolation. They will be disgraced and cast aside. Their isolation, will not be condemned by My Church, because of fear within it.

When I was scourged, those who carried out the most cruel and vile acts upon My Body rejoiced. I was deemed to be a wicked man and a False Prophet and so they scourged Me.
They boasted of their holiness, their righteousness and their knowledge of Holy Scriptures, while they vilified My Body. They failed to accept the prophecy that their Messiah would come to save them. Those who will proclaim My Second Coming will endure the same treatment.

When they stripped Me naked, they wanted to humiliate Me further and so they dressed Me in a red rag that barely covered Me, to further desecrate My Body. But, when they plunged thorns, like needles, into My Head, they declared that the Son of Man was an imposter and therefore not worthy of acceptance. They tore My Eye out of its socket, but the pain was inconsequential, compared with their declaration, that I was not accepted as the Saviour of God’s children.

All of these things are to be re-enacted soon, when I, Jesus Christ, as Head of My Church, will be discarded and My Crown taken away from Me. A false leader, the Antichrist, will be substituted as My Head, and unlike the Sacrificial Lamb, he will wear a glittering crown of gold. Beneath this façade will lie a rotten core, and along with the lies, falsities, blasphemies and heresies that will pour from his mouth, he will deliver everything as if it were like the honey, which pours from the honeybee’s hive. Be under no illusion, the beast will have a beautiful appearance, his voice soothing, his demeanour grand. He will be handsome and appealing, but out of his mouth will pour venom that will poison your soul.

When I carried My Cross, I could not do this on My own. It was so heavy that I could only take one step at a time and walk very slowly. My Body was torn in many places and because of the blood loss I fainted many times, so weak was I. I was blinded in one eye and the thorns on My Head meant that the Blood, which poured from My Wounds, had to be continually wiped away by those who walked alongside Me. Otherwise, I would never have been able to take another step forward.

The same will be true of My Remnant Church, the last stable of My Body. They will march, just like I did, with a heavy cross, but despite the pain, the abuse, the suffering and the bloodshed, they will endure until the end. For My Precious Blood will flow over their souls in tandem with My Own Sorrow – My Own Crucifixion.

And, on the day, when they will no longer hold the daily Sacrifices of the Mass, My Presence will become extinct. When the day arrives for My Body – My Church on Earth – to be finally plundered, crucified and desecrated, all will change forever.

It is My Body, My Church, while still alive in the world, which sustains life. But when it is destroyed, life, as you know it, will be over. When My Church is betrayed, sacrificed and discarded, just like My Crucifixion, this will mark the end of time.

Your Jesus

My new miracles will be presented to the world

Saturday, 31 March 2012 @ 11:00

My dearest beloved daughter, you must remain brave throughout your suffering and not allow fear to enter your heart. In union, truly with me, your suffering coincides with the week, which commemorates My Death on the cross. This is not a coincidence. For the suffering that you and other such chosen souls endure, during this week, will save millions of souls from the fires of Hell.

Just as I endured pain, torture and death, to save mankind from eternal damnation, so too, do victim souls save other souls, so that they can be given the gift of eternal life. No matter how difficult and frightening this suffering is, always remember the gift to humanity that it represents. Children, as holy week commences, please meditate on my passion on the cross. Not just on the suffering, but on the gift of freedom that it offers the whole of humanity.

Not one soul, including the cruel and hardened sinner, influenced by Satan, will be excluded from My Mercy. The mercy, which has been made possible, because of the gift my beloved Father gave the world.
When he sent me, his one and only son, he made the biggest sacrifice of all. This sacrifice, proof of his ardent love for all of his children, has meant that it is possible to destroy Satan once and for all.

Because of the free will, given to humanity by My Father, each man will be given the choice.You will either be for My Father or against him. You will choose either the Paradise of eternal life or the horror of Hell.

Satan, as his days are almost at an end will not sit back, while my new miracles will be presented to the world at this time. Not only will he attack those dark souls, in order to tempt them into further darkness and closer to his domain, he will target devout Christians.

The miracles I speak of are firstly, my communications through you, My daughter. My voice is being heard and conversion is multiplying.
Millions of souls are now being claimed by me, through these messages.

The other miracles include the great gift of My Mercy I bring into the world shortly, when The Warning takes place. For the first time, every single man, woman and child will be given the proof, that not only does God, the Father, exist, but that I, Jesus Christ, his only son, also exists.

This means that all those religions, including the Jewish people, my chosen people from whom I came, will realise the truth. The miracle of global conversion will infuriate Satan, who will not give up even at that stage.Those poor souls, already in terrible sin, will find it very difficult to pull away from him.

Other miracles will include global events, which will involve ecological wonders, which will be given by My Father, out of his love for his two witnesses, the Christians and the Jews.
Power will be given to these two faiths when they are being persecuted.
Their enemies will suffer as they inflict terrible punishment on them.

And then there will be my second coming, the greatest miracle since my resurrection. This will be the day I come to judge the living and the dead.
This is the day I come to gather my family so that we become one.
This will be the beginning of my reign, as Heaven and Earth merge, to become one for 1,000 years.
At this time, all will live by the Divine will of My Father.

Your beloved Jesus

Jeremiah 31: 7-14 (Douay Rheims Bible)

[7] For thus saith the Lord: Rejoice ye in the joy of Jacob, and neigh before the head of the Gentiles: shout ye, and sing, and say: Save, O Lord, thy people, the remnant of Israel.

[8] Behold I will bring them from the north country, and will gather them from the ends of the earth: and among them shall be the blind, and the lame, the woman with child, and she that is bringing forth, together, a great company of them returning hither. [9] They shall come with weeping: and I will bring them back in mercy: and I will bring them through the torrents of waters in a right way, and they shall not stumble in it: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. [10] Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the islands that are afar off, and say: He that scattered Israel will gather him: and he will keep him as the shepherd doth his flock.

[11] For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and delivered him out of the hand of one that was mightier than he. [12] And they shall come, and shall give praise in mount Sion: and they shall flow together to the good things of the Lord, for the corn, and wine, and oil, and the increase of cattle and herds, and their soul shall be as a watered garden, and they shall be hungry no more.

[13] Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, the young men and old men together: and I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them joyful after their sorrow. [14] And I will fill the soul of the priests with fatness: and my people shall be filled with my good things, saith the Lord.

Comment:

The closer we seem to come to the events described, and the more we see happening in the church and the world around us – the more powerful, and encouraging these messages seem to be. The messages that the Lord chooses for us to read each week shows His love and concern for His people. They fill us with joy, praise and thanksgiving. We always leave prayer group on a spiritual high and builds our strength and courage.

Amen. Thank you Lord!