Dec 20 2009

There is much to come, but I have given you invincible weapons if you only use them…

Published by at 11:49 pm under Fasting,Hope,Judgment,Mercy,Scripture,Tribulation

Ephesians 6:13 Therefore, put on the armor of God, that you may be able to resist on the evil day and, having done everything, to hold your ground.

“My child, do you see how I have been preparing you for the coming trial, how I have called you to increased prayer and fasting? Is this not so that you will be able to stand firm when you are tested? For all will be tested. Those whose lamps are filled will not be ashamed on the day of judgment, for their faith will have seen them through. Child, there is much to come, but I have given you invincible weapons if you only use them: the Word—a double-edged sword; the rosary—an anchor and a link to heaven; my Chaplet of Divine Mercy—a flaming arrow to my Sacred Heart. Child, I have given you my own Spirit, the Breath of Love that flows between the Father and the Son. If I have given you all this and more, why then do you fear? Rejoice! Your King comes in triumph to set his people free from sin and death. Rejoice! For he comes to rule the world with justice and the peoples with fairness.”

Jesus, Beloved, help us to know this always, and to make use of all the gifts you have given us in this age, most especially the gift of your Holy Spirit with whom we were sealed at Confirmation. Help us to wait in joyful hope for your coming at Christmas and at the end of the age. Amen. Alleluia!

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “There is much to come, but I have given you invincible weapons if you only use them…”

  1. anneon 21 Dec 2009 at 12:17 am

    The first thing i noticed is that the weapons are able to be used without a priest. preparation for when priests are in shortage, hidden etc. ?? just a thought.

  2. Guyon 21 Dec 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Prior to reading this post, I was contemplating on the “Our Father”, the great perpetual gift from Jesus, and specifically the passage, “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”, the beauty of the Truth is so simple yet un-conprehendable at the same time. I came upon the sweet and sour thought that the one person who “trespasses” the most against me, is me, in that every sin this wretch is guilty of, is really an assault on my own soul, and that in proper contrition, confession, and penance I may be able to grow closer to God if I also forgive myself, and edge further away from the precipice of despair.
    This post somehow brought this thought to the forefront, start anew each day as we dawn the armour of Christ.
    Jesus I Trust in Thee.
    Pelianito, thank you for this blog and sharing these messages with us.
    Merry Christmas to all.

  3. pelianitoon 21 Dec 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you for sharing this, Guy. It is so true! I once felt the Lord telling me this:

    Ephesians 2:1 You were dead in your transgressions andsins 2 in which you once lived following the age of this world…4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love he had for us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, brought us to life with Christ . . .

    “Beloved little one by grace you have been saved. Take care, therefore, not to dwell on your sins. Repent, confess, be absolved, and move on. Do not give your sins power over you. Instead regard them as persistent flies which must be batted away, but which do not alter the essence of your life—a life lived in the fullness of joy. For that is what you are called to do—to live a life of complete joy. This will be a great sign to all around you, and many will be touched.”

    Thanks be to God! Lord I humbly ask for this grace in Jesus’ name. Amen.

    Once we have been forgiven, we must not “look back” (remember what happened to Lot’s wife?) but trust in the mercy of God who has washed our sin away in his own blood. God bless you all!

  4. pelianitoon 21 Dec 2009 at 5:46 pm

    The Lord is so good! I could not remember where I had read recently about sin being our own worst enemy, but as I was looking for something else, I found it! Thank you, sweetest Jesus! It is the little things that make us smile, because our Lord cares for all the details! But, I digress…here is the quote, from Origen, written in the third century:

    “So if we want God to reign within us, on no account may sin rule in our mortal body but let us mortify our earthly bodies and let us be made fruitful by the Spirit. Then we will be a spiritual garden of Eden for God to walk in. God will rule in us with Christ who will be seated in us on the right hand of God — God, the spiritual power that we pray to receive — until he makes his enemies (who are within us) into his footstool and pours out on us all authority, all power, all strength.”

  5. Jasonon 21 Dec 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I have always thought that the “Illumination” or the “Warning” was described by Our Lord in St. Faustina’s diary when he said that “All light in the heavens will be extinguished, and there will be great darkness over the whole earth,” St. Faustina claimed she was told. “Then the Sign of the Cross will be seen in the sky, and from the openings where the hands and the feet of the Savior were nailed will come forth great lights which will light up the earth for a period of time. This will take place shortly before the last day.” This surely will awaken everyone’s consciences to sin and the effect of it individually and on mankind. I know that I will be devastated by it but with it will bring a great conversion and hopefully great healings both physically and spiritually. For my own selfish reasons I hope it comes soon to heal my son Michael. At Akita, Our Lady said that the two things that will save us is the rosary and the Eucharist. Certainly, the Divine Mercy Chaplet is a Eucharistic Prayer.

  6. pelianitoon 21 Dec 2009 at 9:14 pm

    You are right Jason, none of us will be able to walk through it upright, although those who have frequented the sacrament of reconciliation will have an easier time than most. St. Faustina herself experienced an illumination. Her is a quote from her diary, section #36:

    Once I was summoned to the judgment [seat] of God. I stood alone before the Lord. Jesus appeared such as we know Him during His Passion. After a moment, His wounds disappeared except for five, those in His hands, His feet and His side. Suddenly I saw the complete condition of my soul as God sees it. I could clearly see all that is displeasing to God. I did not know that even the smallest transgressions will have to be accounted for. What a moment! Who can describe it? To stand before the Thrice-Holy God! Jesus asked me, Who are you? I answered, “I am Your servant, Lord.” You are guilty of one day of fire in purgatory. I wanted to throw myself immediately into the flames of purgatory, but Jesus stopped me and said, Which do you prefer, suffer now for one day in purgatory or for a short while on earth? I replied, “Jesus, I want to suffer in purgatory, and I want to suffer also the greatest pains on earth, even if it were until the end of the world.” Jesus said, One [of the two] is enough; you will go back to earth, and there you will suffer much, but not for long; you will accomplish My will and My desires, and a faithful servant of Mine will help you to do this. Now, rest your head on My bosom, on My heart, and draw from it strength and power for these sufferings, because you will find neither relief nor help nor comfort anywhere else. Know that you will have much, much to suffer, but don’t let this frighten you; I am with you.

    There is much to ponder here. Lord have mercy! Jesus we trust in you.

  7. Mary Thereseon 21 Dec 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Fr. Matt (Monsignor), whom I’ve mentioned before, is in his late 80′s, was a friend from Poland of Pope JPII, and is full of wisdom. The other day, he pondered St. Joseph and said that he tends to be overlooked in the Christmas Story. He said that St. Joseph was a very important part of that story. And he repeated a couple of times that St. Joseph could not have possibly understood what was happening, but simply obeyed.

    I think that I, for one, can not grasp what is being said on Pelianito’s Blog, in much depth at all! I think that following St. Joseph’s example is probably best for me…

    My sibling has a friend who took despair to the limit and is dying due to substance abuse– almost no part of the brain is functioning… If you could say a prayer for her… And let this be a reminder to let go of your sins and their hold on you, once you are forgiven by Jesus… Run and jump for joy! Celebrate!

    I also want to give my friends here gifts, graces to ponder…

    On the Christmas Eve Mass of the change over of the millennia, I soared towards that spot where Jesus was born, with the angels and hovered over it, after receiving Communion…

    I also had a vision of going towards and then into a cave earlier this month. The cave was glowing with yellow light and so warm and inviting… Now I’m thinking that it was the cave of Bethlehem. The shepherds, the angels, and the Wise Men entered that cave to meet the Christ Child…

    Now that I was invited into the cave, I find that my prayer is becoming three dimensional; and I find that I really can talk to Our Lady and envision her as a real person-not a just a beautiful picture on a holy card. I don’t really see her, but see the dimension of the setting and an impression of her… It is the same with the mysteries of the Rosary or whatever I am praying or talking about. It is as if I am being allowed into a space that was “off limits” to me before.

    I really don’t know what graces are–I tend to be needy of strong definitions; but these make sense to me as graces…

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