Friday, November 30, 2012

Romans 10:9-18, Psalm 19:1-4, Mark 4:18-22

Every Word of God is true.  He is a shield in Whom man can take refuge.

"---- Mine, believe, ask for a great faith.  Ask Me to increase your faith.  As you have asked to be holy and humble also ask the Father and He will grant you a great faith.  Exercise faith in all things and you will see it grow in ways that will hold you in thrall.  Say it now, pray it now,, 'Lord increase my faith.'"

"My Lord I beg You increase my faith."

Scripture says out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks and this is what St. Paul is saying as well.  If my heart is full of joy at the Good News that I am saved through Jesus, my Lord, and my heart knows this is true along with very fibre of my being, then of course this overflowing knowledge of the truth will spill over from my lips in confession of all that I know to be true.

St. Paul speaks so poignantly in verse 14-15, 17.  Everyone who is sent and that includes me, must understand the tremendous work we have to play our part in ensuring that many shall call upon the Name of the Lord because they believe.  They will believe because that have heard and they will have heard because of us whom You have sent.  We are the messengers with beautiful feet for they carry Good News wherever You send us.  Through You we will increase our faith and that of others by our preaching that has its roots , its foundation on Christ who is our Cornerstone.

Psalm 19:1-4,

How true my Beloved, the Holy Spirit is not visible but His work makes known His Presence.  The beauty of nature, of all creatures in nature, all the colors and all that is alive with the beauty and the power of the truth of God present to some degree in all that is noble, pure, true good and beautiful.

My Beloved, all who acknowledge You as Lord are called to leave their old ways behind.  All the frivolous past times and anything else that keeps us from a committed discipleship.  You call us to mission, You send us to be Your messenger who will witness to the Good News by the way we conduct ourselves before the world.  As You called Peter, Andrew James and John who were busy with legitimate work to a higher calling so must we be prepared to drop everything when we hear You call and we must follow You without a backward glance.  Lot's wife looked back and she became immobile because she refused to obey.

Your Word says, "He who puts his hand to the plough and then looks back is not worthy of the Kingdom of God.  Looking back is a sign that we have not fully detached ourselves from our old ways.  To follow You there must be a total turning away from past, sinful ways and wearing the new garments of faith, hope and love.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Revelations 18:1-2, 21-23, 19:1-3, 9a, Psalm 100:1b-5, Luke 21-20-28

Job 20:25-27

"--- My Own, if every human being from the first to the last would come together to help you alone to repay Me for redeeming you it would still be less than a drop.  You can never repay all you owe Me.  But this you can do.  Let your love for Me, for My Father and for My Holy Spirit be the motive for all that you say and do.  Let it be the force that gives rise to the desire to please Us in every circumstance of your life.  Even though you can never repay Me what you owe, I have still greater gifts I desire to give you while you are on earth and I have immeasurable treasures waiting for you in eternity.  So remember, no more fear, no more shyness, do not doubt your ability to speak of Me and to let Mine be the only Light that shines through you making God visible in the world."

"With Your help, Your grace, Your Holy Spirit, I can do all things which strengthens me."


Revelations 18:1-2, 21-23, 19:1-3, 9

My Beloved, St. John was writing about the world of his time.  It was a terrible time then and it is a terrible place now.  It seems that we are coming full circle.  For those who seek to interpret this Holy Book without looking through the lens of Holy Mother Church will find it easy to translate difficult and inscrutable prophecies, attributing all that is disgustingly evil to Your Bride.  Her enemies who are legion attribute evil to her just as evil was attributed to You when You walked the earth.  Quite often it is through sheer, abysmal ignorance that they seek to tarnish her beauty, goodness and truth believing they can weaken her with the poison of their vitriolic hate.

But You have promised to stay with her until the end of time and You will come to claim her and You will present Your Bride to the Father and she will be just as You promised, without wrinkle or stain through the merits that You have won for her. Alleluia!!! 

In the end her voice will be the only voice of truth that will drag the world back from the cesspool of sin in which it is presently drowning.

Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
This is the time to celebrate the wedding of the Lamb,
his bride has made herself ready.
Fine linen, bright and clean,
is given her to wear.
This linen stands for the good works of the holy ones.
Then the angel told me, “Write: Happy are those invited to the wedding of the Lamb.” And he went on, “These are true words of God.”

We are His people, the sheep of His fold.  He is our God and He is faithful to every one of His promises.  We rejoice as we bless His Holy Name.  We rest safe in the promises of His love which will sustain us and keep us alive here  on earth and in heaven forever.

The city represents sin and corruption. It is the place were sinners congregate and encourage each other in licentious living.  We are called to flee the fleshpots that tempt and lure us to eternal damnation and we are invited to return to solitary silence away from the call of Jezebel and Delilah in order to seek Your Face once more in sorrow, repentance and contrition.  The sins against life and mothers who represent life are the gravest sins and the world continues to spread the lie that babies in the womb,  the woman who desires to nurture the babies in the womb and at her breast are somehow unnatural and therefore detrimental to her well being.  

Evil is spreading and all misguided men and women are taken by the great lies that are told by evil institutions and governments.  Eventually they will be recognized as the true enemy but by then it may be too late.  But we know that You will not give up on the redeemed and after a time of affliction will come the Day of the Lord.  In the meantime we are called to be faithful, to stand firm, to lift up our hands and keep our gaze on You.  You will deliver us for we belong to You.  We are Yours.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Revelations 15:1-4, Psalm 98:1-3, 7-9, Luke 21:2-19


---- Mine, you belong to Me.  I have anointed you as you have asked.  I have prayed for you.  I have interceded for you before My Father and I have given you all that your heart desires.  Go therefore and preach My Word boldly for I am with You.

My Beloved, touch my mind and grant me wisdom and knowledge.  Touch my ears and grant me understanding.  Touch my lips and grant me Counsel.  Touch my arms and grant me fortitude.  Touch my hands and grant me holiness so my hands may always be raised up to You in praise and adoration.  Touch my entire being that I may have a holy fear, reverence and love for You all the days of my life.  Thank You!

In the end sin will be destroyed as will death and Your reign will be upon us, an everlasting reign and we will sing the song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb eternally.
Great and marvelous are your works,
O Lord,
God and Master of the universe.
Justice and truth guide your steps,
O King of the nations.
Lord, who will not give honor and glory to your Name?
For you alone are holy.
All the nations will come and bow before you,
for they have now seen your judgments.

You have won the victory my Beloved and we are truly free in You to be all that the Father desires us to be though the merits You have won for us by Your passion, death and resurrection. Thank You for redeeming us all from the greatest to the least.  A day will come my Beloved and it is almost here when the whole world will sing Your praises and give You the glory, honor and worship that You deserve.  Nature will join in our hymns of of praise and worship rejoicing that the crown of Your creation has finally fallen down on our knees and acknowledged Your Lordship to the glory of God the father and the Spirit.  We await with joy Your coming and Your judgment my Lord.

Luke 21:2-19

My Beloved, just like the early Christians who were persecuted for Your Name's sake so too must we expect rejection and persecution because evil although crushed is in its last throes.  The devil desires to take as many to damnation and perdition as he possible can in the last days.  This is not the time to be bashful my Lord but to go out boldly like all who have gone before us and laid down their lives for You and for the sake of the Gospel.  I have Your Word, Your assurance that although I will meet opposition even from those closest to me, I need not be afraid for You are with me.  Your rod and Your staff comfort me and You walk beside me.  Your mighty protection will keep me safe from the clutches of the devourer.  Thank You.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Revelations 14:14-19, Psalm 96:10-13, Luke 21:5-11

"Send me Lord and I will go, call me and I will come, command me and I will obey; but first my Beloved fill me with Your grace, Your power and Your most Holy Spirit."

"---- Mine, believe that I have filled you with My Holy Spirit. I have equipped you with My gifts and I have trained you for spiritual warfare.  Go forth boldly in My Name armed with the Truth which is the double edged sword of My Word and believe that all you have asked for in faith has been granted to You by My Father in heaven."

Thank You Lord!



Are you saying my Lord that when the time is right and the harvest is ready You will come in the power of God as the Righteous Judge along with the angels to reap the harvest?  Is the harvest to be destroyed in the winepress of God's anger because there were insufficient laborers to work in Your vineyard and ensure that the fruit was good. Is it all bad fruit Lord and will all be rejected because we were indifferent to the spiritual well being of our brothers and sisters?  Here I am Lord use me, equip me with the gifts of Your Holy Spirit and send me.  I know that I will be like a lamb among wolves so I will need Your mighty protection. Please stay with me and walk with me every step of the way.

My Beloved, when You come again in glory we can sing shout and dance in exultation only if the world recovers its sanity and returns to the path of righteousness.  If we don't however, it will be a time of terror.  If You do not find any faith when you return many more will be lost eternally.  This is not the time to be bashful, You have need of those who are willing to be sent.  You have trained me and equipped me NOW USE ME.

Every man made edifice will either be torn down or will crumble with time.  You came to bring salvation to the nations.  There is no other way for people to be saved apart from You so every institution that is not based on the solid foundation of the Rock and does not have You as the Cornerstone of the Church in which we gather to worship will topple .  

Unless I am prepared to be a faithful witness false prophets will continue to prey upon and devour the ignorant.  We are living in dangerous and troubled times.  Walk with me my Lord and keep me on the side of Truth.  May I be imbued with Truth and so be guided by it in all I say, think and do.  Amen.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Revelations 14:1-3, 4b-5, Psalm 24:1-6, Luke 21:1-4

"---- Mine, do not be afraid or anxious. I am God, Your God who made heaven and earth and all things visible and invisible and I am Yours to command.  Ask anything you wish and I will give it to you."

"My Lord and my God, make me holy as You are holy.  Possess and consume me so utterly and completely that nothing of me remains - there is only You."


My Beloved, in a world where sin is celebrated knowingly and unknowingly by the vast multitude of those ignorant of God; purity, chastity and sacrifice are such alien ideas that it would seem to them like a foreign language.  Thus, to those who believe falls the added responsibility to work even more singlemindedly and conscientiously to make the light of Truth shine in order that all may come to know and worship God once again.  You desire that all should be saved and this must be our desire too.

Clean hands and a pure heart, grant these to me my beloved. Give me an insatiable hunger and an unquenchable thirst for all things holy in order that I may ascend Your holy mountain and rest in You.

Like the poor widow in today's Gospel my Beloved, I too have nothing of value or consequence to give You.  All I have is all You have given me these I give back to You my Lord.  Take my nothing O holy God and in return grant me the Gift of Yourself.  Flood me, overwhelm me and sweep me into the very depths of Your Being.  Thank You.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


"---- Mine, I have come in order that You may have life and have it to the full.  Do not sleep with the dead but rise up and walk among the living.  Be filled with My Spirit.  Be filled with My Love.  Be filled with My Grace.  Receive of the abundance that I wish to give you, open your heart to every treasure I desire to pour into it; pressed down, shaken together and running over."

This prophecy of Daniel 200 years before You were sent into the world to save it was given to the people of God who were exiled far away from home and whose hearts longed to return.  This prophecy was intended to remind the people that God is King and that all nations are ruled by Him.  He is a just King and His Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom. 

Today my Beloved, as the world sinks deeper and deeper into sin and those who believe are alienated and isolated more and more each day, this prophecy brings hope to them as well.  Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom everthing else will come to an end, the world as we know it will end and You will come again with power and majesty to claim all the faithful and take them them home with You there to enjoy the vision of Your glory eternally.

Revelations 1:5-8,

My Beloved, ever since God the Father created us He intended for us to be gloriously happy with Him.  But we thwarted His plan so He had to come up with a way by which He would forever crush the power of sin and death and render them impotent.  He turned to You, His Beloved Son who had reposed in Him eternally.  He sent You in order that we may have an example of how He desired we should live.  So You came into the world, took upon Yourself the wretchedness of our sins and You washed us clean in Your most holy and precious Blood offered as a pleasing sacrifice to Your Father in expiation for our guilt.  You restored our relationship with the Father by grafting us on to Your Body.

When You come again in glory and majesty, You will receive all who have accepted Your salvation, redemption and sanctification and we will live with You in glory forever.

The Lord reigns, robed in majesty;
the Lord is girded with strength.
The world now is firm, it cannot be moved.
Your throne stands from long ago, O Lord,
from all eternity you are.
Your decrees can be trusted;
holiness dwells in your house
day after day without end, O Lord.

 Pilate had his hour when he could have chosen to walk on the side of Truth and he missed his moment.  So too each living soul is given a chance to choose You.  We may hear of You from different sources and we have the choice to accept or reject, believe or refuse to believe.  You will coerce no one, each is perfectly free to choose to walk in the light or in darkness.  Your teachings are clearly divine, Your works are divine, Your authority is divine.  You were sent by God the Father to give us a future and a hope.  Everyone like the good thief on the right is given a chance to choose to stand on the side of Truth and be saved.