The Divine Mercy

The Love of God is the flower – Mercy the fruit.

Sister Faustina was born in Poland. At the age of twenty years she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. Our Lord chose to entrust her with the mission to spread the Gospel of His Mercy. If you meditate on the prayer taking in the words slowly into your heart, the prayer will have great meaning. It is a powerful prayer to win over your confidence that God truly loves you and is merciful beyond measure. Once you have confidence in God’s mercy then your prayers become extremely powerful, if you pray for things that do not offend God. If you pray for things that are good and not harmful to yourself and others that is. God loves to answers our prayers at the right time.

Let the doubting soul read these considerations on Divine Mercy and become trusting.

Divine Mercy, gushing forth from the bosom of the Father – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Greatest attribute of God – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Incomprehensible mystery – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Fount gushing forth from the mystery of the Most Blessed Trinity – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Unfathomed by any intellect, human or angelic – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, From which wells forth all life and happiness – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Better than the heavens – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Source of miracles, and wonders – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Encompassing the whole universe – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Descending to earth in the Person of the Incarnate Word – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Which flowed out from the open wound of the Heart of Jesus – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Enclosed in the Heart of Jesus for us, especially for sinners – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Unfathomed in the institution of the Sacred Host – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, In our justification through Jesus Christ – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Accompanying us through our whole life – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Embracing us especially at the hour of death – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Endowing us with immortal life – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Accompanying us every moment of our life – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Shielding us from the fire of hell – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, In the conversion of hardened sinners – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Astonishment for Angels, incomprehensible to Saints – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Unfathomed in all the mysteries of God – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Lifting us out of every misery – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Source of our happiness and joy – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, In calling us forth from nothingness to existence – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Embracing all the works of His hands – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Crown of all God’s handiwork – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, In which we are all immersed – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Sweet relief for anguished hearts – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Only hope of despairing souls – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Repose of hearts, peace amidst fear – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Delight and ecstasy of holy souls – I trust in You.

Divine Mercy, Inspiring hope against all hope – I trust in You.

To the Divine Mercy

I fly to Your mercy, Compassionate God, who alone are good. Although my misery is great and my offenses are many, I trust in Your mercy because You are the God of mercy and it has never been heard of in all ages, nor do heaven or earth remember, that a soul trusting in Your mercy has been disappointed.

O God of compassion, You alone can justify me and You will never reject me when I, contrite, approach Your Merciful Heart, where no one has ever been refused, even if he were the greatest sinner. For Your Son assured me: “Sooner would heaven and earth turn into nothingness than my mercy fail to embrace a trusting soul. Amen

Jesus, Friend of a lonely heart, You are my haven, You are my peace. You are my salvation, You are my serenity in moments of struggle and amidst an ocean of doubts. You are the bright ray that lights up the path of my life. You are everything to a lonely soul. You understand the soul even though it remains silent. You know our weakness and, like a good physician, You comfort, and heal, sparing us sufferings – expert that You are. Amen

When Satan is Mad at You

I remember once I was singing a song of praise and the person on the cd that I was playing said something like ‘I thank you Satan for giving me that mountain.’ I repeated it and added ‘because it made me come closer to you Jesus.’ Sometimes unexpectedly Jesus will respond to something that I have said to Him. In this instance I saw His pleasure that I realised after every mountain I climb for the Lord, I become that much closer to Him.

Just recently I have been clearing out all my excess gear in my place and giving it away. I collect books like no bodies business. So I parted with many of them. There were some books I was going to give to the library down town. Later on I thought that even though I personally see no wrong in these books, I felt it might lead some people astray, if their faith was not grounded in Jesus. These text books of course cost a fortune and I hate throwing away good money. I just didn’t feel comfortable to give it to the library so I thought I will throw them all in the garbage bin. Now as I was walking away I nearly tripped and I thought Satan is not happy about my decision.

Later on the day after I had thrown them away, I was having problems seeing through my eyes. Satan has done this before. Last time I called on the name of Jesus quite a few times and then I said ‘I command in the Name of Jesus my eyes now will be able to see even better than they ever have seen before.’ I saw Jesus smiled at me. And I knew my eyesight turned back to normal instantly, not because I had the faith but because I tried to stretched my faith even further, and Jesus was pleased with my attempt.

The second time Satan tried it, I thought to myself this time I am going to bless some water and ask Jesus to unite it with His Living Water and flush my eye with it. Remember we are supposed to have childlike faith. Children would have no problems believing in this, only old stuffy adults do. The old man in us must die if we are to follow Jesus. Anyhow while I was blessing the water my eyes sight was improving and when I flushed them with the water, my eyes were completely restored to normal. Then I thought of that song, when I said to Jesus ‘thank you for the mountain, because it brings me closer to You.’ Satan doesn’t leave us alone, so in one way we should be glad. Satan is forcing us to grow. We can’t afford to be complacent while Satan is around trying to ruin everything we do for God and steal away our hope, faith and love for Jesus which is our birth right.

The more we are going in the right direction the more Satan will try to wear us down, so that we give up. I remember when I was young I met this young man who had the gift of faith healing and because Satan was fighting him so hard he didn’t heal anybody in Jesus’s name after that. At that time I had many attacks from demons, because I found out how powerful intercessory prayer was. I kept praying regardless of the attacks and found that not only my faith grew, I learnt a few useful things about the enemy. When the demons stopped fighting me, I then got worried.  If Satan is attacking, it usually means to me you are doing something wonderful in God’s Kingdom and Satan is getting into a panic.

A Prayer of Consecraction to Our Lord

I found this prayer in the internet one day. It is a very old prayer. Many may already know it, but for those who don’t, they may like to read it.

Have thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Thou art the potter, I am the clay: Mould me and make me after Thy will, while I am waiting yielded and still. Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Hold over my being absolute sway! Fill with Thy Spirit till all shall see Christ only, always, living in me. Amen

I often listen to a channel on the internet called ‘still small voice.’ A visionary name Clare passes lessons onto us that Jesus has spoken to her. The channel is for people who really want to have a personal relationship with Jesus, so it is always on intimacy. In one of her messages Jesus tells us to say ‘I trust you’ to Him often and it will strengthen you very much. I have also been reading a book by another visionary Elizabeth Kindelmann whose diary “The Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary’ Jesus tells her to say often ‘my adored Jesus.’ Now I tend to mix and match prayers often and I put the two together. At one time I was watching a YouTube show on the Great Tribulation and before I was about to look at it I said this prayer. “My Adorable Jesus I put my trust in You.” I felt Jesus immediately comforting me so that I could look at the video on the last days with calmness.

isRKENV7PDSo I planned to say the prayer that I put together as many times as I can throughout the day. I don’t know about you, but Satan tries often to make me fearful that I am not saved. Since I am a perfectionist at heart and when I look at myself, I always see my faults. As you will all understand nobody in the whole world can be perfect in this life. We are called to strive for perfection and only by grace can we achieve it. I can get so bogged down with fear sometimes that I will never be ready when He comes for me, but when I say this prayer it clears the air. My thoughts get unravelled and I can think clearly again. If you have the same problem, try it and see if it too helps you, I am sure it will, it is definitely worth a try.

Satan Lies through His Teeth

I am 60 years of age. I was raised as a Protestant and I was lucky enough to have a Catholic mother. So therefore, I was brought up with both the Catholic faith and the Protestant faith alongside each other, in a peaceful manner. My family has for generations intermarried with the different Christian faiths. I started noticing my beliefs were becoming more and more Catholic than Protestant as I was growing up, by the time I was Seventeen most of my beliefs were Catholic. I love to read and I have read both Catholic and Protestant books.

Question Put to You

I want to put this question before you. Why is it that the Jewish people are too afraid to open the New Testament? One Jewish women eventually did. And she was so surprised to find it was a Jewish book. She even said to herself ‘it is either the best kept secret, or I am going straight to hell.’ Why has Satan kept the Jews away from it? Fear that they will find out about their Saviour and therefore complete the task they started with in the first Century Christians communities. Which race is the most hated of all and why are they are so hated, the Jewish race is hated more than any other race, because Satan hates anything that glorifies God the most. Which religion is hated and the most persecuted of all religions in the world? The Christian religion and it just so happens out of all the Christian Churches, the Catholic Faith is hated the most. Can’t you see how Satan works?

Satan is a Copy Cat

Why does Satan have his followers practise the black mass? Why Satan hasn’t chosen to have it called the black service? Why? The answer is so simple. The Holy Mass celebrates the consecration of the body and blood of Jesus Christ every day. Many Protestants Churches only celebrate communion once a month, only a few Protestants Churches will do it once a week. Satan is going to attack what is more dangerous to him. Satan is a copycat, he copies all things that belong to God, so as to deceive people. New Age experiences copy the Holy Spirit. People who practise New Age beliefs don’t realise it. Of course it is no way as free, beautiful or powerful as what the Holy Spirit can do. It is all to mislead people and set them up against one another. Satan would love Christians to fight Christians more than anybody on this planet. For the very purpose to hurt God who loves us so much.

Protestants talk to one another as if they know what Catholics actually believe in and yet very few of them have read a Catholic book written by a Catholic who truly practises the Catholic faith. Even the reformation are all written by Protestants. So they are only getting their view across, without any resistance from Catholics. I remember watching a show with my mother, and the young lady in the show said she was a Catholic and my mother piped up ‘she doesn’t act like a Catholic.’ So I was intrigued and asked her why she said that. My mother explained she was too confident and outspoken to be a Catholic. I understand her very well now. I have been raised as a Protestant so I am standing up for the Catholic faith, because the Protestants have taught me well how to speak up.

Catholics have always been down trodden, by many priest and the Protestants. Who got all the good jobs for example? It has only been in my mother’s life time that Catholics were allowed to work in banks and become doctors etc. Most Catholics have been very poor with large families and kept in their place. I remembered, I had a very embarrassing incident in my local Catholic Church and I walked out and said to God I am glad that this town are mostly not Catholics, because I would be the talk of the town. God quickly corrected me, He made it very clear that, He wished the whole town was Catholic. If you don’t believe me Ask God!!!! Ask God and expect an answer! If you truly love God, you would want to know the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And that means listening to God what He wants to tell you, not what you want Him to say.

We are Going Backwards

We are going backwards not forward. Catholics are very much Christian. Protestants and Catholics beliefs for the most part are the same. I don’t know how many Protestant books I have read that claim Catholics have a different beliefs to them about grace. They always insinuate that Catholics believe we can get to Heaven by our own works, which of course is not true. Remember what Jesus said ‘you shall be judged as you judge others.’ A visionaries was told by Jesus something like this or similar ‘if you judged a person as guilty of hell, you have judged yourself as guilty of hell.’ In other words if you have dammed a person, you have dammed yourself. So don’t do it. Be very careful who you say is not a Christian. And do your homework before you make any claims on another in Jesus’s name.

When we pray for Healing, is it God’s Will to Heal every time?

is(14)Personally I don’t think it is God’s Will to heal you every time in this life. In Heaven we are all going to be completely healed. In this life I believe God does use sickness for many reasons. I don’t believe we should presume God doesn’t want to heal us. I believe we should always pray for healing, but sometimes I believe we do get a ‘no’ or at least God may want to delay the healing for another date. God will always answers prayers in a way that is best for our souls and people He wants you to help in some way.

Job 1:21

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart.’ The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”

If you read up on Job, the devil really attacked him in every way he could. Job learnt humility and a true appreciation of God’s sovereignty, through his tragedies. It wasn’t done just for Job’s sake, but we all learn from his experiences and get encouragement from Job’s trials. This applies to our trials that Satan brings on us. God is in complete control, but sometimes even after a great many prayers and fasting, God seems not to be listening to us. God is very attentive to our cries, but He also knows sometimes we need trials to learn a great many things for our souls and others benefits.

I have had many trials and the result of them cause me to be very deprived of sleep, for at least four decades. One part of my life, I would go to work and I would know by rights I should have been dead of sheer exhaustion. My body was in pain through lack of sleep and the thing I noticed despite of the credible exhaustion that I suffered, I would work harder than many people at work did. I was in constant amazement that God gave me the grace to work, when I knew I should have been dead. It was a miracle and I knew it. Four decades later it seemed that God put into my heart to call on Him for deliverance and healing of this problem. I knew I had some work to do for the Lord and yet I was dying. So I knew it wasn’t God’s will for me to die and since doctors couldn’t help me there was no other alternative but turn to God and start asking for the gift of faith, so that I could be healed and do the work God called me to do.

I bringing this up, because I believe God was using my sickness for those many years, because it was serving a purpose and then came a time when God put it into my heart, He was now wanting me to grow another way. I remember my mother told me once that my father’s family, was trying to stop my father from marrying my mother, because she was sickly. They said if you marry her you will get nothing but medical bills. What happened, it wasn’t my mother that brought in all the medical bills but my father. He became sick two years into the marriage. What my mother said was before the illness came onto him, my father had a chip on his shoulder, believing the world owed him something and he didn’t have any time for people who were sick. My father became sick when I was about a year old, so I only knew him as a sick man. My mother said it changed him. He became a very compassionate man towards other people especially those who were suffering. His heart softened towards his fellow man and he was a very good father, unlike his father.

This is one of the things that Protestants and Catholics tend not to agree with. I have read many Protestants books using the bible passages where Jesus heals everybody, not one person He didn’t heal. I also heard Protestants say that they were told by Jesus the part of the Lord’s Prayer when it says ‘Thy kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’ So in other words it is not God’s will that we are sick. Of course it is all true. Jesus never lies. I remember writing an article on ‘closed minds.’ Saying what Jesus will say to Protestants He will not necessary say to Catholics and it also applies what Jesus will say to Catholics, He doesn’t necessary say to Protestants. I know at this point people are going to think that I am committing blaspheme here. But I am not. God will speak to you where you are at. The more open you are to God the more He is able to explain everything to you. Nobody knows it all, we are all learning more and more about God and His ways every day.

I remember reading a Catholic who just received the gift of faith healing, so he went to the hospital and prayed for every sick person there. He came back home angry with God and told Him that he prayed for everybody and not one person got well. God then replied to him, ‘did I ask you to pray for them.’ Faith healers will pray over people and they will find not every one of them gets healed. Some of the faith healers will say it is the sick persons fault for not having enough faith. I also have heard where other faith healers will go up to a perfect stranger who is an atheist and pray over them and they will be healed.

I believe generally speaking Protestants tend to lean more to reaping and Catholics tend to lean more to sowing. Reaping and sowing require different skills. For example I remember a Catholic monk was talking to a crowd of people and he looked straight at me and he said ‘I don’t understand these stay people.’ For me it was obvious he wasn’t called to be a sower. He was called to reap. If you are called to reap in the harvest that God has sent you, you will need to be fairly healthy physically. To get around here and there and preach and heal and counsel etc. you need to have a healthy mind and body.

People who are sowers are called to full time intercession, most of the time. Travelling and full time intercession work doesn’t as a rule go together. And quiet often not always, sowers may be called to be what Catholics call being a ‘victim for God.’ Sickness is not an uncommon calling for this group. One saint that I love very much, because she has taught me so much and inspired me a great deal to carry my cross as well as Saint Francis’s Assis, is Sr. Josefa Menendez. Jesus communicated to her all the time. Her mother superior and other people looking after her spiritual progress would test her many times to make sure it was indeed Jesus communicating to her. The suffering Sr. Josefa was called to suffer for the Lord and on behalf of mankind, demanded so much courage that I can’t help loving her for what she has done for God and for her fellow man in union with the suffering of Jesus Christ.

Suffering has a place in our redemption and the ones God has called us to help. My sleep has improved incredibly so. It has taken over a year to get this far. I am still weak and exhausted, but my sleep has much improved. The time has not been wasted, because God has taught me so much about Himself that I would not have ever known. There is so much to learn and I know even when we are in heaven, we are going to learn about the marvels of God for ever, because there is no end to His greatness.

Novena Prayer through Sr. Josefa Menendez

isH87QAJS3Sister Josefa has to be one saint that has impressed me to follow Jesus more than any other, including saints in the Holy Bible. She suffered incredibly so for the love of God. Not many people can boast of descending into hell on a regular basis every week, thinking she is dammed forever and the Devil and all the demons believe it to be too, over and over again. God placed her there time after time to be a victim for souls, so that they may be saved from eternal fires. Not just for an hour at a time, often hours at a time.

She is so powerful, every time I say this novena with a humble heart, I always feel the power of God’s presence at the beginning at the novena. It is a truly a powerful novena, because of her faithfulness to suffer for Jesus and for souls, on His terms. Once again to suffer isn’t what it is all about, we can suffer and suffer and not save our own soul, but if it is done in obedience to God and in union with His suffering it has great merit. This is how God finds out the sheep from the goats. Goats will run from suffering, they only want the good things in life.

People might be confused why at the end of the novena we would offer up three prayers of Glory be’s, in honour of her. Some people would say straight out that is worshiping the saint, who is not canonised but I believe is more of a saint then many that are. Catholics do not consider that is worshiping at all but honouring her of her obedience to God. It might not seem obvious to a Protestant but we are in fact saying How Great Art God who can raise a lowly servant such as her and turn her into something so great that I envy her holiness to such a degree I want to follow Jesus as much as she did, if not to my very best for the Glory of God. 

The Novena Prayer

O Jesus, full of Grace and Charity, Victim for sinners, so impelled by Love for us that You willed to die on the cross, I humbly beseech You to glorify in Heaven and on earth The Servant of God and Victim Soul, Sr. Josefa Menendez, who faithfully participated in Your passion and shared Your sufferings, to prepare the way for The Devotion to the Divine Mercy, for the salvation of souls, and for the Glory of Your Heavenly Father. With confidence I beg You to grant me, through her intercession, the Grace of: ………. Make your request here.

Followed by one decade of the Rosary, or one decade of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy

And then

“Glory be the to the Father …. (Three times) In honour of Sr. Josefa

When you offer up a novena it is usually said for nine days in a row. You can actually say it as many times as you like, there is no law in Heaven that prevents you from doing what the Lord has put in your heart to do.

 

 

Religion or Intiimacy with God

isO5HO9OA7People may be worried about the state of affairs of many churches these days. Less and less people are attending churches in most cases. We do need to worship and be around other Christians for survival. The devil is referred to as a roaring lion looking for people to devour. If you look at lions how they hunt in documentaries shows, they select an animal that is on its own and are weak and then they attack it. It is not just one lion alone. The pride works together. One attacks and the others block the escape route. That is what the devil and his demons do to vulnerable Christians. The problem here is why are so many Christians are preferring to leave a Christian community? Is it because there are few sincere Christian communities in the past that truly have practiced love and intimacy with God? If there is no true intimacy with God, how then can we truly love our fellow man who is so weak and full of faults? We need each other, but if we fail to respond to God’s love for us, we fail each other.

Romans 12:9

Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.

I believe we are all trying to protect our hearts from those stab wounds that people so freely handout and don’t always realise we are doing the same thing. Mostly through the judgement of others. There was a time for approximately ten years, God allow me to see the demon of Judging in strangers that I walked past in the streets, while I was going to and throw in my daily business. And the next ten years approximately I didn’t see those demons in people, but my fears reacted so violently to people as if I saw those demons. What I mean by acting violently, I had a very severe breakdown because of what I saw. So would you if you could see how hateful those demon really are! It was also God’s will that I saw the demon of pride. I am warning everybody it is a murderous spirit and we find it everywhere even in Christian churches

Evil Spirits

Occasionally I saw other evil spirits, but pride and judging was the main ones. You might be surprised why God allowed me to have a complete breakdown. There will be so many reason that I wouldn’t know about, because I really believe God never does one thing for one purpose alone. One reason was to get through to me how evil sin is and because I am sharing this too you, I believe I also experienced it so that you have an idea what it can do to a person. If we saw all the ugly demons in ourselves we would be so horrified that we would die of fright. I believe God loves us so much, He only reveals a little at a time. If we were corrected every time we sinned against God, we would lose heart. We would never see how much He loves us, because we are sinning even when we do not know it. So God can only teach us so much at a time.

Love Heals

Love really has power to heal all evils that we faced. It is our only hope to survive in an extremely cruel world. For most Christians, life in this sinful world is the closest thing we are going to experience hell. Except those Christians who have actually been to hell so that they can tell everybody that hell is no joke, but very real. More and more Christians are experiencing it and many are also experiencing heaven to let the world know it is a true place and so beautiful it is worth dying for. What about people who don’t know Jesus is the true and only way? It makes me so sad to think for them living in this world it is the closest thing they will ever going to experience heaven. To look around at all that God has given us, we have so much and then one day it is all going to be taken away and then those poor souls will experience everlasting fire. We Christians have to do something about this.

Prayer is Necessary

 Prayer is not useless, we can really and truly help people with our prayers. Lately God has been getting me to independently go around houses and putting my books and flyers in people’s letter boxes. At first I was saddened to think most people will actually throw my books straight into the garbage bin. God has always made sure I go home with some hope, because somebody I would meet receive my book with a genuine interest that it may give them hope. This is something I would never imagine myself doing. I suffered forty years of social phobias, because of my experiences and yet God has been getting me to do it and I am growing in grace because of it. 

Intimacy with God, is very real and attainable. God wants us to know Him as a small child. Innocent children have real faith in their parents like no other. And we are not just His children we are also His brides. Jesus is really and truly is in love with all of us. To experience just a fraction of His love melts your heart and you cannot respond to Him in any other way but total amazement of how much He adores you. He really adores you, you are His everything. He loves each and every one as if we the only people who exist in His eyes.

Intimacy with God

I said intimacy with God is attainable, how? First let your hair down. God seems to wait for you to make the first move and then He steps in. Once I was playing music that really affected me deeply. Some music really touches your soul in true worship. I was singing away to Him and then I thought I will dance for Jesus like king David did and then after a little time, I then thought Jesus can join in and dance with me. I was using my imagination and letting go. The more I did this the more fun it became and then I thought I will welcome Mary His mother to join in and dance with us. By dancing I mean jiggling around so it is not that dignified. When I ask Mary to join us I could see courage was needed, because I couldn’t imagine Mary jiggling around like this, but I took courage so I did manage to see her jiggling around and I was experiencing more fun, then I got even more courageous and asked John the Baptist to dance with us and then all the angels. Great joy came out of all of this. I got to understand we are too stuffy with our rules, we are too proud to let our hair down, so God can’t communicate with us, because we are the aloof ones not Him. 

Being Childlike

Being childlike is the way to God’s heart. Are you prepared to be childlike or are you too proud to give it ago? Serving God in the way you are meant too is fun. Many churches make worship hard work. It is not spontaneous worship, we put God into a box and we expect Him to stay there. God is not like that, God loves life, and He created it to be fun. I am not saying we ignore our responsibilities and there is not a time for formal worship, but there is a time when we should just enjoy life with Him. I believe it will relax us and then we get healed and are more able to reach out to others because we are more relaxed in our relationship with God, so it overflows onto our neighbours.