The Bride and Christ

isRKENV7PDI had a vision a few months before I became ill. I must have been thinking about the rapture, because I saw a vision and it was like I was looking through a curtain and I saw Jesus and His Bride. The Bride didn’t look like me, but represented me at that time. I now think that is also represents all His Brides now. God has done that to me before. He has given me a half vision and half visitation kind of thing and it clearly teaching me one thing, but as time passes by He then teaches me something else from it, that I didn’t think of before. So that I can look at the vision deeper.

Well the bride was in a very beautiful wedding gown as we all can imagine. And Jesus hand went out to hold the Brides hand. Then immediately I felt I was behind the curtain and I gave Him my hand. It was so romantic. I can’t say this enough ‘He wasn’t Prince Charming, that all women desire to meet, but the King of kings Charming. He is so glorious and romantic. I don’t know how to explain it better than that. I told a man once that men are a bride of Christ too and his response was ‘I don’t want to wear a dress.’ I didn’t say anything more to him, but a prophet saw men dressed in white suits, I forgotten what they are called, those evening ones.

One day we are going to see Him face to face. He is so majestic and we are nothing, and yet He treats us like we the only thing that matters to Him. Who would want to miss it? That was all I saw, but it stays with me more than most of my visions and visitation experiences I ever had. I think because it is one of the most personal ones, where you feel He is in love with you.

Forgiveness

is570FUPLHI watched a YouTube show about a man didn’t forgave his wife for about three days. And on the third day he had a car accident and died. An angel took him first to heaven to show him what it was like and then showed him hell. The angel told him, he would have gone to hell if this was his day to die. Meanwhile his wife arrange his body to be at church where many and many people prayed for him to be raised from the dead, which he did.

This story affected me very strongly. You can be doing really well, but for lack of forgiveness can go to hell. God will only forgive us if we forgive others. Since we are so wicked we can’t change ourselves, so it is so important to confess our sins to God and pray that God softens our hearts so that we can forgive all and really mean it. And do our best at forgiving.

So I wrote down a list of people from early years to now that I was having problems with forgiveness. I used the rosary beads and said the below prayer for each one that I needed to forgive.

Eternal Father I offer up the Sacred Heart of Jesus with all its love with all its suffering and with all its merits to bless …… with eternal life and bless me with a forgiving heart towards ……

While I was praying it for the first person I felt God’s Spirit in me as if He was agreeing with me and working in me. I want to be ready for the rapture or my death whichever comes first.

I beg you to write a list down also, because it does help. And write down their good points that also helps to forgive them. It helps to know just how wicked we are so we won’t be guilty of judging others too. God does answer prayers, but we have to persist in our asking and really want it. We also need to know what our real motives are. Are we serving God or doing a good deed to get praise. Self-examination is so necessary to keep us on top of things.

To cover yourself, I believe strongly to pray for the hour of your death. I have heard stories of people testimonies of seeing people in hell, who lived a good Christian life, but was tempted by the devil to stray and the devil then arranged their deaths before they had time to repent. So I strongly suggest and not put it off praying for the hour you die that you are found worthy and ready for God to take you when He does. It would be a terrible thing to go to hell and not heaven because you were trick into sinning and die a sudden death not giving you time to repent.  This is where saying the Rosary really helps us.

Two Beautiful Prayers

Two Beautiful Prayers

Oh most rich treasury of all virtues, how greatly do I rejoice  that thee alone, and through Thee, flows every good; and that all in comparison of thy perfection is as nothing! I thank Thee, Lord, for this and for all other good gifts, which Thou hast  Bestowed upon ….. Remember, Lord, my poverty and my  Sore need of all … virtues!

 Another beautiful prayer.

How great O Sovereign Lord of all, be it my inward joy the knowledge that without Thee I can do nothing, and that Thou art the first and chief Worker in all good things that I do.

I got these beautiful prayers from a book called ‘Spiritual Combat’ by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli. From Sophia Institute Press. St. Francis de Sales, carried this book in his pocket for 18 years. The first prayer is for when you admire somebodies virtues, and to remind you not to put the person’s virtue higher than God.  I also use it for my favourite saints including Mary our Mother. I changed the second prayer a bit, which is something I do a lot with prayers that I like.

 

Cooperating in all God’s Gifts of the Spirit

1.      Corinthians 28 – 31.

Now God indeed placed them in the congregation. First He placed apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helps, administrations, kind of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? Are all having gifts of healing? Are all speaking in tongues? Are all translating? Then you must continually strive for the better gifts.

Paul is telling us to strive for the better gifts. So we are meant to have them and use them for the benefit of the congregation we are in. We are in the last days. God has given us these gifts, but are we allowed to use them in most churches? No!! Because I think the church leaders as a whole are too keen to be the centre of the show. People are keeping quiet about their gifts for fear of rejection. If we are honest most churches are not as friendly as it should be. Do they really help one another when there is a crisis? Do Pastors visit the sick in their congregation or do they only visit their favourites. Many people are in a great deal of pain through rejection. If you let it be known that you have a spiritual gift people have a tendency to label you as mad. How Christian is that!!. is(16)

Spirit filled Christians

Spirit filled Christians should never be surprised at what God does or who He anoints with His gifts. God always chooses the unexpected, God is so creative we don’t know what He is going to do next if we let Him. That shouldn’t surprise us. God is unpredictable. We can never out smart Him. The prophets have been saying only 20% of Christians will be taken at the rapture, because most of the 80% are not living to the full potential as Christians. They have one foot in the world and the other foot in Church.  Something is very wrong with our churches. New believers often complained going to Church is boring. You just sit there and listen to the preacher. Churches shouldn’t be like that we should all have a job to do to make up a wonderful warm loving community that is right on track with God.

Jesus has told different prophets He wants the fivefold ministry to return to our churches. But the problem is people for the most part are in a rut. They want to play it safe. The thing is playing it safe is sitting on the fence and God hates that. Churches in the Western Society are as a whole lukewarm.

Serving God according to Your Gifts.

If the Pastors leaves teaching to the teachers, healing to the healers, prophets to do what they are called to do and the administrators do what they are best at and so on, it would leave a great deal more time for Pastors to do what they are called to do. Supervise everything, but let God move in your congregation and see how He will work miracles before everybody’s eyes. Love has to be felt and present. If that is there people will want to come to your church. Visit your flock get to really know them like you would a friend and let them feel you can be trusted enough for them to share their gifts to you. Give them confidence to demonstrate it with the rest of the congregation. Too many people are more concern about bringing people into their churches they don’t look after their community like they should. If it is a strong community it will naturally attract people. People want love above everything else. If love is not there you will just attract the religious spirit and your church will die.

Be Merciful

We know we will be forgiven if we forgive others. Do we also realise God will give us mercy, depending on how we are merciful to one another. And to the measure we are merciful. I don’t just mean donating money to a charity but donating our time as well. And also acts of kindness, the way we speak to one another. Are we being helpful to the people we meet? Do we think of others before ourselves and how we think of one another? It all adds up.

God’s mercy is not necessary that if you are generous with your money, God will see to it that you will have all the material possessions that you want and a good paying job, like many are basically teaching. God really wants us to keep our eyes off those things and keep our eyes solely on Him. To will what He will’s for us. The mercy God gives us is His love, providence and protection that will bring the best out of us. God’s ways are not ours.

I remember once I had a good job and my bank account was looking good for my age. I realised I was starting to love money more than I should. So I said to God to ‘make sure I don’t love money more than I love You.’ (You shouldn’t love money at all.)  Knowing God a little I thought He might give me the sack and I have to learn this lesson by being broke. So I told Him ‘but don’t give me the sack.’ I was asked to leave instead!! God answered my prayer, I didn’t get the sack, but I still had to be unemployed most of my adult life to learn not to put my trust in money before God. I love God more than anything now, but God’s mercy sometimes doesn’t always look that merciful at the time.

If we love one another, we will treat one another with kindness. Love covers a multitude of sins and we receive great mercy from God. He will take us home soon. We might have to face persecution first, but in God’s mercy He will give us strength to endure and grace to remain faithful if we practise His will by being merciful to each other.

Matthew 5:7-8. “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

The Holy Bible

Many people have different opinions whether the Bible holds all truths that ever will be known. The Bible is incredibly powerful because it is the Word of God, but does it hold every truth about God and heaven? I personally believe because God is infinite the Bible can only speak a little of all that God is and does. Just think about His infinite love, creativity, power and might, you would need an infinite amount of books to describe God and all that He does. So I don’t go along with God doesn’t do anything new. After all we are supposed to be doing greater works than Jesus soon. The wonderful thing though about the Bible it does describe how to discern what comes from God and what doesn’t. ‘By the fruits you will know them.’ If it leads your soul and spirit into true pure love of God and you are covered with humility that to me comes from God. Satan can be sneaky so you do have to really pray about it and really have a close look at what is going on in your heart. Sometimes we can be easily deceived not always because we are proud, but we take things at face value. We can be naïve thinking every spirit that acts friendly must be friendly, much like being conned by people who are really wolves in sheep’s clothing.

 

A Crusade Prayer Said before the Rosary

isPLLWHJ3SO Queen of the Holy Rosary, thou didst deign to come to Fatima to reveal to the three shepherd children the treasures of Grace hidden in the Rosary. Inspire my heart with a sincere love of this devotion, in order that by meditating on the Mysteries of our Redemption, which are recalled in it. I may be enriched by its fruits and obtain peace in the world, the conversion of sinners and of Russia, and the Graces, which I ask of thee in this Rosary. (Here mention your request).

I ask this for the greater glory of God, for thine own honour, and for the good of souls, especially for my own.

The Crusade of Prayer

I got this prayer from a book called ‘The Crusade of Prayer’. Maria Divine Mercy was given this prayer by Mary and Jesus and so are all the other prayers in the book.

It took three years after my conversion to the Catholic Faith before I had the courage, to discipline myself to say the rosary regularly. And even then it was off and on. I had a very guilty conscious over it, but still couldn’t bring myself around to saying it every day. I know there are others in a similar boat to me. This prayer is ideal for you, because after I said it a number of times I now have a love of the Rosary like never before. I say the Scriptural Rosary. And I know Jesus really loves the Scriptural Rosary, because once while saying it He appeared with great happiness over me saying it. I found the Scriptural Rosary over the internet after a great deal of searching. I like the simple version the best. I can’t say it every day, but I hate it when I can’t. The Crusade Prayers have a special blessing on them from God. And they are mostly prayers for the end days and preparing us for the second coming of Jesus. I believe you can get this book on the internet.