Visit to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Spain – Part 2

9, 10 September 2015.
I noted in the post on Pope Gregory the Great that he combated the temporal powers of his day, provided for true evangelism without compromise with ecumenism. He was firm in his condemnation of the Patriarch of Constantinople who had referred to himself as the ‘Ecumenical Patriarch’ – he would have none of that sin of ‘ecumenism’ on his watch.

Our Lady has made it very clear to me that ‘ecumenism’ is a sin. She has reminded me of Her Son Jesus and His dealing with those who erred in truth. In His ‘political correctness’ He called the errant: “den of thieves” (Mk 11:17); “brood of vipers” (Mt 3:17); “sons of your father the devil” (Jn 8:44); “blind leading the blind” (Mt 5:14); “blind guides” (Mt 23:24); …and the list goes on.

It is a certainty that all those who promote ‘ecumenism’ whether pope, cardinal, archbishop, bishop, priest, deacon, religious sister, religious brother, or layman, will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven unless they revoke their error, go to Confessions, and return to the truth. Our Blessed Mother recalled the words of Saint Paul to me: “What concord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has the faithful with the unbeliever?” (2Co 6:15). What is all this nonsense of going back to the religion of Judaism. It is a fact – Judaism is dead: “But Christ, being come an High Priest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect Tabernacle, not made with hand, that is, not of this creation, neither by the blood of goats or of calves, but by His Own Blood, entered once into the Holies, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and of oxen, and the ashes of an heifer, being sprinkled, sanctify such as are defiled, to the cleansing of the flesh, how much more shall the Blood of Christ, Who by the Holy Ghost offered Himself immaculate unto God, cleanse our conscience from dead works, to serve the living God? And therefore He is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of His death for the redemption of those transgressions which were under the former testament, they that are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance” (Hb 9:11-15).

Since Jesus Christ said: “For this is My Blood of the New Testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins(Mt 26:28), what is the madness of going back to the Old Testament. Jesus has fulfilled all the law in Himself: “Amen I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot, or one tittle shall not pass of the law, till all be fulfilled” (Mt 5:18). That all of the ‘old’ is fulfilled in Christ is unmistakable, and to attempt to say otherwise is a sin: “But now in Christ Jesus, you, who some time were afar off, are made nigh by the Blood of Christ. For He is our peace, Who has made both one, and breaking down the middle wall of partition, the enmities in His flesh: making void the law of commandments contained in decrees: that He might make the two in Himself into one new man, making peace and might reconcile both to God in one body by the Cross, killing the enmities in Himself” (Ep 2:13-16).

The same must be said for ‘ecumenism’ with other religions including Protestants, Orthodox, Coptic, Muslim, and all the ‘eastern’ religions of Buddhism, Shinto, Hindu, etc. All these are great people in their own human right, but if they do not worship Jesus Christ, they worship Satan. If they do not believe in the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ, they do not believe in God. If they do not believe in the Real Presence of Christ Jesus in Holy Eucharist, they deny God. Punishment is coming for all those who promote the error of ecumenism: “That servant who knew the will of his lord and prepared not himself and did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not and did things worthy of stripes shall be beaten with few stripes. And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more” (Lk 12:47,48).

As I continue with what Saint Luke recorded of the words of Jesus, I do hope that those promoters of ‘ecumenism’ will change from their sinful ways: “I am come to cast fire on the earth. And what will I, but that it be kindled? And I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized. And how am I straitened until it be accomplished? Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation. For there shall be from henceforth five in one house divided: three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son and the son against his father: the mother against the daughter and the daughter against her mother: the mother-in-law against the daughter-in-law and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law” (Lk 12:49-53).

In conclusion I recall that John Paul II said: “Ecumenism is here to stay.”
I say: “Ecumenism is NOT here to stay – Ecumenism is death.”
Jesus said: “What I say to you, I say to all: Watch” (Mk 13:37).

Sons of men (evil man) always oppose the sons of God. – Part 1

The history of the pride, greed, disobedience by the rulers of the Jews is evident, and their
opposition to God and His anointed continued until the arrival of Jesus, Who is the Messiah, the Christ.

The ‘rulers’ of the Temple, ‘sons of men,’ were so jealous of Jesus Christ, that like the fratricide of Cain against Abel, the rulers of the Jews (sons of men as opposed to the sons of God – (Gn 6:2) murdered Jesus, by hanging Him on the Cross. It was in this very act that the ‘Jews’ lost their inheritance of the ‘chosen people,’ they preferred a murderer to the Messiah! The rulers got what they did not reckon on: “Trust in Him, all ye congregation of people: pour out your hearts before Him. God is our helper for ever. But vain are the sons of men, the sons of men are liars in the balances: that by vanity they may together deceive. Trust not in iniquity, and cover not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them. God has spoken once, these two things have I heard, that power belongs to God, and mercy to Thee, O Lord; for Thou wilt render to every man according to his works” (Ps 61:913).

Scripture bears witness to this claim that it was the rulers, the ‘sons of men’ ‘sons of the devil’ who murdered Jesus: “Peter seeing, made answer to the people: Ye men of Israel, why wonder you at this? Or why look you upon us, as if by our strength or power we had made this man to walk? The God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His Son Jesus, Whom you indeed delivered up and denied before the face of Pilate, when he judged He should be released. But you denied the Holy One and the Just and desired a murderer to be granted unto you, but the Author of Life you killed, Whom God has raised from the dead of which we are witnesses…And now, brethren, I know that you did it through ignorance as did also your rulers” (Ac 3:12-15). Peter emphasizes ‘you did it through ignorance as did also your rulers.’

Paul rising up and with his hand bespeaking silence, said: Ye men of Israel and you that fear God, give ear…Men, brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you fear God, to you the word of this salvation is sent. For they that inhabited Jerusalem and the rulers thereof, not knowing Him, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, judging Him, have fulfilled them, and finding no cause of death in Him, they desired of Pilate that they might kill Him. And when they had fulfilled all things that were written of him, taking him down from the tree, they laid him in a sepulchre” (Ac 13:16,26-29). Paul emphasizes ‘and the rulers thereof.’

“The (Jews) stirred up the people and the ancients and the scribes. And running together, they took (Stephen) and brought him to the council…And all that sat in the council, looking on him…Then the high priest said: Are these things so? (Stephen answered): “You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost. As your fathers did, so do you also…Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who foretold of the coming of the Just One of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers. Who have received the law by the disposition of angels and have not kept. Now hearing these things, they were cut to the heart and they gnashed with their teeth at him. And they, crying out with a loud voice, stopped their ears and with one accord ran violently upon him. And casting him forth without the city, they stoned him” (Ac 6:12; 7:1,51-57). Stephen emphasizes ‘ancients and the scribes… you have been now the betrayers and murderers.’

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen (Mt 28:19). – Part 1.

What is the fuller meaning of this blessing? 

It is the summation of all that Almighty God has given us in action and in Holy Writ from the beginning of time. This can best be summarized in the Tabernacle of the Testimony which housed the Ark of the Covenant (Ex 25:16;27:21).

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The traditional Catholic Church was built in the shape of a Cross, with the design following the Tabernacle of the Testimony. We have established the Tabernacle which contains the Body of Christ in Holy Eucharist in the position where the Ark of the Covenant is placed inside the Veil.

We replace the Veil with the Altar Rails.
This Sanctuary, the Holy of Holies, represents the Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, but even with more meaning.
Where the Candlestick and Show-bread were placed is represented the Holy Ghost and Holy Eucharist.
The entrance to the Tabernacle of Testimony represents Jesus, Who is the Door, as He says: “Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep” (Jn 10:7).
Where the Altar of Incense is placed we join our hands at our breast and beseech Our Lord: “I have cried to Thee, O Lord, hear me, hearken to my voice, when I cry to Thee. Let my prayer be directed as incense in Thy sight, the lifting up of my hands, as evening sacrifice” (Ps 140:1,2).

And so, with this blessing, we honor:
God the Father, Author of Creation;
God the Son, Author of Salvation; and
God the Holy Ghost, Author of our Sanctification.

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Easter Message 2013

It has arrived!
The dark reign of sin is ended,
Our Lord Jesus has triumphed over sin and death.
The evil one is defeated,
the Eucharistic Reign has begun.

Christ our Pasch was sacrificed.
He is the True Lamb that has taken away the sins of the world.
By His death on the Cross,
He has overcome our death,
and delivered us from the power of the evil one.
By rising again on this Easter morning,
He has restored our life,
and has gained entrance for us into Thy Eucharistic splendor.

He is the True and Eternal Priest,
Who established in Himself,
the Divine union, which is Eucharistic man.

We sing to the Lord a new canticle, His praise is in the Church of the saints.
The only people of Israel are those who have Christ Jesus
the Risen Lord, as their Messiah.
We rejoice in Him Who made us,
we are the children of Sion, who are joyful in Christ their King.

We praise His Name in choir,
we sing to Him with the timbrel and the psaltery.
The Lord is well pleased with His Eucharistic people,
He has exalted the meek unto salvation.

The saints of Holy Eucharist rejoice in glory, they are joyful.
The high praises of God is in their mouth,
and two-edged swords is in their hands,
to execute vengeance upon the nations of unbelievers,
chastisements among the people who have not received Jesus Eucharist,
to bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles of iron.
To execute upon them the judgment that is written,
this glory is to all the Eucharistic children of God (Ps 149:1-9).

We continue the resurrection in Him,
Who is the First born from the dead (Phil 3:11),
the First born of all creation in Eucharistic man.

We rejoice in our Risen Lord, Christ Jesus, Thy Son,
Who has brought us into Eucharistic unity and oneness in Thee Almighty Father,
and lives and reigns with Thee and the Holy Ghost,
one God, Eternal Triune God,
now, and for ever and ever. Amen. Alleluia. Alleluia!

The 1,000 Years

I was asked about the 1,000 years.

Actually I believe that they have almost ended!
My reason for saying this is that when Jesus died on the Cross He nailed Satan to the foot of the Cross. Saint Paul exposes this when he writes: “Buried with Him in baptism, in whom also you are risen again by the faith of the operation of God Who has raised Him up from the dead. And you, when you were dead in your sins and the un-circumcision of your flesh, He has quickened together with Him, forgiving you all offences, blotting out the handwriting of the decree that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken the same out of the way, fastening it to the Cross, and despoiling the principalities and powers, He has exposed them confidently in open show, triumphing over them in Himself” (Col 2:12-15).
Thus the evil one was ‘bound for a thousand years’ meaning that he was bound for a long period of time, as 1,000 in spiritual numbers means a long time. When we exorcise the devil we say: “I bind you Satan and cast you into the deep recesses of hell…” and so for a long time we use the power of Jesus Christ when He gave His twelve disciples “power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of diseases, and all manner of infirmities” (Mt 10:1). Soon now, the demons will be released from hell and will make their final assault on the world (Apoc 9:2).