As more souls fulfill their God-given purpose, the coming of the kingdom will be hastened…

Ephesians 4:11-13 The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.

“My beloved, I have not left you orphaned but have equipped and sent you out for ministry. My gifts are not to be treated lightly but taken to heart and used for each one’s unique purpose. Are all apostles the same? Do all prophets carry the same message? All evangelists the same method? No. Each one is equipped in a unique way. It is wrong to compare them, for each one will be judged according to how they used what was given to them. Woe to those who bury their talent in the ground! Children, discern carefully the gifts you have been given and do not be afraid to use them for the building up of the kingdom—‘to the measure of the full stature of Christ.’ Do your part, and do not judge how faithful others are to their calling. Instead, pray for all, that as more souls fulfill their God-given purpose, the coming of the kingdom will be hastened.”

O my Jesus, forgive me for the times I have failed in my calling. Increase my fervour. Give me wisdom and insight to know in each moment how it is that you want me to build up the kingdom. Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth. Maranatha! Amen.

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What is it that keeps you from a complete self-giving?

Matthew 4:22 Immediately [James and John] left the boat and their father, and followed [Jesus].

“Oh my child, the cost of discipleship is very dear! It s the same with anything of great value. If it can be gotten cheaply, can it really be so great a prize? I do not say this to frighten you but to give you an idea of what it means to attain this pearl of great price. Do you want to follow me? Then hold nothing back. Search out your heart. What is it that keeps you from a complete self-giving? Discern carefully. Each call is unique. Some are called to follow me in the mundane chores of daily life, dying to self every day, giving up their own dreams in an act of continual sacrifice. This is following me. Some are asked to radically give up everything earthly and live a life of contemplation. The important thing is to discern your call. Do not covet another’s call. Do not denigrate your call by thinking it is too small a thing to offer God. The important thing, the essence of a call, is faithfulness and total self-giving in whatever station you have in life. Wherever you are, act with love for God and other, and you will accomplish more than you can imagine. Offer all you can to me. Believe me when I say that I can use it all. Link your gifts to the cross, your daily joys and pains—everything. This is how you leave everything behind to follow me, by bringing me into each moment and living only for me. The Divine Will makes this possible. Love, be faithful, and be at peace. I am with you, my beloved.”

O my Jesus, help me to know and discern correctly your perfect plan for my life. Help me to let go of my dreams, that I might live the life of your dreams for me. In the Divine Will, O Lord, redo everything I have done in my life that was not part of your plan. Jesus I repent of my self-will and ask for the grace to always be faithful to your glorious plan for me. Here I am Lord, I come to live in your most holy will. Amen.

Those who live in the Spirit will never be at home in the world, and indeed the world will hate them…

Romans 8:5-8 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law—indeed it cannot, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

“Beloved children, make every effort to live always in the Spirit. Let the flesh serve the Spirit, for to deny the Spirit in favour of the flesh is death. Submit your mind and your heart in all things to God. This is the way of life and peace. Those who live in the Spirit will never be at home in the world, and indeed the world will hate them. Do not let this disturb you, for your home in heaven is waiting for you. There you will know with surpassing certainty that you belong. Therefore live each moment as if you are already there. In this way, you will have no sorrow, no fear. All will seem so small and temporary. This sojourn in a foreign land is your test, my children. Are you with me or against me? Live in the Spirit, for the Spirit, and through the Spirit and you will begin your heaven on earth. Be at peace, my children, no matter what happens. Shalom.”

Heavenly Father, Sweet Jesus, Blessed Spirit of Love, we praise and thank you for making heaven available to us while in exile. Help us to put to death all that is earthly and live always in the Spirit, for the Spirit, and through the Spirit. Send us your grace so that we can overcome all the temptations of the flesh that assail us. Help us to live only and always in your will. We love you, we praise you, and we thank you through the Flame of Love of our Blessed Mother. Amen.

A dream…

Dear friends last night I dreamed of a demon who was teaching a theology class. He was teaching subtle falsehoods, such as God the Father is the main God, and Jesus is another, lesser God. I was thinking, “That’s not right. Jesus and the Father and the Holy Spirit are three Persons in one God, co-equal.” Someone in the class asked about the Holy Spirit. The demon got very annoyed at that question and didn’t really answer it. The next thing I could see was that there was a chalice there, like the ones used at the consecration. He spilled the chalice and that was the end of my dream, but I did note one other peculiar thing. Other than looking like a fairly typical teacher in a theology class, the eyes of the demon were completely blind, as if there were hard scales on them.

I have pondered and prayed over this dream. Several things come to mind. Most obvious is the way that subtle falsehoods have permeated not just the culture, but in some cases the seminaries. Families, even Catholic families, often have a very poor understanding of even basic theology. What they are passing on to their children is even more paltry and inaccurate. I’m sure we have all experienced this in real life.

The second important facet of the dream, and I believe a real message for all of us, is the critical importance of the Holy Spirit. It is urgent, dear friends, that we all deepen our relationship to the Holy Spirit. In the previous message, Our Lord said twice, “Become love.” What better way than by praying for a deeper infilling of the Holy Spirit, the very Breath of Love that flows between the Father and the Son. If we long for the coming Era of Peace, the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart, the Kingdom of the Divine Will, let us conceive it in our souls NOW, gestate it, nurture it, and carry it to term, following the example of our most Blessed Mother. We do this by fervently desiring to open ourselves to the Holy Spirit, by emptying ourselves in order to be filled by Him, praying, “Holy Spirit, use me as you wish to accomplish your designs upon the world!”

The chalice in the dream I feel represented the blood of the martyrs that the evil one is callously spilling each day. I felt in the dream that the Holy Spirit, the mention of Whom was greatly annoying to the demon, is a critical remedy to the ills of our day. If we deepen our relationship with the Holy Spirit, if we use His abundant gifts for the good of all, there will be no defense the enemy can mount against us, and no offense that can give him victory. The Holy Spirit in so many ways, is begging us to invite Him into our hearts and souls, so that he may act in us for the good of all. We must not delay in our response! Whatever is distracting us from being docile to the Spirit must be jettisoned. Of course our daily duty is part of the holy calling of each of us. Our family life and commitments are holy and worthy sacramentals, signs of our membership in the greater family of God. But we all have extra things that are mere distractions. It is time to imitate Mary in professing our fiat with all our heart, to give God the choicest portions of our lives, not just the leftovers.

The final point I gleaned from the dream, and one that gave me great hope, was that the demon was completely blind. This, I believe, was a confirmation of the Flame of Love devotion, in which Our Lord told Elizabeth Kindelmann that the effect of the prayers was to “blind satan”. I believe that the Lord wished us to know that the Flame of Love prayer warriors have already weakened the enemy. Then let us, with renewed fervour, “pray ardently” as our Lord also said in the previous message. Let us be encouraged in our calling and become true signs of hope for others and instruments of the Divine Will.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolations, through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

I am showering graces in greater abundance than ever before upon those who are open to receiving them…

Ephesians 4:20-21 Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Beloved do not doubt! I am showering graces in greater abundance than ever before upon those who are open to receiving them. This has nothing to do with your own merit of grace, but has everything to do with the significance of the times. Where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more. Then do not limit what I wish to do in you and through you. Believe that I am acting in new ways. Throw yourself into my service. Hold nothing back. Let go of all that you cling to. This will make the coming trial easier to bear. Become love. Love those I send you. Repent as soon as you sin. Pray ardently. Desire to live in complete union with me. Fuse your own will into mine. I am calling you anew, dear children. Look into your lives and cast off what is unnecessary. Cling to me. Become love. Children I am calling. What is your response?”

Beloved Father of my heart, by your grace, my response is, Fiat! In the Divine Will I beg for the grace to give my will completely over to you. Help me to accept every gift and grace it pleases you to give me. Help me to pray more ardently and divest myself of all unnecessary attachments, that I might become love and live only and always in the Divine Will. Jesus and Mary please obtain for me these graces, especially that I might fuse my will into the Divine Will. Here I am Father, I come to live in your holy and adorable will. Amen.

 

Once the idols are shattered, my Spirit will once again go out over the formless void and renew the face of the earth…

Jeremiah 19:11 Thus says the Lord of hosts: So will I break this people and this city, as one breaks a potter’s vessel, so that it can never be mended. In Topheth they shall bury until there is no more room to bury.

“My children, do you think I take delight in sorrow and woe? Do you think I am edified by my people’s suffering? No, my delight would be in their conversion, my edification in their contrition. But this people has rejected my messengers. Once again, my Son is crucified and vilified. Yes, I mean to shatter them, but only so that what they cling to—all their idols—will be seen for what they are—shams, counterfeits, vapor. Once the idols are shattered, my Spirit will once again go out over the formless void and renew the face of the earth. My children, do you see how this must be? Fly to me, my little ones! Show me your humble, contrite hearts. Console me and help me in my work of renewal. I am looking for willing workers. There is much to be done in the glorious work of salvation. It is an honor to be asked to participate in this great work. Do you see that? Are you willing? Children come to me!”

Abba, Father, we are your children, contrite, penitent. We come to you in humble service. If you can use our poor efforts in the work of salvation, then do not delay, but use the little we offer magnified in the Flame of Love. In the Divine Will accomplish in us what we ourselves are incapable of accomplishing. In you all things are possible. Here I am Lord, I come to live in your holy will—save souls! Amen.

Let neither honey nor venom issue from you, but springs of life-giving water…

Jeremiah 9:8-9 They all speak friendly words to their neighbours, but inwardly are planning to lay an ambush. Shall I not punish them for these things? says the Lord; and shall I not bring retribution on a nation such as this?

“Duplicity, my child! It is a word that describes well this perverse generation. All sweetness on the outside, but all venom on the inside. Woe to those whitewashed tombs! They will be poisoned with their own venom! Can your just God turn a blind eye to their evil intentions and wicked deeds? It is not possible! Justice must have the victory. Children, be patient and trusting. Your Father has not forgotten you. I have carved you on the palm of my hand. Safeguard your integrity, my children. It is a precious treasure and a sure way to imitate me. You are beloved children of the living God, sons and daughters of perfect justice. Let neither honey nor venom issue from you, but springs of life-giving water. Children I am with you and I love you. Shalom.”

Heavenly Father, send forth your Spirit to be our source of life-giving water. Send your holy angels to guard our integrity and show us where we need to plug the holes. Loving savior, grant conversion to those who are filled with venom. Queen of Peace, pray for us! Amen.

There is no more time; the whirlwind is upon you…

Hosea 8:7 For they sow the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind. The standing grain has no heads, it shall yield no meal; if it were to yield, foreigners would devour it.

“My children do you see that this is taking place? Do you see how the worship of sin and death brings an abundance of sin and death to the world? My faithful ones, this is why I have given you so many powerful weapons. This is why I have sent my Mother again and again to call the world to repentance. Our Mother weeps tears of blood over her children! Then do not delay any longer, but offer yourselves anew into her service. Place yourselves under her protection. Take your orders from her. Let her provide you with weapons. Am I asking you to do what is impossible? With me all things are possible. Distasteful? Her love and protection are sweeter than honey, more precious than gold. Surrender yourselves anew! Cut loose all you cling to. Love God above all. Let our Mother show you how. There is no more time; the whirlwind is upon you. Gird yourselves with the precious armor of our Mother. Children, the battle intensifies. Now is not the time to rest or sleep.*”

O my Jesus, give me grace upon grace through our beloved Mother. Blessed Mother, I surrender myself completely into your service. Help me! Guide me! Teach me! Train me! Help me to be the warrior our Lord desires. Without you I can do nothing, but with your graces all things are possible. Here I am Lord Jesus, I come to live in your most holy will. Amen.

(*Just to clarify, I believe our Lord means this in a spiritual sense. “Keep awake! Watch and pray!”)

Mother of God, spread the effect of grace of Thy Flame of Love over all of humanity, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

This week I asked our Mother for a certain favor. Then, at morning Mass I asked what she would like in return. Immediately I felt these words in my heart: “Spread devotion to my Immaculate Heart to the whole world,” and then, “Elizabeth Kindelmann”. Through Elizabeth Kindelmann, the Virgin Mary placed into our hands a new means to blind Satan: the Flame of Love of Her Immaculate Heart and this prayer: “Mother of God, spread the effect of grace of Thy Flame of Love over all of humanity, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.”

I was given the message here below and then asked for a scripture passage and was given: Haggai 2:9 The latter splendor of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place I will give prosperity, says the Lord of hosts.

BVM: “Beloved children, you do not fully understand what is at stake. If you did, you would eliminate all from your life that does not serve God’s holy will. Never has it been more important, more urgent, that my faithful servants divest themselves of what does not serve the Lord’s will. You allow so many distractions! You will weep one day over all the good left undone because you allowed yourself to be distracted from your divine purpose, and the tears will be bitter indeed. Begin anew, my children! This moment! Pray as never before. Offer penance. Give me your daily duty. I will transform everything in my Flame of Love. Children do not delay. The harvest of souls is very near.”

Blessed Mother, obtain for me new graces, that I may not be distracted from what God’s holy will desires of me. I offer my every moment to you. Help me to resist the pull of meaningless distractions and draw me ever deeper into your Flame of Love. Jesus in Mary, I trust in you. Save souls! “Mother of God, spread the effect of grace of Thy Flame of Love over all of humanity, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.”

May Your Kingdom come, and your will be done O Lord!

Addendum: Dear friends as a confirmation, I heard from the holy souls at http://www.theflameoflove.org that my blog post came on the exact day that the official translation of the spiritual diary was released on Amazon! (Click here.) I have ordered the book and it is lovely.

I believe the Flame of Love devotion will lead to the fulfillment of Our Lady’s Fatima promise: In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.” Amen! Alleluia!

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy…

A few nights ago I had a dream in which I was in a room with someone I know who is away from the church. I looked outside and saw a form coming towards us. I KNEW it was the Lord, even though the form was not human-shaped. I fell to my knees and began to pray repeatedly, “Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy…” The form covered us and then left. In the dream I felt this was a global event. I immediately turned to the person I was with and asked, “Did the Lord touch you?” and he said, “Yes!” I could see the conversion in him and was overjoyed. I feel this dream was a confirmation that our prayers—especially the Divine Mercy chaplet—are bearing fruit in souls. Let us not be lax in our prayers, but continue to flood the earth with Divine Mercy.

I asked for a Scripture passage for this dream and was given Obadiah 1:17 But there will be survivors on Mount Zion—a holy remnant. The house of Jacob will take possession of its own inheritance.

Lord Jesus, we believe that in you we have the victory, and that none of those you have given us to pray for will be lost. Help us to be persistent in prayer and take away all our useless distractions. Jesus help us to be your willing workers, winning for you with our prayers and sacrifices the souls for which you thirst. In your most holy name and in the Divine Will, we claim all these souls for the kingdom. Jesus we trust in you! Save souls!