God Great Plan of Redemption
The World is building its own empire, a one world, a new world, without God, despite the many warnings that came from heaven, especially in Fatima and Medjugorje. As at the tower of Babylon when men gathered to build their city without God, speaking one language, God scattered them and confounded their language. God also knows that when men abandon or reject Him, they move quickly to self ruin. What does God require of us? Nothing much but loyalty and acknowledgment and gratitude. Many are overwhelmed with their daily busy lives and their pleasures, which are passing away, and do not have time for God, or do not acknowledge Him, or reject Him. Many acquired education and success and earthly riches, and read countless books in their lives, but have not acquired God's Wisdom, never read the Holy Bible, and have not stored any eternal richness. Many acquired spirituality and have read the Holy Bible, but made it to fit or twist it to their own interests, desires, or lifestyles. Many do not dare to ignore, disobey, or rebel against their superiors, but they do ignore, disobey, or rebel against their Creator. Many are living in a state of sin against God Holiness. The World is full of inhumanity, cruelty, immorality, greed; corruption and violence as the time of Noah before the flood; sexual immorality and homosexuality way passed Sodom and Gomorrah before their destructions; abuse, drugs, wars, crimes... Many are involved or deceived by countless false prophets and teachers, and distorted believes, and cults and myths. Many are in a state of despair, depression, loneliness, confusion, misery, anguish, or lost hope. Many are worried and concerned about world events and crisis and are missing the Greatest Event ever. Many have build their lives on grasping for Theology or Eschatology or Philosophy, and lost the main focus on Sanctity and Humility. Many are accumulating wealth and many are committing abominable things to accomplish it, while "Their silver shall be cast forth, and their gold shall become a dunghill". Many are still questioning if there is a God, while we are in the consummation hour, and the God and the Creator of the universe is about to be revealed. And many Christians have to reconsider their Christian state. In sum, men declining morals has led to various problems including political, social, financial, spiritual, environmental, and even universal... "They did not do penance from the works of their hands, that they should not adore devils, and idols... neither they did penance from their murders, nor from their sorceries, nor from their sexual immorality, nor from their thefts". Man has attained a highest standard ever of living and modernism and technology, yet the lowest moral and social and religious standard ever in the history of mankind. This is the price to pay, when we alienate ourselves from God and his Holy Commandments. "The wages of sin is death. But the grace of God, life everlasting, in Christ Jesus our Lord".
But Man has not stopped at this point, but started blaspheming and cursing and speaking against God, and every holy thing that pertain to Him, privately or publicly, and making a sport and spectacle of Him, and included His name in all areas of human abominations. Man has done everything unimaginable, and in various manners, against his Creator and his Holy Name and Commandments, in an unprecedented way since the creation of the world. How long will God tolerate with injustice and blasphemies?
God created the Universe as a heritage to His Children, He disposed the Angels for their protection and aid, He gave Himself on the Cross for their salvation, He gave them His Holy Spirit, He gave them the Church and the Sacraments, He gave them the Holy Eucharist to stay and grow in Communion and Union with Him, and He gave them His Holy Mother and Saints to help them, guide them, and intercede for them, and the Saints will partake of the Divinity of God. It is foolishness to exchange temporary earthly desires, with eternal glory. Our Great Loving and Merciful God even stands at the door "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock. If any one shall hear my voice, and open to me the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me". The only reason that will make Him depart is constant pride. Satan was one of the most beautiful created beings until he fell by pride. God will forgive a soul even to the last minute. The criminal on the right was forgiven by Jesus on the Cross in the last moment. No matter what one does in his life, God will forgive if we are willing to ask for forgiveness. For Jesus said "I have not come to call the just, but sinners to penance"; "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, but by me". If the Lord judges us according to what we deserve, no one will be saved, "for we all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God". God Immense and Infinite Love, Mercy, Forgiveness, and Longsuffering are beyond measures.
"For you are the temple of the living God; as God said: I will dwell in them, and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Therefore, Go out from among them, and be separate, said the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing. And I will receive you; and I will be a Father to you; and you shall be my sons and daughters, said the Lord Almighty." (St Paul - 2Corinthians 6:16-18) "Do you not know, that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? But if any man destroys the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, which you are"; "Do you not know, that your members are the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have from God; and you are not your own? For you are bought with a great price. Glorify and bear God in your body." (St Paul - 1Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:19-20) "Behold, I come quickly; hold fast that which you have, that no one take your crown. He who shall overcome, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God; and he shall go out no more; and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God, and my new name." (Our Lord Jesus - Apocalypse 3:11-12)
Should we question God ways or should we love Him for who He is, then for what He has done and what he has greatly prepared for us. The infinite holiness, the source of love and all merciful God, humble and meek, who came down to save us, living with us, serving us, washing our feet, accepting all kind of offenses and foolishness and afflictions and despisements from men, even to death on the Cross for us. "The Son of man has not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a redemption for many" (Our Lord Jesus - St Matthew 20:28); "Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls" (St Paul - Hebrews 12:3); "He was wounded for our iniquities, He was bruised for our sins, the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by his bruises we are healed" (Prophet Isaiah 53:5).
The Apparitions and Messages of the Queen of Peace in Medjugorje are the Signs of the Times. Even more, they are the reflection of God's Great Love to restore and save humanity. They are the Light where darkness and gloominess are hovering and where the Doctrine is being obscured more and more. Our Lady teaching and guiding her children in love, gentleness, discretion, and day by day inner spiritual advancement, while special graces are outpoured from above by the hands of the Holy Virgin. Our Lady purpose and signature on all messages is one: to give us peace and protect us in these troubled times, to teach us and lead us to sanctity and perfection, then to present us to God in the appointed time "I call you to surrender to me so that I can present you to God, pure and without sin". God desire for everyone to respond to the call of the Holy Spirit in this special time of grace, where the Holy Spirit is moving mightily, not openly to the world, but in the deepest inner spirits of men. Our Lady has also showed us a simple way to holiness: "Put God in the first place in your life. In this way, little children, each of you will become Saint".
"Dear children! You know that I desire to lead you on the way of holiness, but I do not want to compel you to be saints by force. I desire that each of you by your own little self-denials help yourself and me so I can lead you from day to day closer to holiness. Therefore, dear children, I do not desire to force you to observe the messages. But rather this long time that I am with you is a sign that I love you immeasurably and what I desire of each individual is to become holy. Thank you for having responded to my call."
St Louis De Montfort, in his book that is ranked among the greatest spiritual masterpieces, "True Devotion to the Virgin Mary" (found on this Site), along with other Saints, have prophesied about the Saints of the latter times the Virgin Mary will raise and nurture, against Satan and in the middle of a corrupted world and overwhelming demons activities and attacks, "To oppose and crush the enemies of God and heretics and sinners, by their word and example, and the Cross and the Rosary, and to draw men to the fire of divine love, preparing the way for his second coming. Attached to nothing, surprised at nothing, troubled at nothing, they will shower down the rain of God's word and of eternal life, seeking the glory of God and the salvation of souls True disciples of Jesus Christ imitating his poverty, his humility, his contempt of the world and his love. They will point out the narrow way to God in pure truth according to the Holy Gospel and not according to the maxims of the world... It is mainly in reference to these last wicked persecutions of the devil, daily increasing until the advent of the reign of Antichrist, that we should understand that first and well known prophecy and curse of God uttered against the serpent in the garden of paradise 'I will place enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and her seed; she [or He, referring to Christ, in newer manuscripts] will crush your head and you will lie in wait for her [or His, or you will bruise His] heel' (Gen. 3:15)... Mary's power over the evil spirits will especially shine forth in the latter times, when Satan will lie in wait for her heel, that is, for her humble servants and her poor children whom she will raise to fight against him... God the Holy Spirit, became fruitful through Mary. It was with her, in her and of her that he produced his masterpiece, God-made-man, and that he produces every day until the end of the world the members of the body of this adorable Head"... God became our Father when He begot His Only Son Jesus, "His Firstborn among many brethren", through Mary; "You are my Son, today I have begotten you". And the Son "He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying: I will declare Your name to my brethren; in the midst of the assembly will I praise You". "Happy, a thousand times happy, are the Christians who bind themselves faithfully and completely to her as to a secure anchor! The violent storms of the world will not make them founder or carry away their heavenly riches. Blessed are those who enter into Mary as into Noah's ark! The flood waters of sin which engulf so many will not harm them... It is she who obtains for those who attach themselves to her the graces of fidelity to God and perseverance". St. Bernard points out to encourage us to take up this devotion, "When Mary supports you, you will not fail; When she protects you, you will have nothing to fear; When she leads you, you will not grow weary; When you win her favour, you will reach the harbor of safety".
St Louis De Montfort came forward as St Elias and as another St Vincent Ferrer like missionary, filled with the Holy Spirit and with prophecy, and with anticipations of the latter age of the Church, and that it is Mary that will be in charge of the formation and education of the Saints of the end times, so that through Mary the Gospel of the Kingdom is witnessed to the whole world, the heads of the Devil and Antichrist and the enemies of God will be crushed, and Jesus Christ will be triumphant. As he was persecuted and greatly opposed by religious authorities, he traveled 1000 miles on foot to Rome and obtained approval from the Pope to continue his preaching. In 1853, 137 years after his death in 1716, a decree went forth from Rome that his writings are exempt from all errors.
Of the many prophesies in the Old Testament about the Virgin Mary, one marvelous prophesy also reveals that the Body of Christ is produced through Mary. It is in the prophesy about the birth of Christ "And you, Bethlehem Ephrata, are a little one among the thousands of Judah, out of you shall He come forth unto Me who is to be the ruler in Israel [Christ to be born in Bethlehem], and his going forth is from the beginning, from the days of eternity [Deity of Christ]. Therefore He shall give them up (Christ to abandon the Jews after his rejection and crucifixion), until the time wherein she who travails [the Virgin Mary] shall bring forth [The birth of the Church of Saints in heaven; the Church translated to glory]; and the remnant of His brethren shall return to the children of Israel. [salvation of the remnant of Israel in the end times]" (Almighty God - Prophet Micah 5:2,3)
In her Message of June 25, 1985, in response to the question of Marija Pavlovic: "Our Lady, what do you wish to recommend to priests? Our Lady gave a response: "I invite you to call on everyone to pray the Rosary. With the Rosary you shall overcome all the calamities which Satan wants to inflict on the Catholic Church. All you priests, pray the Rosary! Dedicate your time to the Rosary!". Also in Fatima, Our Lady's 3rd Secret reveals a big city half in ruins and the Martyrdom of the Holy Father and many Clergies and many Catholics. Also in Medjugorje, Our Lady often said in her messages "Children, I desire you to grasp the gravity of the situation". In her Message of June 25 1991, Our Lady says to pray and read the Sacred Scriptures to discover the message for us and the true reason of her coming. In her Message of August 25 1993, Our Lady says that this is a special time, to read Sacred Scripture, live it, and pray to understand the signs of the times.
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