The Lord Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, the Third Person in the Triune Godhead, to us when He ascended back to the Father.
The Holy Spirit IS “the Spirit of Truth” and Jesus Himself said “He will guide you into ALL the truth” (Jn. 16:13). He would stay here, dwelling WITHIN each and every true believer of Christ, who are the children of God, UNTIL the Father would remove Him, Who is the Restrainer (2 Thess. 2:7), just before the Time of the End.
Truth is still here. HE, the Holy Spirit, is still here, waiting for those who have yet to accept Christ into their lives, to “call upon the name of the Lord to be saved” (Rom. 10:13; Joel 2:32; Ps. 145:18; Acts 2:21; 4:12).
NOW is the acceptable time to call upon His Name, BEFORE the time of wrath and judgment to come. As it is written in 2 Cor. 6:2, “Now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”
After this time, there will be only judgment. It will come to those who did not want to have anything to do with the Truth.
“Thy Word IS Truth” -John 17:17.
The only way for eternal salvation and redemption, is with the TRUTH of the Word of God, for the Lord Jesus IS the LIVING Word of God.
He IS Truth.
If you deny the TRUTH in your life, you deny Him (Matt. 10:33).
If you SEEK the TRUTH, you WILL find Him (Deut. 4:29).
I beg you, dear ones, to SEEK truth while it is still here, and able to be found. It is not in a certain building or church. It is IN His Word, because again, HE IS THE WORD. And He IS the TRUTH. You cannot separate one from the other.
The Holy Spirit of God is WILLING to make you understand as much as you can bear, but YOU must SEEK Him out. DO what His Word tells you to do, and SEEK Him, CRY OUT to Him, CALL UPON His Name.
“REPENT, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you SHALL receive the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38
God is NOT a man that He should lie (Num. 23:19). What He says, He shall do. EVERY word of God shall come to pass, until is all finished.
Seek the TRUTH now, before the whole world falls into deception of the evil ones. That time is approaching quickly.
If they have forsaken you, remember them by praying for them.
If they curse you, even to your face, do not retaliate-bless them, or say nothing and at least pray for their souls, and leave the judgment for them up to the Lord.
As much as it hurts your heart, if they choose to forsake you, let them go. Do not chase after them. Why?
Because God does not force anyone to love Him or follow Him. And if we are to follow in His ways, we are to do the same. Love them, but do not force them to love you back.
Let them go. Pray for them. Desire God’s Spirit to draw them to Himself, in order to save their souls. But do not force them to be kept in your life when they do not want to be there.
There will be much more persecution among the Lord Jesus’ followers-His Children-in the days to come, because those who are opposed to God, have their minds set on the world, and the things of this world (Rom. 8:6-8).
Those in the world who mind the things of the flesh, do not accept anyone who abides in the Spirit of God, and walks in His Way (1 Cor. 2:13-14). They are unable to understand, hence the reason there is animosity towards a believer in Christ, even if that person is their own family member.
Let the Spirit of God deal with them-all of them. Stay the course. Let them go, but continue to love them and pray for them. Endure to the end, for as the Lord Jesus said, “great is your reward in Heaven; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets which were before you” (Matt. 5:12).
The path to follow IS a hard Path. Be prepared TO lose much…here.
But look forward to that “inexpressible and glorious joy” that Peter spoke of (1 Peter 1:8), which is “the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls…”(1 Pet. 1:9)
Let them go. Pick up your Cross, move forward in Christ, and know that He loves them even more than you do; He will do all in His Power to convince them of His Truth. But He cannot go against His own “prime directive”—the very Free Will gift He has given every person. It ultimately will be their own choice, to accept Him or reject Him.
Now go and fulfill Deuteronomy 6:5, Eph. 6:10-18, & Ps. 27:14.
I don’t think the late Benedict XVI fully realized how prophetic his statement was. David certainly did not realize many of his Psalms were prophetic either, at the time when he was writing each of them. But we are actually SEEING this happen before our eyes, whether we are part of a “C” Catholic church or not.
The fact is, anyone who considers themselves a Christian—a true believer IN the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost/Spirit, and is baptized (Mk. 16:16), is a child of God, and IS part of the One holy “c” catholic (universal) and apostolic Church, regardless of what sect of Christianity you may hail from.
THIS AFFECTS ALL OF US—not just born-again, Bible-believing Catholics like myself who attend the TLM-Traditional Latin Mass-the very Mass that started it all, and yet the hierarchy has been trying to shut us down. Why? Because the TLM reminds them of how it all started, at the Last Supper between Christ and His disciples-that it’s all about HIM, and not the people in the seats. It’s FOR us in the seats, but the attention is wholly on GOD in that service, no one else, just like it was in the OT when the priests were in the tabernacle and even more so, in the Holy of Holies with the Spirit of God. And they hate that.
If you think that this does not or will not affect your church one day—think again. The power and spirit of AntiChrist has been here since the ascension of the Lord Jesus to the Father in Acts 1:8-11. The Apostle John spoke about it in his letters to the Church. He WARNED us that this would happen, and further more was able to explain and expound upon it when the Holy Spirit “raptured” or “snatched” his spirit up in a vision to Heaven in Revelation 4:1-2, and showed him some things that were at that time in his life that had to do with the Church, but the remainder of John’s vision had to do with what was to come in the latter days-the days WE in the 21st century, are living in presently.
You see, the problem with the CHURCH as a whole, is that one branch of the Tree thinks it is better, or holier, or more “Spirit-filled”, etc., than the others. Some branches do not at all accept the others as fellow believers, and would rather even dare to call them “heretics”; for that, the Lord Jesus will judge them harshly. It was Jesus Himself that admonished John in Luke 9:49-50 about this very thing; John and the other disciples saw someone casting out devils in Jesus’ name, and they told him to stop, just because that man was not in their particular group. Jesus said to John, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you, is for you.” But the devils and demons have done an excellent job in getting all of us to see each other as the enemy, INSTEAD of focusing on THEM! May the Lord forgive us for our lack of love toward one another!
NONE of us in any branch of the Church has it “perfect”; as a matter of fact, there wasn’t supposed to BE thousands of splits in the BODY of Christ! As the picture with the Scripture states, we were and ARE to be, ONE BODY, ONE SPIRIT in Christ-ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM, with ONE GOD and Father ruling OVER ALL of us (Eph. 4:4-6). But we managed in 2000+ years, to majorly screw that up to the point even the devils and demons themselves scratch their heads wondering how we managed to let it get that bad!
If after reading all of this, you still think that some parts of the whole BODY of Christ are “heretics” or “non-believers” because they do not worship exactly the same way you do, or sing the same songs you do, or preach the same way you do, or speak the Mass/service in the same language that you do, OR they do not seem to be as “holy” as you and your branch of Christianity is, well get ready to be KNOCKED OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE like Saul of Tarsus was (Acts 9:1-6)!
The Lord Jesus did it then, and in order to get HIS BODY of believers back to where it was wayyyy back in the time of Acts, there’s going to be some —actually, MANY of us who just may be going back to the “catacomb” days that soon followed in that first couple of centuries. So He will ALLOW it to happen, in order for us all TO become what He Himself prayed to the Father for in John 17, that we would be “sanctified in the truth, for Your Word is truth” (vs. 17), and that “the glory that You have given me I have given them, THAT THEY MAY BE ONE EVEN AS WE ARE ONE” (vs. 22). Jesus continued in verse 23, “I in them and You in Me, that THEY (that is us!!) may become PERFECTLY ONE, so that the WORLD may know that YOU sent Me and loved them even as you loved Me.”
The prayer in John 17 by the Lord Jesus has YET to fully be answered, because the BODY of Christ has been too busy arguing, fighting and condemning each other, instead of turning toward the Lord Jesus, and LISTENING to the HOLY SPIRIT, allowing HIM to lead and guide us, and grow us into the true BODY of CHRIST we were always meant to be, with ONE TRUE Spirit —not hundreds of evil spirits leading us into judgment and God forbid, even damnation!
PRAY and ask the Holy Spirit to REVEAL to you, how YOU as a believer in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit —the ONE TRUE GODHEAD—should be praying about this. Allow Him to HUMBLE you, and let Him show you what can do about all of this in this ever increasing evil time when the CHURCH BODY is and will be continuing to go through MUCH TRIBULATION in the days to come.
With much HUMILITY, REPENTANCE, and ALL of us in the Body seeking FORGIVNESS of such sins against each other, we may just be able to once again, stand strong (Eph. 6:10-18) against the TRUE enemy of our souls—the evil ones who have since the beginning of the time of God’s creation of humanity, sought out to STEAL, KILL, and DESTROY (Jn. 10:10) us off the face of the Earth, just because the LORD God loves us, and created us in HIS image. Also, because He sent His Son, Jesus, to SAVE us from our sins (Matt. 1:21), IF we were to ACCEPT Him into our lives.
Mark my words, mark Benedict’s words, and most importantly, mark THE WORD OF GOD—because ALL Scripture will be fulfilled, and the Church WILL go through a time of persecution and tribulation this world has yet to see. But it is coming. And sooner than any of us who ARE watching and seeing it happen, would like to admit.
PRAY and SEEK the Lord God, and His Son, and ask Him to humble you and your church body, in order to work with the other true branches of the Body of Christ. Those who ARE truly His, will desire to do HIS will, and work with one another, in love, in humility, in reverent fear of the LORD God and His living Word, which IS His SON, the LORD JESUS (Jn. 1:1-2, 14), Who is and always will be the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE (Jn. 14:6) for all that accept Him as both SAVIOR and LORD of their lives.
Remember the words of the Apostle Paul in Galatians 3:26-29, and LIVE them out, in love, humility and service to one another, fulfilling the law of Christ, and answering His prayer to the Father:
“For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither JEW nor GREEK, SLAVE nor FREE, there is no MALE and FEMALE, for you are ALL ONE in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to Promise.”
May the LORD GOD Almighty have mercy on us, and forgive our sins of highmindedness, and help us once again to become the HUMBLE servants of the Most High He desired all of us in the Body of Christ to be—one HOLY, CATHOLIC, and APOSTOLIC CHURCH. In Jesus’ most precious Name—Amen. ✨✝️📖✨✝️📖✨✝️📖✨✝️📖✨✝️📖 Pope Benedict XVI visionary….(from 1969)
WE ARE HERE ! The prophecy of Fr. Joseph Ratzinger in 1969: “We will soon have reduced priests to the role of social workers and the message of faith reduced to political views. Everything will seem lost, but at the right moment, right in the most dramatic stage of the crisis, the Church will be reborn. She will be smaller, poorer, almost catacombal, but even more holy. For it will no longer be the Church of those who seek to please the world, but the Church of the faithful to God and His eternal law. Rebirth will be the work of a small remains, seemingly insignificant yet indomitable, passed through a purification process. Because that’s how God works. Against evil, a small flock resists. “
If there ever was a time in modern day “post-Christianity” that we should be calling upon the name of the Lord, it is NOW. He was not “just a fairy tale”… He was not “just a myth”… He was not just a regular man… He was not just “a good man”… He was not just “a good teacher”… He was not just “a prophet”… He WAS in glory with the Father BEFORE He had to fulfill His mission here on Earth (Jn. 17:5)… That mission was to be the one and only acceptable sacrifice (Eph. 5:2; Heb. 9:26; 10:26) that the Father would recognize as a way to save and redeem people from their sins… He IS the ONLY way back to the Father (Jn. 14:6); no other way is possible… His Spirit-the Holy Spirit of God, is placed into every one of us (Gal. 4:6) who “call upon the name of the LORD to be saved (Rom. 10:13)… Jacob himself said, “I wait for Your salvation, O LORD” (Gen. 49:18). Those who longed for God to be with them, finally had that prayer answered when God the Father sent His Son to Earth, to make a way for humanity to be reconciled to their Creator. That night in the manger, Mary gave birth to the One–the ONLY One Who could free mankind from any and all demonic bondage: His Name is called JESUS. And He is the same Savior as He has been-YESTERDAY, TODAY, and FOREVER (Heb. 13:8) Will you recognize Him as your Savior and Lord today, of all days? Get (re)acquainted with Him this CHRISTmas. Make it an eternal present you give yourself; He will be the best gift you could ever receive.💖✝
It is as simple as humbling yourself before the Almighty God and Savior, Confessing your sins, Asking for forgiveness, And wholeheartedly desire to serve Him, So that He can grant you Mercy and Grace, Forgiveness and a New Life In Him.
If you have not asked the Lord Jesus to help you live out your life, and have been struggling all these years, relying only on yourself and proud, unrepentant, sinful men, What are you waiting for?
GO to Him. TODAY. Start a brand new day with a Brand New Life in Jesus Christ. You will NEVER be the same again.
I shared this post this morning with a group thread I admin , and right after I did, I suddenly felt that HS “nudge” to share it far and wide, so here it is, emojis and all! We do not know how many more days we each have left here (read Psalm 90), and we should try and be mindful of that (Memento Mori). Since we have no idea when our last day will be here on Earth, we should live like today IS our last day, and do and say for the Lord ALL that we can, to honor Him, His Word, and WALK that walk of FAITH He has called us to. We each have a job to do, so let’s just DO IT, for HIM, for all of humanity, and for the sake of their precious souls. Let’s be BOLD, be LOVING, be TRUTHFUL, and be the GOOD SERVANT of our MASTER, the LORD Jesus Christ.
🙄Let me say something really quick: I know that I speak about a lot of “negative” things in this world; most people do not want to hear it, and would rather concentrate on the “postive vibes” only. Well—that’s not telling the truth and the reality of the matter. I’m🙁sorry if what I report here, or share with you is not always 🌞and 🌈 and 🦄; I wish it could be—I really do, but far too long the world has been on the “bread and circuses” plan, not seeing what REALLY has been going on in the background. Actually🤔some of it was right in our faces☹️, and we STILL were 🙉🙊and 🙈to it all.
I know I was, when I was between 22-25 years old. The Lord tried so hard to get me to SEE it, and realize how evil this world was, in order for me to take up the role He had for me😕, but😣I rejected it, at least most of the “hard” stuff—until 6 years ago. Oh, 🙄I’d mention this or that to people back then, especially family, and I’d get 🙄eye rolls and 🤯shocked looks, and before you know it, 😒they’d corner me and tell me to 🤫 shush about those things—that they weren’t as real as I thought they were. 😣
So for the sake of having RELATIONSHIPS, whether family or friends, I 🤐zipped the lip on most of it, and kept it to myself.
BUT NO MORE. For the last six years, I have let it ALL out—both good, bad, sensitive to the ears—whatever I have been told to share with people by the Lord, I have done it. The result? I’ve lost many, even some of my closest family members, who have “distanced” themselves from me😞, which has broken my heart💔 all because of speaking the TRUTH. I know some may think I go “too far”, but the Lord Jesus did not think that when He hung on the Cross for us; NOTHING was “too far” for Him to do—He just wanted to make a way back for us to the Father. And if telling the truth, and speaking it out to all, having most reject what He said, was the way to do it, knowing just a FRACTION of the people would accept Him, well—He thought it was the best way. And so do I, His servant. Hence the reason why I follow in my Master’s footsteps.
Why shouldn’t😐we then, do the same😕? Take that chance—that same “risk” that the LORD did—tell the truth LOVINGLY, as it is written—“speak the truth in love” (Eph. 4:15), and let God do the rest. IF they respond positively, you may have helped win a soul to Christ, and will see them in Eternity. If they do NOT, and then end up rejecting YOU, remember what Jesus said, “If the world hates you, remember it hated Me first” (Jn. 15:18). They will most likely end up in perdition😖😣, but at least your hands will be clean (Ez. 3:20-21). You have done what the Lord wanted you to do, and He will honor you for obeying His voice, and NOT the voice of the world (or your family, friends, etc. ).
So GO, and do likewise—make the Triune Godhead proud and honor Him by sharing His WORD on your social media pages; let HIM “do the talking” through His Word, but make sure you DO IT. And 🤨if someone tells you that they do NOT like what you are putting out there😒, tell them that both you AND they will be answering to a MUCH Higher Authority ✡️📖✝️ One Day. 😉🙂 And bid them farewell, pray for them, and keep moving FORWARD in your FAITH, even IF you “lose” them in the process. It is written, “The servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him” (Jn. 13:16). The verse before that (15) is what I will end this with: “I have set you an example so that you should do as I have done for you.”📖✝️