(MH – March 5th, 2016)
There is a Name that is above all other names in the heavens and the earth – no other Name matters – even the Blessed Mother Mary – she bows and honors that Blessed Name – the Name of JESUS – Yahweh is Salvation – for she has said in her Magnificat: My soul magnifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in GOD my Savior!
The Apostle Peter has said with the Apostle John in Acts of the Apostles, chapter 4:
“Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God hath raised from the dead, even by him this man stands here before you whole. This is the stone which was rejected by you the builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given to men, whereby we must be saved.”
Are we listening to the Voice of the Most High speaking from Sts. Peter and Mary the (Theotokos) Mother of God?
It is in Jesus that our FAITH resides – for Jesus brings us to the FATHER and the HOLY SPIRIT declares this Word through these two Saints, among so many other witnesses that have come since.
What is it with men that keeps us from trusting fully in this Savior who gave Himself for us?
I will tell you what it is; it is the stubborn and ugly sinful self-centered Pride that distracts and discourages us from total commitment to JESUS CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED.
Dear one, my fervent prayer of Rest (hesychia) for this world and our nation and the Church is this: that we come fully to the Lord Jesus Christ as the Church, as a nation; and as the world – but that begins one at a time.
I will tell you though – look at the prophetic Scriptures; we do not seem to be headed that Way of Jesus, because man prefers himself to GOD. May God have Mercy upon us sinners.
Shame on the leaders of the world, this nation, and even within the Churches; for we seem to be going the ways of Balaam; even as St. Jude says we are?
He says: “Dearly beloved, taking all care to write unto you concerning your common salvation, I was under a necessity to write unto you: to beseech you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints. For certain men are secretly entered in, (who were written of long ago unto this judgment,) ungodly men, turning the grace of our Lord God into riotousness, and denying the only sovereign Ruler, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
He also says of the Church and the world: “But these men blaspheme whatever things they know not: and what things soever they naturally know, like dumb beasts, in these they are corrupted. Woe unto them, for they have gone in the way of Cain: and after the error of Balaam they have for reward poured out themselves, and have perished in the contradiction of Core. These are spots in their banquets, feasting together without fear, feeding themselves, clouds without water, which are carried about by winds, trees of the autumn, unfruitful, twice dead, plucked up by the roots, Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own confusion; wandering stars, to whom the storm of darkness is reserved for ever.”
Dear souls, do we see a pattern here?
There is much that is FALSE that people profess, when inside there is no LOVE for JESUS – there is self-loving, yes, much of that dead love – but GOD CALLS ALL OF US TO PERFECT LOVE through our Beloved Perfect Love, Jesus.
With Blessed Mary, “ponder these things” in your heart of hearts.
Abba Anthony the repentant sinner