Thursday, October 28, 2021

BE LIGHT TO THE WORLD

 Be Light to the World

October 27, 2021


I saw a vision of the lit candles around the altar at Mass, as signs of the Presence of Jesus. I also saw the Easter Vigil where congregants receive light from the Easter candle and share it with others until the darkness is dispelled.

Then, I saw us in the world as lights in the darkened world, processing on our individual paths, in white garments, to the foot of the cross. Our light attracted others who wished to join us. As they joined in our processions, we shared our light with them, and they became lights as well.


Then Jesus spoke these words into my heart:


My Children, you have been growing in faithfulness and in virtue as you have turned your hearts to Me, and away from the things of this world. 


As you have desired, My Holy Spirit has been poured upon you, and many of you have seen visions, received words of knowledge, prophecy and wisdom to share. Some of you are seeing angels, who are around you all to guide you on my pathway. 2.


I desire to pour out My Spirit upon you in even greater measure in these times. So many of My children have had their hearts hardened by the evil one, and by fears in these perilous times.


You I wish to use as heralds of My Return. I have given you talents and when I have called, you have come to Me and shown me how you have multiplied those talents, even if you yourself cannot see it. 3.


Now, I wish to give you those talents that others have buried in the dirt. I am rewarding your faithfulness.


These talents are for your use for My Kingdom. You will use them to draw others to Me, and will give these talents away to them as they desire them, and as you understand them to be in need of them.


This is how the parable of the talents becomes the story of your life in Me. (Matthew 25:14-30)


You may constantly ask me to give you more talents, and I will do it.  I will respond to your request, because you have shown that you are faithful to share them, and not horde them for yourselves.


The world has a distorted view of love, and the evil one has twisted hearts and minds to believe lies about love and about My Love for all my children.


But, you have learned what it says in scripture about greater love. (John 15:13) You are following Me and laying down your own lives for your brothers and sisters.


You have learned that when you lay down your own life, and take up My Life and My Cross, you are filled with Joy and Purpose.


The Saints in heaven rejoice as you grow more in Me every day.


Notes:

  1. For some time the scrap,of a song lyric has been in my head, and it ties to the vision and message above. "and the light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness will never overcome it". I cannot recall the song title.
  2. These are not all the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit that have been received, just the ones the Lord spoke to me now.
  3. Remember the Lord telling the sheep and goats about the care of His Children, and they asked when they had done that. His response was that what they had done for the least, they did for Him. So too, you. This is the continuation of the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:31-40.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

DISPEL THE DARKNESS WITHIN

 Dispel the Darkness Within

October 20, 2021


My Dear Children, the darkness that you see all around you can destroy your body, but My Concern is for the darkness within you, for that darkness can destroy your soul forever.


Your Holy Mother and mine, and I call you to repentance often, because it is necessary.


Suppose that I contact you and tell you that Your Holy Mother and I are coming to stay with you for a time, and that we plan to be with you by a certain date. You would start immediately to prepare for our arrival. You would clean the exterior of your home, and would tidy and dust and clean the inside of your home, as well. You would get on hands and knees to find any dust or dirt with an eagle’s eye, to have your home spotless for Your Lord and Lady.


Then suppose I contact you and let you know we are delayed, and are uncertain of our arrival date. Would you sit back and relax, or would you continue to maintain the cleanliness of your home, for as long as we are delayed?


Greater than a visit from your Holy Mother and Me is the desire that the Father, Holy Spirit and I have to come to stay forever in your heart. 


Should you not be diligently keeping your heart clean for us? Should you not want always to be free from sin so that your heart remains hospitable to your God?


The darkness of the world desires to distract you from your call to be always prepared for Us to reign in your heart. 


Pray continually for guidance to help you rid yourself of any sins, big or small that separate you in any way from the fullness of Our Love for you.


From Mass readings for today:

From Romans 6


“but present yourselves to God as raised from the dead to life

and the parts of your bodies to God as weapons for righteousness. 

For sin is not to have any power over you,

since you are not under the law but under grace.”


In Jesus calling us continually to repentance, He is also empowering our angels to guide us, as we listen to them, away from occasions for sin.

He is preparing us faithful servants to serve Him in these times. It is a call to holiness, to be set apart for His purposes.


From Luke 12


“Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward

whom the master will put in charge of his servants

to distribute the food allowance at the proper time?

Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.

Truly, I say to you, he will put him

in charge of all his property.”


We are some of the servants the Lord wants to put in charge of things He assigns to us.


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

THIS IS IT

This is It

September 1, 2021


My precious Children, you are witnesses to the time long foretold. But, I call you to be more than witnesses to this time. I call you to be warriors in the battle for your own souls, the souls of loved ones, and the souls of nations.


I have sent My Holy Spirit among you to be your guide, to instruct you in the paths I desire you to take, and to guide you to captives to be set free (1). You, in My Name, and in the power of My Holy Spirit will lead them to freedom in Me.


Do not be afraid, or let the evil one steal your joy. He will tell you lies that you are inadequate and that what is ahead of you is overwhelming. Do not believe his lies.


Listen to and for My Voice only. To hear Me, you must remain in prayer at all times, and in a state of grace. I have chosen you, and your Holy Mother has been preparing you, and watching over you.


Again, I urge you to avoid distractions. Turn away from all things that take away your peace. This is a major tactic of the devil, the destruction of peace.


Do not place your trust in corporations and governments to provide solutions to the problems of this age, and do not trust the media to be purveyors of truth in these times. 


Rather, I call you to pray for the people in these organizations, because they too are my children, and I desire them to be set free, and enter into eternal life.


Be prepared at all times, and be attentive to my voice. I call you softly to specific prayer for individuals and situations.  I call you to acts of love and charity. (2)


As I call you to action, remain calm. Do not let the evil one try to convince you of your inadequacy.  Trust Me to lead you to where I want you to be. Do what I guide you to do, and speak the words My Holy Spirit gives you to speak.


This war will be won, one soul at a time.  


Be patient. Be calm. Be attentive to My Voice!


  1. Before the message, I saw in a vision, a small group of well equipped soldiers enter a small town, and go door to door, setting people free.  Their doors were barred from the outside, and they were in chains in their homes until rescue came.
  2. Last night, during Communion at Mass, I felt called to pray over a particular young man I know, with serious health issues. By the time Mass ended I had forgotten. As we were getting into our car, his brother had come out of Church hoping to find me before we left.  I told him I wanted to pray over his brother next week, if they were at Mass. Then, he turned to talk to someone, and I felt the need to rush back into Church and pray over his brother. When I returned to the car, my wife asked me where I went. When I told her, she told me that she had prayed for him also at Communion.



The Prayer of Jesus (The Unity Prayer)

May our feet journey together.

May our hands gather in unity.

May our hearts beat in unison.

May our souls be in harmony.

May our thoughts be as one.

May our ears listen to the silence together.

May our glances profoundly penetrate each other.

May our lips pray together to gain mercy from the Eternal Father.



St. Theresa of Avila - In this life our lot is not to enjoy God, but to do His Holy Will.



Dr. Lee Merritt - "If you think we are fighting a virus, you are going to act like a victim, if you think we are fighting a war, you are going to act like a warrior."


Revelation 12:17. Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.


John 14:12-17

12 "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; 14 if you ask anything in my name, I will do it. 

15 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you.


 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

YOU HAVE BEEN HEEDING THE CALL

 You Have Been Heeding The Call

October 13, 2021


Dear Children of my Immaculate Heart. You bring joy to my heart, as you listen to and respond to the call of my Son, your Saviour and Redeemer.


He has called you continually to repentance, to continue to cleanse your hearts of all impurities, so that your hearts may then be filled with love of God, love of yourself created in His Image, and love for your fellow man.


He has shown you the evil in the world, not to make you personally afraid, but to open your eyes and hearts to the difficulties these times bring to people who lack your faith.


As you have grown in compassion for those you have encountered, you have been being trained to have even more compassion for those who will be led to you in these troubling times.


Your Pastor has a father’s heart for his flock, and your Heavenly Father has been growing in him the vision he has had for caring for and nurturing his flock, and to draw the wounded and disenfranchised into the sheepfold.


You are all a part of the realization of his and the Father’s Vision for the refuge of your faith community. 


As a mother who loves all of her children, with a special love for those farthest away from My Son, I delight to see my children yearning to reach out to touch the hearts of those so in need of their Saviour.


Many in the world have been praying a prayer I gave to my daughter Vassula in May 1990:

Father all Merciful,

let those who hear and hear again

yet never understand,

hear Your Voice this time

and understand that it is You, the Holy of Holies;

open the eyes of those who see and see,

yet never perceive,

to see with their eyes this time

Your Holy Face and Your Glory,

place Your Finger on their heart

so that their heart may open

and understand Your Faithfulness,

I pray and ask you all these things, Righteous Father,

so that all the nations be converted and be healed

through the Wounds of Your Beloved Son, Jesus Christ;

amen;


The Father has been answering this prayer, and you have all been a part of making the answer to this prayer a reality in your time.


When you see my Son in those whom you encounter, and treat them as who they are in Him, you do your part to make the prayer I gave to Vassula a reality.


GIVE THANKS WITH A GRATEFUL HEART

Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart

October 11, 2021


My Children, give thanks today and everyday for your many blessings. Everything is a gift from God, and should be viewed not with your human eyes, but with the eyes of your heart.


I came to earth as a small infant, grew to a man, and was killed, though I chose to die, to set you free from sin and death. The proof of your freedom was My resurrection, and return to heaven, where I am preparing an eternal home for you.


I have set a flame in your heart, and though storms are blowing all around you, My Mother and yours, has placed her mantle of protection on you, to keep the winds of evil from extinguishing this Flame of Love.


You have been set apart for these times. My Holy Spirit has been pouring Grace upon Grace into your hearts to prepare you for these times. 


You, I have called to bring Me to those who have rejected me, as you yourselves once did. You have come to know what I have done for you individually. 


Who better to send out to your brothers and sisters than ones who, like them were lost in sin, but have been redeemed by Grace? 


As the days darken, your trust in My Sacred Heart will shine brightly, and will be a beacon for those who feel lost. Share my love and mercy with them.


When you see yourself with your own eyes, you see this little person, and wonder how you can be used for such a glorious purpose. You know how you have sinned in your life, and how you rejected Me so many times.


But, my precious Child, that is not what I see, nor is it reality. I have washed away all your sins, as you have repented of them. I see them no more. What I see is not your littleness, but the Flame of Love that has been placed in your heart, magnified by the Flames of Love of your angels, and that of your Holy Mother.


So, it is not a match stick flame, but a conflagration of Love that I see, and that shines forth for the world to see.


Give My Love to all you encounter. Love them as I love you. My Holy Spirit will give you  the words to speak, and wil Our Lady of Zaro to Simona on October 8th, 2021:

I saw Mother: she had a white dress and a golden belt around her waist, a blue mantle that also covered her head and the crown of twelve stars. Her feet were bare and placed on the world. Mother had her left hand resting on her chest and her right hand stretched out toward us, holding a long holy rosary, made as if out of drops of ice. Mother had a very sweet smile, but tears were in her eyes. May Jesus Christ be praised…

 

My dear children, I love you and I thank you that you have come in great numbers to this call of mine. Please, my children, let yourselves be guided; take my hand and let yourselves be led to Christ. My children, pray, pray for my beloved Church, for my chosen and favored sons [priests]; pray, children, for the unity of the Church, pray for the unity of families — evil is seeking in every way to divide and destroy them; pray, children, for the unity of Christians. My children, a Christian who prays with love and faith is like a little flame, and many little flames become an enormous inextinguishable fire, which evil cannot put out. Therefore, my children, I ask you again to pray: open your hearts to the Lord. Daughter, pray with me.

 

(I prayed with Mother for the Holy Church, for priests and for all those who have entrusted themselves to my prayers, then Mother resumed).  

 

My children, I love you; open your hearts and let yourselves be flooded with the love of Christ. I love you my children, I love you. Now I give you my holy blessing. Thank you for having hastened to me. l inspire you to act in love the best way for each situation.


The harvest is ready, and though the laborers are few, be amazed at how I use you, and others like you to accomplish My Purposes.


Be thankful that you have been chosen and prepared for this time!


 

HANG ON TO ME

 Hang on to Me - George Sebok 

May 31, 1997


My sons and daughters, pray for your parish priest and parish. I am beginning to open doors there that are for you to enter in. 


Don’t be afraid because I will use you as instruments of my Holy Spirit. You will lay your hands on my people there, and an explosion of the Holy Spirit will occur beginning with my priest. 


This is the place I am calling you as my base for ministry. From here will come the model from which the great miracles will occur. 


My plan will come quickly, now, so pray my sons and daughters, now is the time. From this place will flow forth my blessing, more freely than you can know. 


Your visions will spread from here; therefore gather as one into your parish. Do not abandon it now. All things that I have shown my faithful including your bishop will come to pass. 


Be sure not to forget this model parish as it is the place from which I will flow. The vision for St. Joseph’s is my working church that I have not abandoned. 


The spark of my Spirit will ignite my people into obedience here and the fire of my Spirit will spread and spread. Believe in my new and fresh revelations. 


All things will fall into place now and your needs will be taken care of, my beloved ones. Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men. How exciting, my children. 


Now, with patience and prayer my angels are vigorously preparing for my plan and the explosion of my Spirit. Hang on, my faithful sons and daughters. Hang on to me.

TRUST ME, MY LOVED ONES

Trust Me, My Loved Ones - George Sebok

March 2016


My Dear People, you need to allow my Spirit to move freely. Do not step in front of my plan that is in motion. Let go of your ego, your personal plans and allow my Spirit to move freely. 


Are you worried that my direction cannot be discerned? Do not fear but listen to my guidance and I will enlighten the way. I am the sovereign one. 


I am always doing the best with what you have chosen to do. Even though what you choose may be imperfect, perfection will come through my guidance. 


Why are you afraid? Cast that fear away in my name. Take captive your thoughts and ask for my Spirit’s gift of discernment and of wisdom and My knowledge. 


Your heart is right. Do not be deceived. I have shown you what is going on in other people’s lives and thoughts. Do not be afraid to challenge them to listen more deeply to my Spirit.  


The root of sin in your lives must be dealt with in order to hear me clearly. Try your best to remain in the state of grace. 


Ask for my help. I have you on the right path and I will show and enlighten you to you My ways. 


But Lord! What is your way? 


Have you not heard me? I am the Way, the truth and the life. My spirit in you will guide you through My many blessed gifts. Ask and it will be given you, knock and the door will be opened. 


Enter into this new realm of thinking. Do not be intimidated by the evil one nor be discouraged. In your weakness I am strong. I am there to help you. 


The evil one knows the weakness of each one and uses it to bring turmoil and confusion, doubt and hesitation. 


When you see weakness, challenge each other in love and don’t fear. The worst fear is fear itself so speak in love and the barriers will come down with good results. 


Trust me my loved ones. 

Saturday, October 9, 2021

The Bible and Cognitive Dissonance

Trying To Make Sense of It All

Recently, at Father Tim Moyle's blog, "Where the Rubber Hits the Road", he and I have gotten into a discussion with our friend Wayne (Small Town Guy) about Genesis.  We have also discussed the Eucharist and lately got on to the sacrament of Confession.  Though the discussions are interesting, there seems to be no reconciling of Catholic teaching (darn Papists - whore of Babylon!!) with Protestant teaching (which version of the over 30,000 are we talking today?).  But, we soldier on.

As I read an interesting article over at the Archdiocese of Washington (Who says nothing good comes out of Washington?) blog site this morning by Monsignor Charles Pope, I was reminded of the Genesis discussion we had with Wayne a while back.

Wayne kind of warned us to tread lightly regarding Genesis, as he took the creation narrative literally.  I forgot to ask him which one he was taking literally since they seem to have some conflict with each other.  Father Tim presented a diagram of how the earth of the first story of creation looked to the people of the time - you may know the dome over the earth concept.  Wayne countered that THAT was not in the Bible, and so didn't count.  Pretty much ground the discussion to a halt with that one.

Cognitive dissonance occurs when you hold two conflicting thoughts or views in your mind, which are not readily reconcilable and therefor create a tension, possibly until your head explodes, or you pop a blood vessel.  The two stories of creation in Genesis are an example of a possible cognitive dissonance, if they are to be taken literally.

Monsignor Pope brings perspective to the creation story, and in fact to the bible. 

Before digging in to the creation story/stories, he sets the stage with some thoughts from Father Robert Barron, from Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, about the bible as a whole.  Here is what he had to say:
Fr. Robert Barron has well noted that the Bible is not a book, it is a library. Contained within its pages are works of history, poetry, prayer, prose, theology, liturgical instructions, cosmology, philosophy, parables, moral tales, genealogy and so forth. How exactly to read its pages and understand them is often a matter of understanding the genre.



The word Genre is from French, genre, meaning “kind” or “sort.” It also stems from Latin: genus and the Greek: genos, γένος). Genre is the term for any category of literature, as well as various other forms of art or culture e.g. music, based on a set of stylistic criteria.


Now some one may ask you, “Do you read the Bible literally?.” Fr. Barron points out, that’s like someone asking you, “Do you interpret the library literally?” Of course you would say, it depends on what section I’m in. If I’m in the science or history section I may read the book there literally. But if I am in the poetry or novel section, or in the children’s storybook section, I would not likely read the books there literally. I would understand that they are using stories and images to make a point, but not like science or history does.


So we know how to exercise some sophistication when it comes to the library. But many loose this sophistication when it comes to the Bible. Often we can fail to distinguish literary forms and thus force a book or passage to be what it is not.
The good Monsignor then goes on to examine the two accounts of creation in Genesis from this perspective:
The Book of Genesis, especially the early chapters suffer a lot of this sort of failure to appreciate the literary forms. Many want the creation stories to be science or exact history when in fact they are more poetic and theological, than scientific. They advance the real and true point that God alone created everything there is out of nothing and did so in an intentional and systematic way in which he is involved at every stage. This is the sacred and theological truth set forth by the Genesis accounts.



But this does not mean the text proposes to be in the form of a science textbook. Take, for example, the accounting of the “days” of creation. Although light is created on the first day, the Sun and moon are not created until the fourth day. So what does it mean to speak of a “day” when the very sun by which we measure a day is not even existence for the first three “days?” Further, the notion of light apart from the Sun, is somewhat an abstract concept.


If some one asks me if I read the account of creation literally I ask them, “Which one?” This usually leads to a puzzled look. But but the fact is that Genesis sets forth two accounts of creation that are very different.
1. In the first account (Gen 1:1-2:4) we see a period of seven days which begins with the creation of light, then the sky and the ocean, then vegetation, then the sun and the moon, then, fishes and birds, then the animals and finally Adam and Eve.


2. The second account of creation (Gen 2:4-25) does not mention days or a time frame. It begins with the creation of Adam, then the planting of a garden, then the animals, then the creation of Eve.
Hence, we have two very distinct versions of the creation. In no way can they be harmonized yet, neither are they in absolute conflict. They both describe the same event from a different angle and with a different focus on detail. Neither account alone contains all the details. But, together they contain all God wants us to know about the creation of the cosmos. If asked to describe my recent visit to the Holy Land I could start at the beginning and give a day by day account. Or I could choose to start at the end or culmination and work backward. Or, I could just give highlights. Or I could sort out the trip along themes such as Old Testament sites and New Testament sites etc. I might also select the data for a given audience and present different aspects to different audiences. And so, the options are quite many. Now all of what I say is true, but it is selective and thematic based on the audience and my purpose.


So here again, a little sophistication is required in dealing with the accounts of creation. If we have a literalistic and wooden notion of history we can err by trying to make Genesis what it is not. It does not conform to the modern genre of historical writing which tends to be strictly chronological and comprehensive. These Genesis accounts are quite willing to speak to us poetically and selectively of creation and even to reverse the timeline. This is because their purpose is not to give us a blow by blow account of exactly how God did everything. Exact times and dates are not the point. God as purposeful sole and sovereign creator is the point. God who is present and active at every stage is the point. The dignity of the Human person are also the point. The first account accomplishes this by making man the culmination of the creation story. The second account makes this point by beginning with man and having every formed around him and for him.


The catechism of the Catholic Church says of these accounts:


Among all the Scriptural texts about creation, the first three chapters of Genesis occupy a unique place. From a literary standpoint these texts may have had diverse sources. The inspired authors have placed them at the beginning of Scripture to express in their solemn language the truths of creation – its origin and its end in God, its order and goodness, the vocation of man, and finally the drama of sin and the hope of salvation. Read in the light of Christ, within the unity of Sacred Scripture and in the living Tradition of the Church, these texts remain the principal source for catechesis on the mysteries of the “beginning”: creation, fall, and promise of salvation. (CCC # 289)
You will need to read the article in full if you have not, because there is a very interesting twist towards the end about how Cain and Abel had kids if they were the only biblically reported children of Adam and Eve.

But, it all makes for an interesting take on our Protestant brothers and sisters.  Many, not all take the creation story literally, 7 days and done, even though there are conflicting versions in the bible. 

That brings me to the second instance of cognitive dissonance I have in mind.  If you take Genesis literally, why not what follows here?

However, when Jesus was about to die and had a meal with his 12 followers (and only them) the night before he died, our Protestant brothers and sisters believe that what He said was not to be taken literally.  Jesus said: "This IS my body."  The aramaic word for "is" was used very specifically in the writing, and cannot be interpreted as "just kidding" or "woulda, coulda, maybe".  It means very specifically "IS". Nothing else.  Nothing less.  This was Jesus, Our Saviour, preparing to meet a most awful death the next day.  He knew it was coming, and he specifically arranged to have a dinner with his closest followers. 

Put yourself in his shoes.  You are going to die tomorrow.  These followers of yours are going to have to carry on your work.  So, what do you say to them?  Tell them a few jokes to lighten the mood? - not.  How about you give them a little allegory to remember you by? - not.   Later Jesus wept tears of blood in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Do you think he was taking this lightly?  No, he gave them HIMSELF that night, as only He could do and did.

He joined them to His Mystical Body, with His own Body and Blood, in the form of bread and wine.  Yes, we are to always do this in memory of Him, to remember what He did for us the very next day; He died in our place for our sins.

How dare any of us blithely and ignorantly take the creation story literally and then denounce the story of the creation of the Eucharist as an allegory or JUST a memorial?

My head may be about to explode but not from cognitive dissonance, but from the displays of cognitive ignorance it takes to take Genesis literally and institution of the Eucharist figuratively.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

TRUST IN MY SACRED HEART

 Trust in My Sacred Heart

October 6, 2021


My children, when will you rely on Me, trust in Me, depend only on Me?


Your Mother has warned you for years. Recently, she has told you that: “All is not as it seems.” We have told you that there are no man made solutions to these crises. We have warned you away from these poisons. 


So, all of this is why we are at the turning point you face this day.


Even though my people reject my warnings, intent on doing things their own way, still I love you all to distraction. If my people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves, repent, and turn their hearts towards Me, I will heal their lands, their homes, their families.


I have set aside a remnant of my people, who I have called to be holy, to be men and women after My own Heart. I am pouring my Holy Spirit upon them, even as I speak to you. 


They have repented of their sins with humble and contrite hearts. Though they are still weak, I have surrounded them with angels to protect them, and Me residing in them.


Most are unaware of what I have called them to. But, My Holy Spirit will gather them together in the places, and at the times when I call them. They will prophesy to my people, speaking only the words I give them. When confronted by evil, they will be protected, and will speak boldly the words the Spirit gives them for the particular time.


Do not be afraid My Children. Repent and turn from your wicked ways. The Church must go through its passion, as I did on the earth. Then you will witness the Triumph of My Mother’s Immaculate Heart, and peace will reign as My Father’s Will will be done on earth as in heaven.


Place your trust in My Sacred Heart, and lean not on your own understanding.