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June 3, 2007

June 4th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 7 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for June 4th are Luminous.

                         

 

June 3, 2007 - Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

  

June 13, 1929

 

Colossians 1: 13-29

    Because that is what he has done. It is he who has rescued us from the ruling force of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son that he loves, and in him we enjoy our freedom, the forgiveness of sin.

He is the image of the unseen God,
the first–born of all creation,
for in him were created all things
in heaven and on earth:
everything visible
    and everything invisible,
thrones, ruling forces,
    sovereignties, powers—
all things were created through him
    and for him.
He exists before all things
and in him all things hold together,
and he is the Head of the Body,
that is, the Church.

He is the Beginning,
the first–born from the dead,
so that he should be supreme in every way;
because God wanted all fullness
    to be found in him
and through him
    to reconcile all things to him,
everything in heaven
    and everything on earth,
by making peace through his death
    on the cross.

You were once estranged and of hostile intent through your evil behaviour; now he has reconciled you, by his death and in that mortal body, to bring you before himself holy, faultless and irreproachable—as long as you persevere and stand firm on the solid base of the faith, never letting yourselves drift away from the hope promised by the gospel, which you have heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become the servant.

It makes me happy to be suffering for you now, and in my own body to make up all the hardships that still have to be undergone by Christ for the sake of his body, the Church, of which I was made a servant with the responsibility towards you that God gave to me, that of completing God's message, the message which was a mystery hidden for generations and centuries and has now been revealed to his holy people. It was God's purpose to reveal to them how rich is the glory of this mystery among the gentiles; it is Christ among you, your hope of glory: this is the Christ we are proclaiming, admonishing and instructing everyone in all wisdom, to make everyone perfect in Christ. And it is for this reason that I labour, striving with his energy which works in me mightily.

 

Romans 6: 1-11

What should we say then? Should we remain in sin so that grace may be given the more fully? Out of the question! We have died to sin; how could we go on living in it? You cannot have forgotten that all of us, when we were baptised into Christ Jesus, were baptised into his death. So by our baptism into his death we were buried with him, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father’s glorious power, we too should begin living a new life. If we have been joined to him by dying a death like his, so we shall be by a resurrection like his: realising that our former self was crucified with him, so that the self which belonged to sin should be destroyed and we should be freed from the slavery of sin. Someone who has died, of course, no longer has to answer for sin.

But we believe that, if we died with Christ, then we shall live with him too. We know that Christ has been raised from the dead and will never die again. Death has no power over him any more. For by dying, he is dead to sin once and for all, and now the life that he lives is life with God. In the same way, you must see yourselves as being dead to sin but alive for God in Christ Jesus.

  

                    Adam and Eve sinned  

                    Jesus came to this earth to atone
                for this sin — Jesus died on the cross
                making recompense to the Father for
                the sin of Adam and Eve and for our
                sins.

                    The offence was so grave of Adam
                and Eve's sin that the Deity, Jesus
                the Son of God took flesh and
                offered Himself as a sacrifice to
                atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and
                the sins of man.

                   

Hebrews 8: 7-13

If that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no room for a second one to replace it. And in fact God does find fault with them; he says: 

Look, the days are coming, the Lord 
    declares, 
when I will make a new covenant 
with the House of Israel 
    and the House of Judah,
but not a covenant 
    like the one I made with their ancestors, 
the day I took them by the hand 
    to bring them out of Egypt, 
which covenant of mine they broke, 
and I too abandoned them, 
    the Lord declares.
No, this is the covenant
    I will make with the House of Israel,
when those days have come,
    the Lord declares:
In their minds I shall plant my laws
writing them on their hearts.
Then I shall be their God,
and they shall be my people.
There will be no further need 
    for each to teach his neighbour, 
and each his brother, 
    saying ‘Learn to know the Lord!’ 
No, they will all know me, 
from the least to the greatest,
since I shall forgive their guilt 
and never more call their sins to mind. 

By speaking of a new covenant, he implies that the first one is old. And anything old and ageing is ready to disappear.

   

Hebrews 9: 14-28

How much more will the blood of Christ, who offered himself, blameless as he was, to God through the eternal Spirit, purify our conscience from dead actions so that we can worship the living God.

This makes him the mediator of a new covenant, so that, now that a death has occurred to redeem the sins committed under an earlier covenant, those who have been called to an eternal inheritance may receive the promise. Now wherever a will is in question, the death of the testator must be established; a testament comes into effect only after a death, since it has no force while the testator is still alive. That is why even the earlier covenant was inaugurated with blood, and why, after Moses had promulgated all the commandments of the Law to the people, he took the calves’ blood, the goats’ blood and some water, and with these he sprinkled the book itself and all the people, using scarlet wool and hyssop; saying as he did so: This is the blood of the covenant that God has made with you. And he sprinkled both the tent and all the liturgical vessels with blood in the same way. In fact, according to the Law, practically every purification takes place by means of blood; and if there is no shedding of blood, there is no remission. Only the copies of heavenly things are purified in this way; the heavenly things themselves have to be purified by a higher sort of sacrifice than this. It is not as though Christ had entered a man–made sanctuary which was merely a model of the real one; he entered heaven itself, so that he now appears in the presence of God on our behalf. And he does not have to offer himself again and again, as the high priest goes into the sanctuary year after year with the blood that is not his own, or else he would have had to suffer over and over again since the world began. As it is, he has made his appearance once and for all, at the end of the last age, to do away with sin by sacrificing himself. Since human beings die only once, after which comes judgement, so Christ too, having offered himself only once to bear the sin of many, will manifest himself a second time, sin being no more, to those who are waiting for him, to bring them salvation.

  

                    The gift that Christ gave Himself for the
                ransom of many and the Mass is sacramentally
                made present today.

                    So I see this that man unites to this
                Holy Sacrifice — the sacrifice of Jesus
                and he helps make atonement to God
                for the sin of Adam and Eve and the sins
                of the human race.

                    This is most fitting to the Father
                that man unites to the sacrifice of
                Christ on the cross, the sacrifice
                of Calvary made sacramentally present
                and man offers to the Father his
                sacrifice, his life laid down, in
                loving union with Jesus in the
                Holy Spirit. Man comes in the Immaculate
                Heart of the one sinless human creature
                to make his sacrifice more pure,
                this is a most powerful intercession
                because of Mary's purity and her
                Spousalship with the Holy Spirit.

                    Christ is the mediator between
                God and man.

                    In man being one with God in
                the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the
                Father is enormously please with
                this offering from a human creature
                attending Mass and baptized member
                of the body of Christ. All angels and
                saints are in intercession and the
                souls in purgatory and - the body
                of Christ is united in some way
                to all Masses.

                    We are the body of Christ — the
                Church Jesus instituted when He
                lay sleeping on the cross. Blood and
                water poured forth from His pierced
                Heart.

                   

 

                    My God I am united in this act of love
                so deeply where Jesus laid down His
                life for His precious souls. I come so
                deeply loving You and all God's creatures.

                    Our lives are sacrifices helping
                to make atonement for the sins of the
                human race. The members of the
                body of Christ are always united
                every moment of their lives. In
                being deeply united to the Mass they
                offer love to the Father — He accepts
                the sacrifice and is pleased.

                    Man has sinned — Adam and Eve
                sinned and we are to tell God we
                are sorry and offer sacrifice for
                our sins, the sins of the human
                race.

                    The priest mounts the altar daily —
                their lives are one with Christ as
                a priest being able to offer sacrifice
                in His name

 

Hebrews 10: 1-26

So, since the Law contains no more than a reflection of the good things which were still to come, and no true image of them, it is quite incapable of bringing the worshippers to perfection, by means of the same sacrifices repeatedly offered year after year. Otherwise, surely the offering of them would have stopped, because the worshippers, when they had been purified once, would have no awareness of sins. But in fact the sins are recalled year after year in the sacrifices. Bulls' blood and goats' blood are incapable of taking away sins, and that is why he said, on coming into the world:

You wanted no sacrifice or cereal offering,
but you gave me a body.
You took no pleasure in burnt offering'
   or sacrifice for sin;
then I said, 'Here I am, I am coming,'
in the scroll of the book it is written of me,
to do your will, God.

He says first You did not want what the Law lays down as the things to be offered, that is: the sacrifices, the cereal offerings, the burnt offerings and the sacrifices for sin, and you took no pleasure in them; and then he says: Here I am! I am coming to do your will. He is abolishing the first sort to establish the second. And this will was for us to be made holy by the offering of the body of Jesus Christ made once and for all.

Every priest stands at his duties every day, offering over and over again the same sacrifices which are quite incapable of taking away sins. He, on the other hand, has offered one single sacrifice for sins, and then taken his seat for ever, at the right hand of God, where he is now waiting till his enemies are made his footstool. By virtue of that one single offering, he has achieved the eternal perfection of all who are sanctified. The Holy Spirit attests this to us, for after saying:

No, this is the covenant I will make with them, when those days have come.

the Lord says:

In their minds I will plant my Laws writing them on their hearts, and I shall never more call their sins to mind, or their offences.

When these have been forgiven, there can be no more sin offerings.

We have then, brothers, complete confidence through the blood of Jesus in entering the sanctuary, by a new way which he has opened for us, a living opening through the curtain, that is to say, his flesh. And we have the high priest over all the sanctuary of God.  So as we go in, let us be sincere in heart and filled with faith, our hearts sprinkled and free from any trace of bad conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us keep firm in the hope we profess, because the one who made the promise is trustworthy. Let us be concerned for each other, to stir a response in love and good works. Do not absent yourself from your own assemblies, as some do, but encourage each other; the more so as you see the Day drawing near.

If, after we have been given knowledge of the truth, we should deliberately commit any sins, then there is no longer any sacrifice for them.

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                    I wish to make the following points
                in my own humble understanding —
                that the Father is pleased when we
                come to Mass and united to the sacrifice
                of Jesus we offer this sacrifice
                to Him for we have sinned, the human
                race, against God and we must make
                reparation to God.

                    The purity is a more pure sacrifice
                being one in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

                    At every moment the bell tolls
                and I am one with this sacrifice
                as a member of the body of Christ
                I lay down my life in the morning
                offering.

       

On April 3, 1996, at All Saints Church I wrote:

    I was at All Saints, April 3, at the 6:45 a.m. Mass. At 7:00 a.m. the bells rang at the Consecration of the Mass. The Sacrifice of Calvary rings out all over the world and I can be joined at every moment to this Sacrifice. We unite to this Sacrifice praying for ourselves and our brothers. The bell tolls at every moment I live. Whether I am doing dishes, being with my family, or whatever, I make this my offering united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass being offered around the world. I make my Morning Offering. United to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass being celebrated around the world, I give myself completely to the Father in the name of Jesus in the Holy Spirit with all the angels and saints. I make this offering of my life to help in the salvation of souls. My offering is most pure and holy as I unite to the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

    What is pleasing to my Father is that at every second I am trying to live in His will operating in love. My heroic or mundane tasks are most important as I give them in sacrifice united to Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

    I live in this way, always united to the sacrifice of Calvary being made sacramentally present on our altars around the world through the hands of His beloved priests.

    This is the moment of sacrifice. The bells toll all over the earth and Christ, Chief-Priest and Victim, gives Himself in the Mass through the hands of the priest. I give myself in love to help in the work of redemption.

Jesus: It is most difficult to present any description similar to the original mystical vision. The sketches provide a basis for reference. Nothing in words or pictures even comes close to the original experience. I wish these writings and sketches to appear that you will more fully experience my love through these revelations. Pictures are concrete descriptions of true realities. The sketches provided are more to My liking, employing the element of mystery, for nothing here on this earth will ever show even minutely the splendor of a genuine mystical vision. In expressing the visions in concrete pictures, the element of mystery is overshadowed. You must pray for grace to experience that element of mystery in these writings, knowing the infinitude of the mystery of God can never be expressed concretely through words and pictures. It is through grace that one experiences that which I reveal here.

Messenger: God is the ultimate mystery and He reveals Himself to man as He so chooses. Man must be open, soft and supple, ready for His touch.

end of April 3, 1996 writing

   

Hebrews 7: 22-28

the very fact that it occurred with the swearing of an oath makes the covenant of which Jesus is the guarantee all the greater. Further, the former priests were many in number, because death put an end to each one of them; but this one, because he remains for ever, has a perpetual priesthood. It follows, then, that his power to save those who come to God through him is absolute, since he lives for ever to intercede for them.

Such is the high priest that met our need, holy, innocent and uncontaminated, set apart from sinners, and raised up above the heavens; he has no need to offer sacrifices every day, as the high priests do, first for their own sins and only then for those of the people; this he did once and for all by offering himself. The Law appoints high priests who are men subject to weakness; but the promise on oath, which came after the Law, appointed the Son who is made perfect for ever.

 


 

                Trinity Sunday

                    I speak now of the love of
                the Trinity. I know so deeply the
                love of the Persons of the Trinity
                for one another for God is love
                and there are 3 Persons and one
                God.

 

John 16: 12-15

I still have many things to say to you
but they would be too much for you
    to bear now.
However, when the Spirit of truth comes
he will lead you to the complete truth,
since he will not be speaking
    of his own accord,
but will say only what he has been told;
and he will reveal to you
    the things to come.
He will glorify me,
since all he reveals to you
will be taken from what is mine.
Everything the Father has is mine;
that is why I said:
all he reveals to you
will be taken from what is mine.

     

                    To be wrapped in loves embrace —
                means to ponder the scriptures where
                Jesus talks about the oneness of
                Him with the Father —

                    I know the permeating love of the
                Holy Spirit, I know it, I want to
                live more and more in God in
                relationship with the Father, Son and
                Holy Spirit. To be swept in God's loving
                embrace — to know more His life
                alive in me.

                    Now this is another thing — I do not
                wish to forgive many times for I am
                gripped by my anger, distrust, lack
                of love, the feeling of being betrayed
                and rejected by others, but I see this
                profound reality in that

                Man sinned, Adam and Eve and the human
                race followed and God teaches us
                about His love in this forgiveness
                He had for the human race, that
                the Father sent the Son to expatiate
                for our sins. Jesus took on flesh
                and died for us because we are
                sinners and He forgives us.

                This is love that God has forgiven
                    us so much and wants us with
                    Him in heaven.

                    In His self-giving love - God
                then gives us His Body and Blood in
                the deepest union.

                    Forgiveness of man for His sins
                that He takes on flesh and I cannot
                forgive many times for a 10
irritation —
                and yet I miss the lesson taught of
                how God is —
                how forgiving God is —

                the act of the enfleshment by
                    Jesus teaches us the real
                    meaning of forgiveness and love.

                Jesus lays down His life to the point
                    of death — teaching us how to
                    forgive —
                    the Son of God — teaches us to
                    be sons of God

                God forgives us our sins
                Jesus paid for our sins with His Body and Blood

 


 

                But the gift is His self-giving love in
                    the Eucharist
                    He then unites with us in this act
                    of love — giving us His Body and
                    Blood to eat

  


 

                Spousalship with Jesus

                Our vocations are wrapped in this
                    to be mystically married to Christ
                    to be a member of the mystical body
                    to be first and foremost a son of God

                Any vocation if priest, religious,
                    married, single has by the
                    first commandment — the
                    command to love God first

  1. I am the Lord your God; you shall not have strange gods before Me.

                The vocation being —
                    for me mystically married to Christ

                This is the Plan of the Father for all
                    eternity to be possessed by God
                    in the beatific vision —

 

 

Prayer for Union with Jesus

    Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994

   

 

                God is love

                God wants intimate union with His souls
                    so much Jesus died and rose for us
                    Jesus took flesh

                God has given to us the Holy Sacrifice
                    of the Mass through the hands of
                    priests to majorly be closer to
                    Him, to offer sacrifice, to
                    thank God, to love Him, to
                    make atonement for man's sins.

                We offer a more pure sacrifice
                The Mass begins with a cleaning the
                penitential rite —

                We also can be so very one in the Immaculate
                    Heart of Mary to offer a more
                    pure sacrifice.

                The sections of Hebrews I selected tell
                    so very much.
           
                 

Colossians 2: 9-15

In him, in bodily form, lives divinity in all its fullness, and in him you too find your own fulfilment, in the one who is the head of every sovereignty and ruling force.

In him you have been circumcised, with a circumcision performed, not by human hand, but by the complete stripping of your natural self. This is circumcision according to Christ. You have been buried with him by your baptism; by which, too, you have been raised up with him through your belief in the power of God who raised him from the dead. You were dead, because you were sinners and uncircumcised in body: he has brought you to life with him, he has forgiven us every one of our sins.

He has wiped out the record of our debt to the Law, which stood against us; he has destroyed it by nailing it to the cross; and he has stripped the sovereignties and the ruling forces, and paraded them in public, behind him in his triumphal procession.

 

Colossians 3: 1-4

Since you have been raised up to be with Christ, you must look for the things that are above, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand. Let your thoughts be on things above, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. But when Christ is revealed-and he is your life-you, too, will be revealed with him in glory.

 

 

 

 

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