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September 28, 2009

September 29th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
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                September 28, 2009

                Prayer to be recited before reading
                    Holy Scripture

  

  

                Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of
                    your faithful people and kindle
                    in them the fire of your love.

                V. Send forth your spirit and they shall
                    be created.

                R. And you will renew the face of the
                    earth.

                Let us pray: Oh God, you instructed the
                    hearts of the faithful by the light
                    of the Holy Spirit: grant that in
                    the same Spirit we may be
                    truly wise, and ever rejoice in
                    His consolation.
                    Through Christ Our Lord. Amen. 
 


 

                Prayer of St. Bede the Venerable —

                To be recited after reading Holy Scripture.

                Let me not, Oh Lord, be puffed up with worldly
                wisdom, which passes away, but grant me
                that love which never ceases, that I
                may not choose to know anything among
                men but Jesus, and Him crucified.
                I pray Thee, dear Jesus, that he upon
                whom Thou hast graciously given
                the sweet savor of the words of Thy
                knowledge, may also possess Thee,
                Font of all wisdom, and shine
                forever before thy countenance. Amen.
       

                  

 

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

     

                The Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible)
                                        the "LAW" or "TORAH"

                Genesis
                Exodus
                Leviticus
                Numbers
                Deuteronomy

                Formation of the People of God
                    (1) Abraham and patriarchs
                    (2) Moses and the oppressed Hebrews in Egypt
                    (3) the birth of Israel
                    (4) the journey to the threshold of the Promised Land
                    (5) the discourses of Moses

                Israel's age — old relationship with God

                Promise of God

Genesis 12: 1-3

Yahweh said to Abram, ‘Leave your country, your kindred and your father’s house for a country which I shall show you; and I shall make you a great nation, I shall bless you and make your name famous; you are to be a blessing!

   I shall bless those who bless you,
   and shall curse those who curse you,
   and all clans on earth
   will bless themselves by you.’

   

                Sarah was sterile
                And yet Isaac was born — finally
                Then to be offered as a sacrifice — 

                Despite human cunningness
                    God's divine design comes through

                The story of Joseph — Providence

                The promise of the people

                Moses sees Yahweh as Savior

                The story of deliverance is seen in Exodus

                The Covenant
                    Israel becomes Yahweh's people
                    Yahweh becomes Israel's God

                1st Promise
                    Abraham will be the father of a great nation
                    God wants allegiance, not false gods —
                    God takes vengeance on wicked
                    God shows mercy to the good

                God wanted a steady response —
                    not grumbling, murmuring, rebellion 


                This was passed on from generation to generation —
                    sung by the people

                    COMMITMENT in the heart to
                            Covenant Ideals — this is what
                            Yahweh wanted

                    OBEDIENCE to the great commandment
                            of love

                    CHOOSE LIFE

Deuteronomy 30: 19

I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live,

 

                Genesis

                    In the beginning
                    How did we get here?
                    God is the Creator
                    God has all the Power
                    God's people are to choose His plan for Salvation
                    Abraham, Isaac, Jacob — the chosen people
                    Abraham and his covenant with God —

                    The book is a sacred history
                    Working out God's design — with men
                        in salvation history

                    God gives visions, dreams, prophesy

                    We see the alliance between God and Noah
                    We see the alliance between God and Abraham

                    We see in Genesis the origin of the world —
                    Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
                    2000 - 1500 BC — the framework of the Near East

                    God is all wise and all good
                    God has All the power
                    God is the Creator

                    Man is created in the image and likeness of God
                    Woman is taken from man

                    We see man's pride and disobedience to God
                        results in the disorder — punishment —
                        but God gives hope — reconciliation with
                        God is possible — Man has a free will —

                    God gives promises
                        for salvation

                    God gives blessings —
                    God promises to bless those who bless Abraham
                    God promises to curse those who curse Abraham

                    God wants obedience from Abraham
                    God wants faithfulness to Him from Abraham

                    God tests Abraham

                    God asks Abraham to sacrifice Isaac —
                        Abraham is willing to sacrifice his
                            son to be faithful to God

                    Abraham was tested
                    Abraham remained faithful

                    The Pharaoh who took Sarah was stricken —

                    God blessed those who blessed Abraham
                    God cursed those who cursed Abraham

                    Abraham is blessed for his faith and obedience
                    Abraham is a blessing for all nations through
                            his offspring, Isaac, Jacob and
                            Jacob's sons, of which the
                            Messiah — mankind's greatest blessing
                            will be born

  

Galatians 3: 5-9

Would you say, then, that he who so lavishly sends the Spirit to you, and causes the miracles among you, is doing this through your practice of the Law or because you believed the message you heard?

Witness of scripture: faith and the Law

Abraham, you remember, put his faith in God, and this was reckoned to him as uprightness. Be sure, then, that it is people of faith who are the children of Abraham. And it was because scripture foresaw that God would give saving justice to the gentiles through faith, that it announced the future gospel to Abraham in the words: All nations will be blessed in you. So it is people of faith who receive the same blessing as Abraham, the man of faith.

  

                Sin and death come to mankind through Adam

                Noah's Ark is the symbol of the Church

                Abraham is a model for us

                The sacrifice asked of Abraham of his son
                    prefigures the sacrifice of Christ,
                                Son of God the Father —

                Abel, Abraham, Melchizedek relates
                    with regard to Christ in his
                    sacrifice of Himself —
                    the LAMB of God —

                Genesis ends this 

Genesis 50: 24-26

At length Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die; but God will be sure to remember you kindly and take you out of this country to the country which he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob." And Joseph put Israel's sons on oath, saying, "When God remembers you with kindness, be sure to take my bones away from here." Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten; he was embalmed and laid in a coffin in Egypt.

 

                Exodus —

                    recounts the oppression by the Egyptians
                        of the ever - increasing descendants
                        of Jacob

                    The deliverance by God through Moses
                        who led them across the Red Sea
                        to Mount Sinai

                    They entered into a special covenant
                        with God

                    They had a unique relationship with God —

                    Moses was placed in a basket in the
                        Nile River —

                    I put "Jesus water" in that river —

                    Pharaoh's daughter raised Moses as
                        her own son —

                    God showed Moses the burning bush
                        in the desert —

                    God commissioned Moses to return
                        to Egypt and to free his people

   

Genesis 15: 14-16

But I shall bring judgement on the nation that enslaves them and after this they will leave, with many possessions. For your part, you will join your ancestors in peace; you will be buried at a happy old age. In the fourth generation they will come back here, for until then the iniquity of the Amorites will not have reached its full extent."

   

                    Abraham's great-grandson was Joseph 
 

Genesis 50: 24-26

At length Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die; but God will be sure to remember you kindly and take you out of this country to the country which he promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob." And Joseph put Israel's sons on oath, saying, "When God remembers you with kindness, be sure to take my bones away from here." Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten; he was embalmed and laid in a coffin in Egypt.

 

Hebrews Chapter 11

Only faith can guarantee the blessings that we hope for, or prove the existence of realities that are unseen. It is for their faith that our ancestors are acknowledged.

    It is by faith that we understand that the ages were created by a word from God, so that from the invisible the visible world came to be. 

    It was because of his faith that Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain, and for that he was acknowledged as upright when God himself made acknowledgement of his offerings. Though he is dead, he still speaks by faith. 

    It was because of his faith that Enoch was taken up and did not experience death: he was no more, because God took him; because before his assumption he was acknowledged to have pleased God. Now it is impossible to please God without faith, since anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and rewards those who seek him. 

    It was through his faith that Noah, when he had been warned by God of something that had never been seen before, took care to build an ark to save his family. His faith was a judgement on the world, and he was able to claim the uprightness which comes from faith. 

    It was by faith that Abraham obeyed the call to set out for a country that was the inheritance given to him and his descendants, and that he set out without knowing where he was going. By faith he sojourned in the Promised Land as though it were not his, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. He looked forward to the well–founded city, designed and built by God. 

    It was equally by faith that Sarah, in spite of being past the age, was made able to conceive, because she believed that he who had made the promise was faithful to it. Because of this, there came from one man, and one who already had the mark of death on him, descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven and the grains of sand on the seashore which cannot be counted.   

    All these died in faith, before receiving any of the things that had been promised, but they saw them in the far distance and welcomed them, recognising that they were only strangers and nomads on earth. People who use such terms about themselves make it quite plain that they are in search of a homeland. If they had meant the country they came from, they would have had the opportunity to return to it; but in fact they were longing for a better homeland, their heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, since he has founded the city for them. 

    It was by faith that Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac. He offered to sacrifice his only son even though he had yet to receive what had been promised, and he had been told: Isaac is the one through whom your name will be carried on. He was confident that God had the power even to raise the dead; and so, figuratively speaking, he was given back Isaac from the dead. 

    It was by faith that this same Isaac gave his blessing to Jacob and Esau for the still distant future. By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, bowed in reverence, as he leant on his staff. It was by faith that, when he was about to die, Joseph mentioned the Exodus of the Israelites and gave instructions about his own remains. 

    It was by faith that Moses, when he was born, was kept hidden by his parents for three months; because they saw that he was a fine child; they were not afraid of the royal edict. It was by faith that, when he was grown up, Moses refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter and chose to be ill–treated in company with God’s people rather than to enjoy the transitory pleasures of sin. He considered that the humiliations offered to the Anointed were something more precious than all the treasures of Egypt, because he had his eyes fixed on the reward. It was by faith that he left Egypt without fear of the king’s anger; he held to his purpose like someone who could see the Invisible. It was by faith that he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood to prevent the Destroyer from touching any of their first–born sons. It was by faith they crossed the Red Sea as easily as dry land, while the Egyptians, trying to do the same, were drowned.  

    It was through faith that the walls of Jericho fell down when the people had marched round them for seven days. It was by faith that Rahab the prostitute welcomed the spies and so was not killed with the unbelievers.

    What more shall I say? There is not time for me to give an account of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, or of David, Samuel and the prophets. These were men who through faith conquered kingdoms, did what was upright and earned the promises. They could keep a lion’s mouth shut, put out blazing fires and emerge unscathed from battle. They were weak people who were given strength to be brave in war and drive back foreign invaders. Some returned to their wives from the dead by resurrection; and others submitted to torture, refusing release so that they would rise again to a better life. Some had to bear being pilloried and flogged, or even chained up in prison. They were stoned, or sawn in half, or killed by the sword; they were homeless, and wore only the skins of sheep and goats; they were in want and hardship, and maltreated. They were too good for the world and they wandered in deserts and mountains and in caves and ravines. These all won acknowledgement through their faith, but they did not receive what was promised, since God had made provision for us to have something better, and they were not to reach perfection except with us.

     

                    Moses fled Egypt
   

Exodus 2: 11-15

 It happened one day, when Moses was grown up, that he went to see his kinsmen. While he was watching their forced labour he also saw an Egyptian striking a Hebrew, one of his kinsmen. Looking this way and that and seeing no one in sight, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. On the following day he came back, and there were two Hebrews, fighting. He said to the man who was in the wrong, 'What do you mean by hitting your kinsman?' 'And who appointed you', the man retorted, 'to be prince over us and judge? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?' Moses was frightened. 'Clearly that business has come to light,' he thought. When Pharaoh heard of the matter, he tried to put Moses to death, but Moses fled from Pharaoh. He went into Midianite territory and sat down beside a well.

  

Acts 7: 17-34

    'As the time drew near for God to fulfil the promise he had solemnly made to Abraham, our nation in Egypt became very powerful and numerous, there came to power in Egypt a new king who had never heard of Joseph. He took precautions and wore down our race, forcing our ancestors to expose their babies rather than letting them live. It was at this time that Moses was born, a fine child before God. He was looked after for three months in his father's house, and after he had been exposed, Pharaoh's daughter adopted him and brought him up like a son. So Moses was taught all the wisdom of the Egyptians and became a man with power both in his speech and in his actions.

    'At the age of forty he decided to visit his kinsmen, the Israelites. When he saw one of them being ill-treated he went to his defence and rescued the man by killing the Egyptian. He thought his brothers would realise that through him God would liberate them, but they did not. The next day, when he came across some of them fighting, he tried to reconcile them, and said, "Friends, you are brothers; why are you hurting each other?" But the man who was attacking his kinsman pushed him aside, saying, "And who appointed you to be prince over us and judge? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?" Moses fled when he heard this and he went to dwell in the land of Midian, where he fathered two sons.

    'When forty years were fulfilled, in the desert near Mount Sinai, an angel appeared to him in a flame blazing from a bush that was on fire. Moses was amazed by what he saw. As he went nearer to look at it, the voice of the Lord was heard, "I am the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob." Moses trembled and was afraid to look. The Lord said to him, "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. I have seen the misery of my people in Egypt, I have heard them crying for help, and I have come down to rescue them. So come here; I am sending you into Egypt."

       

                    Moses returned to Egypt after tending
                        sheep for 40 years

                    Moses said

                        "Let My People Go" to the Pharaoh

                    Through Moses God executed 10 Plagues —

                    God gave Moses the "Law"

                    They were to be a holy people —

                    God made the promise of the Savior  

                    The Oppression 

Exodus 1: 8-14

Then there came to power in Egypt a new king who had never heard of Joseph. 'Look,' he said to his people, 'the Israelites are now more numerous and stronger than we are. We must take precautions to stop them from increasing any further, or if war should break out, they might join the ranks of our enemies. They might take arms against us and then escape from the country.' Accordingly they put taskmasters over the Israelites to wear them down by forced labour. In this way they built the store-cities of Pithom and Rameses for Pharaoh. But the harder their lives were made, the more they increased and spread, until people came to fear the Israelites. So the Egyptians gave them no mercy in the demands they made, making their lives miserable with hard labour: with digging clay, making bricks, doing various kinds of field-work-all sorts of labour that they imposed on them without mercy.

 

                    The Plagues

                        (1) Water turned into Blood
                        (2) The Frogs
                        (3) The Gnats
                        (4) The Flies
                        (5) The Pestilence
                        (6) The Boils
                        (7) The Hail
                        (8) The Locust
                        (9) The Darkness
                        (10) Death of the First-Born

                    The dividing of the Red Sea —

                    The Desert of Sin
 

Exodus 16: 1-3

Setting out from Elim, the whole community of Israelites entered the desert of Sin, lying between Elim and Sinai-on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had left Egypt. And the whole community of Israelites began complaining about Moses and Aaron in the desert and said to them, 'Why did we not die at Yahweh's hand in Egypt, where we used to sit round the flesh pots and could eat to our heart's content! As it is, you have led us into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death!'

 

Exodus 19: 9-15

Yahweh then said to Moses, 'Look, I shall come to you in a dense cloud so that the people will hear when I speak to you and believe you ever after.' Moses then told Yahweh what the people had said.

    Yahweh then said to Moses, 'Go to the people and tell them to sanctify themselves today and tomorrow. They must wash their clothes and be ready for the day after tomorrow; for the day after tomorrow, in the sight of all the people, Yahweh will descend on Mount Sinai. You will mark out the limits of the mountain and say, "Take care not to go up the mountain or to touch the edge of it. Anyone who touches the mountain will be put to death. No one may lay a hand on him: he must be stoned or shot by arrow; whether man or beast, he shall not live." When the ram's horn sounds a long blast, they must go up the mountain.' So Moses came down from the mountain to the people; he made the people sanctify themselves and they washed their clothes. He then said to the people, 'Be ready for the day after tomorrow; do not touch a woman.'

   

                    The Ten Commandments
 

Exodus 20: 1-26

Then God spoke all these words. He said, ‘I am Yahweh your God who brought you out of Egypt, where you lived as slaves.

   ‘You shall have no other gods to rival me.

   ‘You shall not make yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything in heaven above or on earth beneath or in the waters under the earth.

   ‘You shall not bow down to them or serve them. For I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God and I punish a parent’s fault in the children, the grandchildren, and the great–grandchildren among those who hate me; but I act with faithful love towards thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

   ‘You shall not misuse the name of Yahweh your God, for Yahweh will not leave unpunished anyone who misuses his name.

   ‘Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. For six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath for Yahweh your God. You shall do no work that day, neither you nor your son nor your daughter nor your servants, men or women, nor your animals nor the alien living with you. For in six days Yahweh made the heavens, earth and sea and all that these contain, but on the seventh day he rested; that is why Yahweh has blessed the Sabbath day and made it sacred.

   ‘Honour your father and your mother so that you may live long in the land that Yahweh your God is giving you.

   ‘You shall not kill.

   ‘You shall not commit adultery.

   ‘You shall not steal.

   ‘You shall not give false evidence against your neighbour.

   ‘You shall not set your heart on your neighbour’s house. You shall not set your heart on your neighbour’s spouse, or servant, man or woman, or ox, or donkey, or any of your neighbour’s possessions.’

    Seeing the thunder pealing, the lightning flashing, the trumpet blasting and the mountain smoking, the people were all terrified and kept their distance. ‘Speak to us yourself,’ they said to Moses, ‘and we will obey; but do not let God speak to us, or we shall die.’ Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid; God has come to test you, so that your fear of him, being always in your mind, may keep you from sinning.’ So the people kept their distance while Moses approached the dark cloud where God was.

B: THE BOOK OF THE COVENANT

Law concerning the altar

Yahweh said to Moses, ‘Tell the Israelites this, "You have seen for yourselves how I have spoken to you from heaven. You must not make gods of silver to rival me, nor must you make yourselves gods of gold. 

    "You must make me an altar of earth on which to sacrifice your burnt offerings and communion sacrifices, your sheep and cattle. Wherever I choose to have my name remembered, I shall come to you and bless you. If you make me an altar of stone, do not build it of dressed stones; for if you use a chisel on it, you will profane it. You must not go up to my altar by steps, in case you expose your nakedness on them." ’

 

                    They made a Golden Calf
 

Exodus 32: 15-20

Moses turned and came down the mountain with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, tablets inscribed on both sides, inscribed on the front and on the back. The tablets were the work of God, and the writing on them was God’s writing, engraved on the tablets. 

    When Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, ‘There is the sound of battle in the camp!’ But he replied: 

    No song of victory is this sound, 
    no lament for defeat this sound; 
    but answering choruses I hear! 

    And there, as he approached the camp, he saw the calf and the groups dancing. Moses blazed with anger. He threw down the tablets he was holding, shattering them at the foot of the mountain. He seized the calf they had made and burned it, grinding it into powder which he scattered on the water, and made the Israelites drink it.

   

                    Renewal of the Tablets
 

Exodus 34: 1-9

Yahweh said to Moses, ‘Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones and come up to me on the mountain, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. Be ready at dawn; at dawn come up Mount Sinai and wait for me there at the top of the mountain. No one may come up with you, no one may be seen anywhere on the mountain; the flocks and herds may not even graze in front of this mountain.’ So he cut two tablets of stone like the first and, with the two tablets of stone in his hands, Moses went up Mount Sinai in the early morning as Yahweh had ordered. And Yahweh descended in a cloud and stood with him there and pronounced the name Yahweh.

    Then Yahweh passed before him and called out, 'Yahweh, Yahweh, God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in faithful love and constancy, maintaining his faithful love to thousands, forgiving fault, crime and sin, yet letting nothing go unchecked, and punishing the parent's fault in the children and in the grandchildren to the third and fourth generation!' Moses immediately bowed to the ground in worship, then he said, 'If indeed I do enjoy your favour, please, my Lord, come with us, although they are an obstinate people; and forgive our faults and sins, and adopt us as your heritage.'

    

                    Moses' face was radiant
                        He stayed with the Lord —
                                40 days and 40 nights
   

Exodus 34: 27-28

    Yahweh then said to Moses, 'Put these words in writing, for they are the terms of the covenant which I have made with you and with Israel.'

    He stayed there with Yahweh for forty days and forty nights, eating and drinking nothing, and on the tablets he wrote the words of the covenant – the Ten Words.

 

                    After the Hebrews crossed the Red Sea —
                        they grumbled and grumbled because
                        of the sand and rocks —

                    They continually rebelled against God —
                        they grumbled —

                    God punished them for this — they
                        wandered the desert for 40 years
                        before the new generation would
                        enter the Promise land —

                    God then brought them to the Promise
                        land, but Moses had disobeyed
                        God so he was forbidden for
                        entering himself —

                    Grumbling brought down fiery serpents

 

                Book of Leviticus

                    LAW and Sacrifice especially for priests 

                    "You shall be holy, because I, the
                        Lord am holy"

 

                Numbers

                    Numbers a combination of law
                        and history

                    It is the story of the journey, begun
                        in Exodus, and describes briefly
                        the story of the Israelites for
                        38 years, from the end of the
                        Sinai encampment to their
                        arrival at the Promised Land

                    God punishes the murmuring people and
                        their stay in the desert is prolonged —

                    He is preparing them by this
                        punishment to be his
                        witnesses —

                    Chapter 12 Numbers

                        Jealousy of Aaron and Miriam.
 

Numbers 12: 1-15

Miriam, and Aaron too, criticised Moses over the Cushite woman he had married. He had indeed married a Cushite woman. They said, ‘Is Moses the only one through whom Yahweh has spoken? Has he not spoken through us too?’ Yahweh heard this. Now Moses was extremely humble, the humblest man on earth.

Suddenly Yahweh said to Moses, Aaron and Miriam, ‘Come out, all three of you, to the Tent of Meeting.’ They went, all three of them, and Yahweh descended in a pillar of cloud and stood at the entrance of the Tent. He called Aaron and Miriam and they both came forward. Yahweh said:

    Listen to my words!
        if there is a prophet among you,
    I reveal myself to him in a vision,
        I speak to him in a dream.
    Not so with my servant Moses;
        to him my whole household
            is entrusted;
    to him I speak face to face,
        plainly and not in riddles,
        and he sees Yahweh’s form.
    How, then, could you dare
        to criticise my servant Moses?

Yahweh’s anger was aroused by them. He went away, and as soon as the cloud left the Tent, there was Miriam covered with a virulent skin–disease, white as snow! Aaron turned to look at her and saw that she had contracted a virulent skin–disease.

Aaron said to Moses:
    ‘Oh, my Lord, please do not punish us for the sin we have been foolish enough to commit. Do not let her be like some monster with its flesh half eaten away when it leaves its mother’s womb!’

    Moses pleaded with Yahweh. ‘O God,’ he said, ‘I beg you, please heal her!’

    Yahweh then said to Moses, 'If her father had done no more than spit in her face, would she not be unclean for seven days? Have her shut out of the camp for seven days, and then have her brought in again.'

    Miriam was shut out of the camp for seven days. The people did not set out until she returned. Then the people moved on from Hazeroth and pitched camp in the desert of Paran.

 

                    Numbers

                        The Lord's Sentence
   

Numbers 14: 10-35

Yahweh's anger. Moses intercedes

The whole community was talking of stoning them, when the glory of Yahweh appeared to all the Israelites, inside the Tent of Meeting, and Yahweh said to Moses:

    'How much longer will these people treat me with contempt? How much longer will they refuse to trust me, in spite of all the signs I have displayed among them? I shall strike them with pestilence and disown them. And of you I shall make a new nation, greater and mightier than they are.'

    Moses said to Yahweh:
    'Suppose the Egyptians hear about this – for by your power you brought these people out of their country – and tell the people living in this country. They have heard that you, Yahweh, are with this people, and that you, Yahweh, show yourself to them face to face; that your cloud stands over them and that you go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. If you kill this people now as though it were one man, then the nations who have heard about you will say, "Yahweh was not able to bring this people into the country which he had sworn to give them, and so he has slaughtered them in the desert." No, my Lord! Now is the time to assert your power as you promised when you said, earlier, "Yahweh, slow to anger and rich in faithful love, forgiving faults and transgression, and yet letting nothing go unchecked, punishing the parents' guilt in the children to the third and fourth generation." In your most faithful love, please forgive this people's guilt, as you have done from Egypt until now.'

Pardon and punishment

Yahweh said, 'I forgive them as you ask. But – as I live, and as the glory of Yahweh fills the whole world – of all these people who have seen my glory and the signs that I worked in Egypt and in the desert, who have put me to the test ten times already and not obeyed my voice, not one shall see the country which I promised to give their ancestors. Not one of those who have treated me contemptuously will see it. However, since my servant Caleb is of another spirit and since he has obeyed me completely, I shall bring him into the country where he has been, and his descendants will own it (the Amalekites and Canaanites occupy the plain). Tomorrow you will turn about and go back into the desert, in the direction of the Sea of Suph.'

    Yahweh then spoke to Moses and Aaron and said:

    'How much longer am I to endure this perverse community muttering against me? I have heard what the Israelites mutter against me. Say to them, "As I live, Yahweh declares, I shall do to you what I have heard you saying. In this desert your dead bodies will fall, all you who were counted in the census, from the age of twenty years and over who have muttered against me. I swear none of you will enter the country where I swore most solemnly to settle you, except Caleb son of Jephunneh, and Joshua son of Nun. Your children, who you said would be seized as booty, will be the ones whom I shall bring in so that they get to know the country you disdained, but, as for you, your dead bodies will fall in this desert and your children will be nomads in the desert for forty years, bearing the consequences of your faithlessness, until the last one of you lies dead in the desert. For forty days you reconnoitred the country. Each day will count as a year: for forty years you will bear the consequences of your guilt and learn what it means to reject me." I, Yahweh, have spoken: this is how I swear to treat this entire perverse community united against me. In this desert, to the last man, they shall die.'  

 

                The Book of Deuteronomy

                    The 5th book of the PENTATEUCH

                    "Second LAW"

                    A completion and explanation of law
                        of Mt. Sinai

                    Moses exhorts, corrects, threatens
                        telling people how to
                        triumph —
                        His aim was that they
                        would be obedient, loyal
                        and love as God told them

                    End of wandering in the desert to
                        crossing the Jordon River — 40 days

 

Deuteronomy 1: 1-8

THE FIRST DISCOURSE OF MOSES
Time and place

 These are the words which Moses addressed to all Israel beyond the Jordan, in the desert, in the Arabah facing Suph, between Paran and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Dizahab. It is eleven days' journey from Horeb by way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-Barnea. It was in the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, that Moses told the Israelites everything that Yahweh had ordered him to tell them.  He had defeated Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon, and Og king of Bashan, who lived at Ashtaroth and Edrei. There, in Moab beyond the Jordan, Moses resolved to expound this Law. He said:

The final instructions at Horeb

"Yahweh our God said to us at Horeb, 'You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Move on, continue your journey, go to the highlands of the Amorites, to all those who live in the Arabah, in the highlands, in the lowlands, in the Negeb and in the coastland; go into Canaan and to Lebanon as far as the great River Euphrates. Look, that is the country I have given you; go and take possession of the country that Yahweh promised on oath to give to your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and to their descendants after them."

 

Deuteronomy 5: 6-33

The Ten Commandments

    ' "I am Yahweh your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the place of slave-labour.

    ' "You will have no gods other than me.

    ' "You must not make yourselves any image or any likeness of anything in heaven above or on earth beneath or in the waters under the earth; you must not bow down to these gods or serve them. For I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God and I punish the parents' fault in the children, the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren, among those who hate me; but I show faithful love to thousands, to those who love me and keep my commandments.

    ' "You must not misuse the name of Yahweh your God, for Yahweh will not leave unpunished anyone who uses his name for what is false.

    ' "Observe the Sabbath day and keep it holy, as Yahweh your God has commanded you. Labour for six days, doing all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath for Yahweh your God. You must not do any work that day, neither you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your servants 'male or female' nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your animals, nor the foreigner who has made his home with you; so that your servants, male and female, may rest, as you do. Remember that you were once a slave in Egypt, and that Yahweh your God brought you out of there with mighty hand and outstretched arm; this is why Yahweh your God has commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

    ' "Honour your father and your mother, as Yahweh your God has commanded you, so that you may have long life and may prosper in the country which Yahweh your God is giving you.

    ' "You must not kill.
    ' "You must not commit adultery.
    ' "You must not steal.

    ' "You must not give false evidence against your fellow.

    ' "You must not set your heart on your neighbour's spouse, you must not set your heart on your neighbour's house, or field, or servant  - man or woman -  or ox, or donkey or any of your neighbour's possessions."

'These were the words Yahweh spoke to you when you were all assembled on the mountain. Thunderously, he spoke to you from the heart of the fire, in cloud and thick darkness. He added nothing, but wrote them on two tablets of stone which he gave to me.

Moses the mediator

'Now, having heard this voice coming out of the darkness, while the mountain was all on fire, you came to me, all of you, heads of tribes and elders, and said, "Yahweh our God has shown us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice from the heart of the fire. Today we have seen that God can speak with a human being and that person still live. So why should we expose ourselves to death again? For this great fire might devour us if we go on listening to the voice of Yahweh our God, and then we should die. For what creature of flesh could possibly live after hearing, as we have heard, the voice of the living God speaking from the heart of the fire? Go nearer yourself and listen to everything that Yahweh our God may say, and then tell us everything that Yahweh our God has told you; we shall listen and put it into practice!"

    'Yahweh heard what you were saying to me, and he then said to me, "I have heard what these people are saying. Everything they have said is well said. If only their heart were always so, set on fearing me and on keeping my commandments, so that they and their children might prosper for ever! Go and tell them to go back to their tents. But you yourself stay here with me, and I shall tell you all the commandments, the laws and the customs which you are to teach them and which they are to observe in the country which I am giving them as their possession."

To love Yahweh is the essence of the Law

'Keep them and put them into practice: such is Yahweh's command to you. Stray neither to right nor to left. Follow the whole way that Yahweh has marked for you, and you will survive to prosper and live long in the country which you are going to possess.'

 

 

September 22, 2009

China, Indiana

Transcribed from a tape

Recorded live

NOT EDITED

               

Sorrowful Mysteries

 
The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden

1. Jesus: I touch your hearts with My love and My grace, and you do not comprehend the mission that I have called you to. For like a little child that does not want to be scolded and is very narrow in their minds — the more your minds are set on yourselves and what you think, the more you will be static, unreasonable and stifled in your growth.

2. Jesus: I am giving these messages to the world to teach them what they must do to bring about this era of love. It is far beyond you, for you were called to serve Me.

3. Jesus: It is foolish for you to belittle the gift that I have given here, when I have called you to be trumpet that will blow the horn, that the sound may be heard, and yet you give into the evil one, who tells you that you are the focus, and that you know it all, when it fact, I am the teacher of the whole universe.

4. Jesus: Listen and you will be taught. Ignore Me and you will learn nothing.

5. Jesus: A great gift indeed has been given to you, and you are to tell the world of this gift. You have been called, the bearer of this news, to the world. If satan can stop you, then he will stop the people I have called, to spread this news, that will help to bring this era of peace. Why are you so foolish that you give into him, and do not see the gifts that I have given to you, all along? Cry little one, for your misery comes in not serving God according to His will. For it drives your hearts in anger and foolishness, further from the only thing that will bring you happiness. It is God Himself that will bring you happiness in obedience to the will of God.

6. Jesus: You are a temple of the Holy Spirit. You have been given to the earth at this time to serve your God. It is not to serve as you have decided in many cases, the needs of men in foolish whims of yourself. Reach with the mind of God and be made holy.

7. Jesus: I sweat blood for the sins of pride and selfishness. I sweat blood for My precious souls today, many, who will go to the fires of hell. And I have called you at this time to be My servant, My handmaid — to have this vocation, as an apostle, an Apostle of the Eucharistic Heart, as an Associate, to serve Me by reaching the people as a witness of light. The evil one wants you to dispute, be focused on other things, or you have closed your mind and your heart. I have given to you a free will and it is up to you or you can be closed. Will you listen and be wise or will you close your heart, and ignore My plea to reach millions?

8. Jesus: There is but one way. It is the Plan of the Father. It is the way of love. It is the way of unity. It is the way of order. It is the way of following the Holy Father. It is being a better member of the mystical body. It is teaching others about love. It is being a witness in the world. It is doing the hard things because you know they are right. It is admitting your faults and being converted from those ways in which you must change. I am Jesus. I have given to you so many gifts. Why do you smite Me?

9. Jesus: It is because of foolish pride and anger, most of the time, people seeking dominance for dominance sake. My child, I have taught you so many truths about My Heart, gifts given. Why do you think, you know it all?

10. Jesus: Why do you not say thanks, and care for your soul and the souls of others that I have asked you to reach?

   

Sing: Ave, Ave, Ave Maria

Jesus: The Bridegroom of your soul was beaten at the pillar for you -- My precious one, that you would be able, if you love and serve Me, to go to heaven for all eternity. Embrace our marriage and love Me, for I am the Bridegroom of your soul, beaten for your sins. Do not lie or deceive yourself. Pray for the grace of the Holy Spirit to be changed, that you will be holy and truthful, and walk in the way of the Lord. Do not be prideful, to not admit what you have done, for in that you are stuck. You must be truthful and ask for forgiveness of your sins.

  

The Scourging at the Pillar

1. Jesus: I was whipped for your sins, for the sins of the men of this earth this day. My precious one, how I suffered so. You do not even comprehend how it was to be beaten, the pain and the suffering, so terrible that they tore My flesh. I bled from head to toe. But My greatest agony was for those men, because of pride and their unloving ways, would ignore the gifts that I gave to them, and would lose their souls any way.

2. Jesus: I have given you a great gift to give to them this day, the medicine for their sour and sad lives. Do not hold the medicine from the children. If your child was about to die, wouldn't you beg the doctor to help them? Many souls this day are about to die, and I have given to you the life savor to help them. Satan has you sitting on your hands, on a pity-pot, not realizing the call that I have given, that you can affect the souls of so many this day, that I shed My blood for, that I died for. Will you help Me? Will you listen? Will you read the writings and from this know the truth?

    Do not listen to others that slander My Movement, even those that are among you, for Judas too, was one of the 12 Apostles, but he sold the Son of God for 30 pieces of silver. What you are to listen to is the writings that I have given to you, the Daily Message, to live by them, to be a part of the Shepherds of Christ as given to Rita and to Fr. Carter, that you will follow, and that you will help to usher in this great era of peace. I am Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and I have spoken to you of the love, the fire of My Heart. My Heart is consumed with love for the souls that I died for, and I have called you by name, to help Me in this service. Satan will block the work that I want accomplished. Focus on what I have said, not on the traitors.

3. Jesus: I know you are not perfect for St. Peter was not perfect either, and yet he was made head of the Church. But Judas betrayed Me and he would not say he was sorry, nor would he admit his sin. Judas, the betrayer — Judas, who hung himself.

4. Jesus: Following a path that is marked darkness is like hanging yourself on a tree at the end. I have given to you a wide path, filled with a light, the burning embers from My Sacred Heart, that you would lead others in the world as a witness, to their home in My Heart. Do not abandon Me, but listen to the words that I speak here. What I have given to you is your proof. Do not listen to those that are unfaithful, that are not loyal, that are not grateful, for it wounds My Heart, for I have been faithful in loving and called you by name and blessed you, called you to My Heart as My spouse, and blessed your children and look — what is the thanks that you have given, for all that I have done to you? Listen to the messages that I have given. Look at your hearts and how I have led you more and more, into understanding the great teachings of the Church, and insight into the mystery of God's love. Thank God for the gifts that you have been given. Do not scoff Me any longer, for it displeases My Heart.

5. Jesus: It blocks the work that I want accomplished.

6. Jesus: When you say 'yes' to evil, you say 'yes' with your free will. When you say 'yes' to the good goal, the goal of serving your heavenly Father according to His will, you will be blessed in your lives, in your heart, in your pressure. If you want healing, be right with God in the smallest detail in your heart, for to let in a little lie can be a boulder. If it is a rock at the top of the mountain about to fall off, it can do so much damage by the time it reaches the bottom. I have called you to holiness. A small lie is a big tear in your heart and soul.

7. Jesus: And in the advanced stages, satan says to you when you have lied, that you were mistreated, but this is not so. For My Movement is a Movement of truth, and it is the truth that must surface. It is taking responsibility for what you are to do. It is acknowledging your faults and saying you are sorry and living a life of conversion.

8. Jesus: In any job if you did not do the job, it would come to you and they would tell you that you did not do the job. There must be accountability for when you do not do the job — you block the work that will help souls to be led to Me. This is the most important work. Why should you get away with blocking the very work that is needed to help the souls to reach eternal happiness? When you lie, do not expect to not be held accountable for this, or when you do something that is not right. Open up your heart and change the way that you will be My soldier in the army fighting for the souls that I shed My blood for.

9. Hail Mary
10. Hail Mary

  

Jesus: I am a God of love, to follow in My footsteps, you must love. Glory Be

    

The Crowning with Thorns

Jesus: And they crowned My head with a crown of piercing thorns. Do you really know what it is like to have somebody pound thorns into your head? Think of the lies that you tell. Silly lies. Just to make yourself look better or to save face. Every time that you lie, remember how they pounded thorns into My head, for your lies, for the way that you treated others, for you are doing it to Me. Be loyal in this Movement once and for all, for I do not like the grumbling, and the Father wants His Plan obeyed in the building in Florida and in China.

1. Jesus: I sweat blood for your sins. I was crowned with a crown of thorns, and I bled and bled and bled.

2. Jesus: My Blood was red — red like crimson.

3. Jesus: It felt as if My Heart was jerked from within, for it pounded. It pounded from the blood that I shed. It pounded, the walk with the heavy cross. It pounded and I went on to the hill of Calvary. Today I call you to listen to Me, to reach the souls that I died for — for I love them so. I am God. I have appeared over and over in Clearwater, and My apparitions are given little attention, by those that are even there. The pilgrims have not come, because you fail to tell the people of the importance of their prayer during the retreat. I will ask you once again to go back, and to read the rosaries that were given during the retreat, that have been transcribed, that you will know, what I have said to you, for they have been thrown as trash in the corner and of little or no importance, as have My apparitions and the apparitions of My Mother.

Remember this — when you lie, do not try to make what is wrong — right.

4. Jesus: I am the way. I am the truth. I am the life. I have given to you My truth and when you lie, you tell others that My Movement is based on lies, when indeed My messages are not, nor My messenger given to you any lies. I have appeared over and over again and have been ignore. The building in Florida is being ignored. The Blue Books have not been spread. I have cried to you because you are giving into satan, instead of listening to Me, listening to yourselves or one another. And no matter how I tell you, in this way or that — you are in that cubby hole, that routine, that way you did it, talking to one another, deciding this or that. I want you on fire to deliver the message to the world, for this building was given to the earth as one never in the history of the world. Dead I tell you! You have become dead, when indeed the world is in the state that it is in, and more than ever before in the history of the world, you must go steadfastly ahead with fire and conviction in your hearts. Do not ever slander My Movement.

5. Jesus: I have called you to this vocation. God the Father has called you to this vocation. Mary has called you as your heavenly Mother to this vocation. And God the Father allowed her to appear in Clearwater. The glass that is given in the statues, the statues of Guadalupe and the other statues, I have attached tremendous graces of healing when you pray My prayers before the statue — from your heart.

    As you become less and less alive the message becomes more and more watered down, like rubbish — rubbish in a world that is turned upside down — hungry for what I have given for 18 years, knowing what would happen this day. The building that has been given to you for 13 years — rubbish — you say — of little concern. And as I appear that too is given little concern.

    What will it take to move you, for you choose freely the way you act. It is accountability for your actions and responsibility for what you have been told to do, as My Servants and Handmaids, apostles, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart — I have called you by name. Rubbish - rubbish — it is treated as rubbish.

6. Jesus: Where Mary appeared at Fatima and asked the little children to sacrifice — how have you sacrificed or has the focus been on yourselves as you gave more and more, into the vices that block the very work that I ask you to do. What you do is up to you. You have a free will. Accountability for your actions.

7. Jesus: Unity at My centers — pure unity, not bickering, not complaining, not being too close — being servants, handmaids, apostles, associates, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart — that come to pray deeply from your hearts — for the priests, and the Church and the world. I have called you by name. Will you listen?

8. Jesus: Accountability.

9. Jesus: The job given should be preformed — accountability and responsibility.

10. Jesus: Live as a family to help strengthen and renew the Church and the world

  

The Carrying of the Cross

1. Jesus: Pray for the grace to be strong. Pray for the grace to love your vocation. Pray for the grace to be vibrant within your heart, to deliver this message with such exuberance, for it is such a gift, that God the Father has given to you. Do not lay back as cold water, or cold hearts or ones that are in a routine, or focused on everybody else or your agenda, while you waste time when I have waited for you that day, to do My work, because it shows to Me how dearly you love Me.

2. Jesus: Carry your crosses with love as I carried Mine.

3. Jesus: The more that you are one in Me, the more that the fear in your hearts will be dismissed, the more you will know how really close I am to you, how attentive I am to your needs, and how My greatest desire is to draw you in greater intimacy to My Heart, that you will be My servant in the world, the servant of the Shepherds of Christ.

4. Hail Mary
5. Hail Mary
6. Hail Mary
7. Hail Mary
8. Hail Mary
9. Hail Mary
10. Hail Mary

   

Our Lord and Savior Dies on the Cross

1. R. How sweet indeed is the blood of the Lamb that was shed for our sins, and the blood falls upon the new fallen snow to show how red it really is — the color of crimson — a heart that is red and beating — such love given that He gives to us the Church, that He calls us His bride, that He wants us to come to Him and be so one with Him, so united. But it doesn't end there for He has called us to be a witness, to be one in Him, to be vibrant in this world this day, to be a soldier in His army, not to sit back and to think selfishly of ourselves, but to see the family that God has called, the souls that Jesus died for. Did He die for one or two? He died for all the souls. He died and He calls us to reach those souls this day from the hierarchy all over the world, to the people, to the tiny tots, to the schools.

    And the belly aching He says that goes on has displeased Him. Once and for all, know that you are in control of yourselves — like Fr. Mike said it is a decision when you decide to not do the work that you were called to do. It is a decision on your part to say no. If God tells us to do something with the crucifix, that message is a decision on your part not to carry it out — and the consequences are very strong.

    Accountability. Responsibility. Not you're told to do something, you don't do it and then you're mad and punish us because you want what you did that was wrong that Jesus told us to do. You want it, to get away with it, so it can just get worse the next time. No business is run this way.

    The Lord has given to us a commission to reach the far corners of the earth with the newsletter, with the prayer chapters, with the Blue Books, with the consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. It is major to souls, and our lives at this time on this earth to reach them. Why would there not be accountability, when we were told exactly what to do - with the Blue Books. We use to give out boxes and boxes and boxes of Blue Books from Florida. There were lots and lots of people at the Fifths. One night I went in there at the 5th and Bob was in there. I said something to somebody and they said "Well, Bob's in there."

    And then Jesus appears. There's something wrong there, that people are not at the prayer services. Let's get together and realize that He has told us what to do. He is appearing in the Florida building and so is Mary. The Blue Books were not written for 1994 and 1995 so you could read the Blue Book, and then you could decide we're just going to stop doing anything with them 15 years later.

    Accountability — Fr. Mike says — responsibility. It's almost now if I tell somebody to do something and then they don't do it. Most of the time they don't do it. And then John and I try to go back and say you didn't do this. And even the people standing around are looking on saying "Well don't tell us anything." That's where the world is at. Evil is being done and it has turned into looking like it is good, and good to look evil. God gave this movement to change the world, to help to renew the Church and the world, not that we can have this stubbornness where we say "Well, I'm not going to do it and I'm not going to be held accountable for not doing it either." This is a Movement from God. God the Father put Mary on that building. Jesus has talked for 18 years. Mary has appeared every day for 14 months and 7 1/2 years in Clearwater.

    Because they disobeyed the message of Fatima there was World War II. Go back to the message I got a few days ago. Read it, because we are not paying attention to this message that I have gotten when Mary appeared every day in 1994, all the way down to 15 years later. Do you want World War III? Test it. See what you think. That's basically what the message came from God. This message has been ignored. Our Lady appeared on the building in Clearwater. I have given these messages for 15 years.

    I have sent over 15 million newsletters around the world to priests, the hierarchy, and if I give a direction the person disobeys it, and then punishes us for trying to get the person to say — 'why did you do this?' I am given messages from God, He's telling us what to do. Let's work with all of our hearts and our souls in unity, saying 'yes' to the things that He wants, and 'no' to the things that are temptations from the devil, that leads us away from thanking God, and doing what we must do in order to help to bring this era of peace and love in the world.

    Quit it! You have a choice! Get off the pity-pots! Say "Jesus I love you and I give you my heart and my soul. I am a servant, a handmaid, an apostle. I listen to you." The messages are true. Jesus is still appearing 15 years later. I did not put the image of Mary on the building in Clearwater, but the prophecy has been there all along, from the corner falling off to all the other things. Let's not test God, for His Might is behind us, all of us, and more than ever, God wants to work through the Shepherds of Christ, to help renew the Church and the world. Listen to the messages given, study the messages, pray the prayers. Do not focus on the traitor or what satan is telling you. The messages are as pure as can be, rooted in the Catholic Church and the scriptures. It's time to put on your artillery.

2. R. And fight the fight as it says all the way back, way back when, in the Blue Books, as the soldier that He has called, with our arms filled with such love for Him that we obey and do what He ask — not disobey and then act like we should ignore the fact that we disobeyed what He told us. Accountability and responsibility for God who has blessed us.

3. R. And the people that are out there that are listening, come to China and Florida. Stay united praying. God blesses the earth. He has trained us how to pray, in one mind and one heart, deeply as His spouse — for 15 1/2 years in prayer chapters. It's the devil that wants us to say it doesn't matter much, but we have the free will and like Fr. Mike said 'you're the guy that says yes to the evil.' If your goal is rooted in something that is because of jealousy, anger, envy, attention you want, another god, whatever it is, slothfulness, if it is rooted in that, your goal is not good. It's coming from an impure heart. Let's get our hearts flushed out tonight and cooperate with the grace that He gives in the Shepherds of Christ, through the statues with the glass, through the Jesus and Mary water, through the retreats that He allows me to do, where He says that He and Mary are with us, in a strong way praying with us. Every time you even do those rosaries in the Red Rosary Book, let's listen to the messages. What do you got to fix the world? This has been proved over and over again. Don't test Him.

4. Hail Mary

5. Jesus: I died on the cross for My precious souls, for I love them so much to die for them, and to rise on the third day, giving them a sharing in My life — giving to you the Church, remaining in the Holy Eucharist, giving you Myself every day. Harken to Me! Awake O Sleeper! For the more you go with this dead-head attitude the more you are blocking the souls that I intend to reach with the Shepherds of Christ. Awake O Sleeper! Arise from the dead for your day has come!

6. Jesus: In obedience to the messages that I have given, you will reach many, many souls with the solidness that I give in this Movement, the love of the Word of God and the bread that is given, that is changed into My Body and Blood. I have given to you the bread of life, My wise ones. Get to your knees and worship your God. Quit it — in your pride and anger and I didn't get enough attitude! My head was crowned, pounded with thorns when I give to you the gift of Myself truly present in the Eucharist, and you scoff at Me. You are not loving as a body and it shows. Look at how it shows. It is not because of the messages and the movement, that things have gone this way, that way. It is because of the hearts that need to be made hearts of love, to tell the world about My Sacred Heart and My Mother's Immaculate Heart. Change your hearts and be set free! For a heart that is clogged is like tar in the driveway.

7. Jesus: This is your chance to be My witness before God and others of the gifts I have given. And My grace I will apply that souls will know My love and be changed. Be My soldier — My soldier in this Movement of love.

8. Sing: I come to you with greatest love. I am your loving Savior etc.

Jesus: I love you, I love you, I love you. Judas betrayed Me. Peter had a heart of love, despite his imperfections, despite his absence under the cross, he was called by Me to be the head of this Church. I have called you by name. Harken! Awake O Sleeper! Arise from the dead for your day has come, and it will be a day of victory, for the people of this earth, from one side to the other will see the light. But you must believe and have hope, and pray for these virtues of faith, hope and love — all through the day, being one in your hearts, knowing that I have spoken and that you have been called. Trust in My Sacred Heart, for I have called you as an apostle of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in this world today.

9. Sing: One little light in the darkness, then there were two and then three. Three little lights in the darkness.

10. R. And the curtain was torn in half.

 

Hail Holy Queen

The Memorare

 

R. Thank you Jesus. Help us to be healed and give us the grace to be able to be Your soldiers of Your Sacred Heart on fire for love of You, to spread this Movement, to answer the responsibility that we have to do this, and to be accountable for those things that we have not done and do not do, that we will do what You want in the future with success and by Your grace, affect tons of souls. Amen. And grow in greater holiness. Amen. In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

end of rosary of September 22, 2009

 

 

                September 28, 2009 - 8:00pm

                A Message from Florida from Jesus

                    "Let My People Go" Moses said

                    The babies were killed

                    Moses was spared

                R. Oh God we are sorry for the sins of
                the human race —

                    Oh God we are sorry for the murder
                of the babies today — Oh God have
                mercy on us

                Hear our prayer through the intercession
                    of Our Lady of Clearwater that we will
                    be able to do what you want with this
                    Movement Shepherds of Christ —

                Please God send the funds to continue this
                    priestly mailing as you have asked us —

                Oh God help us to renew the Church and the
                    world —

                Oh God such inhumanity to men —
                    over the centuries —

                Oh God as if You do not see all the
                    evil deeds of our hearts —

                Oh God we are sorry

                Jesus says:
                    You are accountable for your deeds

                I give you these prayers
   


 

                I give you these prayers to pray for the
                    priests, the Church and the world —

                In the time of Noah — only those on the
                    ark survived the great flood —

                Today I give you the Church
                    I give you My Mother's Heart —
                Immaculate Heart, Lady of Clearwater —

                    You have ignored My wishes, My Father's
                wishes

                    Pray as I have directed for the renewal
                of the Church and the world —

                    Do not lose hope —

                    Listen to Me as I told Fr. Carter 15 years
                    ago

   

July 31, 1994

Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:

"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)

   

                    I have chosen you to deliver this
                message — My Father has chosen you to
                deliver the message of The Lady of Clearwater

                    The babies in the womb were created
                by God the Father — You have disobeyed
                the commandments of God —

                    I have given you My directions to
                pray for the priests, the Church and the
                world —

                    I have called you to come to the
                building of Mary's apparitions and to
                pray for 4 days monthly for this era
                of peace and love —

                    You are to make reparation for
                these sins of mankind — Do not lose
                your focus — listen to Me — focus on
                My message —

                    I am sending people to My building
                in Clearwater, Florida to help to pray,
                to be members of the Shepherds of Christ and
                spread My Ministries to the world — I want
                you to support the Clearwater site
                and pray there, I call you to listen
                to Me now before it is too late —
                I will outpour My richest graces
                from this place your heavenly Father
                chose for this work —

                    Shepherds of Christ
                    Spread Priestly Writings
                    Begin Prayer Chapters
                    Servants and Handmaids of the Good Shepherd
                    Spread the Blue Books and live by them
                    Become Apostles of the Eucharistic
                        Heart of Jesus

                    Spread the Consecration to Our Two
                        Hearts and the Rosary Aves
                        to the schools

                    I am the God of your Father, Abraham,
                        Isaac and Jacob —
                        I give you My message to help
                        bring this era of Peace Mary
                        promised at Fatima —

                    Spread the Rosary Meditations

 

 

 

 
 

                I beg you to listen to Me

                Spread the Nursing Home Ministry —

                Spread the Prison Ministry

                I am the God of your Fathers —

                I call you to listen to Me

                I am Jesus, the Sacred Heart,
                    I died for you
                    I shed My Blood for you

                I give you My Prayers
                I give you My Daily Writings

 

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

   

                I give you Myself in the Eucharist
                Spread the Mass Book

                Commit yourself to this — your
                    vocation —
                    to help to bring this era of
                    peace

                R. God we are sorry for we have sinned —
                God hear our prayers —

                Jesus —

                    Men are enslaved —
                    They give into satan —

                    Abortion is wrong —

                    I have given you My prayers
 

                    Pray them —    
 

                Come to the Water

                Live out your baptismal commitment

                Be a strong member of the mystical
                    body —

                Pray for the priests, the Church and
                    the world

                Listen to Me

                I am, the I am —
                Do not be haughty —
                    look at your sins —
                    pray for healing of your ancestors —
                    they trained you —

                You inherit so many physical
                    things — your looks, your
                    physical strengths and
                    weaknesses

                Your parents taught you how to live,
                    how to love, how to get along —

                Pray to be made clean —

                Do not be prideful, but humble —

                Abraham waited and waited for his
                    son and Sarah's and then he was
                    willing to sacrifice Isaac
                    to be faithful to Me —

                Are you faithful to Me?
                Do you live — really live for God?

                Are servants and handmaids living
                    as My Spouse to serve Me —

                Do you know this Movement is
                    major in helping to bring to
                    completion My mission,
                    My Mother's Mission at Fatima —
                    to bring about this era
                    of peace and love —
                the Reign of My Sacred Heart —

                I was beaten for your sins today  —
                Do not ignore Me any longer

                I am your God —

                Look at the barrenness of Sarah that
                    gave birth to Isaac —

                Many men were slaves —
                Now look at how you are
                    enslaved to satan —

                I cry blood for your sins

                Believe in this mission —

                Help Me

                Be filled in your heart with
                    the faith —

                I gave Our Lady of Clearwater as
                    a sign —

                I am all powerful

                Men have their minds on power
                    here below

                Life is so short —

                Here today — gone tomorrow —

                You are to listen to Me —

                I give you My Movement Shepherds of Christ 

 

Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

My dear fellow Associate Members,

Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:

    My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

    These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.

    I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.

    I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.

    I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.

    This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:

  1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.

  2. For the Pope.

  3. For all bishops of the world.

  4. For all priests.

  5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.

  6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.

  7. For all members of the Catholic Church.

  8. For all members of the human family.

  9. For all souls in purgatory.

end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message

 

                Jesus also said He calls us to make
                    reparation in the retreats
                    in China — 4 days and He wants
                    people to come and pray those
                    days


                                   

 

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"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)

 

  

 

  


 

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