Friday, April 24, 2009

Jesus said: “My people, in today’s first reading you have a powerful statement made by Gamaliel in defense of My apostles: (Acts 4:38,39) ‘So now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone. For if this plan or work is of men, it will be overthrown; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow it. Else perhaps you may find yourselves fighting even against God.’ This in fact was the case, for I have protected My Church from all sorts of persecution, and I will continue to protect it until I return in victory over evil. The same can be said for all of the prophets that I have sent over the years. Some of them have been killed or tortured, but in fact they delivered My Word which was needed to warn the people of their sins and a need to repent. Even today I send you prophets which you are to discern for truth, and listen to their warnings of preparation for the coming tribulation. People do not like to be chastised for their misdeeds, but the truth will always come out despite trying to silence My prophets. Give listen to the words of My prophets and heed their warnings to repent and be saved. Your time to repent is short before you will see an evil that only I can protect you from. Be patient for a brief reign of evil, and then I will return to defeat these evil ones as I will cast them into hell. Then I will establish My new heavens and new earth in My Era of Peace.”
Jesus said: “My people, you have been reveling in the beautiful Easter accounts in the Acts of the Apostles. Spring and new flowers are making their appearance, as nature is celebrating My Easter message as well. This is a joyful season, but My apostles now had to go out and preach My Good News to all the nations. This is My calling also for all of My faithful to share your faith with others. You also are called to reach out and help those in need, whether it be your relatives, friends, or even strangers. These are good works of mercy to help someone to move or fix something in their houses. When you spontaneously give of your time and money, you are showing how much you love your neighbor, and you are doing this out of love for Me in them as well. The opportunities of grace will help store up treasures in heaven for your judgment. I give everyone chances to help others out of charity to show that you are not selfish and only looking out for yourself. You have your own work and taking care of your survival, but at other times you can make room in your schedule to help others. Scheduling priorities for your prayer life, family life, and work life are all important, but I should still be the center of your life. Be joyful every day and share that joy with all those that you meet in life.”