Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014:
Jesus said: “My people, in today’s Gospel you see Me being tempted by Satan in the desert after I fasted there for forty days. I am a God-man, but on earth I was like you are in everything but sin. I always follow the Will of My heavenly Father, so Satan’s temptations would not draw Me into sin. He tried to tempt Me, because in a human way, I was weak from not eating. He quoted Scripture to Me about his temptations, but I also quoted Scripture to him as well. His temptations of a need for food, pride, and power, are the same things that he tempts all of you with in your daily lives. If you keep close to Me in prayer, Confession, and good deeds for your neighbor, you will be strengthened to endure Satan’s temptations. Even fasting during Lent, as I did in the desert, will help keep you focused on following My Will. Just as I followed the Will of My Father, so all of you are called to do the same. Lent is an opportunity to grow in your faith, so be willing to follow your Lenten devotions and fasting for love of Me.”

Jesus said: “My people, you are familiar with a small hourglass for measuring time for an hour. I am showing you in the vision a very large hourglass with enough sand for a lifetime. As you approach your 70’s and 80’s, you can see that there is not much sand left in your hourglass of your life span. I have mentioned before that you need to have your soul pure all the time, because you could die at anytime. By frequent Confession and your daily prayers, you can be ready to meet Me at your judgment. As you get older and later in life, you have an even greater chance of dying sooner than later. I do not tell you when you are to die, because you could die suddenly from an accident, or from a heart attack. Your preparations for death may be more obvious if you are dying from terminal cancer. Do not think that you are guaranteed a long life, so you need to be prepared to meet Me at your judgment on every day. If you are living in mortal sin, you do not want to risk going to hell. So do not put off going to Confession, because you may not have tomorrow. I love all of My people, and I want to see everyone saved. I rely on My prayer warriors and My evangelists to bring as many people to Me as possible.”