Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010:
 Jesus said: “My people, there are many people who are knowledgeable of the things of the world, but there are fewer who have trust and faith in the impossible that I can do. My apostles at first were not acquainted with My powers as the Son of God, so they had trouble when I suggested things that seemed impossible in their understanding of worldly things. St. Peter had been fishing and had caught nothing during the night. He prided himself as a good fisherman. So when I suggested to lower the nets for a catch of fish, he was first reluctant, but he did not want to offend Me. When the apostles were astounded with a large catch of fish, then St. Peter admitted that he had doubted any success in catching any fish. It is this doubt in My powers, that even some of My faithful have, that I wanted to stress in today’s message. When I was on the earth, I performed many miracles which helped people and the faith of My apostles in My works. You know that I can do the impossible if it is My Will to do so. When you make requests in My Name for prayer, you should pray for what is best for your soul or the soul that you are praying for. I hear your prayers and I answer them according to My Will in My time. So do not be offended if I answer your requests in a different way from what you desire. You read from the ‘Imitation of Christ’ Chapter 22 about a revealing quote in this regard. ‘Why are thou troubled because things do not succeed with thee according to thy will and desire? Who is there who has all things according to his will? Neither I, nor thou, nor any man upon earth.’ My point is to trust in Me to take care of your needs, even if you do not understand how I will bring this about. In the end you have all that you need, and you should not complain of any trials that I send to test you. Without any testing, you could not advance in grace. So accept your place in things that I send to you, and see these trials as opportunities for grace and improvement in your spiritual life.”

Prayer Group:
Jesus said: “My people, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have dragged on for many years, and even your leaders are seeing the need to wind down in Iraq without further need for combat troops. Many of these wars are inspired by the one world people behind the scenes so they can profit from the making of weapons. The war on terror rhetoric has finally been challenged because terrorists could set up their camps anywhere. Instead of accepting constant wars, your people should question their need, and pray for peace.”

Jesus said: “My people, there are dedicated souls who have been protesting abortion and America’s court decisions on abortion for many years. Praying and counseling in front of your abortion clinics takes endurance and a true desire in prayer to see this killing of My babies brought to an end. Your abortions in America are your most offensive sins to Me because you are taking the lives of My little ones who I love dearly in their innocence. Continue your work in this protest because you cannot let your silence condone these crimes. Thank you to all who are working and praying at the abortion clinics to stop abortions.”

Jesus said: “My people, you have teachers both in the secular subjects and in religion classes. Some can remember their experiences being taught in Catholic schools. This is where you were educated with a faithful experience even in secular subjects as Math and English. Learning your faith in school is even more important than being taught general education subjects. This religious environment for your children is getting more difficult to carry out. Many Catholic schools are closing because of lower attendance and the expense of running an additional school system that competes with public education. Keep supporting your faith teaching because your children need to have their faith education more than other subjects.”

Jesus said: “My people, many are questioning if the decline in My Roman Catholic Church is the fault of My leaders or the faithful in the pews. To some extent the leadership could be improved in various areas, but it is up to the faithful to stay strong in their faith in supporting their Church. Keeping your children strong in the faith has been helped by your Catholic schools. Training in special classes at church are not rigorous enough to carry into high school programs. It is the children who are falling away from their faith because they are not being properly taught and trained in a strong prayer life. Pray for your children’s faith and more support for a good Catholic school program.”

Jesus said: “My people, will I find any faith on the earth when I return? One of the end time signs will be a loss of faith in Me among the people of the world. There are some souls who are strong in the faith because of their daily prayer life, and devotions to My Sacred Heart and My Blessed Mother’s Immaculate Heart. I thank all prayer groups for your rosaries, your Adoration of My Blessed Sacrament, and your good works in showing your love for Me and your neighbor. The strong prayer warriors need to help carry those who are lukewarm in the faith, especially those who are weak in your own families and friends.”

Jesus said: “My people, over the last two years America has been tested with wars, recession, high unemployment, and a shift to the socialist left in your government policies. Many policies to make larger government and take away your freedoms are currently being promoted by those in your Congress, the White House, and your court system. This coming election gives your people a chance to voice their choices in the candidates that you have to elect to office. Voting for moral leaders and those who will lead your country is the responsibility of your informed citizens. Pray for the election of the best leaders to run your country.”

Jesus said: “My people, as you think of the purpose of your Labor Day holiday, you can see that your current unemployment rates are weighing heavily on your people. Many have been out of work so long that they have finished any unemployment benefits, and they are now drawing on their savings. It is difficult with many uncertainties of taxes for companies and businesses to improve their hiring levels. Now you need to focus more on praying for more long term jobs to be made available so people can return to work and improve your economy. Sometimes these trials are a punishment for sin, but your people need to help each other in the needs for food, clothing, and shelter.”