Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012:
Jesus said: “My people, the Israelites in today’s first reading were fearful of the Assyrian army as they were about to attack Israel. The king of Israel rent his garments and sat in sackcloth and ashes, and the people prayed to God for protection. Isaiah proclaimed how they would be saved from the Assyrian king. I sent an angel to destroy his army to protect Israel. (4 Kings 19:35) ‘And it came to pass that night, that an angel of the Lord came, and slew in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and eighty-five thousand.’ You are familiar with this passage as you have used it to show the power of the angels against man when they are given the order by God. These same angels will be protecting My faithful at My refuges. I know that your scholars have speculated on many Biblical passages, but this event of the destruction of the Assyrian army was truly carried out by My angel. In the same way I used plagues to cause the overthrow of the Egyptians, and I destroyed their army as well at the Red Sea. Believe in the power of prayer and My miracles because for Me all things are possible.”

Jesus said: “My people, you have a physical treasure where the Crusaders built churches over most of the holy places in Israel. In Nazareth you saw the Church of the Annunciation and even a church to St. Joseph. In Ein Karem you saw a church honoring the Visitation. In Bethlehem you saw a Church of the Nativity and a small church honoring the Shepherd’s Field. You saw the Wailing Wall of the Temple where I was presented and later where I was found teaching as a child. There was a church at Cana where I attended a wedding. There is a place of the Upper Room where I had the Last Supper. There is a church honoring My Agony in the Garden as well as My scourging. There is a place that housed the soldiers where I was judged. Again the Church of the Holy Sepulcher has the place of My Crucifixion and the tomb from where I resurrected. Every time that you have an opportunity to visit where I lived, the Bible comes alive for you as you realize that I truly walked the earth as a man. Give thanks for My gift of Myself in dying for your souls to be saved from sin. Give thanks also for all of My churches that house My Hosts in your tabernacles. You have the grace of being with Me at Holy Communion and at Adoration of My Blessed Sacrament. Keep your lives focused on Me in your prayers and your good works, and you will have your reward in heaven.”