Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Jesus said: “My people, the vision of this valuable pearl represents one of the examples that I gave in the Scripture in describing the Kingdom of Heaven.  (Matt. 13:45,46) ‘Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls.  When he finds a single pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.’  Your eternal life is so important that you should be willing to consecrate everything over to Me so you will be accepting My gift of salvation.  But do not be demanding of a special place in heaven as the apostles St. John and St. James wanted to be on My left and on My right.  My heavenly Father has prepared a place for every faithful soul, and you will receive it in due time where He wants you to be.  Give praise and thanks to God for saving you and giving you the opportunity to come to heaven.  In the Old Testament the jealous and plotting people of Jeremiah’s day did not want to hear the hard words of destruction for a sinful Israel.  So they eventually killed him, even though his prophecies came true.  So I warn all of My prophets and messengers of this age that you be prepared for persecution and possible martyrdom as well.  It is not easy to prophesy destruction if the people do not repent of their sins.  These things will also come to pass, even if your people kill the prophets of today.”
Jesus said: “My people, when you die, most earthly things of yours are dispersed, and you are soon forgotten.  When you think of all the things in life that you dreamed of owning, they all amount to nothing at your judgment.  It is not too often that you sit down to think of all the things that you want to accomplish before you die.  Many times you do not have the time nor the means to accomplish all of your dreams.  In the end it is family and your love for Me that should be most important in your life.  To see your children married off and some of your grandchildren, that can mean more than your own physical successes.  Saving your soul with My help, and evangelizing other souls to be saved, especially your own family, can mean even more to your spiritual life that lives on beyond the grave.  You will meet your deceased family members when you die, and there will be a great reunion in heaven.  Most of all you will be eternally happy to be with Me, My saints, and My angels in all of heaven’s beauty that awaits you.  When you come to Me at death, you will be coming to your final home and resting place with your Savior.”