Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015: (St. Augustine of Canterbury)

Jesus said: “My people, you need to be watchful of any earthly desires of pride, greed, or fame in your lives.  St. John and St. James had a spiritual pride in wanting to be on My right and My left in heaven.  I know they were willing to suffer for Me, but I told them it was not My decision for where My heavenly Father wants to place people in heaven.  I ask people to strive to be holy, so they could come to the higher levels of heaven, but it is My heavenly Father’s choice as to what level people will be brought in heaven.  On an earthly level, there are prideful people who want to have higher social status and better paying jobs.  When someone has good fortune by inheritance or hard work, you should be happy for them, and not envious.  You also should not look down on people because they are poor, or of another race.  Each person deserves your respect, without discriminating people because of their background or social status.  Every soul is equal in My eyes, and I do not show any favoritism.  You need to love everyone as I love everyone.  Do not be seeking money or possessions so you can be better than someone else.  All of these earthly things will pass away, so it is better to store up treasure in heaven than being concerned about accumulating money and possessions on earth.  Your earthly fame will also pass away quickly, so do not waste time on desiring to be famous.  Work to love Me and your neighbor, and when you do things for My Name’s sake, you will receive your reward in heaven.”

Jesus said: “My people, I have told you of the coming time of Christian persecution, and you are even seeing Christians being beheaded in Arab countries.  In America you are seeing a breakdown in your society, where following My Commandments is not even a thought in many people’s minds.  Some people do not want Christians telling them that they are living in sin, because they know this is the truth.  Instead of repenting of their sins and changing their ways, your society is persecuting the Christian messengers because they do not want people telling them how to live.  Even if you are criticized for evangelizing souls, you need to spread My Good News because you may be the only person that is  speaking about Me and My salvation of their souls.  Your goal is to save as many souls from hell as you can.  You do not want to see any family members, or anyone suffer in hell for all eternity.  Even if people threaten your lives, you need to remain faithful to your belief in Me, and fight against any heretical statements against Me.  There are false prophets and even clergy that are teaching heretical beliefs.  You need to stand up against such heresies, even if you will be criticized for being supportive of the apostolic teachings.  Those faithful, who suffer persecution for My Name’s sake, will be rewarded for taking a strong stand.”