Five Keys to Set the Lord Ever Before Me – And More

How can we make certain then that I always “set the Lord ever before me?”

We can:

  1. Surrender to the Lord and trust in Him.
  2. Pray unceasingly that we will grow in love of Him, be obedient and faithful and be found ready when He comes for us.
  3. Make frequent Sacramental Confessions.
  4. Worthily receive Holy Communion in humility and devotion.
  5. Faithfully minister in body and spirit to those in need, leading them to justice and mercy.

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Pope Benedict: We must be convinced that God is close, even if he seems silent.

“In the most difficult situations, when it seems that God does not hear, we must not fear to entrust to him our overburdened hearts”. The Holy Father said to the faithful at the General Audience on Wednesday, 8 February, in the Paul VI Audience Hall.

In his series of reflections on Christian prayer, the Pope was talking about the prayer of Jesus when he was facing death. The following is a translation of Benedict XVI’s Catechesis, which was given in Italian.

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Having a bad day, Bunky? Writer explains why.

Chastisements or trials must never be seen outside of God’s attempts to save us and break cycles of sin so that we can be saved.  Human freedom is so powerful and key that not even God forces it or takes away our responsibility to make good choices.  If he did, then the union between us and God through the virtues, and the very purpose of freedom would not be real.

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Christians- When do you think the tribulation will begin?

Q: Christians- When do you think the tribulation will begin?

A: Based on what little we can glean from scripture: The great tribulation will begin some three and one half years after the anti-christ comes to power, shortly after he claims to be God, “proves” it with lying signs and wonders, and somehow brings an end to the worldwide daily sacrifice of the Mass.

The exact date remains known only to God.

For many insights into how all of this will transpire, see the Book of Exodus and the Book of Ezekiel.

The Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel don’t actually reveal much, by way of specific details.

The important things to remember, in order to avoid being deceived by anti-christ, should this event occur during your lifetime: The Anti-Christ will come BEFORE the real Jesus returns … and nobody … not even the devil … has the power to “fake” the Resurrection … where EVERYONE who ever lived receives brand new, glorified, Resurrection bodies … just like the one Jesus already has. 

Disclaimer: “Your mileage may vary.” (Nobody can be absolutely sure about their understanding of all this.)

Chilling Video for Apocalypse Aficionados

Chilling Video for Apocalypse Aficionados

Watch this “You Tube” video for what seems to be a real-time simulation of these verses, in the Book of Revelation:

 

Rev 8:1
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven, as it were for half an hour.
Rev 8:2
And I saw seven angels standing in the presence of God: and there were given to them seven trumpets.
Rev 8:3
And another angel came and stood before the altar, having a golden censer: and there was given to him much incense, that he should offer of the prayers of all saints, upon the golden altar which is before the throne of God.
Rev 8:4
And the smoke of the incense of the prayers of the saints ascended up before God from the hand of the angel.
Rev 8:5
And the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar and cast it on the earth: and there were thunders and voices and lightnings and a great earthquake.
Rev 8:6
And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound the trumpet.
Rev 8:7
And the first angel sounded the trumpet: and there followed hail and fire, mingled with blood: and it was cast on the earth. And the third part of the earth was burnt up: and the third part of the trees was burnt up: and all green grass was burnt up.
Rev 8:8
And the second angel sounded the trumpet: and, as it were, a great mountain, burning with fire, was cast into the sea. And the third part of the sea became blood.
Rev 8:9
And the third part of those creatures died which had life in the sea: and the third part of the ships was destroyed.
Rev 8:10
And the third angel sounded the trumpet: and a great star fell from heaven, burning as it were a torch. And it fell on the third part of the rivers and upon the fountains of waters:
Rev 8:11
And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And the third part of the waters became wormwood. And many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
Rev 8:12
And the fourth angel sounded the trumpet: and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars, so that the third part of them was darkened. And the day did not shine for a third part of it: and the night in like manner.
Rev 8:13
And I beheld: and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice: Woe, Woe, Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, by reason of the rest of the voices of the three angels, who are yet to sound the trumpet!

 

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