“Only after the Last Judgment will Mary get any rest; from now until then, she is much too busy with her children.”
–St. John Vianney
I shared in my January 1 post my journal entry from December 18, 2017. A conversation I had with some people and one of the readers here in the comments has prompted me to write further on the subject. The December 18 journal entry I wrote came after praying and reflecting on the Star of Bethlehem. And it was like God said, “you missed it, just like Herod who had to ask the wise men about the signs in the sky.”
“When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.” When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him….Then Herod called the magi secretly and ascertained from them the time of the star’s appearance.” Matthew 2:1-3 and 7
This year people were looking leading up to the day of the September 23 alignment but when nothing happened of significance on the earth on that actual day in our short sightedness we just moved on. If the Magi had just looked at the star and not continued to follow it afterwards they would have missed the King. But because wise men were wise they continued following and it wasn’t a single moment, but an unfolding “in the fullness of time.”
The Psalms state: The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
I have repeatedly written in my journal “look to the skies”. God has already written the story and he reveals it to us with His creation because he is outside of time, as he showed me on New Year’s Day. Our Prayer’s are like a solar flare, changing the way things are.
God has revealed many things in His creation. He also revealed the Passion with signs in the sky.
“It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the temple was torn down the middle.” Luke 23:44-45
But still, only those who had eyes to see recognized it, and they had to proclaim that to the people that they had seen what had been prophesied.
“Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed to them, “You who are Jews, indeed all of you staying in Jerusalem. Let this be known to you, and listen to my words. These people are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel …..
And I will work wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below: blood, fire, and a cloud of smoke. The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and splendid day of the Lord, and it shall be that everyone shall be saved who calls on the name of the Lord.” Acts 2: 14-16 and 19-24
God has written this story throughout time, from the beginning of all Creation and he announces things in His creation. Why would we think He would stop now? In 2015, we had a star of Bethlehem moment in the sky. From where I was watching it, a literal great storm was on the horizon. Interestingly the Star of Bethlehem moment in 2015 came immediately after the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage here in America.
When I look at when Jesus came to earth, Israel was not so strong, it had been diminished from the once great nation it had been because they did not listen to God. America is part of this picture with all the ways we have turned away from God, but the larger picture is actually the church. The church is splintered, heresy spreads, acceptance of immorality and sin, in the name of mercy. etc. It has even infiltrated the Catholic Church. So he sends His mother to reveal “in the fullness of time” how we should live in the Divine Will as she does. She will heal the church Family. She is Our Lady Healer of Families. Because Mothers always work to build the family home. That’s WHAT MOTHER’S DO. We saw this in the sky on September 23, 2017.
Satan has been busy the last century. But God will fight for us.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. – John 10:10
During the early 20th and 21st centuries, the thief stole our fertility, convincing the Protestant Churches in 1930 after the Lambeth Conference to accept artificial contraception. The thief came to kill, convincing America in 1973 to kill our children through abortion. The thief came to destroy, destroying families, and he started with divorce, no-fault divorce in 1970, and it culminated in 2015 with marriage re-defined.
There is one last piece of destruction that Satan wants to impose on us. That is the destruction of the Priesthood. There are two ways God gives us life, one through woman in bearing children, and the other is Divine Life in the Eucharist. He convinced woman to kill her children. Now he must attack the Priesthood. It is the one thing standing in his way. The Catholic Church has defended all of these things and been stalwart in defense of human dignity. The attack will grow fierce, velocity speeding up, but we need not fear, because our Mother is here. Announced in the skies. And on the evening of January 1, as I looked at the Brilliant Supermoon, the moon that reflects the sun, and represents Mary reflecting Jesus, I could feel the love Our Mother has for us as she draws us ever closer to her Son.
So what should we do? We should do what Mary did. Let go and let God and be a power house of prayer as Mary was and still is, always interceding for us. Go to confession and confess your sins. Forgive those who have offended you. Pray for you to have a right relationship with God. Pray for the Church. Pray for the Pope. Pray for the Holy See. Pray most especially for Priests who do not proclaim truth in love. Instead of getting angry, instead of adding to the vitriol, just pray. And let God fill us with the Holy Spirit so much so that you can see the fire of His Divine Will erupt forth like a Solar Flare.
Great post! On Christmas Eve, the Holy Spirit gave me a strong feeling that I never felt before to pray for our priests.
The Spirit is gathering God’s army. Satan is ferocious in attacking Priests. We must be just as ferocious in our prayers for them.
Wow …. Thank you Susan … Such clarity and strength in this! Real focus.
Seriously isn’t me. The clarity came from Ashley’s post on Mary and from praying the Chaplet of Seven Sorrows.
Very good! Thank you.
Thank you, Susan, you are amazing. I have been getting the sense that we actually hurt God’s feelings quite a bit. His feelings get hurt when we do not trust in His Divine Will. When we try to “see the future”, what difference does it really make because God is going to be there regardless. God is wonderful. May all who look at me see Him. I am glad He doesn’t get tired of turning my stupidity and ineptness into straight lines and my pitiful prayers into roses for Our Mother.🌸💗🎇
Keep praying! God’s got us.
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