In the early morning hours of Saturday, December 20, (2014) I was woken up to receive a brief, but intense visitation and conversation with my angel. I am still contemplating it before submitting it and the full implications of it to my directors.
At the heart of it was the warning that the satan has sent his minions now to foment despair, and that the most faithful are the primary targets. Naturally, I thought of attacks on families and disorders so violent that people went into panic. But I am contemplating another form right now. For many of the most faithful, their security comes from feeling they have this largely knocked. They know what to expect and how to expect it. Even bad things won’t usually shake them, if it is consonant with what they expected. But if they find things are not like they thought they are, they can go into despair and decide there is no God or that God has deceived them.
Contemplate Job’s pious friends, who had their expectations blown right out of the water when God actually appeared. Contemplate all the priests and doctors of the law, who thought they knew precisely what the ancient prophecies meant. Their knowledge was so certain that almost all of them dismissed the actual Messiah as a fraud when He came.
I do not write this to chide any of you, but to plead with you. If your votive interpretation of something the Church has not formally pronounced on is prickly and defensive, you probably do not trust in God, but rather trust in your interpretation of what God is. This century, which was given over to satan, is now nearly at its end – and satan has carefully mounted his final attack on those who are seemingly the most faithful. If you sit from a pious perch and pass internal judgment on those around you, this year you will find yourself in the seat facing judgment. If you are completely vested in your own judgment and interpretation, this year, God will permit satan to slap the complacency right out of you – whether your interpretation is right or wrong. If you are a brilliant theologian who has come to functionally think that Christ is man’s creation and you are master of the intricacies of this creation, rather than a humble servant of the living God, this is going to be a very hard year for you, indeed.
It is God’s will that all be stripped of human vanity before we are fit for rescue, both the subtle vanity of the pious and the obvious vanity of the impious. When the reversal comes for you, I tell you to keep your faith in God, humbly accepting that you did not know as much as you thought, rather than despairing of the possibility of God. This year, many of the most pious will enter the dark night of their passion. It is not God forsaking you, but burning away the last obstacles to pure union with Him. It will separate what is dross from what is gold…and if you are engaged with your expectation of God rather than God, Himself, you will be terribly shaken. I will touch on this more tomorrow when I write about concerning the consecration of Russia.
I have spread the Prayer of Miraculous Trust, as it was given to me over a decade ago when I was told it would be the prayer through which God would help His people to endure the Storm. It is a prayer of abandonment to God’s will before all things. If people treat it like a magic card, it has no force at all. I have a repugnance for the misuse of such things as magic tokens – and a fear that it could be treated as such.
The heart of this prayer is abandonment – of embracing, not just accepting, whatever God’s will is. If it were treated like a magic card it would be useless, just another sensation in an age that has too many cheap sensations as it is. I appreciate those of you who have benefitted directly from it showing restraint and giving thanks to God.
Finally, I leave you with two of the most refined links I have ever read.
First is Mark Mallett’s piece from the Feast of St. Stephen on the Christian Martyr-Witness. This brief, but powerful piece, blows away the mindless conceit of those who try to use the murderous butchery of Islamists to try to discredit Christians.
The other piece, by Pelianito (who comments by her given name of Janet Klasson here), entitled “Diamonds From Coal” is one of the most subtly sublime and refined pieces I have ever read.
My homies are on fire!