Dear God, open a door for my message, so that I may proclaim the mystery of Christ. I pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:3-4

R4C

R4C
Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You.

Generosity from the Heart

Generosity from the Heart


Matt 6:3, "do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing"


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Proverbs 11:25, "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed."


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May the Lord bless you for your generosity, and may the Mother of God intercede for your every need.


Your act of generosity will be rewarded, and your blessing will be “pressed down, shaken together, and RUNNING OVER.

Psalm 19:14, May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Happy New Year 2020


Happy New Year 2020



Have a Blessed New Year.



May the year ahead be filled with 
Good Health
Happiness
Joy
Success 
and Prosperity.

Friday, 20 December 2019

Merry Christmas !

Welcome our Saviour Lord JESUS.

MARANATHA 
Come Lord JESUS Come

Merry Christmas !!!!





Hail, O favoured one, the Lord is with you!



How does God reveal his favour to us?

In the psalms we pray, "Lord, show me a sign of your favor" (Psalm 86:17). In the Old Testament God performed many signs and miracles to demonstrate his love and mercy for his people, such as their deliverance from slavery in Egypt and the miraculous crossing of the Red sea on dry land (Psalm 78:43-53). When Ahaz, king of Judah and heir to the throne of David (735 B.C.) was surrounded by forces that threatened to destroy him and his people, God offered him a sign to reassure him that God would not abandon the promise he made to David and his descendants. King Ahaz, however, had lost hope in God and refused to ask for a sign of favour. God, nonetheless, gave a sign to assure his people that he would indeed give them a Savior who would rule with peace and righteousness (Isaiah 7:11ff).

The new era of salvation begins with the conception and birth of Jesus
We see the fulfilment of Isaiah's prophecy and the unfolding of God's plan of redemption in the events leading up to the Incarnation, the birth of the Messiah King. The new era of salvation begins with the miraculous conception of Jesus in the womb of Mary. This child to be born is conceived by the gracious action of the Holy Spirit upon Mary, who finds favour with God (Luke 1:28). 

His kingdom will have no end
As Eve was the mother of all humanity doomed to sin, now Mary becomes the mother of the new Adam who will father a new humanity by his grace (Romans 5:12-21). This child to be conceived in her womb is the fulfilment of all God’s promises. He will be "great" and "Son of the Most High" and "King" and his name shall be called "Jesus" (Luke 1:31-32), which means "the Lord saves." "He will save his people from their sins" (Matthew 1:21). The angel repeats to Mary, the daughter of the house of David, the promise made to King David: "The Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end" (2 Samuel 7:12-16, Isaiah 9:6-7, Luke 1:32-33).

Mary is a true hearer of the Word of God
How does Mary respond to the word of God delivered by the angel Gabriel? She knows she is hearing something beyond human capability. It will surely take a miracle which surpasses all that God has done previously. Her question, "how shall this be, since I have no husband" is not prompted by doubt or skepticism, but by wonderment! She is a true hearer of the Word and she immediately responds with faith and trust. 

Mary's prompt response of "yes" to the divine message is a model of faith for all believers. Mary believed God's promises even when they seemed impossible. She was full of grace because she trusted that what God said was true and would be fulfilled. She was willing and eager to do God's will, even if it seemed difficult or costly. Mary is the "mother of God" because God becomes incarnate when he takes on flesh in her womb. When we pray the Nicene Creed we state our confession of faith in this great mystery: "For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven; by the power of the Holy Spirit, he became incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and was made man". 

If we say "yes" to God we can live a grace-filled life
God gives us grace and he expects us to respond with the same willingness, obedience, and heartfelt trust as Mary did. When God commands he also gives the help, strength, and means to respond. We can either yield to his grace or resist and go our own way. Do you believe in God's promises and do you yield to his grace?

"Heavenly Father, you offer us abundant grace, mercy, and forgiveness through your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Help me to live a grace-filled life as Mary did by believing in your promises and by giving you my unqualified 'yes' to your will and plan for my life."

source: From the desk of Don Schwager, 
hosted by Kairos Europe and the Middle East


Tuesday, 17 December 2019

The genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David



Do you know who your ancestors were, where they came from, and what they passed on from their generation to the next? 

Genealogies are very important. They give us our roots and help us to understand our heritage. Matthew's genealogy of Jesus traces his lineage from Abraham, the father of God's chosen people, through the line of David, King of Israel. Jesus the Messiah is the direct descent of Abraham and David, and the rightful heir to David's throne. God in his mercy fulfilled his promises to Abraham and to David that he would send a Savior and a King to rule over the house of Israel and to deliver them from their enemies.

The Lord Jesus is the fulfilment of all God's promises
When Jacob blessed his sons he foretold that Judah would receive the promise of royalty which we see fulfilled in David (Genesis 49:10). We can also see in this blessing a foreshadowing of God's fulfilment in raising up his anointed King, Jesus the Messiah. Jesus is the fulfilment of all God's promises. He is the hope not only for the people of the Old Covenant but for all nations as well. He is the Savior of the world who redeems us from slavery to sin and Satan and makes us citizens of the kingdom of God. In him we receive adoption into a royal priesthood and holy nation as sons and daughters of the living God (see 1 Peter 1:9). Do you recognise your spiritual genealogy and do you accept God as your Father and Jesus as the sovereign King and Lord of your life?

"Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Messiah and Savior of the world, the hope of Israel and the hope of the nations. Be the ruler of my heart and the king of my home. May there be nothing in my life that is not under your wise rule and care."

source: From the desk of Don Schwager, 
hosted by Kairos Europe and the Middle East

Thursday, 12 December 2019

God never leave us especially at our lowest times

GOD speaks ....



Morning prayer ~ as I begin my day


Lord, as I begin my day, I pray
that You would fill me with 
Your Holy Spirit.

Cover me with Your protecting wings 
and keep me safe from 
harm and spiritual attacks.

Help me to speak only words 
You would have me speak
and do only things 
You would have me do.

Do Good without looking at Who is Benefiting


In solidarity, love and common well-being, aim to help and become supportive of some cause and bringing hope to those in need.


image source: FB

JESUS is my ....


MY STRENGTH

MY KING
MY FORTRESS
MY LORD
MY DELIVERER
MY WISDOM
MY ROCK
MY DELIGHT
MY SHIELD
MY SHEPHERD
MY SALVATION
MY BENEFACTOR
MY JOY
MY SUPPORT
MY LIGHT
MY SUSTAINER
MY PEACE
MY RIGHTEOUSNESS
MY GOOD
MY HEALER 
MY SANCTUARY
MY AVENGER
MY TREASURE
MY SAVIOUR
MY PROVISION
MY LIFE
MY STAY
MY PROTECTOR
MY PURIFIER
MY VICTORY
MY PORTION
MY KINSMAN
MY REDEEMER 
MY ALL IN ALL
MY ETERNAL LIFE
MY JUDGE
MY REFUGE
MY SANCTIFIER
MY STRONGHOLD
MY SONG
MY BELOVED
MY PRAISE
MY BRIDEGROOM

MY MASTER
MY HELPER
MY MAKER
MY FOUNTAIN
MY COMFORT
MY HOPE

MY SIN-BEARER
MY FRIEND
MY REFUGE
MY SHELTER
MY EVERYTHING

The Precious Blood of Jesus prayer for the holy Souls in Purgatory

source: FB

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Isaiah 41:13 ~ Do not fear; I will help you


For I am the LORD your God
who takes hold of your right hand 
and says to you, 
Do not fear; I will help you.
Isaiah 41:13

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe ~ 12 December



"I am your merciful Mother, to you and to all mankind 
who love me and trust in me and invoke my help."

During the winter of the year 1531, our Lady the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego on the 9 December at the Tepeyac Hill outside Mexico City. Our Lady requested that a shrine to her be built at the spot where she appeared, to help convert the nation to Catholicism. Juan immediately agreed to this request and set out to meet the bishop. The bishop didn’t believe Juan story, therefore Juan  returned back to the hill and told Our Lady that the bishop didn’t believe him. Then three days (9 December) later, Our Lady once again appeared and again told Juan to visit the bishop to relay her message to the bishop. Juan did as Our Lady told, but this time the bishop insisted on some kind of proof from Our Lady that she was indeed the Blessed Virgin Mary. Juan return to Our Lady and told her that the bishop wanted proof. 

Immediately, she granted Juan with the proof needed. Blooming roses sprung up through the snow and Juan gathered them in his tilma (cloak).  Our Lady then arranged the flowers in his cloak with her own hands and Juan immediately returned to the bishop to show him the wondrous sign of the roses. Juan opened his tilma to release the roses and when he did, out dropped the roses and the tilma remained the imprinted image of Our Lady as she had appeared to Juan Diego. The bishop immediately believe after seeing the sign and the shrine was built as Our Lady requested.

The image of Our Lady on Juan Diego's tilma is known as Our Lady of Guadalupe for an interesting reason. On that same day, Our Lady appeared to Juan’s uncle and cured him, giving him a message for the bishop, saying that she would “crush the serpent’s head.” The bishop did not understand the Aztec Indians’ language. The Aztec Indian word for “crush the serpent” sounded to him like “Guadalupe,”. Therefore assuming that Our Lady wanted the new shrine to have the same name, and the bishop called her Our Lady of Guadalupe.


O God, Father of mercies, who placed your people under the singular protection of your Son's most holy Mother, grant that all who invoke the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe, may seek with ever more lively faith the progress of peoples in the ways of justice and of peace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

That's Not My Job!



This is a story about four people named 
EVERYBODY, SOMEBODY, ANYBODY and NOBODY.
There was an important job to be done 
and EVERYBODY was sure that
SOMEBODY will do it.
ANYBODY could have done it,
but NOBODY did it.
SOMEBODY got angry about it,
because it was EVERYBODY's job.
EVERYBODY thought ANYBODY could do it,
but NOBODY realised that
EVERYBODY wouldn't do it. 
It ended up that EVERYBODY blamed
SOMEBODY when NOBODY did what
ANYBODY could have done.

Real meaning of Christmas ~ Pope Francis


5 December 2019, Pope Francis expressed hope that the nativity scene (@St. Peter’s Square) will serve as a reminder of what Christmas is truly about.

Pope Francis began Advent with a trip to the Italian town of Greccio, where St. Francis of Assisi created the first nativity scene in 1223. In Greccio, Pope Francis signed the apostolic letter, Admirabile signum, on the meaning and importance of nativity scenes.

“All those present experienced a new and indescribable joy in the presence of the Christmas scene. The priest then solemnly celebrated the Eucharist over the manger, showing the bond between the Incarnation of the Son of God and the Eucharist,” Pope Francis wrote in the letter describing the St. Francis’ first nativity.

Pope Francis quoted, “As we contemplate the Christmas story, we are invited to set out on a spiritual journey, drawn by the humility of the God who became man in order to encounter every man and woman. We come to realise that so great is his love for us that he became one of us, so that we in turn might become one with him”.

excerpt source: CNA

"Every Christian family, can welcome Jesus just like Mary and Joseph did. They can listen to Him, talk to Him, protect Him, grow with Him. And in doing so, they can change the world. Let's make room in our hearts and in our day, to welcome Jesus."

Masses for Christmas (Catholic)


The Midnight Mass @ Angel's Mass
Celebrated at midnight between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
(Luke 2:1-14)

The Dawn Mass @ Shepherd's Mass
Celebrated at sun breaks the dawn.
(Luke 2:15-20)

The Christmas Day Mass @ King's Mass
Celebrated at daylight (Christmas Morning)
(John 1:1-18)

Lord Jesus increase our faith


What's the driving force in your life?

Jesus speaks of two forces at work in our lives - the power of the temptation to sin and cause harm and the power of faith to overcome obstacles and difficulties that stand in the way of loving God and our neighbour. The Greek word for temptation (scandalon) is the same as the English word scandal. The original meaning of scandal is a trap or a stumbling block which causes one to trip and fall. The Scriptures warn us about the snare or enticement to go astray and to do what is evil. "Keep me from the trap which they have laid for me, and from the snares of evildoers!" (Psalm 141:9) "Whoever loves a brother or sister lives in the light, and in such a person there is no cause for stumbling" (1 John 2:10). 

Jesus commands us to not give bad example or lead others into sin
The Jews held that it was an unforgivable sin to teach another to sin. If we teach another to sin, he or she in turn may teach still another, until a train of sin is set in motion with no foreseeable end. Jesus warns his disciples of the terrible responsibility that they must set no stumbling block in the way of another, that is, not give offense or bad example that might lead another to sin. The young in faith are especially vulnerable to the bad example of those who should be passing on the faith.

The power of faith for overcoming obstacles
While Jesus warns against the danger of giving bad example and causing scandal, he also demonstrates the power of faith for overcoming obstacles and temptation to sin and wrongdoing. What did Jesus mean when he said that our faith can move trees and mountains as well (see Matthew 17:20; Mark 11:23)? The term "mountain remover" was used for someone who could solve great problems and difficulties. 

The Holy Spirit helps us to grow in faith and to rely on God's strength 
Don't we often encounter challenges and difficulties which seem beyond our power or strength to handle? What appears impossible to human power is possible to those who believe in God's power. Paul the Apostle reminds us, "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it" (1 Corinthians 10:13). Do you trust in God's help and rely on his strength when you are put to the test or led into temptation?

Faith is a gift freely given by God to help us know God personally, to understand his truth clearly, and to live in the power of his love and mercy freely. God calls us to be like him - holy, loving and wise. God expects more from us than we can simply do by ourselves. That is why the Lord Jesus unites us to himself through the gift of faith so that we may live in the power of his love through the gift of the Holy Spirit who dwells within us (Romans 5:5). The Lord gives us the strength of the Holy Spirit who helps us to grow strong in faith, persevere in hope, and endure in love. 

Faith is the key that unlocks God's power in our lives
Faith in God is the key for removing obstacles and difficulties which keep us from doing his will. We belong to God and our lives are no longer our own. Our joy and privilege is to follow the Lord Jesus and to serve in the power of his love, truth, and goodness. The Lord Jesus is ever ready to work in and through us for his glory. For our faith to be effective it must be linked with trust and with obedience - an active submission to God and a willingness to do whatever he commands. Do you trust in the grace and strength which God freely gives to help you resist temptation and to overcome obstacles in doing his will?

"Lord Jesus, you give us victory over the destructive forces of sin and harmful desires that keep us from doing your will. Give me the strength to always choose what is good and to reject what is wrong. May your love and truth rule my heart that I may give good example to others and guide those who need your wise instruction and help."

source: From the desk of Don Schwager, 
hosted by Kairos Europe and the Middle East

Friday, 6 December 2019

Thank You Lord Jesus, my Savior and Lord for answering this prayer with a Yes and Amen

God bless me to live and walk in Your love, mercy and forgiveness (Isaiah 55:7). I confess, I will take no thought for my life. I will trust You Father God to take thought for me and take care of me (Matthew 6:25-34). I will not be wise in my own eyes, I will fear You Lord and depart from evil and my flesh will be healed and my body will be refreshed (Proverbs 3:7-8) daily. Thank You Jesus for Your Promises! Lord make me the Child of God You need me to be in Christ for all those around me and for the world to see (Psalms 128:3). Not by my might, nor by my power, but by Your Spirit Christ Jesus (Zechariah 4:6) this shall happen. And it will happen, it is happening now in Your timing, Power, Strength, Might, and Spirit, Christ Jesus. God all that I have asked of you in this prayer please do the same for all those I love, care about, and every faithful prayer by my loved ones. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Lord Jesus, my Savior and Lord for answering this prayer with a Yes and Amen.
source: PrayerRequest.com

Proverbs 3:7-8

Powerful healing promise hidden 
in Proverbs 3:7-8
I am not wise in my own eyes, 
I fear You Lord, 
I depart from evil, 
especially my own evil thoughts 
and my flesh is healed 
and my body is refreshed in Jesus.
AMEN.

Feast and Novena 2019, Immaculate Conception Chapel, Bedong, Kedah, Malaysia


29 December 2019 ~ 8 December 2019




Immaculate Conception Chapel
(c/o Christ the King Church, Sungai Petani)
K633 Jalan Ladang Sungai Batu, Kampung Pengkalan Batu, 08400 Merbok, Kedah, Malaysia
Lat: 5.71141735468722, Lng: 100.4313924908638
Lat: 5.71142, Lng: 100.43139

GPS coordinate,
Lat: 5.71141735468722, Lng: 100.4313924908638
Lat: 5.71142, Lng: 100.43139

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Many prayers have been answered and miracles taken place for pilgrims to this chapel.

Please click to view First-hand Testimonies.








Thursday, 5 December 2019

I will Heal You ~ 2 Kings 20:5


source: FB fren

Why Worry? Nothing to Worry about (Irish Philosophy)


source: FB fren

Seven Promises


source: FB

Advantages of Prayer


Prayer protects us.

Prayer changes things.

Prayer keeps you in the will of God.

Prayer draws you closer to God.

Prayer makes you happy.

Prayer gives you Hope.

Prayer makes you less selfish.

Prayer heals you from all pain.

Prayer makes you stronger spiritually.

I declare Ephesians 3:20 over my life


I DECLARE Ephesians 3:20 over my life. 
God will do exceedingly, abundantly 
above all that I ask or think.
Because I honour Him, 
His blessings will chase me down 
and overtake me. 
I will be in the right place at the right time.
People will go out of their way 
to be good to me. 
I am surrounded by God's favour.
This is my declaration.
Amen.
Thank You God.
Praise You God.

Great is Our God

All Wisdom and Knowledge of man 
comes from God. 
God is greater than everything.... 
He is the Creator, the beginning and the end. 
Our God is the Greatest, 
nothing is beyond His mighty power. 
Amen. 

Praise God, 
all glory and praise belongs 
to our God alone. 
Thank You God, 
Thank You Jesus, 
Thank You Holy Spirit.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Prayer request for our brother Grey (UK)


Let us lift up our prayer for our brother Grey that he will be reunited with his son soon. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.




Matthew 18:19-21
“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.

Matthew 21:21-22
Jesus answered them, “I assure you: If you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you tell this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ it will be done. And if you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Luke 1:37
For nothing will be impossible with God.

John 14:6
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Isaiah 43:19
...I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.



He will make a way where there seems to be no way. In the toughest of situations, this seems to be God’s speciality. 

God has it all figured out. So we don’t have to worry but pray, praise and thank Him.

He’s working on our behalf even when we can’t see it all. He has a plan and purpose in whatever we walk through. He can cut a clear pathway through anything.

And in seemingly hopeless situations where we can’t see any way out, God’s power has the opportunity to shine the greatest. It’s in those times when we come to the end of ourselves, where we know we can’t depend on our own abilities, on anything we have, or anyone we know, but instead are reminded that we are totally and completely reliant on Him - it’s those times that are the most powerful of all.


Friday, 29 November 2019

The Rear View Mirror (Forget the Past and Move Forward)


Sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvellous things. Psalm 98:1 NKJV

In order to live in God’s favour, you must accept His forgiveness and restoration, and this means letting go of past failures and disappointments so you can move on to God’s best for your life.

God tells us in Isaiah 43:18-19: “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?” (NKJV).

Just as you can’t safely drive your car if all your attention is on the rear view mirror, so it is that God instructs you to forget the past and embrace the “new thing” He wants to do in your life today.

Take a few minutes to pause and reflect on anything from the past that you still need to release. Then ask God to give you a clear vision of the exciting things He’s planning for your future!

by Mike Evans

Why the Devil Hates the Blessed Virgin So Much (And Why You Should Love Her)



🙇
😡Satan hates the Blessed Virgin Mary. In fact, he has been doing everything in his power to discourage devotion to her and instils hatred for her for two millennia. Have you ever noticed that it is Marian dogmas and devotions that stir the strongest reactions in those who reject the Church? Even some good Catholics are embarrassed by devotion to our Lady, and they feel we should not be too extreme in our veneration of her.
😟Perhaps you, too, have wondered why the Church holds the Immaculate Virgin in such high regard. Perhaps you have wonder why God has chosen to use her in the work of redemption. Today, I’d like to take a look at why the devil hates the Blessed Mother so much, and why we should be her devoted knights.

💥She will crush your head

The scene is the garden of Eden. The characters are God, the serpent, Adam, and Eve. The devil is smirking in triumph. He has just deceived Eve, and through her, Adam. Oh, he is proud of himself. You can almost feel the demonic pride in destruction, for he has successfully marred God’s handiwork of creation, and dragged human beings—for whom God has a special love—into death and misery.

✨💫God has appeared on the scene to clean up the mess, declaring the tragic curse that has arisen from sin, but also to proclaim the protoevangelium, the first hint at the Gospel and the devil’s doom.

✨💫God starts by addressing Satan, telling him he is going to eat dirt for the rest of his days. Then he reveals something that makes Satan cringe in horror—his ultimate defeat will come at the hands of a woman.

🌟💫And I will establish a feud between thee and the woman, between thy offspring and hers; she is to crush thy head, while thou dost lie in ambush at her heels (Genesis 3:15, Knox)

🌟💫Now, scholars argue about whether or not the pronoun is masculine or feminine in the sentence, “She is to crush thy head”—that is, whether it refers to the Virgin Mary or Jesus Christ. But I’m going to let you in on a little secret: it doesn’t matter. You see, Jesus is going to crush Satan through Mary. She is the instrument Jesus is going to wield when he destroys his ancient enemy.

🌟💫With that in mind, it is just as legitimate to say, “he will crush your head” as it is to say, “she will crush your head.” It’s kind of like telling an armed assailant, “One more step and I will shoot you” and “One more step and my .44 magnum will blow you away.” They are both true statements.

🌟💫So why does being defeated by Mary pain the devil so much? Why does God want to use Mary to defeat Satan? I’ll explain.

🌟💫He has put down the mighty from their seat…”

😡The devil hates, I mean he loathes the fact that his ultimate defeat will come at the hands of a lowly handmaiden. In a way, his proud heart could handle being defeated by God himself because he’s almighty and omnipotent. But being crushed by a little Lady from Nazareth? The thought is absolutely humiliating. It drives him crazy. For if there is one thing the most proud creature in all of creation hates, it is being humiliated.

😡Satan finds his defeat by the Virgin Mary humiliating because she is a woman, and women are the weaker sex (1 Peter 3:7), and he despises weakness. He loves nothing more than to see women abused, degraded, and objectified. Not to mention that our Blessed Lady is a human, and Satan hates humans because we have bodies, and he is a pure spirit that thinks bodies are disgusting. But there’s another, more profound reason Satan hates being defeated by Mary: She is his replacement in heaven.

😡You see, Lucifer was originally God’s finest achievement. He was more beautiful, more powerful than all the other creatures that God has made. And as we all know, it went to his head. He was so gorgeous, so mighty that he really thought he could be better than God. The defining marks of Satan are pride and envy of the Almighty.

🌹And what are the defining characteristics of our Lady? First and foremost, she is supremely humble. In fact, she is the most humble creature that has ever existed. For every ounce of pride the devil has, Mary has twice as much humility. For every drop of hate-filled and bitter envy in Satan’s black heart, Mary’s heart is filled with twice as much praise, worship, and love. For every bit of warped and destructive depravity in the devil’s soul, Mary’s heart is filled with more purity and fruitfulness. And by grace, God has made her the most exquisite and most glorious creature in all the universe—the title the devil used to claim.

🌹In every way, the Immaculate is Satan’s polar opposite. In every way, she is his replacement, and he knows it. This Divine exchange of Mary for Satan is revealed in our Lady’s hymn of praise, the Magnificat. 

🌹❤️🌹My soul magnifies the Lord;
my spirit has found joy in God, who is my Saviour,
because he has looked graciously upon the lowliness of his handmaid.
Behold, from this day forward all generations will count me blessed;
because he who is mighty, he whose name is holy, has wrought for me his wonders.
He has mercy upon those who fear him, from generation to generation;
he has done valiantly with the strength of his arm,
driving the proud astray in the conceit of their hearts;
he has put down the mighty from their seat, and exalted the lowly;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty-handed.
He has protected his servant Israel,
keeping his merciful design in remembrance,
according to the promise which he made to our forefathers,
Abraham and his posterity for evermore.

🌹❤️In the Magnificat, we see the role of Mary in salvation summarised beautifully:

❤️🌹Mary’s humility- “he has looked graciously on the lowliness of his handmaid”
❤️🌹God’s marvellous work of grace in her: “Because he who is mighty, he who name is holy, has wrought for me his wonders”
❤️🌹God’s casting out of Satan: “Driving the proud astray in the conceit of their hearts, he has put down the mighty from their seat”
❤️🌹His exalting of Mary in Satan’s place: “He has…exalted the lowly.”Worst of all for Satan, his replacement in heaven is none other than the mother of the Eternal Word, Jesus Christ, whose passion and death redeemed the very humanity he has worked so hard to destroy. Her Yes to God undid the disobedience of Eve, paving the way for the saving work of the New Adam. The very weakness of Eve that Satan so scorned was replaced by the humble obedience of Mary, an obedience to the will of God that has made her powerful beyond limits. 
This is the Divine plan for the defeat of his enemy. This is Satan’s humiliation and his doom.

😡💥Hasta la vista, Satan

In case you didn’t realise it, Satan hates you. His bitter envy inspires him to destroy God’s creation, to drag it down into the abyss of hell. He would love nothing more for you—image bearer of God—to join in him in the eternal flames of the lake of fire, for misery loves company.

📢But fear not. The ancient serpent is powerless against the Immaculate Virgin, for in God’s plan, she is the instrument that Jesus will use to humiliate and demolish him. Do you want to crush the head of the devil in your life? Do you want to make it safely through trials, temptations, and storms to our eternal Home? The answer is simple: Call on Mary. Love her, be her devoted servant. Be her knight, her defender, her apostle. Consecrate yourself to her totally and completely—for nothing that belongs to her will be lost. As St. John Damascene said so beautifully, “To be devoted to thee, O holy Virgin, is an arm of salvation which God gives to those whom He wishes to save.”

📢Satan is on a rampage, wreaking as much havoc as he possibly can—because he knows his time is running out. He is afraid and he is angry, for he knows that one day very soon, he will be crushed by the Woman who makes his heart quake, the woman who “looks forth like the dawn, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army with banners” (Song of Solomon 6:10).

🌹Prayer

🌹👑🌹Majestic Queen of Heaven and Mistress of the Angels, thou didst receive from God the power and commission to crush the head of Satan; wherefore we humbly beseech thee, send forth the legions of heaven, that, under thy command, they may seek out all evil spirits, engage them everywhere in battle, curb their insolence, and hurl them back into the pit of hell. “Who is like unto God?” O good and tender Mother, thou shalt ever be our hope and the object of our love. O Mother of God, send forth the holy Angels to defend me and drive far from me the cruel foe.

💘Holy Angels and Archangels, defend us and keep us.


source: Even Demons Fear Mary

Thursday, 28 November 2019

My words will not pass away


Do you recognise the signs of God's presence and action in your life and the world today?

Jesus used the image of a fig tree to teach his disciples an important lesson about reading the "signs of the times." The fig tree was a common and important source of food for the Jews. It bore fruit twice a year, in the autumn and in the early spring. The Talmud (teachings and commentaries of the ancient rabbis on the Jewish Scriptures) said that the first fruit came the day after Passover. The Jews believed that when the Messiah came he would usher in the kingdom of God at Passover time. 

Let the fruit of God's kingdom grow within you
The early signs of a changing season, such as springtime, summer, or autumn, are evident for all who can see and observe the changes. Just so are the signs of God's kingdom and his return in glory on the day of judgement. The "budding" of God's kingdom begins first in the hearts of those who are receptive to God's word. Those who trust in God's word will bear the fruits of his kingdom. And what are the fruits of that kingdom? "The kingdom of God ..is righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit" (Romans 14:17). The Lord gives the first-fruits of his kingdom to those who open their hearts to him with expectant faith and trust in his word.

We do not know the day nor the hour when the Lord Jesus will return again in glory. But the Lord does give us signs, not only to "wake us up" as a warning, but also to "rouse our spirits" to be ready and eager to receive his kingdom when he comes in all his power and glory. The "Day of the Lord" will strike terror in those who have ignored or rejected God, but it will be a day of joy and rejoicing for those who long to see the Lord face-to-face. The Lord Jesus wants us to be filled with joyful anticipation for his coming again. 

The Lord opens he word for us - listen and respond
While we wait for the Lord's physical return in glory, we can know his presence with us through the work and action of the Holy Spirit who dwells in our hearts. The Lord Jesus comes daily and frequently to those who long for him and he speaks tenderly to our hearts like a lover who whispers in the ear of the beloved. He comes to show us the way to our heavenly Father and to give us the hope of eternal life. Do you recognise his presence and do you listen to his word?

"Lord Jesus Christ, you are the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end of all history, and the lord of all creation. Give me joyful hope and assurance that I will see you face to face and be united with you forever when you return in glory."

source: From the desk of Don Schwager, 
hosted by Kairos Europe and the Middle East


Keep Loving


Keep on loving each other 
as brothers and sisters.
Hebrews 13:1


Praying for Financial Breakthrough


Praying for those 
who are in need of a financial breakthrough 
like me.
God always shows up and works wonders 
at the last minute .... 
so keep calm, hold on and 
trust in God's PERFECT timing.

Truly all our FAITH is GOD,
NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD

Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
 

GOD Is FAITHFUL to meet all our needs.
TRUST HIM.