By Tomislav Vlasic
What I am writing to you is not the fruit of exaltation but of faith: the believer does not progress by projecting himself forward with his own strength, but by participating in the action of the Almighty; he finds all the strength and the knowledge he needs in the faith he has received(2 Pt 1 ,3). We are invited to participate in the thought of God and in His action. Are we are aware of this? In theory yes, but in reality can we say that at any moment we are participating in the action of God who desires to rapidly transform the universe? Let us honestly answer this question before God. St. Peter calls us to hasten the times (2 Peter 1:10-12).The testimony that we have brought to you in recent years, states that we are in the time when God, on the one hand, hastens and potentiates His action and, on the other hand, puts a time limit to humanity: humanity must make a definite decision. Which one are the means God makes available to us in order to speed up the times? This is exactly what I wish to speak to you about in this message. I count on your openness and accountability.
1. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens, I will come in and dine with him, I with him and he with Me”(Rev 3: 20). God wanted to share His life with us, be our fellow guest. He did so, by taking upon Himself our flesh and through the Paschal Mystery: He remains present among us through His word, through the sacraments, in order to nourish the inner man so that the whole human person would be transformed. This is the process of regeneration by which man reaches the new creation.
2. God urges us to go further. Often we are locked in our world and place our questions to God, such as: “We are not able to know or to do what is beyond us; no one has ever talked to us about such a subject; science did not explained to us whether there are other people in the universe, etc.. etc. ” Instead, let us sincerely ask ourselves the real question: “Do we want to accept what God will reveal to us and live according to what He will show us? Will we assume responsibility for all this? “ If we are ready God will awaken us interiorly, He will compell us to go further, and He will enlighten us. Take the example of St. Peter: he came out of an incredibly closed-minded mentality, to a new mentality, a universal one(Acts 10. 11, 1-18). He was released from prison by an angel (Acts 12, 1-19) . Read the narrative of St. Luke in the Acts of the Apostles and you will realize how God led St. Peter to always go further. The external impediments do not limit us if you do not apply resistance and justifications from within. Keeping our interior doors locked, prevents us from hearing God who knocks, stops us from going further, from going out and participate in the transforming action of God. All our spiritual commitment should be to remove all resistance to God that stifles faithful trust, hope and love. This would open up all our inner prisons who soffocate life. Our duty is to get out of our self-limitation. If we decide to do this we will always find the way open and free: “But in these things we obtain the most complete victory, thanks to Him who loved us” (Rom 8: 37). From this awareness we will perceive within us the thrust of God that will make us go forward and actively participate in His work.
3. What does God communicate to us in Christ? To give you some answers able to awaken in you the awareness of what you can obtain, I will use some passages from the book Stefania Caterina “Rewriting History-Vol I – In the thought of God.” In Chapter V, entitled “The thought of Christ transforms us,” are outlines the steps of our transformation: it is God who transforms us and we participate freely to His action: – “The mystical union with Christ is the basis of all knowledge. Without communion with Jesus there is no communion not even with the Father, and the openness to the action of Holy Spirit is blocked. In fact, the Father sends the Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus, by virtue of His sacrifice,“ says St. John the Apostle in the message of 27/12/2008 (p.78). Jesus says in the message of 22 March 2008: “From this also flows the mission of all mankind, that which should have been from the beginning and that original sin has distorted: to govern the universe on God’s side, giving the divine life to all creatures. Reflect, men and women of the Earth, see how far away you are from all of this, and how miserable your condition is!” (Pagg.77-78) In order to awaken our awareness and consciousness, Stefania Caterina shakes us: “This is not an extraordinary experience reserved for a few chosen souls, but it is a must for every Christian, the starting point and at the same time, the finish point of our journey “(pp. 73-74). It becomes living for Christ, with Christ and in Christ – Look for the sublime knowledge of God from which every other knowledge comes. In the words of St. Raphael Archangel p. 83 of the book by Stefania Caterina: “The intellectual vision is the result of the mystical union with Christ, it is the highest degree of mystical life as well as the human thought. The mystic is he who, by entering into an authentic communion with God, also enters into the deepest knowledge of God and of the divine thought. Automatically he enters the knowledge of the laws of the Spirit. The true mystic, enlightened by God, should be the perfect connoiseur of the spiritual laws which are the source of all the natural laws that govern creation. Every person is called to mystical life, that is, to be in deep union with God, to communicate with God, so as to receive from Him the true and absolute knowledge.” From here also springs the blessed life (Mt 5, 3-11) that frees us from the darkness which corrupts our life. From here all knowledge and science will arise in the future planned by God for humanity. – We are given the immediate knowledge, explains San Raphael Archangel to Stefania Caterina in the message of December 1, 2008 (pp.88-89): “…But know that each of you possesses the true knowledge that comes from being created in the image of God, God’s image is etched in the memory of the soul from conception. It encapsulates the knowledge of all that God has created. Based on this knowledge, you can know the truth.” God has provided that we live in communion with Him contemplating His face. This will lead us to the immediate knowledge of all that we need and that we are called to serve. It is a gradual process to which we are called and that we are expected to reach. God desires for us to be like Him, people of integrity, with the divine creativity in us, in communion with everyone but free and independent. He invites us to follow Him to be re-created from within, constructive and aware of what enslaves us. For us it is easier to make use of external knowledge but God wants us to know from the inside in order to discern everything and be alive, people of integrity and transformed. Each step of an individual, of a Nucleus is a step forward for all of us and for the whole universe. Every sincere decision we make is rewarded with a new grace; with a new knowledge and a new revelation that elevate us. I, as well, would like to pray with St. Paul:
“So you also, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
To God, who already works in us with power
much more than
we can ask and think,
to God be the glory,
through Jesus Christ and the Church
in every time and always! Amen
(Eph. 3: 18-21)
Courage then! I bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.