By Tomislav Vlašić
16 April 2013
On our path, we may experience cloudy, foggy times and confusion. In any case, we have already announced this time to you: a time of wonders and light for whom accepts Jesus Christ and is mystically united with Him through the Immaculate Heart of Mary; a time of suffering and confusion for those who reject Him. Let us reflect together to see where we are now.
By visiting various websites or reading here and there, we find many prophecies for this time and for the future, some of them concern Pope Francis. The prophesies often contradict each other. They often deal with “extraordinary” experiences considered as absolute; attitudes aimed at “dominating” the mystery and assigning God “rules of behaviour”. Many people fly on the wings of emotions and phenomena, but they know neither the cause nor the aim of the phenomena. This is even more dangerous when Christians, who should be the light of the world and the salt of the Earth (Mt 5, 13-14), behave like that.
I would like to give you some points for reflection.
- Let us learn from the experiences of the first Christians, as Luke reports in chapter 4 of the Acts of the Apostles. During the persecution of the Apostles, the community of the faithful raised its anguish to God, asking for the glorification of Christ:
“Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed” (Ps 2,1-2 NSV).
Where are the pagans today? Where are the kings, the leaders? Is it easy to see them around us and submit them to the King of kings, Jesus Christ? When personal experience are seen as absolute, they lead the souls to close in on themselves, leaving no room for others, not even for God. They contradict themselves. Dear readers, the perceptions and experiences, which force themselves on others and claim to determine what God should do, generate the same contradictory fruits. Behind the leaders and kings who are hidden in certain souls, there is Lucifer, who wants to be like God; he blows and puff up these souls and uses them to create confusion and darkness; he exploits their egoism and egocentrism. This is where the false prophecies come from.
The true Christians, children of light, strip themselves of all selfishness and arrogance. Being aware of the limitations that creatures have, they open up to the One who rules the universe and pray that He may reign:
“And now, Lord, look upon their threats
and grant to your servants
to continue to speak your word with all boldness,
while you stretch out your hand
to heal, and signs and wonders are performed
through the name of your holy servant Jesus” (Acts 4,29-30).
“And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness” (Acts 4,31).
- Let us assume the right behaviour
– Give God the central place in the activity of your soul: “Show us your power”; may Christ manifest Himself through signs; may the Holy Spirit manifest Himself to guide us to the One and Triune God; Lord, use us as instruments to govern the universe in us and around us.
– The seven great Archangels are perfect in this attitude. Let us cooperate with them, and let them help us to assume a healthy attitude before God. No false prophecies come from them. In our experiences, we have often asked questions to the Archangels; however, despite being pure spirits, they often told us, “We do not know”; “God has not communicated this to us”; “Only God knows, in His Mind, how and when He will do this,” etc.
– Mary Most Holy did the same: before the mystery of the incarnation of the Son of God, she humbly became aware of Her limitations and asked God for light. The answer came instantly and the angel told Her: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God” (Lk 1,35).
Before Her crucified Son, the Redeemer of the world, Mary Most Holy believed in God against all human hope, and Christ rose again. With humility and patience, in the midst of trials, She was assumed into Heaven, but even though She was the Mother of the Son of God, this did not happen because of Her abilities, nor at a time of Her choosing.
– Despite the great supernatural experiences that St. Paul had, he taught us to accept our weaknesses: He passed on to us Christ’s words: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2Cor 12,9). Our abilities, perceptions and charisms are limited: “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1Cor 13, 12-13). Pure and sublime love for God opens our life so that it is transformed and taken to the new creation.
- Jesus Christ teaches and prepares the way to enter the eternal light
– He teaches us to leave our innermost space wholly to the Holy Spirit, who guides us in every moment of our life. We have to be submissive to Him. Jesus said to Nicodemus: “You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit” (John 3,7-8).
– Jesus has given us His example. He declared: “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work” (John 4,34). He proved it in the face of the trial of death: “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will” (Mk 14,36). “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross” (Phil 2,8). Therefore, He was heard and glorified, and He rose again. The New Adam was born from His submission to God.
Only by going through this door, can the new man be born, and thus the new creation. Submitted to the guidance of God, we will enter the light and be “the light of the world”. However, if we aspire to be the guides towards the Light, putting ourselves in the place of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, we will remain dead and transmit death to the others. This may happen to the souls who do not accept the three pillars of the Kingdom of God: the offering of one’s life to Jesus through Mary’s Immaculate Heart, the immaculateness-integrity of life and the universal communion.
Dear Readers, let yourselves be transformed into new creatures. Then, a great light will be in you, and you will not need to listen to false prophets: the Defending Spirit will repel all darkness from you.
I accompany you with my prayer and my self-offering, and I bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.