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PROPHECY AND FREE WILL
By a soul
(March 8-12, 2019, Feast of Our Lady of Virtues, Lisbon, Portugal)
In July 2017, I wrote an important commentary called, “Prophecy, Free-Will, Pope Francis, and America” (https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2017/07/20/special-commentary-prophecy-free-will-pope-francis-and-america-by-a-soul/), in which I touched upon many mysteries for people regarding the Divine Plan and salvation. I want to encourage people to reread it, as this commentary will be a continuation of my earlier thoughts. In particular, I want to provide a greater understanding as to how God views the world and every human person; and how that affects prophecy and free will.
So, let me begin.
There is a message from Our Blessed Mother found in Locutions To The World, which I have pondered a lot for greater understanding. Here is the message that I will be reflecting upon:
January 26, 2012
“A World Made Vulnerable By Globalization”
“No one knows all that lies ahead, no king, no president, no rich man and no poor man. The future remains hidden to men. They can only experience the present and remember the past. The future always remains a mystery, hidden in God who sees the events.”
Events Distorted By Sin
“Yet, these events do not just pour out of God’s mind. They are not like the seasons of the year which he determined by creation. The events are subject to human freedom. They lie in the hands of men who choose to obey or disobey God. This is my teaching.”
“God sees events as they should happen, what would take place if men would live according to His word. Now, however, events are distorted by sin. They happen, but not in the way in which God originally intended. Much is determined by the free will of man.”
“The Father sees these distorted events of the twisted future. He sees the pits into which mankind will fall. He sees the agony which will be brought on by the destructive forces which man has created. He sees the path on which man is headed, a path which man himself cannot see. He sends me to speak of these future events so mankind has an opportunity of turning away, or, at least, to prepare for them. They will happen quickly, one after another. In fact, one event will cause the other. If one part of the building collapses, the other parts are weakened.”
“The events are all tied together. They are cleverly interconnected and mankind has no idea of the system which Satan has built, a system without safeguards or fire walls. Globalization has made mankind extremely vulnerable, with one event triggering another. This is the future, a series of events in which the two elements of shaky financial structures and destructive weapons interact and worsen one another. All of this is easy to see on the horizon, but no one calls on heaven for help. When will mankind receive my message? Your earth is in grave danger. Events lie in the near future. Heaven wants to help but you must call out “day and night”.”
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In the previous passages, I highlighted the phrases that I often ponder. One important concept that I tried to stress in my earlier commentary, is that when God looks at His children, mankind, He always sees us as if mankind had never fallen—as the Divine Plan was Perfect in the beginning, when God decided to created all of Creation—the angels and mankind. I also said that while God knew that there was a possibility for Original Sin, God did not create us so that mankind would fall and become imperfect.
God always held out hope that Adam and Eve would not fall. However, because lucifer (satan) and 1/3 of the angels fell due to him before mankind was created, God knew that there was a high probability that Adam and Eve would fall, too, because mankind is a weaker creature. So, as revealed in a message at Holy Family Refuge (https://www.childrenoftherenewal.com/holyfamilyrefuge), Adam and Eve actually spent several years in intimate friendship with God before they were ever tested by satan, who was watching them both, studying them, as he and the demons had fallen to earth. These several years were crucial, because God was giving them special graces so they had a “fighting chance” against satan, who would eventually try to tempt them to darkness.
And also, as part of those special graces, were ones where if they did fall, Adam and Eve would understand that if they had remorse—sorrow for their sins—they could ask for forgiveness from God for their mistakes. How would they know that they could do this? Well, Adam and Eve understood that God was not just their Best Friend, but their Loving Father through those intimate years of friendship with God. And so, like Prodigal Children, Adam and Eve would understand if they made a big mistake—hitting rock-bottom sorta speak—they could turn around and ask for forgiveness even if they would full of shame and regret. Knowing God as Their Loving Father and not as a tyrant was key to their ultimate salvation and the salvation of all their off-spring of whom they stood as the “representative head” of the human family.
So, God always sees His Perfect Divine Plan when He looks at us, His children. However, God Is also very cognizant of all the deviations contrary to His Perfect Plan, which we know as sin. As I wrote in my earlier commentary, “God is aware of both the best and worse outcome to every decision and every situation. God the Almighty is aware of every possibility to every circumstance on earth.” And so, as revealed in heavenly messages at Holy Love Ministry (http://www.holylove.org), God the Father (Papa God) Is always weaving a tapestry of every person’s life, as well as an overall tapestry for His Divine Plan. And when weaving, if Papa encounters some type of knot in the tapestry (sin), then He is constantly looking for another hole to weave the thread through (grace).
(And of course, the Blessed Mother, Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, and Master Seamstress, is always helping dear Papa, to bring about a more beautiful tapestry in our lives, like the message from Locutions To The World shows).
Now, there is a passage that was given by Our Lord, Jesus Christ, recently through Children of the Renewal (https://www.childrenoftherenewal.com/childrenoftherenewal). I want to re-share it on this blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove, as the words of My Love are so beautiful for each of us to contemplate. Jesus talks about how He sees the potential for goodness in every child of Papa God—every person on earth. Jesus talks about how God views every child of His in an un-fallen state.
October 21, 2018
“My Children of Light, you feel you have already chosen Me and you have but from this day forward now, you must make another choice, to share My love with the world in darkness. Do not say, ‘My family knows God, and my friends do also. We are fine and we will stick to ourselves.’ This is not love, My children. Did I not tell you in Holy Scripture that it is not enough to love your friends? Even the pagans do that. You must love your enemies. Love your enemies. Think of this. Who are your enemies? Are they not those who do not believe? Are they not those who are filled with anger and hate? Are they not those who have faith in pagan, false gods? I ask each one of you, ‘Who are your enemies?’ Visualize them, My little ones. Picture them in your mind. Then, see that I am standing near them also. I am concerned for these lost and confused souls. I died for them, also. They may be difficult now, but you should see what I see. I see how on fire with My love they could be. I see their hearts full of sorrow for their sins. I see the love they could have in their hearts, the many others they could impact if they knew Me. I see their wounds, their pain, the people in their lives who hurt them, often seriously wounded them. I see who they once were when they were little children, before they knew the corruption of sin and evil. I see them this way, My Children of Light, if you show them My love. If you pray and sacrifice for them. If you show them My mercy. If you give them My love. Yes, My little, brave souls. Their salvation depends on My act on Calvary, but it is to you I rely upon to tell them for they do not know. You are those I am calling. It is on you I rely. Think about it, please. Who else is there to send?”
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Now, I need to speak about Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and His Incarnation as a Man-God. There is a passage from Sacred Scripture, which I have reflected upon in four previous commentaries. I believe that it is important in understanding free will and prophecy according to the Mind of God.
Book of Philippians
Chapter 2, Verses 5-8
Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.
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Now, I am not a theologian and so, I am not trained in theology and I do not know if this concept has already been explained by learned scholars of the Catholic Church. However, I have pondered through the years, how could My Love be God—equal with His Heavenly Father (Papa God)—and yet, not know such things, such as the date of the Great Warning, the date of His Second Coming, dates of events of the Great Tribulation, etc. How could Papa God be the only Divine Person Who knows such things and not only His Divine Son, Who Is equal in all things? And so, I would ponder these things when reading various heavenly messages—trying to grasp such matters with my puny intellect, but knowing that the answer would likely be something beyond my intellectual grasp, at least this side of Heaven.
However, the Holy Spirit has been kind to me. And so, I think after years of contemplating such matters, I understand better how this situation could be through years of grace studying Philippians, Chapter 2. And so, let me share the fruits of my thoughts.
When My Love, Jesus, Incarnated as a Man-God, He subjected Himself to His Heavenly Father and His Wisdom as God, thus “emptying” Himself to become one of us in human likeness and appearance, as St. Paul wrote. And so, what does this exactly mean? This means that as a Man-God, Jesus knows (as I wrote) of the best and worse outcome to every decision and every situation that each of us can potentially have while living on earth. As a Man-God, Jesus Is aware of every possibility to every circumstance on earth.
However, this is the key difference between Jesus and His Heavenly Father regarding heavenly wisdom. Only Papa knows the exact possibility that each person will choose and how each event will take place on earth. So, Jesus knows all the different probabilities to everything, but only Papa knows the exact path that will happen to all of us on earth.
This “unknowing” of the exact path of the future is the choice that Jesus made before His Heavenly Father when He emptied Himself of His Heavenly Glory to become a Man living on earth. This “unknowing” is what made possible the ability for My Love to practice the virtues of faith, hope, love, in obedience to His Papa’s Divine Will. To be the ultimate example of what a human person should strive for as a good person on earth.
And, as explained by messages at Holy Love Ministry, because the Most Sacred Heart of My Love Is so intimately united with the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Mother, this is also the type of “unknowing” of the future, that the Blessed Mother experiences as well. Likewise, the Blessed Mother knows all the future possibilities of salvation and other matters for all Her children, but She does not know the exact course that each person will follow like Papa God knows.
So, for example, Jesus and the Blessed Mother will know all the probable dates that the Great Warning (Illumination of Conscience) could happen and all the events that could happen before then, but only Papa knows the exact date which He has chosen according to His Knowledge of the path that every human person will take before then, as events play out in real time, etc.
And so, what does that mean for Heaven? That means that there is a lot of activity in Heaven, as the angels and Saints work with My Love and the Blessed Mother on planning out events to help people make better free will choices in their lives. And so, as the saying goes, Papa Is in charge, and so, unless Papa reveals that for certain, an event or choice will happen, Jesus and the Blessed Mother have to plan for every contingency due to free will, and this is especially, complex, as there are almost 8 billion people living on earth now. Thank God, Papa Is in control of everything. The Divine Plan is HUGE.
Now, there is a remarkable statement that My Love also gave recently through Children of the Renewal messages. It is about the salvation of the Pharisees and the Scribes when Jesus walked the earth. Here it is:
November 11, 2018
“My child, there was a possibility early on, for their souls, but instead of being open to the grace by seeing God’s Will, by asking for God’s guidance, they began to focus on evil, on their fears for what they would lose if the people of God followed Me. They were arrogant when they could have been humble. It was not My Will that they cooperate with evil. Yes, the Son of Man came to redeem and to save and that involved the cross, but these men did not have to cooperate with evil. Pagans would have done so, and I would have redeemed mankind regardless, but to have the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob betray Me was more painful.”
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I find these statements by My Love fascinating, because of Biblical prophecy and the workings of free will. It is interesting, because Jesus says that the Cross was going to happen regardless—just as Sacred Scripture prophesies—but the Jews did not have to cooperate with evil. The Jews had a free will choice. That the Scribes and the Pharisees had a genuine chance for eternal salvation; and likewise, that Judas had a genuine chance for eternal salvation. But, they heartened their hearts to the Lord’s entreaties of love towards them; thus, denying the possibility of knowing Jesus as the Messiah to millions of Jews throughout the centuries.
I bring this up, because sometimes, Christians state that the betrayal by the Jews was inevitable as indicated by Biblical scholarship; and there is a “blame the Jews” mentality among some Christians, as witnessed through the centuries, etc. But, really, as I have shown in this commentary, the Jews and yes, the pagans, are really victims of evil—victims of satan, which I know can be a hard concept to grasp—not necessarily, intellectually, but hard to internalize within the heart. How Jesus sees all people as little children on passionate fire with His Divine Love—even the Pharisees, Scribes, and Judas, who betrayed Him—which is why the betrayal was more painful to Him, because they were so close to His Most Sacred Heart.
Meanwhile, although I have not discussed too much about prophecy and free will directly in this commentary, the various concepts that I brought up about how God views the world and the future are important to understand in relationship to them. Prophecy is very much fluid, because there are so many billions of people living on earth and everyone has free will. The main purpose of prophecy is to prevent bad things from befalling us on earth. And as I have written before, if a prophecy is not fulfilled, especially a bad one, that does not mean that a body of heavenly messages is false and cannot be trusted. I have noticed that oftentimes, prophecies are given by God and the Blessed Mother as a strategic move so that the bad prophecy does not happen.
This was clearly evident in prophetic situations such as Locutions To The World and the Book of Truth given to 7th Messenger, Maria Divine Mercy, where many given prophecies have resulted in “Nineveh moments” for the world. All the signs existed of coming hardship, but due to much prayer and sacrifice, we have experienced many moments of reprieve—postponements of bad times. Thank God!
In conclusion, I hope that these continuing thoughts of mine have been helpful for others. Below are three reference writings from 2015 and 2017 where the Holy Spirit was working with me in fleshing out many of these ideas. I invite people to read them, as they will give greater understanding as to my thoughts.
Finally, I want to thank all blog followers for allowing me to share with them the commentaries that I write in addition to the heavenly messages. I actually experience a lot of spiritual growth while writing to an audience—that I would not have otherwise, just contemplating thoughts in my head. So, my hope is that all of you experience a lot of spiritual growth from reading them. Thank you also for the positive feedback that I receive from those who enjoy my writings.
I love you all.
Special Commentary – Prophecy, Free-Will, Pope Francis, and America – By a soul https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2017/07/20/special-commentary-prophecy-free-will-pope-francis-and-america-by-a-soul/
Failed Prophecy – Economic Collapse – Believing In Locutions To The World – By a soul https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/locutions-to-the-world/failed-prophecy-economic-collapse-believing-in-locutions-to-the-world-by-a-soul/
Special Commentary – Parables and the Apocalypse – By a soul https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2017/07/23/special-commentary-parables-and-the-apocalypse-by-a-soul/
Other Writings By a soul about Philippians, Chapter 2:
Part One – Faith And Hope
Did Jesus Ever Get Sick As A Child – The Seven Sorrows Of Mary In Mystical Revelation
The Final Judgment – By A Soul