Gospel of Matthew
Chapter 24, Verses 15-22
The Great Tribulation
“When you see the desolating abomination spoken of through Daniel the prophet standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), then those in Judea must flee to the mountains, a person on the housetop must not go down to get things out of his house, a person in the field must not return to get his cloak. Woe to pregnant women and nursing mothers in those days. Pray that your flight not be in winter or on the sabbath, for at that time there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will be. And if those days had not been shortened, no one would be saved; but for the sake of the elect they will be shortened.
Children of the Renewal Messages
May 17, 2015
Feast of the Ascension of Jesus
“Now, My child, let us discuss the Ascension, My Ascension and what it meant to My Apostles and disciples. As you heard and read in Scripture, My Apostles were looking up in the sky after they could no longer see Me as I ascended to My Father. An angel of Mine appeared to them asking what they were looking for and continued to tell them to be about the spreading of the Gospel, baptizing in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. My Apostles were sad to see Me leave the earth. I needed to leave so that I could send the Paraclete, My child. I needed to leave so they would continue to grow in leadership and holiness as well as in trust of Me. Their time of formation with Me directly, in the physical sense, was fulfilled and the new time, the time of My Church and its establishment was beginning. There are some who say, My Apostles were not sad, for they awaited Pentecost with joy. It is true they were awaiting Pentecost and that they awaited in joyful hope. It is not true; however to say they weren’t sad. Of course they were sad. Some wanted Me to stay on, teaching and instructing them as I had during those 40 days after My Resurrection. They did not understand everything, My daughter. They carried on in faith, trusting that I would direct them from Heaven and through prayer. They did not understand many things, My child, things that the Church teaches today that are taken for granted. The understanding evolved over time, as the Holy Spirit addresses questions of the day.“
“This time will be better understood later, in retrospect much more than is understood now. It is enough to live in each moment and in each day with trust in Me. Live in My will. Pray for guidance and step out in faith and trust. Read Holy Scripture and frequent the Sacraments. Bring each and every concern to Me. Pray for guidance. Come to Me in Adoration. I will direct the steps of My children. I love each one individually and specifically. I love you all, My children. Walk in My light. Trust Me to direct you but pray, pray, pray and also wait upon Me to provide direction. Petition the saints in Heaven to pray with and for you, also. They have complete access to Me, so asking for their intercession is a wise course to take. All of Heaven is united to My church militant. Make recourse to the saints who are your brothers and sisters. You must step out in faith in the way My Apostles in the early days of My Church did. These times call for heroic acts of faith, hope and love. Read the Acts of the Apostles and learn from them. Read of the way in which My Holy Spirit directed and guided My Apostles. My Holy Spirit is unchanging and will direct you now just as He has always directed My Church. Have faith. Trust in Me, your God.”
“These days are like no other in that there is much more sin, much more evil and because of this I provide much more grace. I provide My little children of light much more light because the darkness is deep and vast and more light is required to illuminate the path to holiness. My grace is abundant, My children. Ask for this grace. Ask for an increase in faith, hope, and trust. Ask for an increase in love, joy and peace. Bring Me to the world so steeped in evil and darkness. Bring Me to the world, to souls who crave My love, and do not know Me. You must be filled with love, peace, and joy, My children to attract souls who are without these fruits for they live in darkness. Many live in darkness through no fault of their own, for they were never presented with the Gospel. They have not been exposed to truth, only falsehood and the father of lies. Some are open to Me but have never knowingly met a true Christian. Be that for them, My children. Do not hide your faith in Me, for how will they ever know if you hide your faith as if it was something to be ashamed. You have nothing to fear, My children of light. Do not miss the opportunities to show My love to a world in darkness. It was for this reason I brought you into the world during just this time in history. Be love; be light, be mercy. I tell you again, do not be afraid of being known as a Christian, for to be afraid is exactly what the adversary desires. He wants My children to live in fear, for when you are in fear you do not witness to the love of God. When you live in fear, you begin to fear your neighbor. You hide your faith out of fear of retribution. I tell you, hiding one’s faith is what has brought you to this place and time. Do not fall into this trap, My children. Stand up for Me, your Jesus and I will fill you with the graces needed in each moment.”
“There is nothing to fear, My children of light for even if one’s physical body is harmed for love of God, you will be victorious in Heaven. In many cases, I will not allow harm to come to you, but if it does, remember that no one can harm your soul. If you die for Jesus, you will be brought immediately to Heaven where you will be filled with complete peace and utter joy. Your lives are but a moment, My children. They are very brief, even if you live 100 years on this earth you will look back at your time here and realize how brief it was in comparison to eternity. So live today for God as if it were your last and reach as many souls as you can, working with Me. I love you and I am counting on you. Souls are hanging in the balance. Live for Me, your Jesus. Love your brothers and sisters. Be love. Be mercy. Be light in the darkness.”
“My child, thank you for the kindness you showed to My daughter (name withheld). Thanks to My little (name withheld) for opening the door for her. Your angel guardian was looking upon you with such love and admiration because of your gentlemanly qualities. Continue doing small acts of kindness, My brave little one for the world needs souls like you. You must continue to work for your Jesus and grow in virtue and holiness, My child. I love you, little one.”
Thank You, Jesus.You certainly notice everything, Lord and care about the smallest of kindnesses shown. I am very glad to know that you see all of our good acts, but I know this means You see all of our unkind acts. Help us, Lord when we are unkind and do not love in the way You want us to love. Help us to love more, Jesus. Bring all of Your children into the abode of Your Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady. Jesus, have You anything more to say to me?
“My child, tell My children there is very little time left for neutrality. Choices must be made now. Decide for Me while there is still a little time for to wait or put off your decision to follow Me will be too late. Decide for Me now. If you do not, your soul is at risk. If souls continue to sit on the fence, while they think there is still a little time, for pleasure and self-centeredness they are sorely mistaken. You are in a vulnerable position and are at risk of losing your soul to the evil one. Do not be one who is in darkness when the Illumination of your soul occurs for you may not be in a position to, turn to Me. Do not make this final mistake. Do not be caught in complete darkness. There is no need for that, My poor lost children. If you are in the dark now, there is at least a bit of light. In the future, the dark will be so heavy and penetrating there will be no visible light to be seen at all. The only light that will emanate from My children of light will not be visible to you then for it will be as though you are blind. Choose life and light now My poor lost souls for there is still some time left for conversion. I say again that you know not the day, nor the hour that your life will end. Choose life while you can still choose. That is all, My dearest little lamb. I have said all there is to say about this. For those who choose to remain in darkness, there is nothing more to do. Hearts are growing even harder in these last days.”
Jesus, on one hand You encourage us, Your children to reach souls, but on the other hand say there is nothing more to do. Please explain this, My Jesus. I think I understand, but want to be sure as it sounds contradictory, but I know You never contradict Yourself. It is just that I am simple and do not always understand.
“My child, I am speaking of two types of people in darkness. There are those who unknowingly live in darkness for they were not taught about God. Indeed, there are some children who are even being raised to worship My adversary. These children, through no fault of their own live in darkness. They have free will and they also have My image engraved on their hearts, but they are being taught falsehood, lies, deception. They are taught to hate Christians, and all that comes from God. Some of these children long to be loved; long to know love. They are often witnesses of love, either by a kind neighbor, or loving teacher. At times, they question what their parent is teaching them for their little heart knows otherwise. The more souls treat them with love and kindness, the more they begin to question what they are being taught. Some of these little ones, break away from their oppressive parents in time and come to experience the love of God through My children of light. It is these souls I encourage you to reach. The souls who know nothing of God, often become the strongest disciples for they know what it is to live in darkness. These are the souls who, through no fault of their own live in darkness. The more My children reach out to those around them with love, the more souls will experience the love of God. It is then they are open to change and open to the Holy Spirit. The other souls I spoke of, have hearts of stone. They have cut themselves off completely to the love of God and in most cases work against Me. They are not content with being miserable alone, but seek to pull as many other souls to hell with them. These are the souls that I refer to as having hardened hearts. These souls choose to remain in darkness, for they prefer darkness to the light. They could still repent and return to the Father, but choose not to repent. Woe to these souls during the Illumination of Souls, for it will not go well for them.”
Jesus, will they still be able to repent after the Illumination?
“Yes, My child, but many will become filled with even more bitterness toward Me. There will be cursing and wailing and all out hatred for God by many of these poor souls. Others, who are in darkness but did not understand what they were choosing, will repent. These souls will need much guidance and assistance from My children of light. They will be in shock at the condition of their souls and they will be filled with anguish and remorse. You must encourage them and be patient with them. Assure them of My great mercy and My love. Be patient and kind and give them the answers to questions but do not overwhelm these fragile souls. Patience and mercy is what will be required; Love, patience and mercy. They will be in need of teaching, specifically catechesis after a time; Slowly, My children. You will overload and overwhelm them if you do not go slowly. Pray for guidance, and guidance will be yours. Reach as many of these souls now so they can experience My grace and mercy now, for it will be much more difficult later.”
“I know this makes you weary, My little lamb. You feel your heart is weak, but I tell you I am making it strong. Do not be burdened by those who will present themselves to you for specific needs. You will have every grace needed and I will provide others to assist you. I will give you unfailing strength to serve Me, for you are human. You are only human, and therefore I, your Jesus will give you every grace needed. All will be well. Live for your Jesus. Give all to Me, your Jesus. I love you and I am counting on you. All of Heaven prays for you, My children of light. You are in good company as you bring My love to others. My little lamb, the days are growing darker. There will come a time when you will wonder where your Jesus is, and yet you will recall what I have told you. You are to say, ‘My Jesus warned me about these days. He is still with us and He is in control.’ You will call out to My holy Mother Mary and ask for Her covering. You will be shielded from the evil days of darkness and you and your family; your entire community will be in prayer. You are to pray the entire time, as darkness covers the earth. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth and the air will be filled with sounds of the underworld. You are to remain at peace, your rosaries in hand, praying for those whose lives will be lost during those days. Some will be martyrs and will join Me in Heaven. Others will be purged from the earth and cast into hell. You and your family are to remain steadfast. I will prepare you for these days and this is one reason I have asked for more prayer. Become accustomed to prayer for it is your lifeline to Heaven. The sacraments provide direct grace from God, but in those days prayer will be your only line of defense. My Mother’s mantle will protect you and all of Her children will be covered and protected. Only some will be martyred and those will be living outside of community and outside the protection of the refuges. As I have said, those who love and follow Me have nothing to fear for if they lose their lives for Me, they will be taken immediately to My kingdom. Those days will be shortened, as foretold in Scripture, for My remnant. You will then live in the Era of Peace, following the purification. This purification must occur to rid the earth of evil, My children. You will understand this more fully when you enter the Era of Peace and the Age of Obedience. You will rebuild My Church and populate the earth teaching My children about the power and love of God. Life will be simpler and more pure. Food will be restored to its natural health and vitality to nourish My people as it was intended. Man and his selfish, lust for power has tainted nature itself and there is little remaining that is as God created it to be. All of that will change when the earth is purified. Read Scripture, My children. This is not new information, for it has all been foretold in Holy Scripture and written of by the Fathers of the faith. Your holy Fathers in the faith have written much about this, but even the teachings found in My Word have been twisted by those who want to lead you astray. This is why you must cling to the true teachings of My One Holy and Apostolic church, My children of light, for there you will find truth as handed down by Me to My Apostles. I call upon all of My children of light to be little apostles. Go now and spread My love to all you encounter. Give all of yourselves to Me and together we will win souls for Heaven. I love you. I am with you. Go now in peace, My children. I bless you all in the name of My Father, in My name and in the name of My Holy Spirit. Go in peace, giving all for your Jesus. There is little time left, My children. Do not waste one moment on disagreements or matters that are trivial. Put everything aside now if it does not lead you closer to Me. Every hurt, every offense, anything that keeps your focus on yourselves must be offered to Me. Time is of the essence. Prepare for your move, working together in unity. Live for the kingdom. I love you and I go before you. You must die to yourselves so that you can truly and whole heartedly live for Me. My Holy Mother Mary and St. Therese will assist you in this now. My saint of the little way had a most sensitive heart and she learned to perfect herself, all for her Jesus. Be like her now, in simplicity and love. Make yourselves very little indeed, so that I, your Jesus can become larger within you. See how much I love you and trust you to carry Me to the world?”
Yes, Jesus. Thank You for Your great love which has no end. Help us to die to ourselves so that You will live within us and increase in us. Thank You, Jesus for Your lessons of love and Your words of life. We love You, Jesus. I love You, Jesus.
“And I love you. Thank you, My child. Go now in My peace. You are in My Sacred Heart as requested.”