I love opinionated non-PC people. This blog is to vent my opinions on life, the universe and everything. Which is 42 which in gematria is "My Heart" (LBY) according to Rabbi Abulafia. The Divine Heart is the centre of everything.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

St Therese and Divinization

Recently a book was published demonstrating how St Therese of the Child Jesus sisters edited the writings of their sister in order to obscure the full spiritual doctrine of St Therese. Andrea Tornielli writes: "It is a story of true holiness and manipulated documents that told by Gianni Gennari in his new book “Teresa di Lisieux, il fascino della santità. I segreti di una “dottrina” ritrovata” (Thérèse of Lisieux, The appeal of Sainthood. The secrets of a rediscovered “doctrine” – Lindau publishers, 616 pages, 38 Euros). And one recounted in meticulous detail and inspired by documents that remained unpublished until now. The volume reconstructs the life of an extraordinary woman. Saint Thérèse of the Child of Jesus is remembered by faithful as the “little saint” and is identified with the “spiritual infancy” described in Matthew’s Gospel: “If you do not change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

And yet Thérèse Françoise Marie Martin who died in the Carmel of Lisieux at the tender age of 24 in September 1897 and was canonised by Pius XI in 1925, never used the expression “spiritual infancy” in her original writings.

The book demonstrates very clearly that the doctrine of “spiritual infancy” was the brainchild of Thérèse’s sisters who were disciples of the Jesuit, Almire Pichon. Gennari writes that for fifty years, the sisters led everyone, including the Popes, to see in her the prefect embodiment of the teachings of their spiritual director. And they managed this on their own.” ...Gennari explains that Thérèse’s true doctrine is not “spiritual infancy” in a minimalist sense: according to her thinking, “Enfant de Dieu”, the Son of God, is the only model, which by divine grace, “deifies” humans by invading them with the love of his Spirit, transforming them into himself, just as Thérèse had explicitly written in a letter to her sister Celine: “we are called to become divine ourselves.” ...".

Thus St Therese's spiritual doctrine on littleness is taken into new depths with the Divinization of the believer as taught by the Eastern saints, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and certain Western saints and mystics like the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta. We are Divinized or made God-like by Grace. Through grace man can become sharers or participators in the Divine Life that comes to us through the Eucharist. We enter into this process of Divinization through the Eucharistic Safrifice and become more God-like with each Mass and each Holy Hour of Adoration that we do.

"Through the power of the Holy Spirit we take part in Christ's Passion by dying to sin, and in His Resurrection by being born to new life; we are members of His Body which is the Church, branches grafted onto the Vine which is Himself: '[God] gave Himself to us through His Spirit. By the participation of the Spirit, we become communicants in the divine nature.   . . . For this reason, those in whom the Spirit dwells are divinized'"   [Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1988]. 

Blessed Pope John Paul II wrote in Orientale Lumen: “...Everyone knows with what love the Eastern Christians celebrate the sacred liturgy, especially the Eucharistic mystery, source of the Church’s life and pledge of future glory.

“In this mystery the faithful, united with their bishops, have access to God the Father through the Son, the Word made flesh who suffered and was glorified, in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
“And so, made ‘sharers of the divine nature’ (2 Peter 1:4) they enter into communion with the most holy Trinity” (Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Decree on Ecumenism Unitatis Redintegratio, 15).
These features describe the Eastern outlook of the Christian. His or her goal is participation in the divine nature through communion with the mystery of the Holy Trinity.
In this view the Father’s “monarchy” is outlined as well as the concept of salvation according to the divine plan, as it is presented by Eastern theology after Saint Irenaeus of Lyons and which spread among the Cappadocian Fathers.
Participation in Trinitarian life takes place through the liturgy and in a special way through the Eucharist, the mystery of communion with the glorified body of Christ, the seed of immortality.
In divinization and particularly in the sacraments, Eastern theology attributes a very special role to the Holy Spirit:
through the power of the Spirit who dwells in man deification already begins on earth; the creature is transfigured and God’s kingdom inaugurated.
The teaching of the Cappadocian Fathers on divinization passed into the tradition of all the Eastern Churches and is part of their common heritage.
This can be summarized in the thought already expressed by Saint Irenaeus at the end of the second century: God passed into man so that man might pass over to God.
This theology of divinization remains one of the achievements particularly dear to Eastern Christian thought.
On this path of divinization, those who have been made “most Christ-like” by grace and by commitment to the way of goodness go before us: the martyrs and the saints.
And the Virgin Mary occupies an altogether special place among them. From her the shoot of Jesse sprang (cf. Isaiah 11:1).
Her figure is not only the Mother who waits for us, but the Most Pure, who – the fulfillment of so many Old Testament prefigurations – is an icon of the Church, the symbol and anticipation of humanity transfigured by grace, the model and the unfailing hope for all those who direct their steps towards the heavenly Jerusalem..."

Friday, November 16, 2012

Israel: War, Bombs and God's Protection

Marney Blom reports on how God works miracles of protection for many people in Israel. This is a sign that Israel should put their faith in the God of Israel not America or its weapons and army. Our Lady and her Son in the "Locutions to the World" have been revealing that God is allowing Satan to strip Israel of all its human protections so that they might turn back with great faith to God and his Messiah. 

This will happen through the heavenly intercession of Hepzibah the One in Whom God Delights who is the Mother of the Messiah and the Woman Prophetess of these Latter Days of the lineage of Nathan Prince of Israel and brother of King Solomon. (see Sefer Zerubbabel and Luke 3). 

  Yekhi haMashiakh haMelekh vayekhi Imma Miriam.

Our Lady told the Esseff Visionary on September 15 2012:  " I do not have words to express what lies ahead. If I were to describe the turmoil and the destruction, the human mind could not conceive of it. It is beyond human telling or human understanding. No one is ready to handle the massacres of human life or the extent to which human life will be subjected to infernal sufferings.

The fires will lap up wood and water, burning the one and drying up the other. Jerusalem will be in tatters and Israel will be shaken. Everywhere, there will be sirens of emergencies. The world will look on in horror. The steps were not taken when all could have been prevented.
Is this scene inevitable? Or, can I send my son, the pope, to save Jerusalem before its total destruction, to save it even before a bomb is dropped, to shed his blood so that many others will not. This is the one whom I hold in my heart, my precious one, who has been with me from the beginning and whom I have never abandoned. He is the one whom I will raise up. He will stay closer to me than ever before, he and the others who are with him."

Even though the main messages from Heaven finished in July Heaven has caused Our Lady to speak again due to the worsening situation in the world. She gave a few more messages in September this year (2012) such as the one above and the one below.

because the great fires are being lit. They will burn a long time and will damage the remaining places of hope in the Middle East. The taunts and the jibes and the demonstrations are everywhere. However, the great violence that is waiting in the wings has not yet been unleashed.
"I must again ascend the pulpit to speak to the world because the great fires are being lit. They will burn a long time and will damage the remaining places of hope in the Middle East. The taunts and the jibes and the demonstrations are everywhere. However, the great violence that is waiting in the wings has not yet been unleashed.
All the diplomats will scurry around and send their statements to one another. The press will comment. The media will give its spin. However, it is too late. The fires of Satan have been building, and I have pinpointed the centers of his strongholds, Cairo, Syria and Iran. These fires are protected by the Muslim radicals and their armor cannot be pierced.
These fires are the next step, the next phase. We are not yet at the center of the fires that Satan has prepared."

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Three 7's and the Great Tribulation: A Hebrew Catholic Speculation

The Hebrew letter Zayin which is also the number 7 with three tagin on top

Pope John Paul II proclaimed the year 2000 as a "fullness of time" and a Jubilee year. He died on 2 April 2005.  Now let me speculate on one meaning of the triple 7's. The first of the triple 7 years began in 15 September 2004 (Rosh ha Shanah) or 10 April 2005 (Nisan 1). This period of 21 years is the period of the end of the times of special mercy for the Gentiles.

From 2005-2012 was the period of the first seven years represented by the first tag on the number/letter Zayin (which is the number 7). This was a time of lesser tribulation of warning preceded by the destruction of the Twin Towers in September 11 2001- a warning to America and Europe. This period ended with a crash in the markets and the rise of Obama.

This was followed by the second period of seven years from 2012-2019 which is a time of preparation for the Great Tribulation. This is represented by the second tag. This saw the rise of a resurgent Russia under Putin. Extreme Islamist terrorism and the rise of ISIS. Extremist Islam will continue to grow and spread. [It also saw the election of Donald Trump as American president.]

From 2019-2026 may come the period of the Great Tribulation of our times culminating in the appearance of Christ as a Thief in the Night (the Intermediate Coming of Christ spiritually through Eucharistic manifestations) in this fifth era of Sardis. The coming of the Messiah as a thief in the night refers to his hidden invisible coming not his glorious final coming in the flesh at the end of the World. One doesn't see a thief in the Night. This is represented by the third tag.

2019 may see the beginning of the rise of the Great Monarch who is represented by the rider on the White Horse.  He will be a new Arthur, Constantine, King St Louis and Charlemagne rolled into one. The letter Zayin is also seen as a crowned king or man and is also seen as a sword. The Great Monarch (called Henry by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich and others) is the Ephraimite Messiah who is Anointed for War in Jewish writings. The polo stick is also in the form of a zayin. He is traditionally identified with the messenger in Revelations 10. He is called a knight, warrior, prince and Duke in many prophecies. It is only later that he is crowned as Holy Emperor by the Pope. Blessed Bartholomew Holzhauser alludes to the fact that he will be the son of an assassinated English King. Certain old Irish prophecies state that he will have Red hair (Ruadh) and be a son of the King of Saxon (meaning the Anglo-Saxon or English Kings).

2020 may see the rise of the Russian Communist Leader which will lead Russia to attack Europe. This is represented by the rider on the Red Horse. Zayin also is associated with the penis and sexual intercourse. Europe and the West will be punished by red communism due to its advocacy of inordinate sexuality and the murder of the unborn.

2021 may see the rise of the Muslim Mahdi represented by the rider on the Black Horse during a time of Economic Collapse. He will prepare for the rider on the pale horse who may be the final antichrist figure of this era of Sardis who could rise to public power in 2022. His reign could end at the end of 2025 or before May 2026 with the three days of darkness. After this will come the promised Philadelphian Era of Peace. Zayin can also represent 7000 which is the Sabbath Era of Peace. The Great Monarch will defeat the three other rulers with the support of the Pope. The Great Monarch may not rise to full power until after the Warning in 2022 which may be the cause of his religious conversion. The Miracle may occur on April 13 2023.

Zayin is also associated with the concept of "returning light" (or chozer). This returning light is the manifestation of King Messiah and his Sabbath Queen which is associated with the light of the Divine Will as "the woman of valour is the crown of her husband". Rabbi Ginsburg writes: "..."Who is a good [literally, "kosher"] woman? She who does her husband’s will." Chassidut explains that the word "does" also means "rectifies," as said in the completion of the account of Creation (the seal of the seventh day, Shabbat): "that which God created to do"-- "to do" in the sense of "to rectify" (thus implying that God has given us the task to consummate the rectification of His Creation), as explained by the Sages. Thus the "kosher woman" is she who rectifies her husband’s will by elevating him to ever new awareness of previously superconscious realms of soul..."

Note: (August 31 2016) Today is the anniversary of Princess Diana's death and we have seen the rise to prominence of Prince Harry especially with the Invictus Games in the world's consciousness. However in Judaism there is also another prophetic cycle in which 2017 is a Jubilee year based on 50 years. In this cycle the prophetic Shemitah year as opposed to the agricultural Shemitah year would be from September 2015- October 2016. Thus the Jubilee year would start on the evening of October 2 2016 and go to September 20 2017. It is possible that the cycle of three lots of seven years of tribulation in which the last 7 are the final tribulation years with the final Shemitah year September 2037-September 2038. This would fit with some old prophecies that alludes to the year 2038.There are other possibilities even though at this stage I still think the time scale 2019-2026 to be the correct one.

(September 11 2017 added) Today is the Yartzeit of my Mother according to the Jewish Calendar.  The events in regard to the Great Monarch will occur in the 2018-2019 period though he won't be a monarch then but an exiled Prince, knight and Duke. It is interesting that Prince Harry turns 33 this month. The King is in the Field. Thus it will be the Russian Communist leader that will rise to power in the 2019-2020 Jewish year (probably not Putin but a new leader). Then in 2020-2021 will see the rise of a Muslim Mahdi. Then 2021-2022 the rise of a Third Antichrist (but not Final) who will reign until 2026. In this period in the second half of the reign of Antichrist the Great Monarch now crowned as Holy Roman Emperor by an elderly Pope will throw off the power of the Third Antichrist. Some prophecies speak of a four year war by the Great Monarch and the Pope so that will probably begin in 2022.