The supernatural principle will be preserved only by those who cling to the divine essence in prayer...
Today, a growing army of lost souls - the children of Belial - are
feverishly preparing a world which will be ready and eager to accept the
reign of Antichrist, a rule which will be thoroughly saturated with
witchcraft and occultism, a demon-state where daily libations of human
bodies and blood will be offered in satanic worship to placate the
Man-God and his master Satan. Under the banner of a political and
militarily organized atheism, this army of secular and occult humanists
are uniting to deny the true God and His plan for humanity.
Father Livio Fanzaga reminds us that, "Prayer is another fundamental weapon for the great battle of the end times. When
man will glorify himself and proclaim the Antichrist as God made man,
the supernatural principle will be preserved only by those who cling to
the divine presence in prayer. These will 'experience' God, His
existence, lordship, power and glory. In the time of Antichrist, the
power of suggestion will cloud reason. Only those who intimately
experience the supernatural in prayer will have the strength to
acknowledge God's existence, despite the apparent evidence to the
contrary...in an era marked by the seduction of the heart, of a general
obscuring of the mind, and of the folly of reason, only those who have
had a strong experience of God in prayer will preserve the faith. In
that supernatural experience the faith will be conserved and you will
conform to it. If you look to the sun and see the light, even if man
denies the existence of the sun, what can you say? Having seen the sun
you will not vacillate in the faith. You will be a rock in the waves of
the sea." (Wrath of God: The Days of the Antichrist, pp. 149, 150).
Romano Guardini, in his classic work entitled The Lord, warns us that
the Antichrist's arguments, "will be so impressive, supported by means
of such tremendous power - violent and diplomatic, material and
intellectual - that to reject them will result in almost insurmountable
scandal, and everyone whose eyes are not opened by grace will be lost." (p. 513).
We pray because we love the Lord Jesus and desire to have an intimate
relationship with Him. Our prayer is rooted in love. And this love
will preserve us from the Man of Sin (even if we lose our bodies to
martyrdom). This is the love that has made the martyrs, virgins,
apostles and all the saints. St. Paul assures us that because of this
love, "Neither death, nor life, nor angels...nor things present, nor
things to come, nor might...nor any other creature shall be able to
separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus Our Lord."
(Romans 8: 35).
In my last post, I quoted Marian Horvat, referring to Francis' Apostolic
Constitution Vultum Dei Quaerere, which she correctly observes,
"effectively asks all contemplative women to embrace the social agenda
of the post-conciliar Popes, which eschews prayer for conversion to the
Catholic Faith and the primary goal of contemplative life in the past:
becoming victim souls to appease the just anger of Our Lord for the sins
of individuals and nations...
A new signpost is erected: to offer “intercessory prayer for prisoners,
migrants, refugees and victims of persecution.” These intercessory
prayers must also extend to the unemployed, the poor, sick, drug
addicts, AIDS victims and others in such “urgent” situations. That is
to say, the contemplative sisters are to change their focus from prayer
for conversion and salvation of souls to prayer for the social
well-being and health of bodies. (n. 16)
Persevere in prayer and in fidelity to the Lord Jesus. Dark days are ahead. Soon, all will appear to be lost. For the Church, like her Master, must pass through Calvary. Soon, the Mass will be suppressed. Blood will flow in the streets. But afterward will come Resurrection. And then, finally, the world will burst into flower.
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