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‘Greetings of Peace and Love’ from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our true God and only Master!

This e-book remains inspired by the Holy Spirit, so with 3 KJOH (Keep Jesus in Our Hearts) e-books, and I thank God for his works, as an instrument of his truth, I humbly share what needs to be uncovered about the many basic truths of our faith in God’s words and what Jesus wants us to know, that I may not boast, what evil has done to divide us, and Jesus wants us back, to his light.  It is the Holy Spirit, who wants me to share in God’s truth, for in Christ, it is in the light of truth that we may see his everlasting love and mercy upon us all. Every human being was created by God, with his Spirit. We may not realize it at first, for in truth everybody has the Temple of the Holy Spirit in them.  It is the Spirit of God who may reveal himself to you where Christ Jesus is, in the Holy Spirit, as you may open your heart to him. 

Read this tool of salvation through this link, now with promo discounts on Amazon kindle e-books and on printed copy (preferred for anyone who wish to share a printed version it with others) up to May 10, 2015, and be set free from your bondage, and see the truth in your heart – “Jesus is Real – An Attestation to the Truth, and ‘Divine Logic,’ and Seeing Jesus in Magnificence.”

In truth, basically, we are a spiritual person, left untapped because of the hardness of our minds, where evil in the flesh corrupts this truth, we remain a child of the flesh, where the devil may rule because we allow him to rule, he may not rule if we have that truth in our spirit that guides us.  

Jesus wants to win us all back, to his light, this is how much he loves us, to be saved from evil.

How he wins us back to become true children of God, read this salvation tool and see.    

A revelation is about to unfold in our being, as we may read through this tool, that more may know, all through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Keep our goals united as one body in Christ by referring this ‘e-book tool’ link to your website, blog or reading material, that more may be guided to the oneness of our spirit in truth, as we open our hearts to him.  

Interestingly, with so many religions rising from here and there, many things confuse us and it is by the light of Christ Jesus, the light of truth and love, that you may see God’s truth from within you, seeking what is true while you may search for God’s Kingdom and his righteousness, all who may open their hearts to God’s Spirit may see Jesus revealed in them and the truth in his gospel, not unless one may see the influence of deceit because the temptation to ‘idolatry’ in things material may be there hidden, he may find it hard to explain the true meaning of God’s word,  

Christ in truth is ‘love,’ and eternal truth is the “Word of God.” Jesus in the beginning was the ‘Word,’ as the ‘Word of God,’ the ‘Word was with God’ (expounded on Chapter 4-B Truth in The Bible and the Holy Scripture), and the ‘Word was God.’

seek ye first his kingdom and rightousness KJOH green border And may the Holy Spirit herein guide us as we may journey with Christ in this temporal life, and see what eternal truth is in God’s love.

It tells us more about God’s truth in Jesus and how we may better fortify our faith against all evil, striving to bring out the truth of the gospel, the truth about salvation while given this chance to be his instruments in the flesh, to live in his fullness, and help save more people against false prophets, deceivers from what is true, where evil is in ‘spiritual warfare.’  

If we may see, either directly or indirectly elements causing destruction and death in selfishness, in evil where pride is, darkness and sin may soon occur, unless, we may see the hope of all, in Christ Jesus.  

If we believe that the Holy Spirit has already condemned evil from that time Jesus ransomed us from the bondage of sin – all these further revealed to us in Chapter One on Essence of God, under Different Religions Compared , and in the other chapters -that we may know how to react against all evil in this life.

The Holy Spirit wants to reveal to us many basic truths about Jesus and deception in evil. 

For indeed, Jesus was the true Son of God and the true Messiah, as his truthful and absolute words and these are carefully and delicately shared by the many gospel writers, the apostles, and gifted scribes, all ‘divinely’ inspired by the ‘Word of God,’ in Jesus, and his words are so true with accuracy and perfection ‘to a tee.’ 

No one is greater than him, as perfect as God can be. 

His passion and death on the cross was so ‘gross’ and ‘inhuman,’ and in his sacrifice for us all, it was all worth it, ransomed with honor and glory, in humility and obedience to the Father, for as a way to be revering as we may pray to the Father, he showed us the way, in the prayer “Our Father,” he taught us humbly and reverently how to pray to the Father, having been God’s ‘incarnate’ to man, being One with the Father, to live in the flesh, he showed us how to respect and revere, worship and adore the great Almighty Father of all creation where he and the Father are One in the Spirit of God (the prayer ‘Our Father,’ as explained in another tool of the Holy Spirit, in “‘Laminin,’ Binding Truth of the Cross and Creation..,” read supporting page before the e-book), and in his love for us all, he knew he was here to die for us and knew the events in his life that will come, including the apostles who will betray him and deny him, he knew people by their names even they never met before, if dying was painful, why was he ready to suffer to die for us all, and why did he live a simple life, being the Son of God, you must live like a princess or a king?

Why did he humble himself, the Son of God being humbled?  

More will be revealed to you on this tool, in Chapter 3 under Three in One God, where the baptism of children is justified in Matthew’s verse (Matthew 28:19), the meaning of the 8 Beatitudes, who is our Advocate, the breaking of the bread, why Jesus is everywhere and more.

Again, it is the Holy Spirit who wants all these to be revealed that more may see many of us changed to live in Christ’s fullness, in the essence of passing ‘time and space,’  and what is true, overwhelmingly, in ‘divine logic’ where ‘divine wisdom’ is, as against ‘human logic’ where ‘human wisdom’ and ‘human intelligence’ is.  

If we see many destruction and death around the globe, do we not see the antichrist (read Chapter 4-B The Holy Bible and Truth in The Holy Scripture)

Nothing is too late, Jesus is real, Jesus is whom we may need to trust and follow more than ever, for he is the light of truth, of joy, and of peace, Jesus is our All in All.

Move one and see where our unfailing hope in his mercy as we may live in him.

Nobody can be perfect as Jesus, even the greatest genius in inventor, Albert Einstein, or, who else you may say in greater, Mr. Einstein lived his life, like many other inventors and gifted men, he lived with ‘trial and errors’ practices until he perfected a theory, so with his other inventions, why? 

If you see this verse powerful, where “with God all things are possible,” in John 1:3 (framed version on Chapter 4 Magnificence of Jesus …, under 4-B The Holy Bible and The Holy Scripture), it tells us more than we ever thought we ‘truly knew,’ where in this tool, a clearer view comes in the light of truth. With God all things are possible KJOH sky blue border

I realized that I have long ago searched for the truth about God, but listening to others opinions and views did not help me, I was hungry for truth.  But by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, a Catholic Christian Charismatic Movement in BLD (“Bukas Loob Sa Diyos” or ‘Open Your Heart to God” – open basically, to all baptized Catholic Christians) has opened my heart and my soul to the Spirit of God that was within me, where most teaching presented were based on God’s words from the holy scripture, now, the Holy Spirit wants all of us to deepen our faith as we may help enlighten, using this tool can be handy, as more are revealed as we may be guided in ‘true faith.’

It was God’s will for anyone to see Jesus’s image in a vision, and giving this truth and experience great importance, where in our faith he may reveal himself to us, in our own ministry to serve him in this life, that more we and our family may be blessed for in good deeds he may so repay.  

How I saw Jesus, the details are on this tool.  Again, it is the Holy Spirit who wants me to share this truth, that you too may see him in your heart and in visions too, as you may abide in him and remain in his words. Christ revealed in those who obey him KJOH Mar 8 2015

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After my miracle experiences, it is so humbling to ‘die in Christ,’ where my physical health has improved ever since I have taken natural supplements in September 2010. 

The Holy Spirit is driving me in that burning desire to share, becoming selfless in Christ gives me greater strength in my spirit, where things of nature have healing spirits in them, it is from God’s Spirit who makes all these possible, all these may effective, as he blesses them and make them effective, taken by his instruments of his love and truth, where ‘true faith’ is what may heal us, in the pureness of our hearts, in total surrender of things material and things of the flesh, will we still see redemption and healing with no other Master except Christ to fill our hearts and our souls?   

All things that I may read or learn, the Holy Spirit will always be there to guide me in God’s words, and he may so empower you as you may feel his holy presence in your spirit, the Holy Bible made as a ‘filtering’ instrument of what is true and righteous in Christ, and in what is evil in sin and darkness where corrupted human logic brings us.

What learning I may have read from others in books, in blogs and many websites or several other reading materials and testimonies, it is the Holy Spirit that reveals what is true from what is deceiving, and in God’s words that are ever active and alive in truth, comes the Spirit of God blessing us in ‘true faith.’

How can we remain in ‘true faith’ when evil tells us to separate from God’s divine vine of truth in God’s words, where Christ is complete in the Holy Spirit, where God Jesus wants us to be one body with him in his love and mercy in the Holy Spirit?  

Every time, it has been the Holy Spirit  – as the God of prophetic spirits – who blesses the family of the faithful.  In truth, this is God’s love and mercy in Christ, with the Blessed Mother as its main vessel, so with others in the saints and those who may remain one in Christ as true believers in his light (will expound on these on Chapter 3 Blessed Mother – Main Vessel of the Holy Spirit to Christ).

It is in our brokenness that we may seek what makes us stronger in this life. 

The Holy Spirit always points us to Christ Jesus as our greatest hope in this life.

‘True faith’ in Christ can be so overwhelming, where peace and joy remains in your heart, where keeping his commandments gives you so much freedom that most of the times, you may see yourself smiling with that confidence ever present in your heart, and every time, you may want to always thank him for what he may reveal to you, what is so true in what attunes to his words.

With him, any rejection may be taken in stride, for in Christ I am made full.  

Figuring out ourselves any ‘puzzle’ in life, it is in the many blessings that he created to help you figure out, just like a game of ‘truth and consequences,’ where he shows your many choices of knowledge that you can choose from, ‘human knowledge’ or ‘divine wisdom,’ just as the devil may have presented the fruit of ‘good and evil’ to Adam and Eve.

Death may come anytime in this life, but were your soul may go, with your loved ones and those you cared for, it is ‘where your treasure is.’  

As others may see this phase of our existence being the ‘end times,’ only God may know, connecting to the Holy Spirit helps keep us abreast with the times, keeping God’s commands and abiding in Jesus may see us in Christ’s favor, we need not worry.

Our chances to salvation comes the level of our faith, where God’s revelation of Purgatory to Saint Catherine of Genoa, may help purify our souls before our death in the flesh. 

Whether we may see God’s Kingdom ‘first’ or ‘last,’ or be thrown back to Death and Hades, it is Jesus who may may come to judge us, for no one is above him.

Jesus sits on the ‘large white throne,’ to render judgment, based on the ‘book of life,’ where all the dead were judged “according to their deeds, what was written in the scrolls” (as in Revelation 20:12 and 15), where ‘anyone whose name was not found in the book of life was thrown into the pool of fire.’ ‘Spiritual warfare,’ may help spell what makes us stronger in body and in spirit, in body alone or in spirit alone.

May this tool guide us on how to recognize all evil and deceptions, and with the power of the Holy Spirit and the power of eternal truth in God’s words, may we stand firm against all evil, or, in our doubts, be made lost in what deceives.

How will anyone be equipped with combating the threats of evil in spiritual warfare where threats of mortal death is, learn more from this tool? 

If not yet baptized, you may want to go to nearest RCC (Roman Catholic Christian) church, and have the priest baptized you before taking cleansing in confession and communion, and the sacrament of baptism is ‘dying to Christ,’ that we may rise as a new renewed being rising to be duly equipped with God’s words that may help free us from all evil. Why the RCC and not another church? 

The Holy Spirit is pointing to all about God’s truth, in the Spirit of God, we are guided to what truly strengthens our spirit in his greater love of him, the truth of being in one true body of Christ, one universal church as one with the Spirit of Christ.

Since Jesus started his church anointing Saint Peter as the ‘rock’ of our faith, however imperfect he may have been as a groping believer of his teacher in Christ, it is this truth that God wants us to overcome as we may grow in our faith.  

It is in living in the flesh that the true Spirit of God in Christ may cleanse us, where Christ may see us empowered in his ‘rock’ despite being rejected as the true cornerstone of living faith, that in Saint Peter’s ‘rock’ of faith, we may one day see our imperfection may lead to perfection in Christ, the perfection of God’s love in us, in our love and prayerful devotions of our love for all peoples around whole world in God’s ‘Divine Mercy,’ as true loving children of God as we may live forever, in true faith, in his heavenly Kingdom.

‘Organized religion’ is often mentioned by many who are lost in their faith, or their lack of it, even pointing to the universal church of Christ. 

Like Saint Peter, may we see how the Holy Spirit may mold us to see Christ’s perfection, so with the rest of the 12 loyal Apostles – Saint Paul included, as the adopted Apostle in Christ as he grew in faith and spirit -, we are all interconnected in the love of our true Lord and Master, in Christ Jesus.

In Matthew 16:18 (source:  biblehub.com,NIV),And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” – more revealed on Chapter 2-B  Jesus is Hope  – The Light of Truth, under Trials of Popes from The Rock.  

Or, for a better informed decision before you may do Catholic baptism, you may read this informative, educational and revealing tool of powerful verses guiding you to be ready for God’s embrace as your body and spirit gets ready for any spiritual challenge, as you may attend the RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults) and perhaps, be ready to spread Christ’s truth in the gospel, then, as you may feel that confident, take your faith to the next level to evangelize, and here is my email address (my email at edwinoelt@yahoo.com) as we update each other on furthering spiritual growth in us. Again, I am here as an instrument of The Lord Jesus, guided by The Holy Spirit, to enlighten all who may doubt from their hearts, to know what is true in God’s words, for in Christ’s truth we are judged, and in Christ’s prayer to the Father, and in his words of love and renewal in true repentance with God’s Spirit in us, we remain freed from the bondage of evil forever (further shared in Chapter 4-B The Holy Bible and Truth in The Holy Scripture).

Christ is very much alive in our world today, we may not see him, but may believers have seen him in their hearts, there are signs of his presence from within your being that you may feel him with the Holy Spirit, for he is with the Father in spirit and may come back to judge us all, in body and Spirit, in glory he will, because he loves us all.  And whatever sinfulness may be there to deter us in our faith, repent and renew in Christ for in him there is hope, move forward and taste and see the goodness of The Lord.

A blessing prayer is on the tool itself, on the intro page for you, before you may read through, attesting to the eternal truth in Jesus in his magnificence, shared with much love to all, upon the calling and guidance of the Holy Spirit.  

When you pray, you can pray with the Blessed Mother, or any saint, or anyone you know close to you whom you may feel his loving presence, as God may allow, while you may pray together invoking the Holy Spirit – then you may pray with a multitude of believers where God’s faithful instruments are as vessels in Christ -, one in Christ you pray together, in the fullness of God in God’s spiritual realm, praying in truth as one body in Christ.

For ‘when two or more are gathered in your (Jesus) name, God in Jesus is in our midst, taking time to listen.’   Blessing to all as we KJOH (Keep Jesus in Our Hearts).

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Being on my ‘third’ life, I have learned to fully trust in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our True Healer.

It was when I entrusted to Him my life to love and serve Him by becoming a living witness of His love, mercy and healing power while staying true to my commitment to spread the truth in His words as a devout Catholic Christian practitioner that I gained it, a renewed life in Him.

As in Philippians 1:21, Saint Paul writes, “For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

[Read more on this ebook: “Jesus Christ – Our True Healer and Living in the Spirit” on the miracles of FAITH and living in the Spirit, and help benefit cancer research and a Catholic Christian charismatic renewal movement in LA being supported by the author.]

Photos and shared supporting videos for this ebook are on my hubpages site of the same title.

More shared photos on my Picasa Album are found on this link, “Family Healing Pics as we KJOH,” taken before and after my complete healing with the Lord.

“Hallelujah to the Lamb!”

"In whatever we do let the 'Light of the World' shine as you gain strength in Him, in Jesus, in the guidance of the Holy Spirit, every single day of your life."

“In whatever we do let the ‘Light of the World’ shine as we gain strength in Him, in Jesus, in the guidance of the Holy Spirit, every single day of our life.”



Our Commentary Topic Post link:  ‘You Can Change Your Life with a Few Simple Steps’ by Cindy   Nicolson.

Good point on conquering ourselves Cindy and Win.

Nice to be a winner indeed.   But for how long?

As you’ve said Cindy, life is short.   What could be better, would it not be a plan for eternity?   If we were with wise men we would be wise as in Proverbs 13:20?   How does being wise compare with the wisdom of God?

Will you not agree with me that being wise here means being as wise as those who follow God’s words?

I know that some people may find my views boring, many times, though, do we realize that we can get confused and get lost focusing our efforts more on material things in this life which may just be reduced to nothingness?  And this may all become meaningless as we come to pass?

St. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 3:16-23,

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.

“Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.”

And in Romans 8:36-39, Saint Paul makes it clear how we, as believers, become more than conquerors,

“As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, no any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

With above verses I have learned to understand that truly, ‘man cannot live by bread alone’ as in Matthew 4:4, and it takes more than anything in this world to make man truly happy, and that is believing and living the words of God in Christ Jesus.

And in 1 Corinthians 1:19, Saint Paul in Christ,

“For it is written:

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”

For is not God’s wisdom greater than human wisdom?

If we have to die today, what will we ask our Creator to justify an extension of our life?

But how can we ever ask for an extension when we have not truly believed in Him or have just put Him on the sidelines while we have tried to satisfy our own cravings?

Is this not similar to denying Him?  Is it not better to invest on the long term than on a short term?  Even a true businessman knows this, the only difference being, seeing things beyond this life, which is spiritual.

Did God not say love one another as He has loved us?   Or was it love ourselves first before we love others?

I have tried doing this before and loving my ego for it but what did I get, I was humbled with a mild heart attack, and after 8 years, had a mild stroke, perhaps, as a reminder that I need to refocus my life on Him and share the light of Christ Jesus, His Son, through his love, mercy and forgiveness with others.

While God wants us to be happy in this life, He simply asks us, as we have been gifted with a free will, to put Him at the center of our life that we may better live this life in true peace and happiness, as we live in harmony with His Spirit.

Try to do otherwise, and disregard love for others – a love that is true and responsible – do we not suffer more in pain and put ourselves more into trouble?  We may for a time be happy with our material possessions, but will this really last, or, are pressures from material things creating a hell out of our lives?

Is the evil one just fooling us by veering us away from the truth in Christ’s words and the true meaning of love which is for one another?

When we enjoy life out of the love of others, do we not feel a more profound happiness that lasts with fulfillment in our hearts and spirit?

The beauty that we see with our own eyes may better be pleasing and more enhanced with the beauty that we see from within our spirit.

And God being spirit, can we not better relate to Him also with our hearts and spirit, and in our love and concern for others?

Others may say this is Communism, but does communism really paint a picture of love where there is lack of freedom and the absence of God in our midst?

I remember the words of Jesus to Saint Peter when Peter cut one ear one of Jesus’s captors (but later picked it up and miraculously restored it back), in Matthew 26:52, he said, “Put your sword back in its place, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.”

Are not the swords of too much materialism, envy and malice towards others causing us to suffer because that is what we have chosen to invest upon?

[Read on related posts:  Using Money and Talent for the Love of God and Love of Others, and Providing Others Better Ways Toward Debt Freedom and Financial Independence Got Me Involved]

And in Hebrews 4:12 KJV, it states, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Praying through the Holy Spirit for discernment may guide us better as we live this life.

Thank you for this opportunity to share in Christ on your post Cindy, Godspeed to all.

“The Treatise on Purgatory – Saint Catherine of Genoa” from cfpeople.org/apologetics

You may not believe in Purgatory, but this may change your outlook in life as Sister Catherine of Genoa shares her vision of Purgatory in her life long devotion to God as you read through our above link.

I was just ticketed for parking violation.  My lovely wife reminded me on a Thursday morning of July 2011 that I should go look out from the balcony of the apartment building we are staying in Los Angeles, California, and see the ticket on my car’s windshield.

Sure enough, I saw the familiar small white envelope on my car’s windshield.  It was my second parking violation ticket, and a charge of another $68 will be another slash on our budget.  And to think, I can’t imagine that I forgot all about the need to re-position my car the day before when me and my 18 year old son had just done a pretty good hand wash on it two days before the traffic enforcer caught it sitting on that side of the road where the city street sweeper truck was scheduled to do its cleaning routine for that week, and almost all the time that day before, I was just proudly gleaming at it enjoying the sight of my newly washed car that saved me around $10.

Oh well, as they say, “if something will go wrong, it will go wrong,” and I have to admit of my human weakness, and I rejoice in acknowledging my weakness in my forgetfulness as I am made whole in Christ every time I see myself humbled.  And I am happy for those who accept their faults for it is this acceptance of what is true that one learns to renew and better himself and stand strong as witness to God’s truth in his words.

I just have to console myself that, perhaps, the city needed more funds to cover its bigger deficit.  And spending $68 for six months parking near the sidewalk is not really bad, huh?

With a weak faith, the evil one could have easily ruined my day, but the Holy Spirit seems to be reminding me always not to worry, for worrying will not add a single hour or day in my life, as Jesus has said to his disciples in Matthew 6:27.

And in 2 Corinthians 11:30, Saint Paul in Christ states, “If I must boast, I will boast of the things that will show my weakness.”

What can happen worse is a possible heated conflict among individuals because of a disagreement over flimsy things such as anything material that is never worthy of any argument, as all things that one cannot bring along upon one’s death, these becoming eventually meaningless.  And it is in treasuring things that may bring one to eternal life, for me, is more worthy of keeping in one’s heart and spirit, and being steadfast in our faith that we may never falter in sharing this truth with our family and love ones, if we truly love them and care for them.  And is this not the words of God that we should learn to seek and adhere to?

That is why, for me, the essence of faith and obedience in His words through Christ Jesus has become an important guide in my life, and I know that anything material cannot be brought along when I will be called by God Almighty telling me my ”time is up.’

In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17, Saint Paul, after he admonished everyone to live in peace with each other, to encourage the timid to help the weak, to be patient with everyone, nobody to pay wrong for wrong and to always be kind to each other and to everyone else, he said, “Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

And the more I live my life, the more peace and happiness comes in my heart and spirit as I reflect on above powerful verses.

In above example, there is nothing that compares with attuning your life in humility and obedience to God’s will through God’s words in Christ and his commandments, that we can better prepare ourselves ready and duly cleansed and worthy of God’s embrace even while we live this life, as Purgatory in itself.


Essence of Purgatory 

The essence of Purgatory coincides with the truth in Christ’s teachings and it clarifies the meaning of retribution, confession of sins, forgiveness of sins, prayer and repentance with renewal, and Purgatory’s state compared with heaven and hell.

Here on earth, according to Saint Catherine,  we can already start cleansing our selves from all sins and from all impurities in our hearts and spirit, as we prepare for the afterlife, when we will one day be with our Lord Jesus Christ in heaven, as she has done so herself, manifest in her life long dedication to God, in humility and total obedience to His will, especially in her last 10 years of her life serving and showing her selfless sacrifice in the care and love of others.

Come to think of it, how can we be accepted in heaven if we still are attached to things material, to our pride, to sins of lust and other sins that make our souls unclean and unfit to ever be worthy of God’s embrace in His Heavenly Kingdom?

Will it not help for us to approach all things that is set forth before us as trials from the Lord, and that he may not burden us with something the we cannot bear or endure, so long as we stay faithful to him?

In Romans 6:11-14 St. Paul states, “In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.”


2 Corinthians 10:3-5 exhorts us in St. Paul, “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”


That is why, whenever I experience something that goes wrong, I pray for a better understanding of all these and rejoice in God’s blessings instead of uselessly panicking and getting tempted with the thought of something that is here to test my patience and my faith, as I always trust in the Lord that nothing on earth can ever be greater than Him and His love for all of us through His Son, Jesus Christ.

And in everything unexpected that happens in this life, I believe, blessings will soon come in abundance through faith in Christ Jesus, as has been proven many times in my life with my family.

A few days after my parking violation, we saw a long beautiful cabinet table sitting near the recycling bin, seemingly slightly used and made of good material.  For whatever reason the former owners discarded it is the least of my concern, but it fit very well our need for our bedroom TV and the need for extra drawers to duly help organize a few clutter in our room.

We felt that this saved us another $200 or so if we opted to purchase a similar versatile table.

“God is really good,” I said to my wife, “he provides us with what we need.”  My wife smilingly nodded with glee in her eyes.  To think it is not the first time that we experienced God’s goodness.

In Proverbs 37:4, “Delight yourself with the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

And it is in the guidance and enlightenment of the Holy Spirit that we can further be guided in this truth as we continuously thank God for giving us the desires of our heart.

Let us now get into the life of Saint Catherine of Genoa before we summarize to you the essence of God’s revelation to her about Purgatory in ‘The Treaties of Purgatory.”


Saint Catherine and Her Faith

As early as in the young tender age of 13, Saint Catherine has already confessed of her wish to enter into the convent of Santa Maria del Grazie, in Genoa, Italy.  This house of the Augustinian Canonesses of the Lateran was where her elder sister, Limbania, took the vow as a nun.

When her confessor heard this, he immediately told the young Catherine of the difficulties of the life of the religious to which she responded with such ‘prudence and zeal’ that amazed Father Cattaneo Marabotto prompting him to see in her something that is ‘not human but supernatural and divine.’

She grew up to become a tall and beautiful lady with a ‘well shaped body, fair complexioned and possessed dark eyes.  It did not take long before her elder brother, Giacomo, who inherited her father’s wealth and possessions when he passed away, planned her betrothal to Guiliano  Adorni, from the powerful Ghibeline family, with the support of her mother, and she was left with no choice as she accepted this cross to carry in blind obedience to her mother and her elder brother.

Her husband was described of possessing a ‘strange and recalcitrant nature who wasted his substance in disorderly living.’  But as years passed, she was exposed to practicing a certain commerce with the world.  Until her conversion in 1474 during the Eve of Saint Bernard when she fell down unconscious from prayer as she saw a vision of our Lord covered with blood from the cross from whence, she cried out loud, “No more of the world for me! No more sin!”

She devoted the rest of her life caring for the sick while being guided by the Ladies of Mercy and living in a life of prayer.  She was able to obtain from her husband a promised that she would live with her as a brother, which he kept.  She lived in utter sacrifice and avoided all kinds of worldly temptations.

A few years after her conversion, her husband joined her in her works of mercy after he himself received the third order of Saint Francis.  And in 1497, she nursed her husband until he died, extolled her of all her virtues in his will and left her all his possessions.

Saint Catherine suffered in her life while serving and caring for sick as ‘rector of the hospital with unlimited powers.’   She so arranged that her prayerful devotions and her ecstasies will not interfere in her activities while she cared for the sick.  And in total humility and faith in the Lord she happily joined our Creator on the 15th of September, 1510.

Recorded by Mrs. Charlotte Balfour, as extracted from Saint Catherine’s writings, “We should not wish for anything but what comes to us from moment to moment,” Saint Catherine told her spiritual children, “exercising ourselves none the less for good. For he who would not thus exercise himself, and await what God sends, would tempt God. When we have done what good we can, let us accept all that happens to us by Our Lord’s ordinance, and let us unite ourselves to it by our will. Who tastes what it is to rest in union with God will seem to himself to have won to Paradise even in this life.”

Saint Catherine’s doctrine, “The Treatise of Purgatory

In conceptualizing her vision of Purgatory, Saint Catherine states that those in Hell are careless in their salvation while those in Purgatory are those whose guilt have been wiped away from the moment of their death as they have acknowledged their sins and have earnestly ‘repented for their offences against divine goodness,’ with their pain ever lessening with the time.

Both those in Hell and Purgatory have ‘no more free will’ upon the time of death, with those in Hell having the will to sin, and ‘bears the guilt with them throughout eternity,’  as they suffer the pain they would have to endure without end.

Men dead in sin merit infinite pain for an infinite time, but God’s mercy only allotted to him at a given  time and has determined the quantity of pain, in justice ‘God could have given him more pain.’

Saint Catherine emphasized, “O how dangerous is sin committed in malice! Hardly does a man repent him thereof, and without repentance he will bear its guilt for as long as he perseveres, that is for as long as he wills a sin committed or wills to sin again.”

If you try to examine your conscience, do you in anyway feel bad or feel the pain, sorrow, grief and the guilt as you sin such as wantonly denying the words and commandments of God and in Christ by:

  1. lying before others to suit your own selfish desires and satisfaction;
  2. bearing as a false witness against another;
  3. your ill intent to defraud, malign or punish another out of your own selfish desires, out of envy, jealousy. or out of undue retaliation or vengeance;
  4. your non-forgiveness, persecuting others, including yourself, by letting them or yourself suffer the pain, either physical or emotional, out of self-pity, your own anger, selfishness, pride, vain conceit, with your continuous tirade of demeaning words, insults, blames, curses or slander against something done which merit not anything that may be noble, righteous, or worthy of praise, and out of love, that disrespects the dignity of your neighbor whose body made in God’s image and likeness becomes a sacred temple of God, and against anything which you yourself may have also been guilty of before;
  5. or an opinion or point of view which goes against the words of God and the evil outcome thereof;
  6. coveting, claiming or using without due permission or authority what is not yours or belongs to your neighbors;
  7. vanity and love for material things more than our love and our trust in God through Christ Jesus, and through our love of others, that God, not we or anything material, may be glorified;
  8. and all other sins of lust you can think of?

If we feel no remorse or any guilt in any of the aforementioned sins of malice, we may be bound to Hell where there is the absence of God.

And Saint Faustina, in her ‘Vision of Hell,’ where God revealed to her the different tortures of Hell that all may know about the truth and the reality of the existence of Hell, also complements the revelation of God on Saint Catherine about Purgatory.

The pain of those damned in hell, however, is still ‘not infinite in quantity’ as the ‘dear goodness of God sheds the ray of His mercy even in Hell.’

Only God knows what punishment one will need to endure in Hell or in Purgatory, depending on how we have lived in this life and depending on the depth of our prayers as we pray with all our heart and in all sincerity, that through our good deeds and love for others, our God of love and mercy and forgiveness, through Christ our Lord and Savior, may hear and  listen to us.

God wants us to continue to be prayerful, as we praise. thank and show how we adore Him through His Son, Jesus Christ, and to follow him, what we may be guided in his light, and be willing to share this light too with others as we show our genuine love can concern for our neighbors, starting with our own family.

Is it not apparent that it is in loving God and others that we truly see a more fulfilling, noble, honorable and respectable way of loving ourselves?

Praying for our dearly departed love ones, and for others worthy of our prayers, for God’s rays of love, mercy and forgiveness to possibly cleanse those still in Purgatory as a show of our love and concern for them, as we believe in the power of the love of God and the power of prayers, is this not what God wants of us, a show of our intense faith through our love for others?

In Mark 11:24, Jesus said, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

In John 15:7, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”


And in Matthew 19:26, Jesus Said, “With God, all things are possible.”

[Read our related post on:  “… ‘Jesus Saves’ via Christaninsal.Over-blog.com, on Love in Christ, Mama Mary and the Saints” as you may want to seek for further enlightenment in God’s words.]

Saint Catherine reminds us too that those committing malice who refuse to repent and renew, they shall bear its guilt for as long as they persevere, that is, for as long as they will to commit the sin or they will to sin again, they may be in danger of being bound for Hell if in this life they continue to sin in malice and refuse to totally cleanse themselves of this sin.

We are being admonished by Saint Catherine, by divine enlightenment, to be stronger in our faith than our cravings for anything material, to be selfless in our love for God and of others, less we want to suffer Hell, as early as in this life.

It is in dying to one self and being one with God through Christ Jesus, and in Christ, that one may experience this feeling of ecstasy in him as he experiences his oneness with God.

She likens our cravings for material things as similar to one who, by instinct, cannot but bear living without bread in this life, to which one reacts so strongly with the pain felt so intense with its absence that one is experiencing Hell, his impatience and his will may lead him to be damned in Hell, as his will may become wholly and solely focused on the bread which he so desires.

But for one who lives in restraint and is able to deny himself of his worldly cravings and has accepted the words of Christ as the real and true food for himself in this life, may very well be freed from guilt, as he would bear every pain and suffering necessary to see God in Christ Jesus, our true Savior who has brought us life and love.

Cycles Toward God or Mammon

Leaning towards God through Christ, may very well conform with Saint Christine’s message of renewal and redemption that may cleanse one’s self and may lead to eternal life, as opposed to that vicious cycle towards evil that lead to Mammon and Hell.

Let me try to simplify the two vicious cycles that may either make or break relationships in our life, and these are as follows:

1) one with God as master   >>>   any given situation   >>>   practice love, humility, forgiveness, sharing using God’s words and Commandments as weapons and tools    >>>    be joyful, pray, and give thanks     >>>    avoid conflict     >>>     peace and love     >>>    more productive, efficient and fruitful    >>>    HEAVEN

note: above cycle may continue until death, and onto eternal life, may lengthen life, and more importantly, may lead to HEAVEN

as compared to:

2) one with Mammon (material things, money, sins of lust, power, wealth)     >>>     any given situation      >>>    worry, blame, dig on past mistakes using pride, selfishness, human wisdom and intelligence or hurting/lethal weapons as tools      >>>     injuries, death,     >>>     conflict, unforgiveness, hatred, vegeance     >>>     goes back to worry, blame, etc. = vicious cycle of never ending conflict, inefficiency and new unproductive situations are created with snowballing effect     >>>     growing Mammon    >>> HELL

note: above cycle may continue until death, and it may shorten life, and sadly, may lead to HELL, even as early as in this life, especially when there is the absence of God in one’s life

Do you see now the clearer picture and the root causes of good and evil? Which cycle would you rather choose?



Two Rays of Light from God for Cleansing

Saint Catherine talks of two kinds of rays from the enormous light from God. One that purifies and another that destroys all the imperfections in our soul, and destroys the ‘self’ in us, although already in the state of the absence of guilt with complete repentance made during our lifetime.

This ‘self’ refers to our inner being that has caused us to sin in malice, pride and selfishness.

As we have accepted the love of God in Christ, there is a need for our purification, one free from all imperfection as one takes away the rust from his soul until it becomes pure as gold ready to face God and be one with Him.

Earlier in this life, God wants us to already purify ourselves from any imperfection that we may be cleansed from sin and from all guilt in confession and repentance, followed with total renewal that anytime we are called, we are purified and sinless, as well as guiltless to perfection, ready to be one with him in eternal life.

In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus tells the crowd and his disciples, “You have heard that is was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

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Saint Paul was once a persecutor of the church of God when he was both Jewish as he was a son of a Pharisee and a Roman citizen, and called himself ‘abnormally born’ unworthy of being called an apostle, yet, by the grace of God, he was renewed as Jesus Christ revealed himself to him after his resurrection.

He was temporarily blinded upon seeing a vision of the resurrected Christ. And thus began his new life as a Christian who became a living witness to God’s love and resurrection, spreading the good news and winning converts to the church as inspired by the Holy Spirit in parts of Europe and Asia Minor.

Definition of Love by Saint Paul

In 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Saint Paul writes through the Holy Spirit to inspire us about love:

        “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

        “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.


        “Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled, where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.


        “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

With the love of Jesus, the essence of love becomes more meaningful as we see husband and wife, true friends, families, communities and nations become powerfully intertwined with one another professing the kind of pure and unconditional love that Christ Jesus wants all men to know, learn and practice.

Impossible as it may seem, but it is the kind of love that our Heavenly Father has shown to us as manifested since the time of creation where he designated man as ruler and above all of creation.

It was when Adam and Eve became disobedient to God’s command not to eat of the forbidden fruit from the tree of wisdom and knowledge that both were banished from the Garden of Eden, felt ashamed of their nakedness and had to experience the realities and hardships while living this life.

Instead of living an immortal life, they had to experience death as a consequence.  And men, henceforth, multiplied, offsprings upon offsprings, good and bad, they began to fill the earth.

Until God sent His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, as promised and as proclaimed by the prophets, born of the Virgin Mary, that through his passion and death on the cross, and his eventual resurrection and ascension into heaven, that man was saved from the sin of Adam and Eve, through baptism in water and in the Name of the God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit – the Holy Trinity in One God.

Since we have been created out of the love of God, so shall we be saved by the love of God in Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior and the True Messiah.

And it is in our faith and in following God’s commandments and Christ’s teachings, we are made complete as these painstakingly lead us to salvation and to life eternal.



As many religious would say, “God never promised us a bed of roses.”  Otherwise, would we still be challenged to do what is good in this life by following and adhering to his commandments?

With our ‘free will,’  do we not enjoy our freedom as long as we know and realize our limitations?  Do we not know that love comes with a responsibility, as it is not only for ourselves but for others as well?

Is this not when we learn true discipline and live our life in truth and with the love of Jesus that we better enjoy life with God’s blessings seeing us through the afterlife?

The Law of Man and God’s Love

Man’s laws are basically made to govern people that there may be order in the community but God’s love is more supreme than any other law as it surpasses all that was, that is and that will be.

Man can have varied applications of the law of the land but God’s love is the one that encompasses all laws as it is limitless, infinite and eternal.


And so is Christ’s words, which is God’s words.

“I and the Father are one,” as Jesus stated in John 14:11.

And the divinity of Christ has been seen since that time he was born when angels proclaimed his presence in a manger to the nearby shepherds, the day he was baptized by John the Baptist and the heavens were opened as God spoke through the Holy Spirit pleased with His Son in Jesus, during the Transfiguration at the mount as he was seen with Moses and Elijah with God’s voice again acknowledging His Son in him and during his resurrection and ascension witnessed by many besides the apostles.

In 1 Corinthians 1:17-31, in the Gospel of St. Paul, he writes to the Corinthians, “For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel – not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.”


“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:


“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.’


“Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.”


“Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were influential, not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God – that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written:


“Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”
Jesus made it clear to his disciples in Matthew 24:35 as he said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”

And in John 15:12, Jesus made clear his commandment of love, “… Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

And the more we accept and believe that this life is only temporary, the more we learn the importance of God’s wisdom in this life.  

Have we not noticed how God has tried to reveal His love for us in this life with the many trials and blessings that have come upon us just to test our faith in Him?  Did all these happen by chance or for a reason?

Whenever we do good to others, do we not get back the joy, peace and warmth of others?  Is it not God making all these happen?  And without Him our Creator, can we live a meaningful life, and find more strength in Him through Christ Jesus, instead of being confused and lost in the face and presence of evil and darkness?

And when we do what is against God’s will, do we not feel the guilt, the shame and God’s constant reminders that what went wrong is causing us trouble or even illness?


But when we show humility, mercy and forgiveness, love and charity, compassion and understanding towards others, do we not get all these in return making our life easier, healthier and more manageable?

And when we keep on sinning, not listening and not heeding to God’s words, do we not stumble and fall along the way, or see something unusual happening in our life that seems to be leading us to the light of God in Christ?


Think about it, God in Jesus has been there all along in your life and yet you still fail to recognize, listen, respond and acknowledge him as he has been calling you to return or join him in his flock.

Yet for those who responded, some of you may still have wandered as your faith wavered having stood on rocky or thorny ground

[Read on this link: “The Parable of the Sower,”  Matthew 13:3-2)].

Never lose faith, for in the love of Jesus, and with God’s mercy and forgiveness, there is hope for those who repent and work their best towards complete renewal.


Should we not thank our loving and merciful God through Jesus for his goodness and faithfulness by serving him in our own way and by becoming a good Christian example to our family and to the community we belong?

Would this not make everybody happy?



Love of God and Self-pity

Christianity begins at home and in 1 Timothy 3:1-5, St. Paul defines the overseer as the “husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.”

If we opt to be ruled by material things or by money, which the evil one prefers, can we ever attain satisfaction and peace in our life?

Is not the true meaning of love, therefore, the love of God, more than the love of material things?

Are we not being deceived by the evil one when we prefer to be blinded by material wealth, power and sins of lust which lead us to more problems, anxiety, fear and with no peace in ourselves and our love ones?

Is not our refusal to admit our own mistakes, our incorrigible spirit, our lack of guilt or remorse over sinful acts, our lack of empathy blaming others yet frown on those who blame us a sign of moral degradation which come out hurting more people including our love ones?  Is this not the wrong mind set that needs proper direction and guidance, which otherwise, would cause more trouble than good?

Is this not veering away from the truth where one is trapped into insensibly believing that cheating, spreading lies and hate, doing graffiti everywhere, tattoos or cuttings on the body which is God’s temple, cursing and committing slander, creating fear and hurting others’ feelings with our uncontrollable emotions and anger are but normal and should be tolerated?

And on encouraging same-sex marriage, are we not encouraging more homosexual practices and sins of lust in our society and unwittingly legalizing pedophile practices, forgetting the lessons on the destruction by God of Sodom and Gomorrah


Where do we think we are leading our society if we keep on keeping a blind eye on the sins of man, are we not pushing it to further destruction?

Are we not getting into the pitfalls of  the so-called ‘normalcy bias’ which make us think that whenever many people do it, it has become a norm and it is alright to follow and do the same?

And is not love of oneself or selfish love more of self pity than anything else as this leads only to sins of lust, anger, pride, arrogance, hatred and greed, and that any of these takes away the true meaning of love?

Are we not killing ourselves more in this life as we become slaves of sin and of things material, which tend to push us more into the dark side of life?

On the other hand, if we love God by loving our neighbors and sharing with them the love of Jesus, do we not have peace and true happiness?

When asked by Martha to tell her sister Mary to help her with her chores for Jesus’ visit into their home with the apostles, in Luke 10:41 he said, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Listening to Jesus’ teachings first and putting them into practice before you go on your chores for whatever purpose and consideration would better equip you to face the trials and challenges in this life as you will be more blessed with God’s words in your path glorifying His name in Jesus.

Life is what we make it, and “we sow what we reap.”

While we respect the great sacrifice that others make to live a decent way of life, don’t you think attending too much to things that are material can rob us of the time that God has intended for us?  And following this strenuous routine can bring about more problems on our health, our safety, our family or on our life long concerns and possessions, aside from losing our direction towards the path to salvation?

In John 6:27 Jesus said to his disciples, “Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”

While God wants us to be ever productive in this life using our God given talents and wisdom to glorify His Holy Name, is it not balancing and prioritizing our life to what truly is noble and worth emulating in the eyes of God before us and others the best option that we can make?

Will this too not bring more happiness to all who delights in God’s favor?

In Proverbs 37:4, “Delight yourself with the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”


As and as in Matthew 6:33, Jesus tell his disciples, “… seek first His (God’s) kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Have you ever realized how many times things just happen and gets into the right place in your life and in your favor whenever you just leave things to God and fully trust in Him as you surrender everything to His will?

In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17, Saint Paul, after he admonished everyone to live in peace with each other, to encourage the timid to help the weak, to be patient with everyone, nobody to pay wrong for wrong and to always be kind to each other and to everyone else, he said:

“Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 exhorts us in St. Paul, “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

In Romans 6:11-14 St. Paul states, “In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.”

In 1 John 2:1-6, St. John exhorts all men to walk with the light of Christ, “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense – Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.


“We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The many who says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys his word, God’s love is truly complete in him. This is how we know we are in him. Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.”

Further in 1 John 3:13-15, “Do not be surprised my brothers, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers. Anyone who does not love remains in death. Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and know that no murderer has eternal life in him.”

If hating others is tantamount to murder, does this help us further understand the wisdom of loving and forgiving our enemies by guiding them to the light of Jesus?

In Colossians 3:25, “Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.”


And in Romans 12:14-21, “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.


“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eye of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘it is mine to avenge, I wrill repay,’ says the Lord. On the contrary:
        
         ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him,
          If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
          In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.’


“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

May Saint Paul’s definition of love that is pure, with malice to none and love that is ‘responsible’ as we care for others, further inspire us and make a clear imprint in our minds as we KJOH (keep Jesus in our hearts) and put our ‘trust in the Lord.’

I can attest to the truth in the love of Jesus through my life experience.  If you feel the same way, stand up for the truth and let your voice be heard that others may see the light.  Alleluia.


[Read on our related posts on God’s Awesome Works in God’s Awesome Creation  and   “Christ’s Teachings Seen in 90:10 Principle” for added inspiration.]


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Death of Osama bin Laden

While many in the US were celebrating the death of Osama Bin Laden (OBL), killed by US Navy Seals in a clandestine operation on the first of May, 2011, there was no Muslim outrage condemning his death in Pakistani territory from his supposed Al Qaeda, Taliban and Muslim Extremists or Fundamentalist supporters.

Is this a sign of the waning of support to his cause with even many of those interviewed from among the Muslim community across the US welcoming the breaking news as a sign of relief?

The Master Terrorist who had inspired many suicide bombings killing thousands of Muslims, Americans and innocent civilians from around the globe which included the daring yet infamous 911 attacks inside the US itself failed to elude his own death this time.

[Read on our related Yahoo News Link – “Death Comes for the Master Terrorist – Osama bin Laden”]

In Proverbs 14:22, “Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness?” 

[Read on another related link under National Catholic Register – “Was Osama bin Laden Chronically Stupid or What?]

Do we not find true peace and love if we choose to love God with our whole heart, mind and soul, and love our neighbors in God’s grace with compassion, care, mercy and forgiveness?

Otherwise, do we not find more stress in our life as we hide from the truth and see the true light of God?

In Matthew 7:15, 19-20, Jesus said while preaching to the crowd, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly they are ferocious wolves… Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” 

Over the years, US intelligence found it very difficult to locate Osama bin Laden until very recently, as they were closely following his most trusted courier, Sheikh Abu Ahmed of Kuwait, they found what seemed to be a very likely hiding place for OBL, a high-fenced mansion ironically situated a few hundred yards away from Pakistan’s prestigious Military Academy.


And after weighing his options, President Obama gave the go signal for a carefully planned raid into the compound until the elite Team Six of the US Navy Seals successfully accomplished the operation with the death of OBL. 


[Read on another Yahoo News link – “Phone Call by Kuwaiti Courier Led to bin Laden”]

Seeing the Light in Jesus

How many times have we seen haughty and proud men who have abused and caused death to mankind, in that they have become evil in their ways, fall down from power and humbled by God?


In the death of Osama bin Laden, may we see the light and do what is good for man, and open our eyes that we may find wisdom as we veer away from darkness and evil.


That we should see the message of Easter as the dawn of a new beginning renewing ourselves to be one with God  as Jesus has paved the way in fulfilling heaven’s plan to redeem man through his passion and death on the cross, his miraculous resurrection and ascension.

And that we may learn to carry our own cross, deny ourselves by being humble and selfless in our efforts to lead others to him in this life that they too may see God’s promise of eternal life (read Luke 9:22-23).


In 1 John 2:15-17, St. John, through divine guidance from the Holy Spirit tells us, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world – the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does – comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”

May we always remember that God created everything in this world and in the universe, with man and his God given talents making possible the discovery of more wonderful things for man to enjoy life on earth.  And that without God, we are nothing.

[Read on this related post, “God’s Awesome Works in God’s Awesome Creation and the Messiah in Jesus,” that we may better understand God and believe in Him with an open heart.]

While Jesus was praying, upon his baptism at the River Jordan by John the Baptist, and as stated in the gospel of Luke 3:21-22, “heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.’”

With power over life and death, as God is in him and he in God, Jesus is our true Redeemer who is the Truth, the Way and the Life.

Is it not appropriate that we use all things to glorify His Holy Name by doing what is good for man?


Have we truly asked ourselves and realize the fundamental truth in this question, can we carry anything with us after our death?  Is not everything material left here on earth when we die?  Is not only our spirit that remains in us as we are summoned by our Creator when our time has come?


Hence, while here on earth, is it not proper to thank him for his goodness by using all things material for the love of God and man that we may attain salvation?


As God has revealed to us that we are made in His image and likeness, therefore, do we not consider our body sacred that is worthy to be praised and filled with anything that is good and pleasing to Him?

In the beginning during the days of creation, as in Genesis 1:26, “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Once again, while it is true that we are made masters of God’s creation, Jesus reminds us not to lose our soul by clinging to what is worldly or evil.  In Matthew 16:25-26, he tells his disciples, “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?”

And in Proverbs 15:33, “The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.” 

[Read on our related post on “Wall of Water Slams Japanese Town on Yahoo News and Divine Mercy Chaplet” and go to its links on Sister Faustina’s Vision of Hell and see real Hell is]

In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus says, “Come to me all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Just pray and lift up to God all our problems, troubles, sufferings, trials and tribulations, and ask forgiveness for our sins as we forgive those who have wronged us as they seek to make amends with us, and think of no malice against others or be judgmental and God will take care of the rest as we do what is best, ever productive and honest in God’s eyes as we do our work and chores, for the good of our family and for the good of others as well.

In this way we are cleansed of all evil and we are ready to accept Him as our true God and Savior through the Holy Spirit –  the Sacrament of Baptism in water, in the name of the Father, the Son and in the Holy Spirit is the first step for a true Christian believer to be cleansed and be under Christ’s shield and direction towards salvation – ever prayerful for his faithfulness, love, mercy, guidance and protection.

Just trust in Him and follow his words and commandments in praises and good works and you will see abundant blessings, miracles, good health and peace in your life.

May God continue to guide and bless us all as we keep Jesus in our hearts.

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