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Thursday, April 3, 2008

April 3, 2008

Jesus said: “My people, this vision of the Statue of Liberty brings to mind two different kinds of freedom for both the body and the soul. In the secular world you see your country as being free because of your form of government by a democratic republic. Other nations are being controlled by either communism or dictators which controls the peoples’ lives and can even even make their subjects like slaves. Freedom to own and buy your own things and property gives more dignity and independence for people over their own affairs. Many have fought wars to gain their independence as America has. There is another kind of freedom and that is religious freedom which also has precipitated wars for control. This is a separate freedom which has been repressed under atheistic forms of government, and in My Early Church there were many martyred for their faith. Even the apostles in today’s reading suffered persecution from the Jewish leaders because they were proclaiming My Name and My teachings. There is a deeper spiritual freedom of the soul that is struggling against the devil and the bonds of sin and its effects on you. You have just had your Lenten time to renew your souls with spiritual penances and devotions. Many of your Lenten practices would be better to carry out throughout the whole year. Ever since Adam’s sin, man by his nature has had a weakness to sin which the devil tries to exploit to bring souls into his power. But I give you My grace through My sacraments to strengthen you against sin so you can free yourself from the bonds of your sins. Confession to a priest is always available to you so you can come to Me for forgiveness and cleanse your soul of sin. When you are free of sin, you have a spiritual peace that needs to be guarded against any control, worries, or anxieties, so you can have full trust in Me. (John 8:34-36) ‘I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.’”
Prayer Group:
Jesus said: “My people, it is an honor for your prayer group to be visited by this beautiful image of My Blessed Mother under the title of: ‘Our Lady of Charity’. The finding of this statue appeared to have a message of how My Blessed Mother sheltered this statue from being destroyed at sea. There is a great love for this statue of My Blessed Mother by the Cuban people. Remember to pray your rosaries daily for all of My Blessed Mother’s intentions.”
Jesus said: “My people, beware of any large ship movements in secret going toward the Middle East. This could be a signal of another conflict or pre-emptive new war started by the one world people and using American naval vessels. These war makers are not satisfied with stirring up more trouble in Iraq and Afghanistan, but they want more wars to start so they can make more blood money. Whether your Congress approves it or not, you could see a new war breakout according to the one world plan.”
Jesus said: “My people, I want you to pray for all of the displaced families who will be losing their homes because they could not keep up paying for their mortgages, and are losing their homes in foreclosures. Your Congress is moving as fast as they can to put up some backing to help save the true needy from losing their homes. There are many concerns about how these lost loans will affect your economy. Billions of markdowns have already caused banks and mortgage houses to have heavy losses in their capital markets. Pray for a speedy resolution for these homeowners who may have to lose their major asset.”
Jesus said: “My people, Pope Benedict XVI has been making some striking comments that have offended some other religions. These papers in his hands represent a new encyclical that could further antagonize other people’s views that could bring some persecution of My Church. I have told you that the more you promote the truth of My Word, the more the world will hate you.”
Jesus said: “My people, when people start losing their homes, and employees and seniors start seeing huge losses in their investments for retirement, there will be a huge cry to their government to prosecute the culprits behind the scenes. You have seen some dramatic movements by your Federal Reserve to try to prevent a financial collapse. There are lenders who have overextended their loans with bad policies that they knew were too risky. These leaders will have to answer for their misdeeds just as you tried other corporate leaders.”
Jesus said: “My people, you have seen all over your country how losses in church and school funding has precipitated some hard decisions in closing schools and churches. Many have been angry about these closings, but it would be better to focus on how to keep the existing churches running with donations. Catholics for too long have made barely token donations, but now more may be asked of your treasure because there are fewer in attendance and few priests to pastor these churches. Pray and support your churches and seminaries to provide for your future generation.”
Jesus said: “My people, some of your people are being stressed because of high grain and corn prices. All of your products using such grains are seeing unusual high prices because of the demand to make ethanol. Exports and lower farm yields are also raising your prices. Cattle herds are being reduced because it is too expensive to feed them. Pray for your farmers and your current government policies that are driving up these prices, so in the future these prices could be reduced.”

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