Robert Van Kampen, Pre-wrath Rapture

 

Videos

  1. The Biblical Defense for the Prewrath Rapture of the Church
    • Part 1
      • Videos
        • The Biblical Defense for the Prewrath Rapture of the Church 1 of 3 by Robert Van Kampen.
          Channel :- EschatologyU
          Published On :- 2013-July-19th
          Link
    • Part 3
      • Videos
        • The Biblical Defense for the Prewrath Rapture of the Church 3 of 3 by Robert Van Kampen.
          Channel :- EschatologyU
          Published On :- 2013-July-19th
          Link

In Depth

The Biblical Defense for the Prewrath Rapture of the Church

Part 1

    1. Eschatology
      • Study of Future Things
    2. Mind
      • I have a Logical, literal mind
    3. Parts
      • First five chapters
        • Warning to the seven Churches
      • Trumpet
        • Angel blow trumpets
        • Seven judgement
      • Bowls
        • Seven Bowls
      • Armageddon
        • Revelation Chapter 19
    4. Pre-Tribulation Rapture
      • John F. Walvoord, Dallas Seminary Dean
        • Spent 50 years
        • Book – The Rapture Question, John F. Walvoord, 1954-1957
          • The fact is that neither post-trib or Pre-trib is an explicit teaching of  Scripture ( page 148 )
          • The rapture question is determined more by Ecclesiology than by Eschatology
            • More by one’s understanding of the relation between the Church and Israel than by Biblical teachings regarding the End.
      • Master Seminary, California
        • Richard Mayhew, Dean
          • Day of the Lord
          • “…perhaps the position of pretribulationism is correct although its proof at times has been logically invalid or at least unconvincing.
    5. Daniel Prophetic Trigger
      • Daniel 9:24-27
        • 490 years
        • 70 weeks of 7
    6. Heumantics
    7. My Stand
      • Literal
        • Take the plain meaning
      • Context
      • Compare Scripture with Scripture
        • Translations
        • Figures of Speech
        • Common Denominator
        • Contradiction
          • If I come up with a contradiction, then I must be wrong
    8. Truth
      • When I come upon a truth, it stands in judgement of me
      • I do not stand in Judgement of it
      • I can not culturalize, spiritualize it
    9. Christ
      • Beginning Birth Pains
    10. Churches
    11. Blessings
      • Revelation 1:3
        • read
        • And, heed

       

    12. Revelations 3
    13. Prophetic Language
      • There is always a short term example to prove a long term principle
      • Long term language so that you can do it
      • Long term application
      • Don’t do something today, and don’t worry about it tomorrow
      • It only becomes tricky, if you want to keep the Church out of tribulations
      • Show you Punishment and use it to guide you
    14. Revelation 22
      • Written for Church
    15. Church Archetypes in Revelation
      • Faithful
      • Dead
      • Compromising
    16. Church Archetypes in Revelation
      • Faithful
        • Church of Philadelphia
          • Not denied the name of Christ
          • I have loved you
        • Kept the word of my perseverance
          • Christ
          • Don’t bow down to Anti-Christ
        • Kept you out of my hour of testing
          • Revelation 3:10
            • Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
              ( Link )

              • Guard within the sphere danger
              • deliver you from within
          • 2nd Peter 2:9
            • The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
              ( Link )
          • 1 Thessalonians 5:8-9
            • But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
              ( 1 Thessalonians 5:8 )
            • For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ
              ( 1 Thessalonians 5:9 )
      • Dead
        • Church of Sardis
          • Kept you out of my hour of testing
            • Revelation 3:1-3
              • I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
              • Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
              • So remember what you have received and heard; and keep it, and repent.
      • Frightened
        • Church of Thyatira
          • Kept you out of my hour of testing
            • Revelation 2:18-29
              • Spiritual Adultery
                • False Teaching
                • Mother of Christ
                  • Worship the Mother
              • Hold On
                • But I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned the so-called deep things of Satan: I will place no further burden upon you. Nevertheless, hold fast to what you have until I come.
                • And to the one who is victorious and continues in My work until the end, I will give authority over the nations. He will rule them with an iron scepter and shatter them like pottery

    Part 3

    1. 165 BC
      • Greek
        • Ancient Greek Antiochus IV Epiphanes
    2. Ant-Christ Conquest
      • False Christ/False Messiah after agreement made
      •  Wars
        • 3 nations overthrown
        • 7 nation follow
      • Everything happened in 70 AD
        • Preterist
      •  Leaders betrayed them
        • Thyatira
          • False Teaching will be led astray
          • Bad teaching concerning eschatology
      • Only one
        • Only ones that will not be misled
      • Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
        • White ( 1st Seal )
          • Conquer
        • Red( 2nd Seal )
          • Wars
        • Black( 3rd Seal )
          • Famine
        • Pale Horse ( 4th Seal )
          • Death
      • Truth
        • Once they take the number, they can not believe truth
      • Mark
        • Take the Mark ?
      • Gospel Angel ( Revelation 14:6-7 ) [ Link ]
        • Then I saw another angel flying overhead, with the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on the earth— to every nation and tribe and tongue and people.
        • He said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come. Worship the One who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and the springs of waters.”…
      • Wrath of the Lamb, Revelation 6:16 [ Link ]
        • And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
          • First time wrath is mentioned in Revelation
    3. 144,000 Sealed
      • Revelation 7:4 [ Link ]
        • Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.
          • Listened to the missionaries
          • Still in the wilderness
            • Scripture Reference
              • Revelation 12 and 13
            • First Fruits
              • Romans 11:25-26
                • Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers, a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
                  And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written,
                  ( Link )
              • Revelations 14:1
                • And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
                  ( Link )
    4. First Fruits
      • Souls or Spirit
      • Praise from the Great Multitude
        • Praise from the Great Multitude ( Revelations 7:13-15 )
          …Then one of the elders addressed me: “These in white robes,” he asked, “who are they, and where have they come from?” “Sir,” I answered, “you know.” So he replied, “These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason, ‘They are before the throne of God and serve Him day and night in His temple; and the One seated on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them.…
          ( Link )
      • Revelations 20:4
        • And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony of Jesus and for the word of God
      • 1st Thessalonians 3
      • Dead get their resurrected body at the beginning of the millennium
      • 2nd peter 2:9

    References

    1. My Jewish Learning
      • Antiochus the Madman
        Link
    2. Wikipedia
      • Four Horsemen
        • Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
          Link

Congregation of YHWH, Jerusalem

 

Background

The Church has taken on so many roles lately.

It is interesting to see which ones line up with those whom are called by God.

 

Videos

  1. Messianic Signs 2 The Suffering Messiah
    Video

 

Indepth

Messianic Signs 2 – The Suffering Messiah

How Messiah learns from Yahweh…


 

Passages

Isaiah 50 ( verses 4 thru 8 )

  1. The Lord God has given me
        the tongue of those who are taught,
    that I may know how to sustain with a word
        him who is weary. ( Isaiah 50-4a )
  2. Morning by morning he awakens;
        he awakens my ear
        to hear as those who are taught.  ( Isaiah 50-4b )
  3. The Lord God has opened my ear,
        and I was not rebellious;
        I turned not backward. ( Isaiah 50-5 )
  4. I gave my back to those who strike,
        and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard;
    I hid not my face
        from disgrace and spitting. ( Isaiah 50-6 )
  5. But the Lord God helps me;
        therefore I have not been disgraced;  ( Isaiah 50-7 )
  6. He who vindicates me is near.
    Who will contend with me?
        Let us stand up together.
    Who is my adversary?
        Let him come near to me.  ( Isaiah 50-8 )
  7. Who among you fears the Lord
    and obeys the voice of his servant?  ( Isaiah 50-10 )
  8. Behold, all you who kindle a fire,
        who equip yourselves with burning torches!
    Walk by the light of your fire,
        and by the torches that you have kindled!
    This you have from my hand:
        you shall lie down in torment.  ( Isaiah 50-11 )

Luke 2:49-51

  1. And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”
    And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them.
    And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them.
    And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart ( Luke 2 49-51)

 

2nd Timothy 3:2

  1. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy2nd Timothy 3:2 )

 

Qumran – Dead Sea Scrolls
Christ’s Atonement

  1. Suffering Messiah
    • .. his Wisdom [will be great.] He will make atonement for all the children of his generation. He will be sent to all the sons of
    • his [generation]. His word shall be as the word of Heaven and his teaching shall be according to the will of God. His eternal sun shall burn brilliantly.
    • The fire shall be kindled in all the corners of the earth. Upon the Darkness it will shine. Then the Darkness will pass away
    • [from] the earth and the deep Darkness from the dry land. They will speak many words against him. There will be many [lie].
    • They will invent stories about him. They will say shameful things about him. He will overthrow his evil generation
    • and there will be [great wrath]. When he arises there will be Lying and violence, and the people will wander astray [in] his days and be confounded.

Philippians 2:1-4
Christ’s Example of Humility

  1. So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,
    complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
    Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others ( Philippians 2:1-4)

Isaiah 53
Suffering Messiah

  1. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
    yet he opened not his mouth;
    like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
    and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
    so he opened not his mouth.By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
    and as for his generation, who considered
    that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
    stricken for the transgression of my people?
    ( Isaiah 53:7-8 )
  2. when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
    he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
    the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.  ( Isaiah 53:10 )
  3. And makes intercession for the transgressors. ( Isaiah 53:12 )

 

John 17
The High Priestly Prayer

 

  1. Link
    I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word,
    that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,
    I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.”  ( John 17:20-24 )

Summary

Learning teaches Messiah Patience, Obedience, and faithfulness – Congregation of YHWH, Jerusalem.

Whom not to learn from

  1. Your favorite prosperity preacher
  2. The show guy on TV or YouTube
    • Hawking DoomsDay food
    • Conspiracy Theory chaser
    • Calling out everybody else
    • Head far from covered, “hulling curses on everyone else

 

What not to learn

There are foundational and directly applicable words in the Bible and so these are not areas that we can pretend the Bible is silent on:

  1. …not to be easily disconcerted or alarmed by any spirit or message or letter presuming to be from us and alleging that the day of the Lord has already come.
    Let no one deceive you in any way, for it will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness (the son of destruction) is revealed.… ( 2 Thessalonians 2:2 )
  2. No one has ascended into heaven except the One who descended from heaven — the Son of Man. ( John 3:13 )
  3. Dominion Theology
    • Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”  ( John 18:36 )
  4. Signs & Wonders
    • Observable Signs
      • When asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God will not come with observable signs.
      • Nor will people say, ‘Look, here it is,’ or ‘There it is.’   ( Luke 17:20 )
    • Do not go out or chase after them
      • Then He said to the disciples, “The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it.
        People will tell you, ‘Look, there He is,’ or ‘- Here He is.’ Do not go out or chase after them.
        For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other, so will be the Son of Man in His day.… ( Luke 17:22 )

 

Discernment

  1. Here is a call for the endurance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.
    ( Revelation 14:12 )
  2. Jesus Our Advocate
    …He Himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours alone, but also for the sins of the whole world.
    By this we can be sure that we have come to know Him: if we keep His commandments.
    If anyone says, “I know Him,” but does not keep His commandments, he is a liar, and the truth is not in him.… ( 1st John 2:3 )
  3. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers.
    The one who does not love remains in death.
    Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that eternal life does not reside in a murderer.… ( 1st John 3:14 )

 

Closing

I think sometimes people emphasis one aspect of their ministry over another.

But, it is obvious, easy, and in fact straightforward to inspect whether it is a ministry of Love.

Though it may seem out of place, but in the days, weeks, months and years ahead you will ask yourself how people love you… And, prayerfully you will find out, either way, which ways — Even if like Sam Smith,  you will have to find out through “man made teachings and boundaries” { Not in that way – Link }

Though we live in Laodicea, lukewarm still gets spitted out.

Wale, already responded when called out as one of the false prophets, “layaway effort” shouldn’t guise no one.

Reverend Terry K. Anderson of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church

 

Videos

  1. The Theology of a Thief
    Published On:- 2015-Aug- 24th
    Link
  2. The Blessings Of The Deeper Life
    Published On:- 2015-Nov- 20th
    Link
  3. The Language of Testing
    Published On :- 2015-Jan-25th
    Link
  4. Some Shouted while others Wept
    Published On :- 2016-Jan-19th
    Link
  5. Lazarus and the African American Male
    Published On :- 2016-July-11th
    Link
  6. The Theology Of Thomas
    Published On :- 2015-Aug-31st
    Link
  7. Furnace with No Fire
    Hear the dynamic teachings of Reverend Terry K. Anderson, Senior Pastor of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church and experience A Call To Joy.
    Published On :- 2017-May-29th
    Link
  8. The Church That Married The World
    Hear the dynamic teachings of Reverend Terry K. Anderson, Senior Pastor of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church and experience A Call To Joy.
    Published On :- 2017-June-19th

    Link
  9. Lessons From The Potter’s House – Repost
    • Lessons From The Potter’s House Pt 1 – Repost
      Published On: – 2015-April-21st
      Link
  10. Terry Anderson Interview by Pastor H.B. Charles, Jr.
    • Terry Anderson Interview by Pastor H.B. Charles, Jr.
      Channel :- lillygrovembc
      Published On:- 2015-Feb-23rd
      Added On :- 2018-June-4th
      Link
  11. NRS MBC 2018 Summer Revival – Panic In Paradise – Reverend Terry K. Anderson
    • Profile
      • The New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church – 2018 SUMMER REVIVAL (1 of 3) – “Panic In Paradise” (Genesis 3:6-21) – Guest Preacher Reverend Terry K. Anderson (Lily Grove Baptist Church, Houston, TX)
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- The New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church
        Published On:- 2018-June-10th
        Added On :- 2019-Feb-2nd
        Link
    • Comments
      • If you acquire knowledge without going through the process

 

Burdenless Christianity

Testimony

As an addendum, it pains me to see the extent that Christian leaders go to rid their congregations of pain for the lost and burden for those losing in so many facets of society.

We prepare carefully and lawyerly worded coded messages.

 

Ways

You say tell me in what ways:

  1. Abortion
    • Run to Washington for Pro-Life legislation
    • Leave out the message of Adoption
  2. Sexual Preferences
    • We take the place of the Holy Spirit and preach to each other, rather than those who we are supposedly trying to reach
  3. Prosperity Gospel
    • Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal ( Matthew 6:19 )
    • Do not weary yourself to gain wealth, Cease from your consideration of it. ( Proverbs 23:4 )
    • This is how it will be for anyone who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich toward God. ( Luke 12:21 )
    • Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. ( 1 Timothy 6:9 )
    • Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business, and make a profit.”
      You do not even know what will happen tomorrow! What is your life? ( James 4:13 )
  4. Love & Fear ?
    • There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
      We love him, because he first loved us.
      If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
      And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
      ( 1 John 4:18-21 )
  5. Brotherly Love
    • If anyone with earthly possessions sees his brother in need, but withholds his compassion from him, how can the love of God abide in him? ( 1 John 3:17 )
  6. Hypocrites
    • Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You traverse land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are. ( Matthew 23:15)
  7. Apostolic Authority
    • Such people should consider that what we are in our letters when absent, we will be in our actions when present.
      We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they show their ignorance.
      We, however, will not boast beyond our limits, but only within the field of influence that God has assigned to us—a field that reaches even to you.… ( 2 Corinthians 10:12 )
  8. Righteousness
    • For I tell you that unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. ( Matthew 5:20 )
  9. Borrower
    • Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. ( Matthew 5:42 )
  10. Prosecution
    • Hear the word of the LORD, you who tremble at His word: “Your brothers who hate you, who exclude you for My name’s sake, Have said, ‘Let the LORD be glorified, that we may see your joy.’ But they will be put to shame. ( Isaiah 66:5 )
  11. Community
    • Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. ( Hebrews 10:25  )

 

That which is hidden

Therefore judge nothing before the proper time; wait until the Lord comes.
He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts.
At that time each will receive his praise from God. ( 1 Corinthians 4:5 ).

 

Old Testament

I know it is customarily these days to say we only follow the New Testament and so the Mosaic Law is done away with; including these ones…

Laws of Social Responsibility

If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, you are not to act as a creditor to him; you shall not charge him interest.
If you ever take your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,
for that is his only covering; it is his cloak for his body. What else shall he sleep in?
And it shall come about that when he cries out to Me, I will hear him, for I am gracious.…
( Exodus 22:25-27 )

Pained

Again, what are we pained by? Our adherence to Laws & Regulations.

We confuse the great commision with the great omission.

Forsook that the Love of God is what Leads to repentance, we argue that it is our Preaching, our Laws, our resoluteness.

 

Loving God

The Greatest Commandment

Deuteronomy 6:5

“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
“These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.

Matthew 22:37

…“Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in the Law?”
Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'”

 

Again, when one makes an argument one way or the other, those who are wise ought to be able and free to ask which tools of the being played a role in arriving at that decision.

Is it Love, Soul, Might, Mind…

 

Sola Scriptura

We deride gifts including Love and claim Scripture Only, Sola Scriptura.

What did Jesus die for? And, what are we dying for.

We skim over the fact that you do not have a word, if you do not have a burden.

Apologetics is good, but what are we arguing over.

Paul Wrote:

But reject foolish and ignorant speculation, for you know that it breeds quarreling.
And a servant of the Lord must not be quarrelsome, but he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, and forbearing.
( 2 Timothy 2:23 )

I am sure that Paul had another word in mind, but thankfully the Holy Spirit got a bit ahead of him, and insisted on kindness first.

 

Leadership

Teaching?

  1. Old Testament
    • Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God. ( Jeremiah 5:4 )
  2. New Testament
    • “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? ( John 3:10 )

 

Using words from one of my teachers:

  1. I am waiting for God to go through the Church, and say you are not a Christian, you are are not a Christian
  2. Pushing people down, because we have no authority to raise them up

 

Prophecy?

Some of these teachers do not have a word outside of Doomsday prophecy; that which is already being written thousands of years ago.

And, yet they refresh and repackage it as a new word.

  1. Spirit
    • When the Spirit of God says do not fear, they say yes fear
    • When the Spirit do not worry how to respond as “The Spirit will give you words“, they take over
  2. Quietness
    • But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge. ( Daniel 12:4 )
    • And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. ( Revelations 10:4 )

Rabbi?

  1. Scribes and Pharisees
    • Love the greetings in the marketplaces, and the title of “Rabbi” by which they are addressed.
      But you are not to be called “Rabbi,” for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.
      ( Matthew 23:8 )

 

Prayer

I pray that we do not love “the praise of men more than the praise of God“.

Catholic :- Mysteries of the Church

Narratives

Hosted by Carolyn Morrison here is a series of short videos.

  1. Mysteries of the Church :- The Church and WWII
    Link
  2. Mysteries of the Church: The Crusades
    Published On: 2013-Feb-04
    Link
  3. Mysteries of the Church: Gifts
    Published On: 2013-Feb-02
    Link
  4. 27 Catholic Mysteries Gifts of The Holy Spirit
    Published On: 2013-Nov-07
    Link
  5. Mysteries of the Church: The Early Evangelists
    Published On: 2013-Feb-04
    Link
  6. Mysteries of the Church: Apocalypse
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Published On:- 2013-Feb-02
        Link
    • Participants
      • Deacon Kevin McCormack ( Molloy College )
      • Rev. John Cush ( Diocese of Brooklyn )
  7. Mysteries of the Church: Marian Apparition
    A Marian apparition is a reported supernatural appearance by the Blessed Virgin Mary. The figure is often named after the town where it is reported, or on the sobriquet given to Mary on the occasion of the apparition. Marian apparitions sometimes are reported to recur at the same site over an extended period of time.
    Published On:- 2013-Feb-02
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  8. Mysteries of the Church: Intense Spiritual
    Published On:- 2013-Feb-02
    Link
  9. Mysteries of the Church: Exorcism
    Link

 

Indepth

Mysteries of the Church: Marian Apparition

  1. Annunciation
    • On the night known as the Annunciation, our blessed Mary received a message
    • The message being that though a Virgin, she will conceive and  have a son
    • Now many millions of people have gotten to know her
    • She has her own prayer and those who pray to her have received her blessings
  2. Apparition
    • Dr. Patrick Hayes, Fairfield University
      • Divine Intervention into Human Consciousness
      • God breaks in from Time to Time
      • Number in the hundreds
    • 295 have been investigated
    • Out of that number only 12 have been approved
    • Steps to approval
      • Local Dioceses Investigate
      •  Bishop Conference, a whole country will investigate
      • Vatican, Apostolic Seal will then jump in
  3.  Fatima
    • Sources
      • Wikipedia ( Link )
    • Appeared to three young portuguese children
    • Predictions
      • Hell await those who sinned
      • Predictions of World War One and World War Two unless Russian Converted
        • 1917 Communist Takeover of Russia
          • Religion was driven out of Russia
        • In response, they were told
          • ReChristianize Russia
          • Listeners pushed to convert Russia to Immaculate Heart
      • Third Secret
        • Presented Real Challenge to the authority that heard it
        • A man in white will suffer
          • Led to mountain top by gunmen and shot
          • Is it the Pope?
          • Pope shot
            • Pope Francis shot in 1981
            • He vowed to place bullet
            • May 13, 1981: Assassination Attempt on Pope John Paul II!
            • The Pope of Our Lady of Fatima
              • MichaelJournal.Org
                Link
                While he was in the hospital, Pope John Paul reviewed the Church’s documentation of Fatima and the Third Secret of Fatima. He was convinced that Our Lady of Fatima had saved his life. Later that year, he had a mosaic of the Virgin Mary (Mater Ecclesiae — Mother of the Church) installed on St. Peter’s Square. He went three times afterwards to the shrine of Fatima in Portugal (1982, 1991 and 2000) — to thank the Virgin Mary. On March 25, 1984, to fulfill the request of Our Lady of Fatima, the Pope consecrated the world — including Russia — to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Communism collapsed soon afterward.As a measure of his gratitude, John Paul gave the bullet that was extracted from his abdomen to the shrine; the bullet today forms part of the crown of the statue of the Virgin of Fatima. During John Paul’s 2000 visit to Fatima, the third part of the message the Virgin gave to the three children in 1917 was revealed; it was a description of the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul: the “bishop clothed in white” who prays for all the faithful is the Pope. As he makes his way with great effort towards the Cross amid the corpses of those who were martyred (bishops, priests, men and women religious and many lay persons), he too falls to the ground, apparently dead, under a burst of gunfire.
    • Lucia, one of the three
      • Said it could be released at 1960
      • But, held till 2000
    • Released
      • By Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict
  4. Guadalupe
    • Our lady of Guadalupe
    • Sources
      • Wikipedia ( Link )
  5.  Lourdes, France
    • Appeared to 14-year old Bernadette Soubirous in 1858
    • Sources
      • Wikipedia ( Link )

 

Mysteries of the Church: Intense Spiritual

  1. Questions
    • Questions Jesus asked Peter
      • Who do you say that I am
      • And, the other question, do you love me
      • What is your relationship to me
  2. Difference between Religion and Faith
    • Religion can be just an external observance
      • (+)
        • You do this, you do that
      • (-)
        • It does not lead to transformation
        • It does not lead to true peace
        • It does not give you a sense of purpose
        • It does not help you
      • And, so people give it up
    • Faith always helps us
      • Because we are meant to believe
    • That is why people can give up religion
      • They do not allow it to come into the innermost being
  3. Franciscan Friar
    • Vows
      • Poverty
        • Vows of Poverty does not mean to live in Poverty, but to live in a community where everything is shared with each other
      • Chastity
      • Obedience
    • Live in an area noted for Poverty
      • (-)
        • Crime
        • Drugs
        • Prostitution
      • (+)
        • Godly people
    • Why do we do this?
      • To conform ourselves to the obedient one
        • To the Poverty
        • To the Chaste one
        • To the Obedient one
      • If Jesus
        • If Jesus was married
        • If Jesus was wealthy
        • If Jesus was independent and autonomous
      • Did his own thing
    • Life lived
      • More in conformity with Jesus
    • If the community has a turn around
      • They will leave and go live elsewhere
    • Simple Life
      • Franciscan Friar
        • Sources
  4. Carolene Morrison
    • What truly matters is that one has done so in the Spirit of Jesus Christ
    • It can not be felt from outside, but only when truly lived
    • We may not fully grasp the decisions made by those who have dedicated themselves to an intense spiritual life, but perhaps that is the point; that it should remain a mystery.
    • And, to truly understand such a life, one must live it

 

 

Mysteries of the Church: Exorcism

  1. Demonic possession is not ordinary, sin is ordinary
    • Anybody can sin