Monday, January 12, 2009


Voluntary Dispossession

Birth/Death, Michael D. O’Brien

THE Lord has pressed it upon my heart to publish this writing again. It is part of the message on prayer this past week. There is a "pentecost" coming upon the Church, and Jesus beckons His people, His Bride, to "come out of Babylon," come out of the materialism which has gripped so many parts of the world and His Church.

Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues. (Rev 18:4)

Jesus wants to pour out spiritual riches upon us, but if we have filled our hearts with the passing riches of this world, we will miss it. This time of preparation then is not so much a bracing for chastisement, but for the coming of the Holy Spirit. When have you ever heard our Blessed Mother tell her children that they should be gripped in fear as the proper response to her messages? Satan wants us all distracted and worried and anxious about tsunamis, earthquakes, the economy, or this or that to the point where people can’t even pray or function. And so, Hollywood has been "inspired" by dark apocalyptic scenarios which leave little hope and often serve only to terrify rather than call us back to repentance. By now, I hope you recognize that Satan’s pawns are using very similar "prophetic" language to that of the authentic voice of the Spirit, but which leads to solutions which are "antichrist." I have much, much more to say about this in the future.

For now, the most important thing is to live the Gospel of Jesus. That you begin again and humble yourself, seeking forgiveness from God and those whom you’ve offended. That you enter into the great adventure, which is prayer, and simply do the duty of the moment with docility and surrender. Be joyful, despite everything, yes, rejoice always!

And seek to have, like Our Lady, a true spirit of poverty. For the degree to which you are emptied of "self", is the degree to which you will be filled in The Coming Pentecost.

Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind. (Rom 12:2)

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