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THE ERA OF PEACE

Is Jesus Really Coming?

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A friend connected to the underground Church in China told me of this incident not long ago:

Two mountain villagers descended into a Chinese city looking for a specific female leader of the underground Church there. This elderly husband and wife were not Christians. But in a vision, they were given the name of a woman they were to look for and deliver a message.

When they found this woman, the couple said, “A bearded man appeared to us in the sky and said we were to come tell you that ‘Jesus is returning.’

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE ERA OF PEACE | on May 27th, 2016 | No Comments »

The Coming Resurrection

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A question from a reader:

In Revelation 20, it says the beheaded, etc. will also come back to life and reign with Christ. What do you think that means? Or what might it look like? I believe it could be literal but wondered if you had more insight…

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, MILLENARIANISM, THE ERA OF PEACE | on May 9th, 2016 | 5 Comments »

Preparing for Reign

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THERE is a far greater plan behind the Lenten Retreat which so many of you just participated in. The call at this hour to intense prayer, the renewal of the mind, and faithfulness to the Word of God is actually a preparation for Reign—the reign of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE ERA OF PEACE | on April 8th, 2016 | No Comments »

Something Beautiful

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for November 29th-30th, 2015
Feast of Saint Andrew

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AS we begin this Advent, my heart is filled with wonder of the Lord’s desire to restore all things in Himself, to make the world beautiful again.

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, MASS READINGS, THE ERA OF PEACE | on November 30th, 2015 | No Comments »

The Middle Coming

Pentecôte (Pentecost), by Jean II Restout (1732)

 

ONE of the great mysteries of the “end times” being unveiled at this hour is the reality that Jesus Christ is coming, not in the flesh, but in Spirit to establish His Kingdom and reign among all the nations. Yes, Jesus will come in His glorified flesh eventually, but His final coming is reserved for that literal “last day” on earth when time will cease.

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE ERA OF PEACE | on October 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »

Our Passion

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for Sunday, October 18th, 2015
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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WE are not facing the end of the world. In fact, we are not even facing the last tribulations of the Church. What we are facing is the final confrontation in a long history of confrontations between Satan and Christ’s Church: a battle for one or the other to establish their kingdom on earth. St. John Paul II summed it up this way:

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, MASS READINGS, THE ERA OF PEACE | on October 18th, 2015 | No Comments »

The Triumph – Part II

 

 

I WANT to give a message of hope—tremendous hope. I continue to receive letters in which readers are despairing as they watch the continual decline and exponential decay of society around them. We hurt because the world is in a downward spiral into a darkness unparalleled in history. We feel pangs because it reminds us that this is not our home, but Heaven is. So listen again to Jesus:

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. (Matthew 5:6)

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE ERA OF PEACE | on August 31st, 2015 | 2 Comments »

What If…?


What’s around the bend?

 

IN my letter to the Holy Father, [1]cf. Dear Holy Father… He is Coming! I presented to His Holiness the theological foundations for an “era of peace” as opposed to the heresy of millenarianism. However, note again what the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith stated regarding the possibility of a “new era of Christian life”:

The question is still open to free discussion, as the Holy See has not made any definitive pronouncement in this regard. —Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Il Segno del Soprannauturale, Udine, Italia, n. 30, p. 10, Ott. 1990; Fr. Martino Penasa presented this question of a “millenary reign” to Cardinal Ratzinger

Thus it is remotely possible that the Church, at any point in the future, may also state definitively that an “era of peace” is also contrary to the Faith. Until such a pronouncement is made, if ever, one can also ask, “What if—what if an “era of peace” is not part of the “end times”?

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE ERA OF PEACE | on August 28th, 2015 | 3 Comments »

Remain in Me

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter, May 8th, 2015

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IF you are not at peace, ask yourself three questions: Am I in the will of God? Am I trusting Him? Am I loving God and neighbour in this moment? Simply, am I being faithful, trusting, and loving? (see Building the House of Peace) Whenever you lose your peace, go through these questions like a checklist, and then realign one or more aspects of your mindset and behavior in that moment saying, “Ah, Lord, I am sorry, I have stopped abiding in you. Forgive me and help me to begin again.” In this way, you will steadily build a House of Peace, even in the midst of trials.

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, THE ERA OF PEACE | on May 8th, 2015 | 3 Comments »

The Victors

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for Monday of Holy Week, March 30th, 2015

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THE most remarkable thing about Our Lord Jesus is that He does not keep anything for Himself. He not only gives all glory to the Father, but then wills to share His glory with us to the extent that we become coheirs and copartners with Christ. [1]cf. Eph 3:6

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1. cf. Eph 3:6
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Why an Era of Peace?

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent, March 28th, 2015

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ONE of the most common questions I hear on the possibility of a coming “era of peace” is why? Why wouldn’t the Lord simply return, put an end to wars and suffering, and bring about a New Heavens and New Earth? The short answer is simply that God would have utterly failed, and Satan won.

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Published in: A DAILY JOURNAL, MASS READINGS, THE ERA OF PEACE | on March 27th, 2015 | 1 Comment »

Wisdom Will be Vindicated

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent, March 27th, 2015

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saint-sophia-the-almighty-wisdom-1932_FotorSt. Sophia the Almighty’s Wisdom, Nicholas Roerich (1932)

 

THE Day of the Lord is near. It is a Day when the manifold Wisdom of God will be made known to the nations. [1]cf. The Vindication of Wisdom

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