On the Thin Side

 

IN Message from the Road, I said it was "good news" that we are experiencing so many difficulties along the path to the Kingdom. But of course, the financial shortfall in our ministry is no small thing. With the growing economic turmoil in the world, more and more people are finding it difficult to make ends meet, or are holding on more tightly to their funds. As a result, this full-time ministry, which depends entirely upon the support of my readers, viewers, and those I meet on the road, has been experiencing a shortfall of thousands of dollars each month since the Spring. This has quickly piled up into debt as we’ve had to use credit just to pay the everyday bills.

My wife Lea and I trust in the Lord’s providence, He who time and again has provided for all our needs, often unexpectedly. You know that I rarely make appeals such as this for support, mostly because I don’t want to distract from the message that is freely given here. But there comes moments, such as now, where remaining silent means that I will also be prevented from being able to carry on my ministry for lack of needed resources in a world where "just living" costs a lot of money.

 

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A Beautiful Image…


Embracing Hope by Léa Mallett

 

FOR my 30th birthday 14 years ago, my bride Lea surprised me with the very first of a number of treasured pieces of artwork she managed to paint for me on the sly. I’ll never forget the day I saw for the first time her "Embracing Hope" painting of Jesus. I truly felt His presence in a remarkable way through this painting, and intensely so for months after… and many of those graces remain. Through six consecutive moves since that time, it has taken a prominent place in our living rooms, bedrooms, and now on the backdrop in my webcast studio here on our little farm.

When I launched EmbracingHope.tv over 3 years ago, it only seemed fitting to use this powerful image to become the "icon" of that show. Since then, we have have had many a request to have the painting duplicated for others to enjoy. Lea and I have talked off and on about having limited edition prints done… but the logistics and expense of that was always too prohibitive.

In a late night conversation recently where Lea and I were sharing our concerns about how we are going to make ends meet this winter, Lea said to me "Mark, it’s time to make the image available to people in a way that is affordable, practical, and faith-building." So here’s what we have decided to offer you, my faithful readers and supporters…

Starting today, for every minimum $50 donated or spent in our online store this pre-Christmas season, we will give you a complimentary Embracing Hope Desk Calendar (with Christian calendar dates and a monthly prayer beneath the image) & a beautiful Embracing Hope Fridge Magnet (5 1/2" x 4 1/4" on glossy vinyl—it’s really a wonderful centerpiece in the kitchen!) 

Thank you SO much in advance for supporting our ministry in this way. Your support is needed more than ever in these trying economic5 1/2" x 4 1/4" on glossy vinyl times. I hope that Lea’s "Embracing Hope" icon will bring as many graces into your soul as it has mine.


Click here to make a donation to support this ministry.

 
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(…and by the way, we are still offering a 50% coupon for any donation of $75 or more. That’s half price off of any order!)

Merciless!

 

IF the Illumination is to occur, an event comparable to the "awakening" of the Prodigal Son, then not only will humanity encounter the depravity of that lost son, the consequent mercy of the Father, but also the mercilessness of the elder brother.

It is interesting that in Christ’s parable, He does not tell us whether the elder son comes to accept the return of His little brother. In fact, the brother is angry.

Now the older son had been out in the field and, on his way back, as he neared the house, he heard the sound of music and dancing. He called one of the servants and asked what this might mean. The servant said to him, ‘Your brother has returned and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’ He became angry, and when he refused to enter the house, his father came out and pleaded with him. (Luke 15:25-28)

The remarkable truth is, not everyone in the world will accept the graces of the Illumination; some will refuse "to enter the house." Is this not the case every day in our own lives? We are granted many moments for conversion, and yet, so often we choose our own misguided will over God’s, and harden our hearts a little bit more, at least in certain areas of our lives. Hell itself is full of people who willfully resisted saving grace in this life, and are thus without grace in the next. Human free will is at once an incredible gift while at the same time a serious responsibility, since it is the one thing that renders the omnipotent God helpless: He forces salvation upon no one even though He wills that all would be saved. [1]cf. 1 Tim 2:4

One of the dimensions of free will that restrains God’s ability to act within us is mercilessness…

 

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1. cf. 1 Tim 2:4

Mark in Manitoba

ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS

Soul-soothing music… life-giving message

led by
Mark Mallett

 

These are not normal times. Ask the average passerby if "something strange" is going on in the world, and the answer will almost always be "yes." But what? 

There will be a thousand answers, many of them conflicting, several speculating, often adding more confusion to the growing fear and despair beginning to grip a planet reeling from economic collapse, terrorism, and the upheaval of nature. Could there be a clear answer? 

Mark Mallett unfolds a stunning picture of our times built not upon flimsy arguments or questionable prophecies, but the solid words of the Church Fathers, modern Popes, and approved apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The Encounter With Jesus is an evening of truth, hope, and mercy—music, prayer, and Adoration—that has brought healing and grace to souls across North America.

There will also be youth events with a special message tailored to them.

You are invited…

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The Coming Revelation of the Father

 

ONE of the great graces of the Illumination is going to be the revelation of the Father’s love. For the great crisis of our time—the destruction of the family unit—is the loss of our identity as sons and daughters of God:

The crisis of fatherhood we are living today is an element, perhaps the most important, threatening man in his humanity. The dissolution of fatherhood and motherhood is linked to the dissolution of our being sons and daughters.  —POPE BENEDICT XVI (Cardinal Ratzinger), Palermo, March 15th, 2000 

At Paray-le-Monial, France, during the Sacred Heart Congress, I sensed the Lord saying that this moment of the prodigal son, the moment of the Father of Mercies is coming. Even though mystics speak of the Illumination as a moment of seeing the crucified Lamb or an illuminated cross, [1]cf. Revelation Illumination Jesus will reveal to us the Father’s love:

He who sees me sees the Father. (John 14:9)

It is "God, who is rich in mercy" whom Jesus Christ has revealed to us as Father: it is His very Son who, in Himself, has manifested Him and made Him known to us… It is especially for[sinners] that the Messiah becomes a particularly clear sign of God who is love, a sign of the Father. In this visible sign the people of our own time, just like the people then, can see the Father. —BLESSED JOHN PAUL II, Dives in misercordia, n. 1

 

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