Virgin of Vladimir (+ image by the hand of Stephen Allison 2008)

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Christmas greetings

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

May the Prince of Peace bless you and yours.

Be at peace, pray at all times, the light of my Son be upon you and in you

Praise and Intercession Night 16 December 2014

Picture of the Holy Family in Bethlehem and it seemed as though all of Heaven had come to meet in that humble dwelling. The light from the baby Jesus was around every person, all the angels, Patriarchs, Martyrs and Apostles seemed to exude the Holy Spirit dwelling in the Son of God.
There were also the shepherds representing the Jewish nation, the first call on the Father's Heart, and then the Wise Men representing all gentile nations.

Our Blessed Mother picked up her Son and motioned with her hand to the empty manger and said
"Place all heartfelt prayers of petition within my Son's manger. All sorrows within families, all sorrows within Church families, all sorrows between nations, all grief , all loneliness, all sickness. My Son shall rest his light upon them."

Then Our Mother placed her baby Son on top of the petitions and everyone was touched in their hearts and adored Him. Our Mother lifted Him up and in place of all the petitions was a white garment a prayer shawl in which she wrapped Him. She said
"Be at peace, pray at all times, the light of my Son be upon you and in you. Your Mother"

Picture of Jesus on a white horse leading an army of light. They have no armour.
Against them is an army of darkness that is fully armoured. As the army of light attacks the armour of the dark forces melts away, it falters and many begin to run away. The light defeats the darkness.

I John 4 v18
In love there is no room for fear, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear implies punishment and no one who is afraid has come to perfection in love.

Romans 5 v 20
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound

Psalm 33
1 Shout for joy, you upright; praise comes well from the honest.
2 Give thanks to Yahweh on the lyre, play for him on the ten-stringed lyre.
3 Sing to him a new song, make sweet music for your cry of victory.
4 The word of Yahweh is straightforward, all he does springs from his constancy.
5 He loves uprightness and justice; the faithful love of Yahweh fills the earth.
6 By the word of Yahweh the heavens were made, by the breath of his mouth all their array.
7 He collects the waters of the sea like a dam, he stores away the abyss in his treasure-house.
8 Let the whole earth fear Yahweh, let all who dwell in the world revere him;
9 for, the moment he spoke, it was so, no sooner had he commanded, than there it stood!
10 Yahweh thwarts the plans of nations, frustrates the counsels of peoples;
11 but Yahweh's own plan stands firm for ever, his heart's counsel from age to age.
12 How blessed the nation whose God is Yahweh, the people he has chosen as his heritage.
13 From heaven Yahweh looks down, he sees all the children of Adam,
14 from the place where he sits he watches all who dwell on the earth;
15 he alone moulds their hearts, he understands all they do.
16 A large army will not keep a king safe, nor his strength save a warrior's life;
17 it is delusion to rely on a horse for safety, for all its power it cannot save.
18 But see how Yahweh watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his faithful love,
19 to rescue them from death and keep them alive in famine.
20 We are waiting for Yahweh; he is our help and our shield,
21 for in him our heart rejoices, in his holy name we trust.
22 Yahweh, let your faithful love rest on us, as our hope has rested in you.

The Lord is my refuge and stronghold

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Behold I come to you who were lost but are now saved

Notes of meeting on 9 December 2014

Picture of a road full of light leading to The Holy City on the mountain. Many people were travelling to the City with angels lighting the way because it was so dark.
The people on the road were of every nation, creed and colour. As they reached the entrance to the City they could see a large army of light getting ready to go out and attack it's foe the Evil One and his cohorts.
Jesus was with them ready to go too. Then the Blessed Mother knelt down in front of Jesus and asked for more time and help to find the lost ones. Jesus put up his hand to stay the army. He then called on all of Heaven's assistance to accompany his Mother and the angels to go looking for the lost.
Jesus put down his sword and took up his lantern and led the search, he went into the darkest of places, buildings, fields caves, mountains, deserts, ships on the seas and craft on rivers even down mines. he lit up the dark places and people came forth to him. When they saw him and his Loving Heart it caused such repentance that the faces which were sorrowful became instantly full of gratitude and joy. Their faces showed wonder and transformation, their hearts so very full now that had been empty before this meeting. All joined the road to the heavenly place singing and praising.
Jesus says:
"Behold I come to you who were lost but are now saved, you who were dead to me are now fully alive to me, my beloved did you think I would leave you orphans, I would not for my Heart bursts with love for you."

Revelation 7 v 13 -17
13 One of the elders then spoke and asked me, 'Who are these people, dressed in white robes, and where have they come from?'
14 I answered him, 'You can tell me, sir.' Then he said, 'These are the people who have been through the great trial; they have washed their robes white again in the blood of the Lamb.
15 That is why they are standing in front of God's throne and serving him day and night in his sanctuary; and the One who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.
16 They will never hunger or thirst again; sun and scorching wind will never plague them,
17 because the Lamb who is at the heart of the throne will be their shepherd and will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away all tears from their eyes.'

Matthew 18 v 12-14
12 'Tell me. Suppose a man has a hundred sheep and one of them strays; will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hillside and go in search of the stray?
13 In truth I tell you, if he finds it, it gives him more joy than do the ninety-nine that did not stray at all.
14 Similarly, it is never the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.

daily reflection from Bible Alive:
What is the Christian faith all about? There are many answers to this question, but at its very heart the Christian faith is about salvation – what we are saved from, why we need salvation and the purpose for which we are saved. We are saved from sin, death and eternal damnation; we are saved for a relationship with the living God.
Now sin, death and eternal damnation are subjects we don’t hear too much about these days but they remain at the very core of the Christian message. Jesus came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10), and God, our heavenly Father, as we are told in today’s Gospel, is not willing that even one of his little ones should be lost (v. 14). In other words, no one is beyond salvation or redemption, and salvation and redemption are vital in understanding the Christian faith. On the Day of Pentecost Peter proclaimed: ‘And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved’ (Acts 4:12).
Salvation is a gift which we receive supremely when we are baptized but continue to work out throughout our lives, as Paul emphasized: ‘Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling’ (Phil. 2:12, emphasis added). We cannot earn our salvation; we don’t deserve our salvation; we cannot buy our salvation or secure it in any other way than through the sheer kindness and mercy of God, which we graciously receive in the gift of baptism.
What we can do, though, is cultivate an interior attitude of gratitude for our salvation. It is our birthright as baptized believers to know the joy of salvation – joy and salvation go hand in hand. The season of Advent invites us to spend time reflecting on what a wonderful gift salvation is – ‘For to us a child is born, to us a son is given…’
(Isa. 9:6).
‘For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God – not because of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.’ (Eph. 2:8-10)

2 Tim 2 v 14-26
14 Remind them of this; and tell them in the name of God that there must be no wrangling about words: all that this ever achieves is the destruction of those who are listening.
15 Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who has no need to be ashamed, but who keeps the message of truth on a straight path.
16 Have nothing to do with godless philosophical discussions -- they only lead further and further away from true religion.
17 Talk of this kind spreads corruption like gangrene, as in the case of Hymenaeus and Philetus,
18 the men who have gone astray from the truth, claiming that the resurrection has already taken place. They are upsetting some people's faith.
19 However, God's solid foundation-stone stands firm, and this is the seal on it: 'The Lord knows those who are his own' and 'All who call on the name of the Lord must avoid evil.'
20 Not all the dishes in a large house are made of gold and silver; some are made of wood or earthenware: the former are held in honour, the latter held cheap.
21 If someone holds himself aloof from these faults I speak of, he will be a vessel held in honour, dedicated and fit for the Master, ready for any good work.
22 Turn away from the passions of youth, concentrate on uprightness, faith, love and peace, in union with all those who call on the Lord with a pure heart.
23 Avoid these foolish and undisciplined speculations, understanding that they only give rise to quarrels;
24 and a servant of the Lord must not engage in quarrels, but must be kind to everyone, a good teacher, and patient.
25 He must be gentle when he corrects people who oppose him, in the hope that God may give them a change of mind so that they recognise the truth
26 and come to their senses, escaping the trap of the devil who made them his captives and subjected them to his will

Isaiah 40 v 1-11

1 'Console my people, console them,' says your God.
2 'Speak to the heart of Jerusalem and cry to her that her period of service is ended, that her guilt has been atoned for, that, from the hand of Yahweh, she has received double punishment for all her sins.'
3 A voice cries, 'Prepare in the desert a way for Yahweh. Make a straight highway for our God across the wastelands.
4 Let every valley be filled in, every mountain and hill be levelled, every cliff become a plateau, every escarpment a plain;
5 then the glory of Yahweh will be revealed and all humanity will see it together, for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken.'
6 A voice said, 'Cry aloud!' and I said, 'What shall I cry?' -'All humanity is grass and all its beauty like the wild flower's.
7 The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of Yahweh blows on them. (The grass is surely the people.)
8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God remains for ever.'
9 Go up on a high mountain, messenger of Zion. Shout as loud as you can, messenger of Jerusalem! Shout fearlessly, say to the towns of Judah, 'Here is your God.'
10 Here is Lord Yahweh coming with power, his arm maintains his authority, his reward is with him and his prize precedes him.
11 He is like a shepherd feeding his flock, gathering lambs in his arms, holding them against his breast and leading to their rest the mother ewes.
"Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you."  Pope Francis

Monday, 8 December 2014

Theotokos Prayer Group - Update

Dear friends,

Our next Praise and Intercession Meeting is on 16 December 2014 at St Mary's Presbytery, Major Street, Stockton on Tees. Start 8pm (Rosary 7.30).

Please note that the Praise and Intercession Meeting of 16 December 2014 will be the last one.
Many thanks to Ann and her husband Mike for their time with us. Also many thanks to all who have supported these monthly gatherings.

Theotokos Prayer Group continues to meet on Tuesday nights and all are welcome.

Please note that there will be no meetings on Tuesday 23 December, Tuesday 30 December and we resume on 6 January 2015 when we will be interceding specifically for Theotokos Prayer Group (our 25th anniversary this year) in thanksgiving for all that has gone before and for the future of the group. This will be our specific prayer intention during all of January.

We are also having a Mass on 20 January 2015 in thanksgiving for Theotokos Prayer Group which Fr. Bill Rooke will celebrate.

All welcome.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

I take my stand on the right path

Notes of meeting 2 December 2014

Picture of a path of light with many people travelling upon it. They were all going to the Holy Mountain which was like a light in the darkness. All the people were signing and praying,
Our Blessed Mother was at the front leading the people. The path of light seemed to go through dangerous terrain with many obstacles but always the people could hear the Blessed Mother's encouraging songs.
Halfway along the path were other people from the darkness trying to intercept those in the light. They performed tricks and magic to entice them form the path of light. Sadly some left entranced by the supposed miracles and feats of those in the darkness.
Our Blessed Mother stopped and called on the Most Holy Spirit and all the Angels at her disposal to come and join her together with those still on the path of light. All knelt and prayed the rosary. Some of those who had wandered off sudden had their eyes opened and quickly returned to the path of light . Sadly some did not return.
Mary says:
"Pray, pray, pray in these times of great deception that your eyed will see only the true light of the world, my Son Jesus.
Pray, pray, pray in these times of much noise that your ears hear the words of my Son Jesus.
Pray, pray, pray in these times of coldness that your hearts will be filled with the light and fire of my Son Jesus.
Call on me your most loving Mother. My Son's blessing is upon you."

Psalm 26 v 8-12
8 Yahweh, I love the beauty of your house and the place where your glory dwells.
9 Do not couple me with sinners, nor my life with men of violence,
10 whose hands are stained with guilt, their right hands heavy with bribes.
11 In innocence I will go on my way; ransom me, take pity on me.
12 I take my stand on the right path; I will bless you, Yahweh, in the assemblies.

Luke 10 v 21-24
21 Just at this time, filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, he said, 'I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to little children. Yes, Father, for that is what it has pleased you to do.
22 Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.'
23 Then turning to his disciples he spoke to them by themselves, 'Blessed are the eyes that see what you see,
24 for I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it.'

Luke 21 v 28
28 When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.'

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Mary our loving Mother and protector

Notes of Praise and Intercession Meeting  25 November 2014

A picture of Our Lady with her mantle spread wide.
She says:
My dear children, beloved of my Heart, you who are in the image of my Son Jesus. I myself nurture you and protect you and take you unto me within my mantle. Here I protect you just as I protected my baby Son Jesus against all evil.
Open your hearts and you will know that I will protect you!
As you are loyal to my beloved Son Jesus so I am loyal to you my children I love you with a mothers love. With a mothers longing I nurture you and guide you in the ways of peace till finally you come home to my Son Jesus and all of us in Heaven where all are surrounded in great Joy, Peace and Love.
My Son's blessing be upon you.
Your loving Mother Mary.

A picture of us in a boat with Jesus, his hands on the tiller directing the course we travel.

Matthew 25:31-46  •  Christ the King (Solemnity) (A)
31 'When the Son of man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory.
32 All nations will be assembled before him and he will separate people one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats.
33 He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left.
34 Then the King will say to those on his right hand, "Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take as your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome,
36 lacking clothes and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me."
37 Then the upright will say to him in reply, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?
38 When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome, lacking clothes and clothe you?
39 When did we find you sick or in prison and go to see you?"
40 And the King will answer, "In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me."
41 Then he will say to those on his left hand, "Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
42 For I was hungry and you never gave me food, I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink,
43 I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, lacking clothes and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me."
44 Then it will be their turn to ask, "Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or lacking clothes, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?"
45 Then he will answer, "In truth I tell you, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me."
46 And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the upright to eternal life.'

When Christ comes again, he will judge us on whether or not we have kept the Ten Commandments (Exod. 20:2-17), that is, on our obedience to God’s law. He will also judge us on whether or not we followed his commandment to love our neighbour: ‘This I command you, to love one another’ (John 15:17), that is, on our treatment of others. This judgement is perhaps a more searching one. Christ wishes to reward us for the good we have done. He has no desire to punish us or exclude us from heaven.
Jesus laid down his life for us. He loves us unconditionally. It is critical that we grasp the depth of his love for us so that we are not paralysed with fear or by the prospect of his judgement. It is vital that we contemplate God’s love towards us, recognizing his mercy and kindness. In this way we will grow in our knowledge and experience of God’s love. Out of love for us God promised: ‘I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the cripple, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will watch over; I will feed them in justice’ (Ezek. 34:16). He fulfilled his promise when he sent Jesus as our Shepherd: ‘The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want’ (Ps. 23:1). Jesus brings us back to the Father, bandages up our wounds, strengthens us through the gift of his body and blood, and protects us from Satan’s ferocious attacks. We live in Jesus’ love. This enables us to love others as he has loved us (John 15:12).
Matthew lists some practical ways of loving others: feeding the hungry, welcoming the stranger, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and those in prison (vv. 35-36). Fundamentally, loving others is taking care of them and serving their needs – being a blessing to them in any way that we can. This is not difficult for our love for others flows out of a grateful heart, a heart that knows it is loved. Reflect on the many ways that God shows his love for you. Let his love fill your heart. Then let his love overflow to others.
Jesus, I want to love as you have loved me. Give me an open, generous heart. Show me practical ways to love others.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

for the Son of man has come to seek out and save what was lost

Notes of meeting on 18 November 2014

Luke 19 v 1 - 10
1 He entered Jericho and was going through the town
2 and suddenly a man whose name was Zacchaeus made his appearance; he was one of the senior tax collectors and a wealthy man.
3 He kept trying to see which Jesus was, but he was too short and could not see him for the crowd;
4 so he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to catch a glimpse of Jesus who was to pass that way.
5 When Jesus reached the spot he looked up and spoke to him, 'Zacchaeus, come down. Hurry, because I am to stay at your house today.'
6 And he hurried down and welcomed him joyfully.
7 They all complained when they saw what was happening. 'He has gone to stay at a sinner's house,' they said.
8 But Zacchaeus stood his ground and said to the Lord, 'Look, sir, I am going to give half my property to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody I will pay him back four times the amount.'
9 And Jesus said to him, 'Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham;
10 for the Son of man has come to seek out and save what was lost.'

Jesus thank you that you came to save the lost, even those whom we may think of as beyond saving.
Thank you that you love all wherever they are, even those lost in darkness and sin.
Help us to see that all can be saved, help us not to write people off, to deem them beyond your love and mercy. Draw all people to yourself.

The love of Jesus can shine through the cracks in our lives to touch others.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Are we wheat or darnel?

Notes of meeting on 4 November 2014

Picture of Our Lady holding a child, the child represents our group Theotokos.
She reminds us of our call to pray for the world and those in darkness.
Beside her is a great abyss of darkness and there are wolves snapping at her feet wanting to push us into the abyss.
Our Lady then reveals from under her mantle the Child Jesus and the abyss disappears.

Matthew 13 v 24 - 30
24 He put another parable before them, 'The kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field.
25 While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off.
26 When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, then the darnel appeared as well.
27 The owner's labourers went to him and said, "Sir, was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? If so, where does the darnel come from?"
28 He said to them, "Some enemy has done this." And the labourers said, "Do you want us to go and weed it out?"
29 But he said, "No, because when you weed out the darnel you might pull up the wheat with it.
30 Let them both grow till the harvest; and at harvest time I shall say to the reapers: First collect the darnel and tie it in bundles to be burnt, then gather the wheat into my barn." '

Matthew 13 v 36 - 43
36 Then, leaving the crowds, he went to the house; and his disciples came to him and said, 'Explain to us the parable about the darnel in the field.'
37 He said in reply, 'The sower of the good seed is the Son of man.
38 The field is the world; the good seed is the subjects of the kingdom; the darnel, the subjects of the Evil One;
39 the enemy who sowed it, the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; the reapers are the angels.
40 Well then, just as the darnel is gathered up and burnt in the fire, so it will be at the end of time.
41 The Son of man will send his angels and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of falling and all who do evil,
42 and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.
43 Then the upright will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Anyone who has ears should listen!

Matthew 5 v 1 -12
1 Seeing the crowds, he went onto the mountain. And when he was seated his disciples came to him.
2 Then he began to speak. This is what he taught them:
3 How blessed are the poor in spirit: the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
4 Blessed are the gentle: they shall have the earth as inheritance.
5 Blessed are those who mourn: they shall be comforted.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for uprightness: they shall have their fill.
7 Blessed are the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: they shall be recognised as children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted in the cause of uprightness: the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
11 'Blessed are you when people abuse you and persecute you and speak all kinds of calumny against you falsely on my account.
12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven; this is how they persecuted the prophets before you.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Saviour of the World

Notes of Praise and Intercession Night 28 October 2014

Picture of a large wooden door which was fully open. People were coming out one at a time carrying a cross. Some people carried their cross with perseverance and love, some tried to detach the cross from themselves but to no avail, some got angry at this but others grew to accept their cross.
Each person seemed to be on a journey and as they got used to and embraced their cross it seemed to grow smaller in size until at the end of their journey it was a small cross carried in their hearts.
Next could be seen the whole world as the Father had it made it. If you could see the most beautiful jewel it wouldn't touch the beauty of the real world as the Father had made it. All the colours stood out and the multifaceted countries shone. Jesus on His Cross was laid across the world. the Cross seemed to envelop the four corners enwrapping the beauty with His Blood. In large letters were the words "THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD"
God the Father was saying how dear to Him we are, and our world which He created, and that when we willingly take up our crosses together with His Son Jesus miracles can happen. If we look to Mary who interiorly followed and felt every part of her Son Jesus' Calvary we can help in the salvation not only of ourselves but off sinners who are fighting against Heaven by not accepting their cross.

Praise in My Name can break down walls.

Whilst you live in Love the devil cannot hurt you.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Behave as children of light

Notes of meeting on 21 October 2014

1 Peter 5 v 1 - 11

1 I urge the elders among you, as a fellow-elder myself and a witness to the sufferings of Christ, and as one who is to have a share in the glory that is to be revealed:
2 give a shepherd's care to the flock of God that is entrusted to you: watch over it, not simply as a duty but gladly, as God wants; not for sordid money, but because you are eager to do it.
3 Do not lord it over the group which is in your charge, but be an example for the flock.
4 When the chief shepherd appears, you will be given the unfading crown of glory.
5 In the same way, younger people, be subject to the elders. Humility towards one another must be the garment you all wear constantly, because God opposes the proud but accords his favour to the humble.
6 Bow down, then, before the power of God now, so that he may raise you up in due time;
7 unload all your burden on to him, since he is concerned about you.
8 Keep sober and alert, because your enemy the devil is on the prowl like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
9 Stand up to him, strong in faith and in the knowledge that it is the same kind of suffering that the community of your brothers throughout the world is undergoing.
10 You will have to suffer only for a little while: the God of all grace who called you to eternal glory in Christ will restore you, he will confirm, strengthen and support you.
11 His power lasts for ever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 5 v
1 As God's dear children, then, take him as your pattern,
2 and follow Christ by loving as he loved you, giving himself up for us as an offering and a sweet-smelling sacrifice to God.
3 Among you there must be not even a mention of sexual vice or impurity in any of its forms, or greed: this would scarcely become the holy people of God!
4 There must be no foul or salacious talk or coarse jokes -- all this is wrong for you; there should rather be thanksgiving.
5 For you can be quite certain that nobody who indulges in sexual immorality or impurity or greed -- which is worshipping a false god -- can inherit the kingdom of God.
6 Do not let anyone deceive you with empty arguments: it is such behaviour that draws down God's retribution on those who rebel against him.
7 Make sure that you do not throw in your lot with them.
8 You were darkness once, but now you are light in the Lord; behave as children of light,
9 for the effects of the light are seen in complete goodness and uprightness and truth.
10 Try to discover what the Lord wants of you,
11 take no part in the futile works of darkness but, on the contrary, show them up for what they are.
12 The things which are done in secret are shameful even to speak of;
13 but anything shown up by the light will be illuminated
14 and anything illuminated is itself a light. That is why it is said: Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.
15 So be very careful about the sort of lives you lead, like intelligent and not like senseless people.
16 Make the best of the present time, for it is a wicked age.
17 This is why you must not be thoughtless but must recognise what is the will of the Lord.
18 Do not get drunk with wine; this is simply dissipation; be filled with the Spirit.
19 Sing psalms and hymns and inspired songs among yourselves, singing and chanting to the Lord in your hearts,
20 always and everywhere giving thanks to God who is our Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
21 Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

I am the Good Shepherd

Notes of meeting on 14 October 2014

Picture of workers in the vineyard tending the vines ,clipping back the leaves ready for the final ripening of the grapes to be gathered for the wine press.
The workers were diligently working and singing.
I the distance was a great cloud of dust coming up from the ground. It came rolling nearer and nearer to the vineyard.
People were fidgeting and becoming distracted from their work and began to become fearful. As the dust arrived it brought with it masses of serpents to annoy and bite the heels of the workers. The people seemed to run this way and that to get away from the irritating creatures.
Suddenly the workers all looked over to the Vineyard gate as they heard the beautiful love song of the King who was walking through the gate dressed as a shepherd with His Sacred Heart exposed.
As the workers listed to His song and beheld His face they no longer took notice of the serpents and they withered away.
Jesus said "My little flock when Satan sends his cohort to distract and annoy or even to hurt you, know this I have the heart of a shepherd who knows each of his sheep. your name is written in My Heart. look to Me and fear no evil for I Myself will fight off the intruder. I will bind up the hurt and soothe your fears for you are mine and I have paid the price for you. Look to Me and Satan will have no dominion over you. My little flock, beloved of mine, do not fear, turn to your loving Shepherd who laid down His life for His sheep. Look to me for I Myself will tend you My loyal little flock."
Each sheep of the flock had a cross inside a white heart upon its forehead.

Luke 17 v 5 - 10
The apostles said to the Lord, 'Increase our faith.'
6 The Lord replied, 'If you had faith like a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, "Be uprooted and planted in the sea," and it would obey you.
7 'Which of you, with a servant ploughing or minding sheep, would say to him when he returned from the fields, "Come and have your meal at once"?
8 Would he not be more likely to say, "Get my supper ready; fasten your belt and wait on me while I eat and drink. You yourself can eat and drink afterwards"?
9 Must he be grateful to the servant for doing what he was told?
10 So with you: when you have done all you have been told to do, say, "We are useless servants: we have done no more than our duty." '

Psalm 16
1[In a quiet voice Of David] Protect me, O God, in you is my refuge.
2 To Yahweh I say, 'You are my Lord, my happiness is in none
3 of the sacred spirits of the earth.' They only take advantage of all who love them.
4 People flock to their teeming idols. Never shall I pour libations to them! Never take their names on my lips.
5 My birthright, my cup is Yahweh; you, you alone, hold my lot secure.
6 The measuring-line marks out for me a delightful place, my birthright is all I could wish.
7 I bless Yahweh who is my counsellor, even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep Yahweh before me always, for with him at my right hand, nothing can shake me.
9 So my heart rejoices, my soul delights, my body too will rest secure,
10 for you will not abandon me to Sheol, you cannot allow your faithful servant to see the abyss.
11 You will teach me the path of life, unbounded joy in your presence, at your right hand delight for ever.

John 10 v 7 - 18
7 So Jesus spoke to them again: In all truth I tell you, I am the gate of the sheepfold.
8 All who have come before me are thieves and bandits, but the sheep took no notice of them.
9 I am the gate. Anyone who enters through me will be safe: such a one will go in and out and will find pasture.
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.
12 The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep as soon as he sees a wolf coming, and runs away, and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep;
13 he runs away because he is only a hired man and has no concern for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me,
15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep.
16 And there are other sheep I have that are not of this fold, and I must lead these too. They too will listen to my voice, and there will be only one flock, one shepherd.
17 The Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.
18 No one takes it from me; I lay it down of my own free will, and as I have power to lay it down, so I have power to take it up again; and this is the command I have received from my Father.

Jesus says "Come"

Notes of meeting on 23 September 2014

The word 'COME' resonated as a great disk of white appeared in the centre of which was the Sacred Heart of Jesus with blood and water flowing out.
Many people were coming toward the Heart of Jesus; peoples of every race and colour were receiving the Eucharist and were meeting with Jesus their heart to His Heart, their soul to his Soul.
The word 'COME' reverberated in the minds and hearts of all of us as though our being was immersed in His and we no longer felt tired, bereft, lonely or cold. We felt loved, warm and part of Him.
Partaking in the Eucharist is a meeting we don't fully understand, and may never do so until we reach Heaven. We are infinitely richer for partaking in this most wondrous of gifts to mankind.
We are never apart from Jesus in any kind of circumstances. He loves us.

Monday, 13 October 2014

filled with the Holy Spirit

Notes from meeting of 16 September 2014

Picture of Jesus and Mary.
Jesus placed His hand on His Mothers Heart.
Her Heart and His Heart seemed to meld together and anointing oil flowed from the two hearts which flowed down to their feet and then became a wave of oil. The oil flowed from Jesus' Heart through Marys Heart and then down to us who were immersed in it. The oil was breathable like the air we breathe. The oil then flowed out to all Nations and Creeds, to all good people and some not so good. In each case when the oil was breathed in it brought healing and love of ones brothers and sisters.

As Jesus changed ordinary water into the best of wines what looked to be ordinary oil was doing extraordinary things for mankind.

"Those souls who turn to Me through My Mother will be accorded much grace. This anointing will be as a bulwark against the tide of my enemy. Come open your hearts to the gift of My Grace. I will never leave you for you are part of Me your Jesus."

Acts 4 v 29 - 35
29 And now, Lord, take note of their threats and help your servants to proclaim your message with all fearlessness,
30 by stretching out your hand to heal and to work miracles and marvels through the name of your holy servant Jesus.'
31 As they prayed, the house where they were assembled rocked. From this time they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to proclaim the word of God fearlessly.
32 The whole group of believers was united, heart and soul; no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, as everything they owned was held in common.
33 The apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power, and they were all accorded great respect.
34 None of their members was ever in want, as all those who owned land or houses would sell them, and bring the money from the sale of them,
35 to present it to the apostles; it was then distributed to any who might be in need.

Matthew 10 v 37 - 42
37 'No one who prefers father or mother to me is worthy of me. No one who prefers son or daughter to me is worthy of me.
38 Anyone who does not take his cross and follow in my footsteps is not worthy of me.
39 Anyone who finds his life will lose it; anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it.
40 'Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.
41 'Anyone who welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet will have a prophet's reward; and anyone who welcomes an upright person because he is upright will have the reward of an upright person.
42 'If anyone gives so much as a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple, then in truth I tell you, he will most certainly not go without his reward.'

Sunday, 12 October 2014

We are all one in Him

Notes for meeting on 9 September 2014

Picture of Jesus as the Servant King asking us to put our baggage behind us, unload all our burdens, and come to Him.
We are to bring Him our hearts as we do so He touches each heart with His light that enters our hearts and unites us to Him
We are family, we are all one in Him.

I John 2 v 20 -25
20 But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and have all received knowledge.
21 I have written to you not because you are ignorant of the truth, but because you are well aware of it, and because no lie can come from the truth.
22 Who is the liar, if not one who claims that Jesus is not the Christ? This is the Antichrist, who denies both the Father and the Son.
23 Whoever denies the Son cannot have the Father either; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father too.
24 Let what you heard in the beginning remain in you; as long as what you heard in the beginning remains in you, you will remain in the Son and in the Father.
25 And the promise he made you himself is eternal life.

I call you friends. Bear fruit.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

on the day of salvation I have helped you

Notes of meeting on 2 September 2014

A picture of the Holy Family ,baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph with the angels, saints, martyrs and the Apostles.  The light of the Holt Spirit surrounded them. They were all at peace.
We were praying for our loved ones and those dear to us and also for ourselves for graces.
The light became stronger and the baby Jesus disappeared in his place came the crucified Christ in the centre of us all.
Jesus said:
"Bring to Me in prayer all those who do not know Me, all those who are indifferent to Me, all those who actively work against Me and especially those who this night, if it were not for my suffering on this Cross and Our Mothers and your prayers, would be entering Hell.
Bring them in your hearts before My Cross, pray earnestly with your hearts and with my Blessed Mother.
Although I require you to do this I ask you as a brother with much love for you to help save your brothers and sisters for I am bereft I love them so. Help Me my little flock , my loyal sheep, help Me to save those who are lost by your sacrifice and prayer.
See how your Mother weeps with Me for them.
My love for them overwhelms My Weeping Heart.
Pray with our Mother. I love you.

2 Corinthians 6 v 2
 As he said, 'At the time of my favour I have answered you; on the day of salvation I have helped you'; well, now is the real time of favour, now the day of salvation is here.

I Peter 3 v 8 -
Finally: you should all agree among yourselves and be sympathetic; love the brothers, have compassion and be self-effacing.

1 John 2
1 My children, I am writing this to prevent you from sinning; but if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the upright.
2 He is the sacrifice to expiate our sins, and not only ours, but also those of the whole world.

Also read Hebrews 11

Thursday, 18 September 2014

He alone is my rock, my safety, my stronghold,

Notes of Praise and Intercession Night 26 August 2014

Picture of a lovely huge walled garden which contained a vineyard, some arable land growing wheat, a large veg patch and a flower garden. People were working hard but joyfully. Jesus was working and advising them how to grow the plants, vines, vegetables and flowers to there full potential.
Then Jesus went outside through a door in the wall where a court was convening. A poor man was bound from shoulder to foot in strong black netting which was attached to the wrist of a very dark almost handsome man who strangely repellent to all at the court.
Jesus took his place and the man who held the captive (who was in so much terror he couldn't speak) began by saying "This man is mine, he hasn't one redeeming quality in your eyes. So why has this court been convened."
Jesus replied "To make sure he has no redeeming point in his life."
The dark man began to laugh saying "You cannot have him."
Then from the back of the court a woman passed a note to Jesus,who was looking intently at the captive, and she knelt down.
The note said 'Remember his Mothers prayers.'
Jesus studied the captive some more and the sorrow in Jesus' Heart made it bleed.
The woman passed a second note that said 'Remember when he loved and nursed his earthly Father just as you nursed and loved Joseph your earthly Father.
Jesus felt all his woulds open up and bleed.
By now Satan's face was scowling he knew he was losing the case. He looked at the woman with loathing.
Jesus said "Unbind and release him because of the one good deed he has done, I will question him."
Satan did with bad grace release him.
The woman sent another note 'Could he not work hard in the Kingdom, sowing your seeds of love in the hardest of ground, men's hearts. He knows that he does not want anyone else to face what he has."
Jesus folded up the note.
He said "My Son what do you say."
The captive replied "I will do anything to put it right."
"So be it" said Jesus "You will work hard with joy in your heart, you are released from Satan's servitude, come serve Me." Jesus embraced him.
The man kept saying over and over "Thank you, Praise you, Glory to you Jesus and thank your dear Mother for me." He was completely healed and full of love.

Romans 12  v 9 - 21
9 Let love be without any pretence. Avoid what is evil; stick to what is good.
10 In brotherly love let your feelings of deep affection for one another come to expression and regard others as more important than yourself.
11 In the service of the Lord, work not halfheartedly but with conscientiousness and an eager spirit.
12 Be joyful in hope, persevere in hardship; keep praying regularly;
13 share with any of God's holy people who are in need; look for opportunities to be hospitable.
14 Bless your persecutors; never curse them, bless them.
15 Rejoice with others when they rejoice, and be sad with those in sorrow.
16 Give the same consideration to all others alike. Pay no regard to social standing, but meet humble people on their own terms. Do not congratulate yourself on your own wisdom.
17 Never pay back evil with evil, but bear in mind the ideals that all regard with respect.
18 As much as possible, and to the utmost of your ability, be at peace with everyone.
19 Never try to get revenge: leave that, my dear friends, to the Retribution. As scripture says: Vengeance is mine -- I will pay them back, the Lord promises.
20 And more: If your enemy is hungry, give him something to eat; if thirsty, something to drink. By this, you will be heaping red-hot coals on his head.
21 Do not be mastered by evil, but master evil with good.

Proverbs 3 v 5
5 Trust wholeheartedly in Yahweh, put no faith in your own perception; 

Psalm 62 v 5-8
5 Rest in God alone, my soul! He is the source of my hope.
6 He alone is my rock, my safety, my stronghold, so that I stand unwavering.
7 In God is my safety and my glory, the rock of my strength. In God is my refuge;
8 trust in him, you people, at all times. Pour out your hearts to him, God is a refuge for us.
Matthew 16 v 13-20
 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, 'Who do people say the Son of man is?'
14 And they said, 'Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.'
15 'But you,' he said, 'who do you say I am?'
16 Then Simon Peter spoke up and said, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.'
17 Jesus replied, 'Simon son of Jonah, you are a blessed man! Because it was no human agency that revealed this to you but my Father in heaven.
18 So I now say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my community. And the gates of the underworld can never overpower it.
19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of Heaven: whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.'
20 Then he gave the disciples strict orders not to say to anyone that he was the Christ.

 Mathew 4 v 4
 4 But he replied, 'Scripture says: Human beings live not on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'

Monday, 1 September 2014

at the service of others

Notes of meeting on 19 August 2014

Picture of Mary on her knees beseeching the Father for extra graces for this group, her child Theotokos. In all humbleness she asked the Father that through the sacrifice of her Son Jesus He would send the Holy Spirit with another anointing for all her children.
Then a great light appeared and hovered around her, in her hands was what looked like a rainbow of all colours. The light seemed to endow her many graces which she poured upon us. This gift of extra graces is for us to carry on with the important role of praying fr all souls especially those lost to Jesus.
The graces were :
Love, Faith, Wisdom,Humbleness of Heart, Discernment, Knowledge, prayer and Perseverance especially for our brothers and sisters in Christ but also for all peoples of any grace colour or creed.

Psalm 119 v 1-8
 1 How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the Law of Yahweh!
2 Blessed are those who observe his instructions, who seek him with all their hearts,
3 and, doing no evil, who walk in his ways.
4 You lay down your precepts to be carefully kept.
5 May my ways be steady in doing your will.
6 Then I shall not be shamed, if my gaze is fixed on your commandments.
7 I thank you with a sincere heart for teaching me your upright judgements.
8 I shall do your will; do not ever abandon me wholly.

1 Peter 4 v 7 - 11
7 The end of all things is near, so keep your minds calm and sober for prayer.
8 Above all preserve an intense love for each other, since love covers over many a sin.
9 Welcome each other into your houses without grumbling.
10 Each one of you has received a special grace, so, like good stewards responsible for all these varied graces of God, put it at the service of others.
11 If anyone is a speaker, let it be as the words of God, if anyone serves, let it be as in strength granted by God; so that in everything God may receive the glory, through Jesus Christ, since to him alone belong all glory and power for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on us

Notes of meeting on 5 August 2014

Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
He wants to draw our cold hearts into the warmth of His loving Heart.
He wants to draw all people close to His Heart
Blood and water flow from Him over all.

2 Timothy 2 v 11 - 26
11 Here is a saying that you can rely on: If we have died with him, then we shall live with him.
12 If we persevere, then we shall reign with him. If we disown him, then he will disown us.
13 If we are faithless, he is faithful still, for he cannot disown his own self.
14 Remind them of this; and tell them in the name of God that there must be no wrangling about words: all that this ever achieves is the destruction of those who are listening.
15 Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who has no need to be ashamed, but who keeps the message of truth on a straight path.
16 Have nothing to do with godless philosophical discussions -- they only lead further and further away from true religion.
17 Talk of this kind spreads corruption like gangrene, as in the case of Hymenaeus and Philetus,
18 the men who have gone astray from the truth, claiming that the resurrection has already taken place. They are upsetting some people's faith.
19 However, God's solid foundation-stone stands firm, and this is the seal on it: 'The Lord knows those who are his own' and 'All who call on the name of the Lord must avoid evil.'
20 Not all the dishes in a large house are made of gold and silver; some are made of wood or earthenware: the former are held in honour, the latter held cheap.
21 If someone holds himself aloof from these faults I speak of, he will be a vessel held in honour, dedicated and fit for the Master, ready for any good work.
22 Turn away from the passions of youth, concentrate on uprightness, faith, love and peace, in union with all those who call on the Lord with a pure heart.
23 Avoid these foolish and undisciplined speculations, understanding that they only give rise to quarrels;
24 and a servant of the Lord must not engage in quarrels, but must be kind to everyone, a good teacher, and patient.
25 He must be gentle when he corrects people who oppose him, in the hope that God may give them a change of mind so that they recognise the truth
26 and come to their senses, escaping the trap of the devil who made them his captives and subjected them to his will.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Working for the harvest

Notes of meeting on 29 July 2014

Picture of people gathering in the wheat which was ripe and fully laden.
The workers were gathering the sheaves and bringing them to a beautiful young woman dressed in workers clothes and a scarf around her head. She was happy with the yield.
The woman was our Blessed Mother and she gathered up the sheaves and presented them to her Son and they both were happy and joyous.
Jesus then directed his Mother to other fields and so the workers joined her in harvesting these crops also, some were good, some variable but all were gathered in joy. Even he crops that were of poor quality or diseased were saved by the diligent application of the workers.

It was felt that Jesus was saying to us that if we work through Mary even hopeless cases can be saved. She, under the direction of her Son, works so hard to save all her children.

Luke 18 v 1 -8
1 Then he told them a parable about the need to pray continually and never lose heart.
2 'There was a judge in a certain town,' he said, 'who had neither fear of God nor respect for anyone.
3 In the same town there was also a widow who kept on coming to him and saying, "I want justice from you against my enemy!"
4 For a long time he refused, but at last he said to himself, "Even though I have neither fear of God nor respect for any human person,
5 I must give this widow her just rights since she keeps pestering me, or she will come and slap me in the face." '
6 And the Lord said, 'You notice what the unjust judge has to say?
7 Now, will not God see justice done to his elect if they keep calling to him day and night even though he still delays to help them?
8 I promise you, he will see justice done to them, and done speedily. But when the Son of man comes, will he find any faith on earth?'

Galatians 5 v 18 - 26
18 But when you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.
19 When self-indulgence is at work the results are obvious: sexual vice, impurity, and sensuality,
20 the worship of false gods and sorcery; antagonisms and rivalry, jealousy, bad temper and quarrels, disagreements,
21 factions and malice, drunkenness, orgies and all such things. And about these, I tell you now as I have told you in the past, that people who behave in these ways will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 On the other hand the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, trustfulness,
23 gentleness and self-control; no law can touch such things as these.
24 All who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified self with all its passions and its desires.
25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let our behaviour be guided by the Spirit
26 and let us not be conceited or provocative and envious of one another.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

so that all the earth's inhabitants may acknowledge that you are the Lord the everlasting God.

Notes of Praise and Intercession Meeting 22 July 2014

Picture of the whole world one half in light the other in darkness.Then the whole world was plunged in darkness and it was if the whole world was in despair. The world was in turmoil there was weeping, groaning and lots of tears.
Suddenly a huge light appeared and enveloped the world turning the night into day the whole of the world was lit by the piercing but gentle light. People were on their knees bowing their heads, some in gratefulness, some in shame, but all were touched by the gentle penetrating light.
All the people confessed or gave praise and not one person failed to acknowledge that the Redeemer was at work. The knowledge was in each persons heart that Jesus the Strong Deliverer was present. The Prince of Peace was working a great miracle on mankind and there couldn't be the slightest doubt in any heart who he was be they Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Muslim or evildoer. In each heart was felt an overwhelming gratitude for the love Jesus bore for each person.
All who were in conflicts lay down their arms and embraced their enemies, all those who had cheated or defamed anyone begged for forgiveness and embraced. Even the animals stopped foraging and eating instinctively knowing that something wonderful was happening.
Heaven had reached down to earth and Satan and his darkness had no where to go and plunged into their own void.
It was a glorious sight to see humanity with its Father God, Jesus the Son and the Spirit of Light.
Jesus walked among us once more and we could feel we were home.
Our pleas had been answered, we were truly all brothers and sisters in Jesus our Deliverer.

Ecclesiasticus 36 v 16-17
16 Grant, Lord, the prayer of your servants, in the terms of Aaron's blessing on your people,
17 so that all the earth's inhabitants may acknowledge that you are the Lord, the everlasting God.

It is by the merits (fruits) of the love of God expressed in the life death resurrection ascension of Jesus and the gift of the Spirit that we are saved and have new life.

Trust in Him who made you. Abandon yourself to Me.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Rescue me

Notes of Meeting on 15 July 2014

Picture of a man whose soul was to be judged. Satan came to him and revealed his true self as the murderer, Satan mortally wounded the man and claimed him for himself. The man seemed to be being impelled into a vortex of blackness which was Hell. The man was terrified yet in his mind he realised that he had wasted his life doing terrible things and even acting against God and his people. He knew that he deserved to go to Hell.

Then the man could hear the gentle voice of a woman at prayer and several others all pleading for him. In his terror he screamed out 'Jesus please help me, Jesus please hear me, Jesus I'm sorry'.

Then the Cross of Christ went into the vortex and the man grasped onto it laying himself upon it like a person in a storm at sea hanging onto driftwood. He clung to the Cross crying all the time 'I'm sorry, forgive me'. All was all peaceful and the woman came and helped to release his fingers from the Cross and as she did so the man realised that he had been laying on the crucified Christ and that he was covered in His Blood.
Our Lady covered the man in her mantle and led him away, his face was at peace, full of relief and wonder and in his gratitude he couldn't stop saying 'Thank you'. The man's mortal wound had also been healed.

Hebrews 10 v 17
Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.

In the picture above it was felt that Jesus was asking us to keep up our prayers and showing us how our prayers united with Our Blessed Mothers really are effective.
The prayers helped release the grace that allowed the man to call out for mercy even at the very doorway to Hell.
We are not children any more to be fed milk, we are part of Jesus' Body and partake in the real food that is his Body and Blood. We need also to take up our cross, which is His Cross, and stand our ground with courage against the evil one.
The Body and Blood of Christ will fortify us in carrying out the call and work he has for us.
he loves even the most hardened sinner and asks us to cooperate in his work. He loves us!

Psalm 119 v 169-170
169 May my cry approach your presence, Yahweh; by your word give me understanding.
170 May my prayer come into your presence, rescue me as you have promised.

1 John 5 v 1 -13
1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God, and whoever loves the father loves the son.
2 In this way we know that we love God's children, when we love God and keep his commandments.
3 This is what the love of God is: keeping his commandments. Nor are his commandments burdensome,
4 because every child of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world -- our faith.
5 Who can overcome the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
6 He it is who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with water alone but with water and blood, and it is the Spirit that bears witness, for the Spirit is Truth.
7 So there are three witnesses,
8 the Spirit, water and blood; and the three of them coincide.
9 If we accept the testimony of human witnesses, God's testimony is greater, for this is God's testimony which he gave about his Son.
10 Whoever believes in the Son of God has this testimony within him, and whoever does not believe is making God a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son.
11 This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 Whoever has the Son has life, and whoever has not the Son of God has not life.
13 I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

Matthew 12 v 10 - 21
10 now a man was there with a withered hand. They asked him, 'Is it permitted to cure somebody on the Sabbath day?' hoping for something to charge him with.
11 But he said to them, 'If any one of you here had only one sheep and it fell down a hole on the Sabbath day, would he not get hold of it and lift it out?
12 Now a man is far more important than a sheep, so it follows that it is permitted on the Sabbath day to do good.'
13 Then he said to the man, 'Stretch out your hand.' He stretched it out and his hand was restored, as sound as the other one.
14 At this the Pharisees went out and began to plot against him, discussing how to destroy him.
15 Jesus knew this and withdrew from the district. Many followed him and he cured them all
16 but warned them not to make him known.
17 This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:
18 Look! My servant whom I have chosen, my beloved, in whom my soul delights, I will send my Spirit upon him, and he will present judgement to the nations;
19 he will not brawl or cry out, his voice is not heard in the streets,
20 he will not break the crushed reed, or snuff the faltering wick,
21 until he has made judgement victorious; in him the nations will put their hope.

Come be infilled by Me your Saviour

Notes of meeting on 8 July 2014 
Picture of a plant in the desert that could find no moisture or nutrients and it was getting critical so with one last effort it sent forth its largest tap root to search and find, and yes it found not only water and nutrients but also a gardener who took pity upon it, pruned it, shaped it and spoke lovingly to it. the little plant blossomed and grew so beautiful it's rare flowers were a sight to behold.
The gardener lovingly placed the plant near an Oasis so at all times it could receive the water and feed that it needed.
Then Jesus with his heart exposed with across in the centre. He came to each person separately and placed this cross deep in to the heart of each person. As he pulled the cross back out it left a clear imprint of a cross in each persons heart feeding and nurturing watering and speaking to that heart lovingly. The heart of each person grew in beauty and stature as long as the heart listened and turned towards the heavenly gardener Jesus who is the Oasis of Life
"Come be infilled by Me your Saviour"

1 Corinthians 4
1 People should think of us as Christ's servants, stewards entrusted with the mysteries of God.
2 In such a matter, what is expected of stewards is that each one should be found trustworthy.
3 It is of no importance to me how you or any other human court may judge me: I will not even be the judge of my own self.
4 It is true that my conscience does not reproach me, but that is not enough to justify me: it is the Lord who is my judge.
5 For that reason, do not judge anything before the due time, until the Lord comes; he will bring to light everything that is hidden in darkness and reveal the designs of all hearts. Then everyone will receive from God the appropriate commendation.
6 I have applied all this to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that you can learn how the saying, 'Nothing beyond what is written' is true of us: no individual among you must become filled with his own importance and make comparisons, to anothers detriment.
7 Who made you so important? What have you got that was not given to you? And if it was given to you, why are you boasting as though it were your own?
8 You already have everything -- you are rich already -- you have come into your kingdom, without any help from us! Well, I wish you were kings and we could be kings with you!
9 For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on show right at the end, like men condemned to death: we have been exhibited as a spectacle to the whole universe, both angelic and human.
10 Here we are, fools for Christ's sake, while you are the clever ones in Christ; we are weak, while you are strong; you are honoured, while we are disgraced.
11 To this day, we go short of food and drink and clothes, we are beaten up and we have no homes;
12 we earn our living by labouring with our own hands; when we are cursed, we answer with a blessing; when we are hounded, we endure it passively;
13 when we are insulted, we give a courteous answer. We are treated even now as the dregs of the world, the very lowest scum.
14 I am writing all this not to make you ashamed but simply to remind you, as my dear children;
15 for even though you might have ten thousand slaves to look after you in Christ, you still have no more than one father, and it was I who fathered you in Christ Jesus, by the gospel.
16 That is why I urge you to take me as your pattern
17 and why I have sent you Timothy, a dear and faithful son to me in the Lord, who will remind you of my principles of conduct in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church.
18 On the assumption that I was not coming to you, some of you have become filled with your own self-importance;
19 but I shall be coming to you soon, the Lord willing, and then I shall find out not what these self-important people say, but what power they have.
20 For the kingdom of God consists not in spoken words but in power.
21 What do you want then? Am I to come to you with a stick in my hand or in love, and with a spirit of gentleness? 

Everything we have comes from God all is a gift - the Cross, the Blood of Jesus, the Water of the Spirit, Salvation

Monday, 7 July 2014

The Cross dispels the darkness

Notes of meeting on 24 June 2014

Picture of Jesus full of light.
Many people are in darkness and the Cross with the Lamb on it is thrown into the darkness and the light from the Cross dispels the darkness and bathes the people in light.

Psalm 8

1Yahweh our Lord, how majestic is your name throughout the world! Whoever keeps singing of your majesty higher than the heavens,
2 even through the mouths of children, or of babes in arms, you make him a fortress, firm against your foes, to subdue the enemy and the rebel.
3 I look up at your heavens, shaped by your fingers, at the moon and the stars you set firm-
4 what are human beings that you spare a thought for them, or the child of Adam that you care for him?
5 Yet you have made him little less than a god, you have crowned him with glory and beauty,
6 made him lord of the works of your hands, put all things under his feet,
7 sheep and cattle, all of them, and even the wild beasts,
8 birds in the sky, fish in the sea, when he makes his way across the ocean.
9 Yahweh our Lord, how majestic your name throughout the world!

2 Corinthians 4 v 7-15

7 But we hold this treasure in pots of earthenware, so that the immensity of the power is God's and not our own.
8 We are subjected to every kind of hardship, but never distressed; we see no way out but we never despair;
9 we are pursued but never cut off; knocked down, but still have some life in us;
10 always we carry with us in our body the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus, too, may be visible in our body.
11 Indeed, while we are still alive, we are continually being handed over to death, for the sake of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus, too, may be visible in our mortal flesh.
12 In us, then, death is at work; in you, life.
13 But as we have the same spirit of faith as is described in scripture -- I believed and therefore I spoke -we, too, believe and therefore we, too, speak,
14 realising that he who raised up the Lord Jesus will raise us up with Jesus in our turn, and bring us to himself -- and you as well.
15 You see, everything is for your benefit, so that as grace spreads, so, to the glory of God, thanksgiving may also overflow among more and more people.

Put aside your old self

Notes of Praise & Intercession Night 17 June 2014

Iam with you.
Believe in Me.
Believe that I will Heal you.

Ephesians 4 v 22- 25
22 You were to put aside your old self, which belongs to your old way of life and is corrupted by following illusory desires.
23 Your mind was to be renewed in spirit
24 so that you could put on the New Man that has been created on God's principles, in the uprightness and holiness of the truth.
25 So from now on, there must be no more lies. Speak the truth to one another, since we are all parts of one another.

Revelation 21 v 10 - 27
 10 In the spirit, he carried me to the top of a very high mountain, and showed me Jerusalem, the holy city, coming down out of heaven from God.
11 It had all the glory of God and glittered like some precious jewel of crystal-clear diamond.
12 Its wall was of a great height and had twelve gates; at each of the twelve gates there was an angel, and over the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel;
13 on the east there were three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates.
14 The city walls stood on twelve foundation stones, each one of which bore the name of one of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 The angel that was speaking to me was carrying a gold measuring rod to measure the city and its gates and wall.
16 The plan of the city is perfectly square, its length the same as its breadth. He measured the city with his rod and it was twelve thousand furlongs, equal in length and in breadth, and equal in height.
17 He measured its wall, and this was a hundred and forty-four cubits high -- by human measurements.
18 The wall was built of diamond, and the city of pure gold, like clear glass.
19 The foundations of the city wall were faced with all kinds of precious stone: the first with diamond, the second lapis lazuli, the third turquoise, the fourth crystal,
20 the fifth agate, the sixth ruby, the seventh gold quartz, the eighth malachite, the ninth topaz, the tenth emerald, the eleventh sapphire and the twelfth amethyst.
21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate being made of a single pearl, and the main street of the city was pure gold, transparent as glass.
22 I could not see any temple in the city since the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb were themselves the temple,
23 and the city did not need the sun or the moon for light, since it was lit by the radiant glory of God, and the Lamb was a lighted torch for it.
24 The nations will come to its light and the kings of the earth will bring it their treasures.
25 Its gates will never be closed by day -- and there will be no night there-
26 and the nations will come, bringing their treasure and their wealth.
27 Nothing unclean may come into it: no one who does what is loathsome or false, but only those who are listed in the Lamb's book of life.