The M+G+R FoundationPoints to Ponder About
The purpose of Points to Ponder About is to stimulate thinking that would draw the disoriented Faithful back to God (1) and away from the hypocritical duplicity of some religious institutions which are destroying the little faith left on earth (2)(3).
The instructions are simple: Just invoke the illumination of the Holy Spirit of God while you
ponder upon any of these Points to Ponder and let God
guide you to Light. We know that some make-believe religious leaders will say:
"What about satan interfering and leading the soul
astray?" To those... we invoke Our Lord's Words again:
"...Get the behind me, Satan: the art an offense unto me: for
the severest not the things that be of God, but those that be of
men." [Matthew 16:23]
"And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and
yea shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that sketch receiveth;
and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask
bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a
fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto
your children: how much
more shall your
heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
"But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye
shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them
that are entering to go in." [Matthew
Points To Ponder - May - August 2005
Published on August 31, 2005
It is not that we are crying "conspiracies!" but when something this incoherent hits us right on the face it makes one wonder.
As the newscasters in Europe and the US were making the approach of Katrina just another Reality Show, we realized that no one was mentioning the 1900 Storm in Galveston. To give you a "flavor" for that storm we quote from the official site:
On September 8, 1900, a hurricane struck Galveston. Winds estimated at 140 mph swept over the island, leaving devastation in their wake. After the storm surge of 15.7 feet subsided, Galvestonians left their shelters to find 6,000 of the city's 37,000 residents dead and more than 3,600 buildings totally destroyed.
The 1900 Storm is still considered to be the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history. After the storm, Galveston constructed a seawall and raised the grade of the island to protect it from future hurricanes.
We thought that the News Services young reporters were just not aware of it or forgotten it, thus we took the time and communicated with CNN, Euronews and two key Stations in Spain - one of International reach and another one that we consider the best news station in Spain. We informed them of their oversight and gave them the appropriate Site address so that they would not have to take our word for it.
Results: Not a word on TV nor the global press as of midnight GMT.
However, Capernaum (1) was a city that was Graced with the physical manifestation of the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity - Jesus Christ. In that city he worked mighty deeds, yet, they turned their back to Him; they did not believe in Him.
Thus, one of the many messages in this particular Biblical passage is that:
But what is "accept" or "reject" Jesus Christ? That will be the next entry in "Do you ever wonder....?"
(1) Capernaum: A city on the N.W. shore of Sea of Galilee. Chief residence of Christ ans His Apostles. [Matthew 4: 12-16; 8: 5; 9: 1; 17: 24; Mark 2:1; Luke 7: 1-5; John 6:17]
It is because God placed that task in our hands - It is our responsibility to understand it and subdue it with the help of Mary - the Queen of Heaven and Earth.
Definition of Pharisees: "The separate people", a Jewish religious group who strictly followed religious laws and customs. [The M+G+R Foundation Comments: Brings to mind the Dominus Iesus mentality.]
Definition of Scribes: Writers, or secretaries that recorded the Scriptures. [The M+G+R Foundation Comments: Wrote and recorded as needed to fulfill the personal agendas of those who claimed to be serving God - just like today.]
1 Then spake Jesus to the multitudes and to his disciples, 2 saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses seat: 3 all things therefore whatsoever they bid you, these do and observe: but do not ye after their works; for they say, and do not.
4 Yea, they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.
5 But all their works they do to be seen of men: for they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6 and love the chief place at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 and the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called of men, Rabbi. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your teacher, and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father, even he who is in heaven.
13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye shut the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye enter not in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering in to enter.
15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is become so, ye make him twofold more a son of hell than yourselves.
23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law, justice, and mercy, and faith: but these ye ought to have done, and not to have left the other undone.
24 Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel!
25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full from extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter, that the outside thereof may become clean also.
27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and garnish the tombs of the righteous, 30 and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31 Wherefore ye witness to yourselves, that ye are sons of them that slew the prophets. 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
33 Ye serpents, ye offspring of vipers, how shall ye escape the judgment of hell? 34 Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: some of them shall ye kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city: 35 that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of Abel the righteous unto the blood of Zachariah son of Barachiah, whom ye slew between the sanctuary and the altar.
36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets, and stoneth them that are sent unto her! how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
The answer lies in what in the business world is referred to as the "Peter Principle": An individual is promoted up to his level of incompetence.
Logically, if said individual's abilities were still being "under utilized", he would still be promoted one more level and so on. In the spiritual realm it is the same, except that, through drawing closer to God our "abilities" keep on growing and we may safely be "promoted" within His service indefinitely.
If Jesus, the Second Person of the Triune God, "...advanced in wisdom, and age, and grace with God and men." [Luke 2:52] - that is, He progressed in His spiritual and intellectual development as a human would do - what makes the Church Administrators think that "they have arrived" and no further effort is needed for spiritual and intellectual progress?
Tragically, they stopped centuries ago as legendarily Francis of Assisi pointed out to Pope Innocent III while, at the same time, John Bosco showed, by his trajectory that the only limit that we may have to our growth is our self-satisfaction and contentment with our status-quo and not the supply of resources for growth - resources which are uniquely supplied by God.
Do you ever wonder... why such a prayer "big to do" is made when someone passes on? Masses, rosaries, etc.
If we would have paid close attention to our Lord Jesus Christ and His Most Holy Mother, we would have made a point of offering all those prayers before the individual passes on. When we pray for each other we are helping each other to minimize the falls into sin as well as giving each other a hand in returning to the House of the Father.
But, as with most everything else, after nearly 2000 years, the "Shepherds" do not quite have it clear yet - thus the repeated visits of our Heavenly Mother Mary. After all - if She does not help us obey Her Son - who will? Do not count on "Cardinal" Law, even though he was rewarded by being made the titular head of the most important Basilica dedicated to Mary - St. Mary Major in Rome.
We ponder... why amongst the least downloaded documents is the one which clearly explains the covenant that we have entered with the Father and how we keep violating it without a second thought. Many do not seem to realize that counting on the Mercy of God as "an insurance policy" for "sure fire" forgiveness and a "free pass" to Heaven is almost equivalent to sinning against the Holy Spirit of God.
We ponder... why the most downloaded documents in Portuguese are the following (in their English version):
(2) Prayers Against Satan and The Rebellious Angels
(3) Marian Apparitions and The Roman Catholic Church - Obviously The Response Was Not Appropriate
(4) How the One Universal Religion Will Be Utilized For The Manifestation Of The False Christ
Do you ever wonder... why the US Government takes such precautions for the safety of the Space Shuttle crew and then sends its young men and women to Iraq, for example, and not even provide basic protection for them like, for example, adequate armor? Not to mention a real reason for the war!
Because the "Name of the Game" is brainwash and as long as humans continue to be easy prey to such manipulations, they will continue.
Do you ever wonder... why a recovering alcoholic can have Holy Communion with both species [Body and Blood] and not "fall off the wagon"?
The answer lies in the fact that, after a long fast, partaking of the Blood of Christ during communion does not have the same effect in the organism as if one took a drink of wine.
We often wonder... why so many keep "chasing new Marian Apparitions" and when quizzed about their prayer life they do not even fulfill Mary's most basic requests repeated since the 19th Century? Because marching and demonstrating is "more fun" and is not what Jesus taught by word and example.
Do you want to quickly shut up one of those "finger pointing" and "damn all of you sinners" holy ones? Start inquiring about their prayer life with specific questions demanding specific answers and you will see squirming like you have never seen before!
We often wonder... why so many of those who label themselves as Christians are so ill disposed toward the members of The Church of the Latter-day Saints - commonly called the Mormons?
Amazingly enough - the "bottom line" of their efforts is to prepare themselves for what the Virgin Mary has been announcing since La Salette and Rome keeps denying - the reality that The End of These Times is at hand.
The description of the original Heavenly apparitions to their prophet - Joseph Smith - is very coherent with descriptions of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary, the Angel of Portugal, and other Heavenly visitors/manifestations. If there was any "plagiarizing of the story" it was Joseph Smith's story the one that was plagiarized since his experience predates the key apparitions of Mary which started in the 19th Century.
We think it wise that the Children of God, those who have Eyes to See and Ears to Hear, to familiarize themselves with their church, work and recent increase in preparation activity. We are not promoting their church over any other church. Our position regarding our Faith has been clearly and unequivocally stated. Our purpose is to assist those who have a hard time in believing that The End of These Times is at hand [that is - those who live in steadfast denial] to view reality from a totally different perspective before is too late.
Do you ever wonder... why in most every apparition of the Virgin Mary She appears to be dressed like most Middle Eastern women do (except Israelites) today. Her facial characteristics and the "flavor" of Her garments reflect the race and customs of the locale where She appears - be it Portugal or Japan; however, the level of dressing modesty - head veil/scarf included - matches the Middle Eastern women of today (except Israelites).
This seems to be "part of the Messages" and it is usually overlooked.
Do you ever wonder... why if God "...raised up judges, to deliver them (His chosen ones) from the hands of those that oppressed them:" [Judges 2: 16], Israel insisted on having "..a king, to judge us, as all nations have."?
Because man, in essence, likes to submit himself to another man while hoping to raise himself toward the rank of king and lord over others below him while he ascends pretending to serve God and them. This request for a king made by Israelites to Samuel was very displeasing to him because Samuel knew well what was coming. However, God told Samuel: "Hearken to the voice of the people in all that they say to thee. For they have not rejected thee, but Me, that I should not reign over them." [1 Kings 8:5-7]
Many trials and tribulations later as the result of having a King and not Judges, Our Lord Jesus Christ enters into Time. The true and only rightful King of the Chosen People came to claim His Throne and His people.
He is crucified after establishing His Church, placing Peter as its "Cephas" - its Head. Peter was to be the First Amongst Equals and establish a Church Administration equivalent to the period of Judges - with Jesus Christ as the King. It was all running quite well at the beginning.
Then the Christian Church merges with Imperial Rome, borrowed a few ideas from Pharaonic Egypt and, Presto!, the Imperial Roman Catholic Church, in the format that reached the 20th Century, was created.
Instead of having a leading spiritual shepherd in communion with other equals and, as such, all serve as benevolent "Judges" helping the flock in the application of the Faith - they end up with an Absolute Monarch who claims to be always Infallible - something not even Peter was - who encourages the de facto adoration of the Faithful, since he allows to be considered Christ on Earth ... and God allowed it, just as He did at the time of Samuel.
But wait - this sounds familiar... Didn't Aaron, the first priest, under the pressure of the Israelites said to them: "Take the golden earrings from the ears of your wives, and your sons and daughters, and bring them to me.... And when he received them, he fashioned them a founder's work, and made of them a molten calf.... and rising in the morning, they offered holocausts, and peace victims...." [Exodus 32: 2-6]
This time around the consequences will not be the same.... they will be worse - He has given mankind every possible opportunity to "get it right". God is slow to anger [Joel 2: 13], but "slow" does not mean that He "never" does.
Do you ever wonder... why an individual who claims that "...even in my high school years I never believed in anything supernatural, good or bad cannot help but ask himself "What if our prayerful president, his oil-soaked pre-emptive wars, and his amen chorus of religious reactionaries have come together to do the devil's work? What if Satan - and not just the demonic Dick Cheney - now drives the global train wreck?"
Because those who have Eyes to See are determined by God even though some in the Vatican claim that salvation is only possible through the Catholic Church, not man.
Meet this agnostic skeptic who seems to have Eyes to See : Mr. Steve Weissman.
Please Note: We are neither endorsing the Site where Mr. Weissman article appeared nor are we necessarily endorsing other articles by Mr. Weissman. We are only commenting upon the article to which we refer our readers to.
Do you ever wonder... why a lay man, who has done in a limited scale the same thing that priests that have done in a grand scale (with their superiors covering up for them) gets a life sentence and most guilty priests, Bishops and Cardinals get away with it? In fact, some of them, as the abominable Law did, get rewarded with the honor to "MC" (because any other title would be a complete travesty) the most important Basilica in the world honoring the Immaculate One - Who silently, from He Throne, thunders: Enough!
Because "Who really cares?" Talk is cheap and humanity has made it a way of life because the rest of us accepted it and The Vatican has been setting the pace for "holy duplicity" for centuries.
Some readers may ask: "Why do you keep harping on this?" To which we answer: "When you see how God will dispense Divine Justice in this perverted generation, you will understand why we tried so hard to wake up all we could." Yes, of course, we are counting on His Mercy but we must also understand that the dispensation of Divine Mercy is not always "a piece of cake".
Do you ever wonder... why would Syria (do what) /(act in a way which) will without doubt lead to a US intervention in that country?
Recent History may show that they would certainly not do so. Then who?....
Do you ever wonder... why, with the tremendous technology advancement reached by mankind by the end of the 20th Century, we have not commercialized the harnessing of the enormous renewable energy source provided by God through the biggest nuclear reactor in our solar system - the Sun?
Simply because the World Masters, who make their enormous fortunes in the oil business and war industry would not make much money with it. No oil prices with which to gouge the average citizen and no weapons sold to fight wars which have at their root cause the control of the oil supply.
It is that simple!
Published on May 19th, 2005
As it has been published by others when the reality painfully shows otherwise? No even the number of seers is right! There were three and not two!
This, brethren, is what the Sin of Denial does to people. They believe anything, as long as they feel comfortable and secure with it. So did the five virgins that did not have any oil for their lamps....
At another time we shall explain the difference between "the sparing of John Paul II's life on May 13, 1981" and "getting John Paul II's attention on May 13, 1981". There is a world of difference!
We read in a newsletter published by the Population Research Institute, in an article about "Time to Win in the Judiciary" and authored by Joseph A. D'Agostino that:
As German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer said: The good Lord seems to have set definite limits on man's wisdom but sets no limits on his stupidity. To which we add, "...and his inability to learn from past mistakes."
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