This blog is based on references in the Bible to fear. God wills that we “BE NOT AFRAID”. Many theologians state that the eighth deadly sin is fear. It is fear and its natural animal reaction to fight or flight that is the root cause of our failings to create a Kingdom of God on earth. By “the power of the Holy Spirit” we can be witnesses and “communicators” of a new and redeemed humanity “even to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:7 8). This blog is dedicated to Mary the Mother of God.
ST JOHN PAUL II Psalm 49, Verse 17 Do not FEAR when a man becomes rich, when the wealth of his house grows great. The next verse ...
Monday, January 26, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Isaiah, Chapter 59, verse 19:
19Those in the west shall fear the
name of the LORD, and those in the east, his glory, Coming like a pent-up
stream driven on by the breath of the LORD.
59 of Isaiah is about the effects of sin and how it delays our salvation. God is faithful because once we acknowledge the
nature of our transgressions; God provides the divine intervention needed to
save us. The proud (those from the West)
fear the name of the Lord for they in order to be saved must acknowledge Him as
King of heaven and earth rather than themselves. On the other hand, those from
the East must acknowledge his glory or His teachings on justice and mercy given
to His disciples being careful to avoid complacency.
version of the bible puts this verse differently; “When the enemy shall come in
like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him”.By comparing these two versions of the bible
we can learn that the enemy to our spiritual progress may sometimes be our pride
The Sorrowful Mysteries
Announce the First Sorrowful Mystery
THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN
Desired Spiritual Fruit: God's
will be done
1.Jesus came with them to Gethsemane and He began to be
saddened and exceedingly troubled. (Matt. 26:36-37)
2.Then He said to them, "My soul is sad, even unto
death. Wait here and watch with Me." (Matt. 6:38)
3.And going forward a little, He fell on the ground and
began to pray. (Mark 14:35)
4."Father, if Thou art willing, remove this cup from
Me; yet not My will but Thine be done." (Luke 22:42)
5.And there appeared to Him an angel from heaven to
strengthen Him. (Luke 22:43)
6.And falling into an agony He prayed the more earnestly.
7.And His sweat became as drops of blood running down
upon the ground. (Luke 22:44)
8.Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping.
And He said, "Could you not, then, watch one hour with me?" (Matt.
9."Watch and pray, that you may not enter into
temptation." (Matt. 26:41)
spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Matt. 26:41)