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The Occult – Why do we leave THE LIGHT and walk into DARKNESS?

I would like to add here that anyone who dabbles with the Occult, gets training to become a witch, keeps crystals and other charms in their homes or wears them on their person believing that it will bring them good luck, bring them healing, good fortune etc. has decided to walk away from God and His Light and to walk into Darkness and the Evil Realm.

I give below a few scripture verses from the Old Testament regarding socery, witchcraft etc.

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 NIV. “When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord.”

Ezekiel 13:18, 20 & 21 NIV. “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Woe to the women who sew magic charms on all their wrists and make veils of various lengths for their heads in order to ensnare people. Will you ensnare the lives of my people but preserve your own? I am against your magic charms with which you ensnare people like birds, and I will tear them from your arms; I will set free the people that you ensnare like birds. I will tear off your veils and save my people from your hands, and they will no longer fall prey to your power.’ ”

Psalm 103:2-4 NIV. “Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.”

My advice to all is to follow Our Lord Jesus Christ, for He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Exodus 23:25 And you shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the middle of you.
Psalms 103:3 Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases;
Psalms 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
I would like to add here that God is all powerful for John 3:16 says:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.Job 12:10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
Acts 17:28 For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
Yes, we are the Children of God.  We belong to His Kingdom, so if we are children of the Most High God, we must believe that we will not be in want for anything.  Our God is our Fortress, Our rock, Our protection, so WHY DO WE TURN AWAY FROM THE LIGHT AND TURN TOWARDS DARKNESS AND THE OCCULT.

I found the following article very interesting which was posted by The hermeneutic of continuity :

A patron saint for rejecting the occult
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 01:51 PM PST

Sadly it is common in England today, to see advertisements for psychic fairs, shops selling occult paraphernalia, and booksellers displaying books of spells for young people. I recently called into a shop I thought might be interesting but walked out again smartly when I saw that there was a tarot card reading session taking place.Christians were blamed by superstitious Romans for natural misfortunes. Tertullian pokes fun at this. I quote him first in Latin, because lovers of his barrister’s tour de force style will enjoy it.

Si Tiberis ascendit in moenia, si Nilus non ascendit in arva, si caelum stetit, si terra movit, si fames, si lues, statim Christianos ad leonem! adclamatur. Tantos ad unum? (Liber Apologeticus 40.1)

The translation gets the meaning, but not the accelerating punch of the original:

If the Tiber rises too high for the walls, or the Nile too low for the fields, if the heavens do not open, or the earth does, if there is famine, if there is plague, instantly the howl is, “The Christians to the lion!” So many to one?
The venerable Tshimangadzo Samuel Benedict Daswa of South Africa experienced a similarly savage expression of superstitious ignorance. He was a convert to Catholicism, a married man with eight children, a Catholic school headmaster, and an upstanding and socially responsible member of the community conspicuous for his charitable work. You can read more about him at the Benedict Daswa website.

In 1990, after heavy rain and lightning in the Venda area, and while Benedict was away, a traditional healer was brought in to find out who was the witch that was responsible. On his return, Benedict refused to pay a share of the healer’s fee and insisted that lightning happened because of natural causes. For his stand against the occult, Benedict was ambushed on the road a couple of weeks later by a mob who stoned and beat him to death. Before his death, he said “God into your hands receive my spirit.”

Just the other day, Benedict was officially recognised as a martyr, so the way is open for his beatification.

Pray to him for all those involved in the occult, for young people tempted to dabble, for those who sell occult items or promote occult events. When you pass a shop selling crystals, tarot cards, witchcraft accessories and suchlike, quietly pray the prayer to St Michael and the prayer to your Guardian Angel. If you don’t know those prayers, it would be a very good idea to learn them. In the meantime, say three Hail Marys.

Prayer to St Michael
Holy Michael Archangel, defend us in the day of battle, be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray, and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the wicked spirits, who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

Prayer to your Guardian Angel
O Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom God’s love commits me here,
ever this day, be at my side
to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Lovers of Latin may like to know that the Guardian Angel prayer is translated from a Latin prayer that rhymes. Not classical of course, but easy to remember:

Angele Dei
qui custos es mei,
me tibi commissum pietate superna;
illumina, custodi, rege, et guberna. Amen.

February 26, 2017 Posted by | Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Evangelisation, Occult, Youth | Leave a comment

God places His DREAMS in your Heart!

Are you aware that God places DREAMS in your heart?  There are times that each one of us try our very best to make our dreams come true.  We try this and we try that and most often we bang our heads on Walls that block us from becoming our best.  My experience is that there is a time and place for our dreams to be fulfilled.

So, it is important for us to do what we need to do and then WAIT on Our Lord Jesus Christ to make our dreams come true!  God sees what is our hearts and when he sees that we are doing all we can to Glorify God, you can be absolutely sure that he would move every Wall and every block that is in front of us and we will then become ACHIEVERS FOR CHRIST!

Everytime, I walk into a Wall, I feel so disheartened and I try to break the wall but it simply DOES NOT BREAK.  So, now I wait for CHRIST, my Redeemer to break these walls and to remove blocks in my path.  At the appointed time, he sends his angels to break walls and to remove blocks that are in my path and he makes all the arrangements for me to do what I am APPOINTED TO DO – and then it will all happen.

I would like to add here that The Most High God is on our side.  We need to connect with our Creator and if he is on our side, then who can be against us?  We have to do our part and keep our faith stirred up.  It is not too late to become all we have been created to be.  God is moved by our faith and he will use our faith to make it come about.

I believe that God is still working on me.  I am being trained by the Teacher of all Teachers – by Christ Himself. Wow!
In case you might have forgotten, I would like to remind you of a God who takes care of the Lillies and the Sparrows through this wonderful song ‘Consider the Lilies” – Joel Hemphill – The Hemphills.

A friend of mine asked me a honest question – What would you do if your dreams came true?

My honest Answer – I would put Christ on a Pedestal for the World to see and I would give him all the glory.

So, my dear people, MY DREAM IS TO RAISE CHRIST HIGH AND TO GIVE GOD ALL THE GLORY!  Now, what do I mean by putting God high on a Pedestal.  This means that God would be so high that all who are in trouble would be able to see him and hear him and their faith in God would be restored and then, they will ALSO able to ACCOMPLISH THEIR DREAM THAT CHRIST PUTS IN THEIR HEARTS.  WOW! NO JEALOUSY HERE.  WE ARE NOTHING BUT GOD IS EVERYTHING AND WITH HIM ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

 

December 13, 2016 Posted by | Adoption, Agape, Baptism/Children of God, Birds, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Mercy, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

Talents come from God, Your Creator!

Talents come from God – Have no doubt about that.  Develop your talents and built yourself up.  Do not bury your talents because when we go back to meet God, we will have to give an account of all that we have received from our maker. During this Christmas Season, I see around me so much of talent and all I can do is praise God for such talent.

When I was young, I discovered that my talent was sports and singing.  I was born in India and I did not get any sort of scholarship to pursue my talent.  I come from a family of 4 children and I was the eldest.  I was expected to take care of my younger siblings and so I could not pursue my talents.  So my advice to those who have some sort of talent, is, go ahead and develop your talent.  Use your talent to make people happy – to stir people to become better in character.  Use your talent for the Glory of God.

Yesterday, I sang with my group from St Frances de Sales, Lynbrook – This song was one of our favourites and so I would like you to listen to this Christmas Song – Great Day in Bethlehem – Words and Music by Sebastian Temple.  So Enjoy!

 

December 12, 2016 Posted by | Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Christmas Carols, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

Lift up your eyes – GLORY TO GOD – HE WAS BORN IN A MANGER

My dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, when you are having problems in your life.  When you feel that your life is in a mess – STOP – Do not be disheartened because the God of Love and Life is with you in the midst of all your problems.  When your life is so messy and you simply want to give up – STOP – LIFT UP YOUR EYES AND BEHOLD GOD IN ALL HIS GLORY AND HE WILL SHOW YOU A WAY OUT OF YOUR MESS – OUT OF YOUR PROBLEMS –  REMEMBER THAT GOD IS IN LOVE WITH YOU – HE IS LOVE AND HE CAME DOWN TO THE EARTH WITH HIS EYES ON THE CROSS, SIMPLY BECAUSE HE LOVED YOU AND WANTED TO GIVE YOU NEW LIFE.

HE WAS BORN IN A MANGER – SO THAT NONE WOULD DIE BUT THAT HE WOULD DIE AND WOULD RISE TRIUMPHANTLY TO SAVE EACH ONE OF US FROM SPIRITUAL DEATH.  YES, HE SHALL BE CALLED ALMIGHTY GOD, PRINCE OF PEACE ETC!

December 7, 2016 Posted by | Blogs, Cardinals, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Forgiveness, Freedom, Hope | Leave a comment

Raise Jesus High for the World to See!

Yes, raise Jesus High for the world to see.  When we exalt Christ and put Him high on a pedestal, all eyes would be on Him because he would be there for all to see.  Some would look upon him out of curiosity, some with indifference, some may not even behold his face but there are many who would see him, would love him and many would go out to him for healing, comfort, restoration and many would be saved.   We, the baptised have received a MISSION when we became the Children of God.  So, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus – Lift Jesus Christ High for the world to see and more importantly let us remember that there was a time that someone in our lives did lift Jesus Christ high so that we were able to see Him so closely that He drew us unto Himself.  Amen! and Amen!

December 5, 2016 Posted by | Agape, Baptism/Children of God, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, couples, Deliverance, Evangelisation, Holy Spirit, Joy of the Gospel, married couples, Singles, Youth | Leave a comment

Yes, Do not communicate with Satan – He is a liar, a rogue and a thief

Pope Francis Shares Jesus’ Warning in Sermon on Hell and Satan

Pope Francis Shares Jesus’ Warning in Sermon on Hell and Satan

Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/pope-francis-shares-jesus-warning-in-sermon-on-hell-and-satan-171724/#yIWSvo3wei1q39pW.99

I am sharing Pope Francis’ video warning us, the Faithful not to speak with Satan.  It is important for us to be aware that he is our enemy and he is waiting to devour us and to lead us down the EVIL PATH.  My experience is to look at Jesus Christ all the time, be in His presence, stay at His side and no harm will ever come to you.  If we begin to communicate with Satan, he will lie to us, cheat us and then as Pope Francis says, we will find ourselves all messed up and in big trouble. Let us be with Christ Jesus – Be in his embrace where we will be safe and protected.  When we are in His Presence, the enemy cannot come anywhere near us.  He then is a LOST CREATURE, like a lion with no teeth because Jesus Christ is the Lion of Judah and Satan lost his battle with Christ.  Jesus Christ is the Victor.  He is Our Lord and Saviour, Our Redeemer and Friend.  Stay close to Christ Jesus and He will fight our battles with Satan.

 

November 29, 2016 Posted by | Agape, Baptism/Children of God, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Heaven, Hell, Pope Francis, Youth | Leave a comment

The importance to become like Little Children

Daily Readings -29 November, 2016 – Reading 1, Isaiah 11:1-10;   Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 72:1, 7-8, 12-13, 17

Gospel, Luke 10:21-24
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.’

My explanation:
What is God telling us in this gospel passage.  He is saying that he reveals himself to us his children.  When we were baptised, we became his children and that through baptism, he is revealing to us the secrets of His Kingdom.  The more intimate we become with him. the more he will reveal to us.  The question now is, why is he revealing himself to us.  He is doing so because he wants us to love him more and more and then for us to go and share him with others.  We need Jesus Christ to be saved and others also need him, to be saved.  So, while we are on a journey with Christ, it is important to share him with others. He is calling us to remain like little children – He wants us to be simple, humble, kind, loving, sharing, giving.  The day we become proud, we will stop hearing him speak to us because Pride is a Block. When we are like little children, we are closest to His Heart.  So let us throw pride out the window and embrace Humility and become like little children.

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November 29, 2016 Posted by | Agape, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Charity, Christianity, Confidence, Evangelisation, Trust in God, Youth | Leave a comment

Doing God’s Holy Will

Not very many people know how important it is to believe in God and further more how important it is to do what He wants us to do.  Well, let us pray for people to be enlightened by the Holy Spirit.  This is an old video of mine but the Holy Spirit is prompting me to present this video once again.  All I am being is OBEDIENT.

November 28, 2016 Posted by | Baptism/Children of God, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Charity, Christianity, Deliverance, Evangelisation, Faithful, Family, Holy Spirit, Singles, Youth | Leave a comment

The Holy Spirit is Gentle – He stirs us – Respond to Him

Yes, Our strength will last.  We will wait upon the Lord.  Yes Our God is everlasting and Yes, He reigns FOREVER.  What do we have to fear? Come Holy Spirit, gentle and kind. Come and stir within our hearts.  Bring down with you, Your Peace and Your Deliverance.  Make us strong Lord. Let us not grow weary.  Stir in our hearts, O Holy Spirit and help us accomplish Our Heavenly Father’s Will.  Many of us waiting for tomorrows to EVANGELISE because we think we need a lot of money to evangelise.  Lord, all we need is YOU.  We are rich in you Lord!  Come Lord, Jesus Christ and make it possible.
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November 28, 2016 Posted by | Agape, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Deliverance, Evangelisation, Family, Jesus Christ, Peace, Persecution, Presence of God, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

Yes, God’s Love Endures Forever

His Loves Endures Forever by Chris Tomlin

Article – by Florence D’Costa
For those of you out there who are feeling low – feeling let down for some reason or the other, especially you Catholics and Christians, – the baptised -this is a reminder that God is Love and Yes, His love endures forever. Why do you go through so much of suffering and doubt.  Think back to the times when miracles did happen in your lives and cry out to God – Ask Him to renew your faith and believe me. He will.  He is always near and because He is Love – the greatest love – run to him and stay in His Loving Embrace.  This is the place where all of need to be in – This is where healing takes place – This is where He purifies us.  Alleluia! Alleulia! Praise You Jesus Christ – Thank you Jesus Christ –  We love you Jesus Christ.

Important thing to remember – God’s Love is called Agape we cannot hide from His Love, for His Love has no boundaries.

 

 

 

November 24, 2016 Posted by | Agape, Baptism/Children of God, Blessing, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Family, God's Love, Jesus Christ, Love for God, Mercy, Persecution, Presence of God, Singles, Suffering, Youth | Leave a comment