The New Evangelization
Anticipating the Time of the Spirit
A second and final evangelization is being guided by Heaven
to meet the new times.
What’s really behind the New Evangelization
In 1950, Jesus gave the following dictation to Catholic mystic Maria Valtorta:
Since for twenty centuries there has been everything necessary for man to possess the Eternal Kingdom and reach the end for which he was created, there will not be a second redemption by the God‑Man. The man who loses Grace through weakness has the means to recover it and be redeemed. As he falls on his own, so on his own he can be redeemed by using the perpetual gifts which Christ instituted for all men who wish to draw from them.
And the Word of the Father will not come for a second Evangelization. He will not come personally. And yet He will evangelize. read more…
Jesus explains the coming of “a new evangelization” to Catholic mystic Maria Valtorta:
“I shall evangelize, not as I [once] evangelized, but with a new power, for then the good will be not humanly good, as the disciples at my first coming were, but they will be spiritually good, and the wicked will be spiritually wicked, Satanically wicked, perfectly wicked. The form will thus be consonant with the circumstances, for if I were to use the form I used twenty centuries ago, it would be obsolete – for the perfect, in terms of goodness, and it would mean giving the Satanic ones a chance to cause an offense which it is not permitted to cause to the glorified Word. read more…
How does one keep pressing forward when all seems to conspire against you and weigh you down?
Jesus answers this question in his response to his mother, who implored him to stay away from Nazareth after having been tossed out by his own people.
“Mother, if the Son of man should go only where He is loved, He should turn His step from this world and go back to Heaven. I have enemies everywhere. Because the Truth is hated, and I am the Truth. But I did not come to find easy love. I came to do the will of the Father and to redeem man. You are love, Mother, My love, that compensates Me for everything. You, and this little herd, which grows in numbers every day with some little sheep that I snatch from the wolves of passions and I lead to the fold of God. All the rest is duty. I have come to fulfill this duty and I must accomplish it even to the extent of crashing against the stony hearts unyielding to good. Nay, only after I have fallen, wetting their hearts with blood, I will soften them, stamping on them My Sign that will cancel the Enemy’s sign. Mother, I descended from Heaven for that. I can only wish to accomplish that.”
From Poem of the Man-God, Maria Valtorta, p 566; used by permission of the publisher Centro Editoriale Valtortiano srl, Viale Piscicelli 89-91, 03036 Isola del Liri FR, Italy
God does not heal us or make us whole so we can return with more vigor to our old ways and sin. Though He leaves us free to decide, He heals us to live a fuller life in Him.
After healing certain people, Jesus tells them to go and sin no more. But He could say to all of us today, ” Go and do your own will no more, but live fully in the Kingdom of the Divine Will.”
To go and do our own will, to live a life focused on what we can get for ourselves–whether honor, riches, praise or human indulgences of every kind–would be an act of ingratitude and a total misappropriation of the love and generosity of God.
How many came back to thank Jesus after being healed? We can give our perpetual thanks by always living in the Divine Will. By putting the old man away and living as a new creation in Christ.
Leave the “adult” behind.
Childlikeness is the Price of Admission
If the price of entry into the Kingdom of God–His Divine Will–is to become as a little child, then we must understand what that means and pursue it all costs.
I think the main characteristic of a little child is the ability to be spontaneous: care free and easy going. If so, then it would be that spontaneity that enables God to do what He needs in forming his Kingdom and Will within.
To be spontaneous requires:
- Trust that someone’s really looking out for you and has your life in his or her hands. In fact, there is no question about it. So much so, that you never think about it.
- You constantly feel encouraged and loved for who you are.
- You know if you go too far in one direction or another, you will be pulled back in.
- You know you will be taken care of in all your daily needs.
- You are always growing and learning new, wholesome things.
In short, you don’t have to worry about anything, except leaving this perfect environment.
Not having to worry puts you in a state of ease (no disease) and so you can enter and live freely in the Kingdom of God’s Will.
In our excitement and quest to experience Heaven on earth, we often fail to receive all the gifts Christ wants to give to us at Christmastime.
He shares with us the very gifts presented to Him by the three Wise Men:
- The refined purity and spiritual wealth of gold
- The incense of prayer that unites us to the Eternal Will of God
- The bitter myrrh of human suffering
Jesus says, “…I am preparing an Era of Love, the Era of my Third Fiat.” ¹
As time marches on, so does the unfolding of God’s Divine Plan. As man prepares more war and destruction—within himself and without—the Lord of history prepares His counter offensive. read more…
I often wonder if I’m really acting in the Divine Will. If I’m connected to God’s “electrical current.”
We’ve been taught that no matter how small the act, it can participate in the Divine, Eternal Act of God.
Yet, when making my acts in the Will of God, I usually don’t feel or sense anything at all. It seems like I’m living in God’s Will by blind faith, by desire alone. read more…
What is that holy, authentic personality? What is personality as seen through God’s eyes?
Most would agree that each soul is unique. At least those who haven’t been totally brainwashed by today’s culture and have not given themselves entirely over to their animal nature.
Our souls are like the seeds of different grapes planted and nurtured in different soils and climates, producing a variety of flavors. read more…
No Longer Creatures of Habit
The un-education of our wills
Praise be to God who answers the questions and prayers we can’t quite articulate and struggle to form. He knows our hearts and sees the thoughts forming in our minds like clouds constantly coalescing and rearranging themselves until they reach critical mass.
Throughout our life we use our will at our discretion. Like a line of credit, we spend it freely on ourselves—and sometimes on others—to satisfy our wants and desires. read more…
A sense of anticipation, a feeling of security and happiness being together as a family. The excitement, newness and brightness of hope swelling into joy. These are the impressions that characterize Christmas for me.
Who is behind it all but God, calling me to Himself through happy, bright interior moments that color all the outer moments at Christmastime with family. It is one of the most natural and intimate ways God can touch me and set me free, sharing the beauty of his love.
Living in the Divine Will is just that: drawing so close to God as to sense the brightness, happiness and joy of Christmas – any day of the year.
Making our first act of love of the day in the Divine Will to God is like gathering up a spiritual bouquet and presenting it to the One we love.
Consider that when we celebrate various holidays or solemn events, the things we most often adorn our places of worship or homes with – or exchange with each other as a sign of our affection and love – are flowers and plants. We arrange and present things of beauty that God Himself has created.
So too, when we make our Prevenient Act, we bring to God what He has created. We bring our own lives. We bring to the Creator his love for us imprinted on every created thing. There is nothing that we can give Him that He didn’t create – or have a hand in creating because of the very faculties He endowed each creature with.
Our first impulse, when we consider that who we are and what we have ultimately comes from the hand of God, should lead to a thankful spirit. And from a disposition of thanksgiving it is natural that we would be moved to acts of love.
So we gather together in our being, our soul, our will, the wonders of creation and the holy works of all throughout time, and present them as a spiritual bouquet to our loving Father – just as a young child who surprises his parents with a flower from the garden they tended with care.