Faith, In the Promises God has Made
Lourdes Pinto — October 21,2021
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Faith in the Promises God has Made
Romans 4:13, 18-22 For the promise that he would inherit the world did not come to Abraham or to his descendants through the law but through the righteousness of faith.
Hoping against hope, he believed that he would become “the father of many nations,” according to what was said, “So numerous shall your descendants be.” 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was already[b] as good as dead (for he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. 20 No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. 22 Therefore his faith[c] “was reckoned to him as righteousness.”
Lk 1:45 Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.
You, my little one, and the few following My simple path to union with God are God’s force to defeat Satan and pierce the darkness of his destruction in souls. Your faith is needed to live in the power of God. 6/23/21
Such a soul acts imperfectly, for she has not yet unwound the bandage of spiritual self-love, for has she unwound it she would see that, in truth, everything proceeds from Me, that no leaf of a tree falls to the ground without My providence, and that what I give and promise to My creatures, I give and promise to them for their sanctification, which is the good and the end for which I created them. (The Dialogue of St Catherine of Siena, p.88-89)
CCC 144 To obey (from the Latin ob-audire, to "hear or listen to") in faith is to submit freely to the word that has been heard, because its truth is guaranteed by God, who is Truth itself. Abraham is the model of such obedience offered us by Sacred Scripture. The Virgin Mary is its most perfect embodiment.
CCC 145 The Letter to the Hebrews, in its great eulogy of the faith of Israel's ancestors, lays special emphasis on Abraham's faith: "By faith, Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place which he was to receive as an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was to go."4 By faith, he lived as a stranger and pilgrim in the promised land.5 By faith, Sarah was given to conceive the son of the promise. And by faith, Abraham offered his only son in sacrifice.6
CCC 146 Abraham thus fulfills the definition of faith in Hebrews 11:1: "Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen"
Mary - "Blessed is she who believed"
CCC 148 The Virgin Mary most perfectly embodies the obedience of faith. By faith Mary welcomes the tidings and promise brought by the angel Gabriel, believing that "with God, nothing will be impossible" and so giving her assent: "Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be [done] to me according to your word."12 Elizabeth greeted her: "Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord."13 It is for this faith that all generations have called Mary blessed.
CCC 149 Throughout her life and until her last ordeal15 when Jesus her son died on the cross, Mary's faith never wavered. She never ceased to believe in the fulfillment of God's word. And so the Church venerates in Mary the purest realization of faith.
Promises to LC:
*I promise I will grant you the grace of transformation. It is My new disciples that I Myself am preparing and training, united as ONE with the Holy Spirit and My Mother, that will cleanse My Church and bring forth from the depth of My Cross the new Pentecost with the reign of the Immaculate Heart of My Mother. 3/ 8/11
*I promise you, My humble ones, that as the darkness consumes the world you will be consumed by the Fire of God, the Holy Spirit. You will be the first fruits of the new Pentecost. 3/16/12
Do you believe My little one, all that I have spoken to you throughout all these years? Believe in the promises of God and you will see the glory of God unfold before your eyes. The Spirit, the power of the love of the Father and Son, will set the world ablaze with His fire through the power of all My victim souls consumed in My sacrifice of love…
I will make all things new through the triumph of My Cross, which is the triumph of LOVE. 9/13/11
This hidden life of suffering the oppression of other souls with Me will obtain for you the crown of glory. 12/26/13
Receive the crown of glory reserved for the martyrs of Christ’s love. Do not be afraid during the time of the great trial that must come upon the world, for I am with you. You have followed me to the altar of sacrifice. It is here in the perfect sacrifice of the Mass that I am forming you as God’s holy warriors of love to fight the final battle. Remain with me in the perfect Sacrifice of my Son and you will receive the crown of glory. 12/12/16 Basilica of Guadalupe
Romans 5: 2-5
…we[c] boast (rejoice) in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we[d] also boast(rejoice) in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
Renew consecration to the Immaculata with the Holy Spirit
Your union now with Mary, as one with the Holy Spirit, prepares you to confront Satan and his principalities in her victory, for she is the Queen Mother that has defeated the dragon in her perfect union with Me, her beloved Son. It is through her power in the Holy Spirit that you will fight the great battle. Remain in prayer, and silence so that nothing disturbs your spirit as one with Me, your Beloved. Rejoice, my daughter, you are being counted among the remnant victim warriors of God's great army. Go in peace to love through Me, with Me, and in Me as one with Mary Most Holy. The battle has been won! 8/15/21