Scripture Reading at beginning of meeting Luke 12:15-21 - "And Jesus said to the man, 'Take care, be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist of the abundance of possessions.' Then Jesus told them a parable, 'The land of a rich man produced abundantly and he thought to himself, 'What should I do? I have no place to store my crop. I will do this. I will pull down my barns and build larger ones and there I will store all my grain and my goods and I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years. Relax, eat, drink, be merry!' God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, whose will they be? This is how it is for those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God.'"
Vision/Prophetic Word: I saw this vision of the cross, illuminated, in the middle of us all and electric streams were pouring out. It was like electricity pouring out to us. It was this beautiful blue light. We were all kneeling, but it wasn't our bodies, it was our souls. And Jesus was saying, "I am energizing your souls. Your body may feel weary, your mind may feel weary, but I'm energizing your souls. And go out and shout my words from the rooftops of your souls but let your physical words be gentle and peaceful and harmonious. You may feel weary in body and mind but I'm strengthening your spirit by power and might." And I felt that strengthening of soul as we were doing praise and worship.
Confirmation: The Lord was touching each and every one of us. His Spirit was really touching us to the very depths of our being and allowing us to really reach out to him and ask him to just touch us and to make us more and more aware of his holy presence tonight.
What came to me was this prayer from this book I'm reading, this prayer from Jesus. "May our feet journey together, may our hands gather in unity, may our hearts beat in unison, may our souls be in harmony, may our thoughts be as one, may our ears listen to the silence together, may our glances profoundly penetrate each other, may our lips pray together to gain mercy from the eternal Father."
Confirmation: I can confirm the last two words and visions. I had a very strong presence, as well, with Jesus here among us tonight in the praising. I, also, saw at the start of the praise and worship the Holy Spirit, like a lot of smoke, the Spirit rising with the praises. And I heard Jesus say, "Gather together, my people. Come to me, come to me, my child, my children, gather with me and love me." And then, I saw lots of pouring water and then, I saw Jesus, like he was walking in the heavens, in the clouds. And I heard again, "Come with me, gather with me, be with me." There was lots of water and then that was, also, when the song of the living waters started after that. At the end, I saw Mary with her son. He was like a 12 year old youth. It looks like they were in a pasture.
That vision you had of Mary and Jesus in the pasture, I think Mary was telling us that all of us are to raise, help in the rearing of God's children to grow in wisdom, faith because in the Scriptures when Jesus was 12, he was found in the temple. It says he grew in wisdom, age and grace. And that we are supposed to spiritually be parents to other; and with the help of Our Lady, St. Joseph and the Saints and our Lord to help others grow in wisdom, age and grace spiritually. And of course, those of who are parents, do that with your own children, as well. I think that's what may be part of what that vision was about.
Prophecy: "My children, there are many, many people who go about their daily lives, not living their lives with me by their side. Tonight, my children, I want to reveal to you how important you are to me. I want you to know that you can, my children, allow me to journey with you every step of the way. Every time you eat, bring me with you. Every time you walk, bring me with you. Every time you work, bring me with you. Not just in times of prayer, do it every minute of the day. I'm there with you, my children. I never abandon you. Please know how much I love you. Please know how much I desire to be there with you and journey with you."
Vision: I saw St. Michael the Archangel, and he had a bow and arrow in his hand. He let the arrow fly and it just flew and hit a wall and all of a sudden there were words. And the words were, "You need to fight what's going on in the world with the Word of God." We need to fight what is going on with His word.
Confirmation: We need to pray to St. Michael for these times.
That arrow that St. Michael shot and hits a wall. It is a wall of the hardness of hearts. He's trying to break through that darkness but people are preventing him from penetrating the brokenness. And I believe this is God calling each one of us let our guard down so that St. Michael's arrow can pierce through the darkness of our souls, of our minds, of our emotions, of our past.
Confirmation: Of the two sharings about St. Michael.
Prophecy: "My people, it is I, Jesus. The time has come, I want to reach all the nations and I need you to be my hands and feet. My Spirit will guide you to reach those I want to touch and to heal. Be courageous. Call out to my Spirit. He will help you. I love you, my children."
One more thing I remembered. When I saw water pouring, there was a wall there but the water was coming into this ? I think it's the praising and prayers is what can help break down that wall.
Fr. John Boughton gave his testimony. A former Protestant became a Franciscan Friar and the part Medjugorje played in that. Grace of conversion and peace in Medjugorje. His theory regarding Medjugorje is that Our Lady is giving marching orders for her troops and placing them around the world to be able to do what God wants to do and light the love of the Lord Jesus Christ in a very dark time. And she's playing chess and she invites people and she gives them a job. That person can open their heart to that or not. And when they do, great things happen. There's a spiritual fight. We need to be active.
During sharing time, while Margaret was speaking, this came to me - Scripture Reading Psalm 112:7 - "He is not afraid of receiving bad news; his faith is strong and he trusts in the Lord."
During intercessory prayer, Scripture Reading Jer 30:17 for Richard and David - "I will restore you to health and heal your wounds," says the Lord God.